Don’t Be Duped by Deceptive DNS Invoices

Earlier this week one of our clients contacted me about a “statement” she received for DNS services.  The “statement” (shown below) is deceptively designed to look like an invoice for existing services. It’s phony and there’s no need to pay it.

If you receive one of these invoices, throw it in the trash.  Or better yet, file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.

deceptive dns services invoice

It’s reminiscent of the deceptive domain name renewal notices Domain Registry of  America sends out.

OurChurch.Com (and all web hosting companies I’m aware of) includes DNS services with every web hosting package.  While there are circumstances in which someone may choose to use 3rd party DNS  services, they are rare and not the norm.

Have you received one of these phony DNS Services invoices?  What do you think of it?

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

3 Responses to “Don’t Be Duped by Deceptive DNS Invoices”

  1. All too common and they do a great job of making it look legit. Thanks Paul for raising awareness!

  2. Those are so annoying!!! I get them all the time since I own so many different web domains.