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Borderless crime: Australia's action against internet scammers has no effect overseas

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CoNet Administrator
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When Australia took action against an internet scammer for sending out notices relating to domains (see here) the effect on those committing similar frauds was... zero.

This spam-scam has been received
Subject: Domain Notification for jamesmorriscotterill.com : This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing
Domain Notice (info@affiliate-offers.se)

Attention: Important Notice , DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE
Domain Name: jamesmorriscotterill.com

ATT: Nigel Morris-Cotterill
jamesmorriscotterill.com
Response Requested By
29 - Jun. - 2018

PART I: REVIEW NOTICE

Attn: Nigel Morris-Cotterill
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: jamesmorriscotterill.com will expire at 11:59PM EST, 29 - Jun. - 2018 Act now!

Select Package: [address redacted]

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What is interesting is this: the domain is registered with domain privacy, and the name Nigel Morris-Cotterill does not appear in the public record. Tucows might like to look into that.

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