Fake Domain Offers from Cloe Harris

Cloe Harris fake domain offersWatch out for domain offers from Cloe Harris, like this one (see below) … it’s fake.

If you write back, chances are you’ll start receiving far more spam emails in your inbox rather than serious offers. Sadly “Cloe” only wants you for your email address.

If you do reply back about the offer — hopefully because you want to mess with the scammers — I’d go through a temporary email account service like HideMyAss.com or sign up for a (new) Gmail account.

Remember the Internet rule: if something is too good to be true, it usually is.

Here’s the fake domain offer email:

From: Cloe Harris <cloeharris04@gmail.com>

Hi,

I have taken an interest in purchasing your domain [your domain name].

Please let me know if you are interested in selling. If so, all I need is your selling price and we will make a decision.

Thank you!

Regards,
Cloe Harris

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19 Responses to Fake Domain Offers from Cloe Harris

  1. Artie says:

    We got the same offer with the same wording, same sender, and reported it to gmail as spam. This is typical of a scam that has been going on for several years, at least. Years ago I used to reply, before I realized that spammers were just trying to validate my email on file with my registrar so they could sell my address for more money or just load it up with garbage emails.

  2. Goat says:

    Thanks for the warning! I got this message as well.

  3. Michael says:

    Yes, just received the email and did a search for the name and your article came up. Thanks for the heads up!

  4. Thanks for the warning. We received the exact same message earlier this week.

    Much appreciated.

    Chris

  5. Johnson says:

    Received the same email format from the one and only Cloe Harris

  6. Clementine Deuteronomy says:

    same exact email, thanks for the heads up

  7. Ernie says:

    We just got our first email from this Cloe person.

  8. tiger says:

    just received an identical email, same wording amazingly. Almost replied back. Thanks for the warning.

  9. rashed says:

    i am in the middle of it , Not sure what to do ?? i have replied to the first e mail
    and he just responded with the fallowing email :

    Thank you for answering my email. We are small development company, starting to plan things for our specific project. Please be so kind to let me know the price for this domain name as I don’t know the value. Your reply with a selling price is well appreciated and will help us decide if we can pursue a deal.

    Thank you.

    Cloe Harris

    • Wick says:

      Just keep in mind it’s a scam – they’ve emailed far too many people with unrelated domain names for this to really be a “small development company” looking to buy a domain for their “specific project”.

      It could be the typical bank check scam, where they send you the bank check for a few hundred dollars over the amount you want for your domain, & ask you to wire the excess to someone else (typically some sort of broker or agent etc). In that scam, the bank check is a fake — people think bank checks are the same as cash — THEY AREN’T. The fake bank check can take a week or more to bounce, & you can’t reverse your wire transfer. So just be careful. If you find out more about the specific scam they’re running, definitely write back & let me know. Thanks & good luck!

  10. linda says:

    Got the same exact email today. Thanks for the information. I am going to ignore it.

  11. Michael says:

    Just got the same email on one of my domains. I wish that I had checked it out prior to responding to it.

    It will be interesting to see if I get an increase in spam. Thanks for the article.

  12. Richard says:

    Got this email from cloeharris04@gmail.com today. Thanks for the warning.

    Hi,
    I’m interested in your domain, c..,,,,,y.com.
    If you’re interested in selling, please let me know your asking price.
    Look forward to hearing back from you.
    Thanks,
    Cloe Harris

  13. thanks for the info:

    Hi,

    I’m interested in your domain, collocated.com.

    If you’re interested in selling, please let me know your asking price.

    Look forward to hearing back from you.

    Thanks,

    Cloe Harris

  14. Jeff says:

    Thanks. I got this one also, with a domain I registered with dotearth.com. Not going to reply.

  15. Cloe Harris says:

    Cloe Harris is a FRAUD and SCAMMER

    Why can’t google delete this scammer ?

    Oh yeah…. because google makes money selling ads and serving spam emails…. The more crap they render in your inbox the more “ad fees” they can charge to unsuspecting adwords users

  16. Chloe contacted me about Funicular.com today…

  17. Michel says:

    I got email from an agent at bighornconsultants.com forwarding an offer from his client who is interested in buying one of my domain. We had several emails after his first one and we discussed the price. You think this is a reliable company? Thanks.

    • Wick says:

      Never heard of bighornconsultants.com & their pretty awful website doesn’t strike me as legitimate – no contact info, no client list, etc. Sounds too good to be true.

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