Webnames.ca was recently alerted to a phishing scam concerning domain suspensions. The phishing emails portray that they are being sent from us and state that your domain has been suspended. However, once the recipient clicks on the link within the spoofed email, they are susceptible to malicious payload.
If an email looks suspicious or is similar to the example below, recipients should avoid clicking on any link in these emails and delete them from the inbox.
Below is a copy of the fraudulent email that we had received. The email was sent using the address “email@example.com“. Any communications that originate from use @webnames.ca as the domain name. We are actively investigating this issue and if you have any concerns about your domain status, contact us at 1-866-221-7878 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the WEBNAMES.CA INC Abuse Policy:
Domain Name: [Redacted]
Registrar: WEBNAMES.CA INC
Registrant Name: [Redacted]
Multiple warnings were sent by WEBNAMES.CA INC Spam and Abuse Department to give you an opportunity to address the complaints we have received.
We did not receive a reply from you to these email warnings so we then attempted to contact you via telephone.
We had no choice but to suspend your domain name when you did not respond to our attempts to contact you.
Click here and download a copy of complaints we have received.
Please contact us for additional information regarding this notification.