Phishing is when someone masquerading as a trusted resource attempts to acquire your personal information such as usernames, passwords or credit card details in an electronic communication. They do this for malicious reasons and/or to acquire money from you.
Many of our new customers are first time Domain (Website) Owners and the first time you receive an email like the one I received for my website JAGWAI, it can be alarming:
Begin forwarded message:
ATT: CJ Sparks CJ@JAGWAI.com Response Requested By 11 – Aug. – 2017
PART I: REVIEW NOTICE
Attn: CJ Sparks As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration. This letter is to inform you that it's time to send in your registration. Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web. Privatization allows the consumer a choice when registering. Search engine registration includes domain name search engine submission. Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine listing so your customers can locate you on the web. This Notice for: JAGWAI.com will expire at 11:59PM EST, 11 – Aug. – 2017 Act now!
Select Package: http://www.websitesubmit.info/?domain=JAGWAI.com
Payment by Credit/Debit Card
Select the term using the link above by 11 – Aug. – 2017 http://JAGWAI.com
Please be assured that these are not legitimate requests/warnings and The Sparks Solution does not send any renewal requests immediately after you sign up for a new domain. When you register a domain, your email address becomes public and you will often start receiving emails like the one above trying to scare you into doing something to share your secure information. Just ignore these emails or mark them as junk. Do NOT respond or try to unsubscribe – they will just send you more since you confirmed the email address is live.
When in doubt, submit a support ticket and we can help you determine if it is a legitimate request or not.