Monday, November 26, 2012

Beware of Fraudulent "Invoices" from DNS Services (

Scam AlertBe careful when checking your mailbox – there are fraudulent invoices lurking about!

One of our clients contacted us recently after they received an invoice from a company by the name of “DNS Services” ( It was for the amount of $65, which was listed as the annual fee for 'Managed DNS Backup Business Services'.

Here's the "invoice" that they received:

Fake DNS Services Invoice Scam

Despite what you may believe at first glance, the mailer is NOT an invoice, but a rather shady offer to sign up for DNS backup services.  Infact, you may even catch the following disclaimer if you read the document very carefully:
This is a solicitation for the order of goods or services, or both, and not a bill, invoice or statement of account due. You are under no obligation to make any payments on account of this offer unless you accept this offer.

After doing a bit of research, we found that this fake invoice scam has been going around for the last few weeks, and worse yet, there are reports that some of the bogus invoices do not have a disclaimer!

Needless to say, unless you intending on signing up for these services it is best that you discard mailers sent from DNS Services. Be sure to warn office admins, accounting staff, or anyone else that runs a risk of accidentally sending payment to DNS Services about this scam as well.

Additional information about this scam can be found on WOT (Web of Trust), Ripoff Report, or by Googling the domain.

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