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Beware of Solicitation Emails for False Search Engine Renewal

We received the solicitation email below today urging us to renew our search engine optimization for our blog. While many might think the email is a friendly reminder, it is actually from a company that is not affiliated with us in any way . We are sharing this to warn businesses about potential solicitation emails that could arrive in your inbox. See the email text below:

Attention:  Important  Notice   DOMAIN SERVICE  NOTICE

Complete and return by  fax to:

1 (646)  783-3687      

2885 Sanford Ave SW
 Suite # 19746
 Grandville, MI 49418
 United States of America


Search Engine Submission  

Requested Reply: FEBRUARY 06,2012


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 and save.

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 subscription includes domain name search engine  submission.  You are under no obligation to pay the amounts  stated below unless you accept this offer. 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: WWW.CELPROUTLOUD.COM will expire on February 06, 2012 Act today!

Detail of Service:
Reply by Date:
For Domain Name:

[  ]  1 year   02/06/2012 – 02/06/2013 $75.00
[  ]  2 year   02/06/2012 – 02/06/2014    $119.00
[  ]  5 year   02/06/2012 – 02/06/2017   $199.00
[  ]  10 year -Most Recommended- 02/06/2012  – 02/06/2022  $295.00
[  ] Lifetime (NEW!) Limited time offer – Best value! Lifetime $499.00

Payment by Credit Card
(Please do not include your credit card number on this  form just fill the information above and fax it to us, once we receive your fax we will send you instructions on how to make a payment  by credit card)”

Notice the disclaimer at the very bottom of the email:

“By  accepting this offer, you agree not to hold DS liable for any  part. Note that THIS IS NOT A BILL. This is a  solicitation.  You are under no obligation to pay the  amounts stated unless you accept this offer. The information  in this letter contains confidential and/or legally privileged  information from the notification processing department of the  DS.  This information is intended only for the use of the  individual(s) named above. There is no pre-existing  relationship between DS and the domain mentioned above.   This notice is not in any part associated with a continuation  of services for domain registration.  Search engine  submission is an optional service that you can use as a part  of your website optimization and alone may not increase the  traffic to your site.  If you do not wish to receive  further updates from DS send an email  to and in the subject line only put  remove to unsubscribe.  If you are not the  intended recipient, you are hereby notified that disclosure, copying,  distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents  for this letter is strictly prohibited.  * 100% satisfaction  guaranteed, you may request a refund within 30 days.

Be sure to watch for the word “solicitation” and disclaimers in emails such as this. Because of the statement included, it is not an illegal spam email. If you have any doubt about an email you receive, call the company directly or speak to your IT administrator.

Published on: February 6, 2012