Deceptive sales behaviour is OK. It’s the Internet

Written by James McDonald

October 4, 2011

I registered a domain a few months back and today have received a physical letter from “Domain Renewal Group

Basically the offer was this:

We would like you to renew your domain with us for more than you paid with your last registrar.

We know that no person with their wits about them would agree to this, but as a potential sucker born every minute we feel that we just have to offer you this once in a lifetime opportunity to pay someone for something they haven’t rightfully earned.

Because we say in the renewal notice that you are under no obligation to take up the offer then it magically becomes OK that we are being deceptive.

We have made a big effort to make the renewal notice look professional and genuine and we are hoping that your accounts department will be fooled into paying what appears to be a normal invoice.

So please send us your credit card details and we will use the money to pay for an extravagant lifestyle funded by those of you we can dupe.

So now I have a choice. Do I sign up with the Domain Renewal Group, or do I send money and my bank account details to the honourable Major General Mr Rupert Oklon so I can earn money by helping him transfer $150,000,000 of an African Dictators money out of his country using my account.

Both offers are tempting…

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