Friday, November 9, 2012

Why Free Websites Are Suspicious!

Scammers Love Free Websites

These free websites (also called sub-domain) websites are a favorite of scammers. They are free and as anonymous as free email addresses. Additionally, there is no domain registration date or registrant information. which is very important when investigating whether a website is a scam. Be wary of dealing with any business or person connected to a free website, where money is involved

There are many website hosting companies that give free hosting of websites on sub-domains of their domains. The other way you can tell a free website is because, the name of the website or the URL always ends with the name of the hosting company. such as "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "","", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "," "," "", "", "", "", "" and "" are just a few! There are many others! is one of the worst as it is based in Nigeria.  So a URL like", "", "", "", "" is free website.

Sometimes there are advertisements for the free hosting company at the top or the bottom of the website so that is another clue. If in doubt, Google the suffix of the domain name, such as "" or "" and if it is a free hosted website, it should take you to the home page of the hosting company. Websites on B2B networks fall under this category.

Very few legitimate business use a free hosted/sub-domain website, which might have limits on bandwidth, data, the number of or size of pages and carries third party advertising.  Purchasing a domain and putting up a website costs as little as $50.00 a month.   Paid domain names end in .com, net, .org, .info, .us -  Here is a list of all the paid domain name endings.
If a website address doesn't end in any of these, its a free website. 

Scammers know that potential victims will be suspicious of a free hosted website so they hide them behind free domains redirects.

Free Domains Redirects

Several internet companies allow users to sign up for free domains. These include,,,,,, and to name a few. The user is able to choose the domain, however, it always ends in a the suffix associated with the free domain. The most popular free domains end in: "tk"; ""; ""; ""; "tc"; "cz", "nr; "pn"" and "tf" There are more however. Since, these suffixes are less noticeable that those of free hosted websites, many scammers get a free domain and point it, also known as redirect, to a free hosted website thus making that site look more legitimate.

When you see a URL such as "", "", "", "", ""," it is a red flag because these are free domains and they are almost always redirected to a free hosted website. Only scammers would attempt to hide a free hosted website.


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    Dear Friend,

    Thanks for acknowledging my email and for accepting my proposal.All i want is for you to stand as the person that am buying this product from in India. I wish to explain more about this business with you.This product is called Apua tura tura soda(Animal Vaccination) and it can only be seen in India. I have been the Procurement Manager of my company for years that use to go India to buy this Product until the management changed me and put another person as the new Procurement Manager.

    I do buy this product $1800 and supply/sale to my company at the rate of $5800 and then make more profit. Now the new procurement manager wants to travel to India to buy this medicine as our company needs the medicine urgently,so the company want me to direct him where he could get this product in India.This is the reason why i contacted you so you can stand as the person i am buying this product from in India.(I want to present you to the new procurement manager as the dealer in India where i use to buy this product because i dont want my company know where i use to buy the product in India so that they will not know the actual price am getting it from India.) I also dont want the local Indian person(the product dealer in India) know that i use to sale this product to my company at the rate of $5800. Otherwise,she will increase her own price.This is why i am looking for a genuine and trust worthy person to stand as the product dealer in India so that when the new procurement manager arrive in India for the product,he will meet you for the product as the dealer based on what i told our company that you are the dealer, then you will go to the local dealer in India(I will give you the details of the dealer where i use to buy this product in India) to discuss with her about the availability of this product and then get a sample for the manager to buy from you and confirm when he arrive because i will already inform him and the company that you are the dealer where i use to buy the product in India.He will be demanding you to supply him between 100 to 160 packs at the rate of $5800 while you will be getting it from the dealer in India at the rate of $1800.

    Then once he buy the product from you, we are going to share the profit 50/50 .This is genuine and real business as am not demanding any money from you.All i asked for is your sincere and trustworthy to do this with me.This business does not end now.We shall keep doing this business because our company always need this vaccination almost once in two months.

    I hope you now understand me and the nature of business relationship we are establishing. So kindly reply to me and inform me if you are ready for this deal.As soon as i hear from you, i will direct you to the local dealer in India and you discuss with her about the product and i will also direct our procurement manager to you to call you and discuss the business with you too as you are the real dealer. You can send me your direct phone number and your address address.Our Website which you are free to view..

    Thanks as am waiting to hear from you.


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