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Domain Registration Scams!

Domain Registration Scams NEVER Seem to End! Always Look Twice Before Crossing The Streets of Domain Registry:  So, you reach into your mailbox and mixed in with all of your bills, magazines and assorted junk mail you notice a pretty authentic looking envelope from "Domain Registry of America". Upon opening the piece of mail, you notice in the...

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Scam Alert: Website Backup Scam

We have received notification from a couple of clients that they have received the following invoice for Website Backup Services. This invoice is a Website Backup Scam! We do not outsource any backup services on your behalf, all backups are done by us. This invoice is a...

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Scam Alert: cPanel Email Login Phishing

It has been brought to our attention that there is a NEW Phishing Email Scam circulating. This new scam targets users of cPanel, the web hosting control panel used by all Maine Hosting customers and millions of other website owners around the globe. Be sure to IGNORE this email!! If you are on our network you can forward this email as an...

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Gmail phishing scam is even fooling tech-savvy users

If you use Gmail, you should be aware of a new phishing scam that’s fooling even some of the most tech-savvy users. The scheme involves a hacker sending their targets an email that includes an attachment, according to security expert Mark Maunder, the CEO of WordPress security plugin Wordfence. When you click on it, you’re directed to what...

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ANOTHER Domain Registration Scam!

We have detected yet another domain registration scam. If ANYONE sends you an invoice for your domain registration that does not look familiar please check with our customer service dept to make sure it's not a scam. Here is a copy of the latest domain registration scam looks...

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SCAM ALERT: DNS Domain Registry Scam

WE have been notified by several clients that they have received an email or fax from a company called DNS Services out of Vancouver, WA. This is a SCAM! ALERT: Do not respond to, or purchase any services from this company.  ...

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Hacked Twitter Account? Protect Your Twitter Account!

Twitter is the latest large-scale company investigating the possibility of a password hack of its user base. It recently sent an email blast to accounts that may have been compromised and automatically reset their passwords. The social network joins a long list of companies - from LinkedIn to eHarmony to Dropbox - who have faced account...

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Securing Your Identity

You may have heard the terms "Hacker" and "Phishing" from numerous sources, including various past blog posts from us at Maine Hosting Solutions. Let's take an in depth look at what these words actually mean and how they apply to YOU. We strongly believe that the best way to defend yourself from online predators is to EDUCATE yourself....

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Domain Registry Scammers are Back with a Vengeance!

We have been receiving a high number of calls from customers who claim they have been scammed by Domain Registration companies. We absolutely hate to hear when this happens and highly recommend that you read this article. We originally published this back in September of 2011 but we think it's time to bring it out again due to the high amount...

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