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Look Out For This Scam, From iDNS

Are You Being Tricked? Look Out For This Scam From iDNS

Recently, one of our Atwill Media clients received a suspicious letter in the mail from a company known as iDNS (Internet Domain Name Services), telling them their registered website domain name was about to expire, and they must renew their domain name to retain exclusive rights to it on the Web.

Don't be fooled by scam artists! This is nothing more than an attempt to get your credit card info and steal money from you with an unnecessary renewal service.

If you receive one of these letters, or one that looks like it, in the mail, there are a few things you need to consider:

  • Atwill Media ALWAYS handles the domain name and hosting of your website. If you get a notice from a company that doesn't have our name on it, then it's 100% a scam.
  • Where did the letter come from? You should never be getting letters from other companies asking you to renew your domain name. That's Atwill Media's responsibility, and we will contact you with any info you need to know when that time comes.
  • Does the renewal price seem too high? If so, it's probably not from us. We will always notify you of any changes to pricing, and will never increase prices without notifying you first.
  • Search for the name of the company on Google or another search engine, followed by the word "scam" to find more info on the company. A quick Google search of "iDNS scam" brings up multiple search results showing that this company is, in fact, trying to scam you.

Scammers are only concerned with stealing your info, and taking advantage of you in order to make a profit. If you have any suspicions that a letter you receive in the mail isn't legitimate, always call us first, at 844-812-9401. We will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have for us!

An example of a scam letter from iDNS

Contributor Caleb Hennington

Contributor Caleb Hennington

Contributor Caleb Hennington is a 23-year-old writer, who manages the Atwill Media and FGmarket blogs. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

When not writing, Caleb enjoys camping, running, collecting comic books, and binge-watching shows on Netflix.

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