We have recently become aware of a postal fraud campaign targeting domain name registrants, and registrars.
We have received copies of several fake invoices sent by post to domain registrants, which claim to be issued by CentralNic, but which direct the recipient to remit payment to bank accounts that are not ours.
These invoices are different from the well-known "Renewal Notice" scams, in that they are not an attempt to obtain transfer authorisation, but are simple fraud by impersonation.
A sample of the fake invoices can be found here.
If you have received an invoice like this, please send us a copy so we can pass it on the police, who are investigating the case.
Any invoice issued by CentralNic can be viewed on the Registrar Console at https://registrar-console.centralnic.com. However, should you have any doubts regarding our communications, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager or our 24-hour support via firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)20 33 88 0600, or via the Live Chat feature of the Registrar Console.
If you have any questions or information about this issue, please get in touch.