Email the registrar

The best way to shut down a fraudulent website is to email the Domain Registrar.
It helps if you know what a domain registrar is.

Wikipedia cites it as:

A domain name registrar is an organization or commercial entity that manages the reservation of Internet domain names. A domain name registrar must be accredited by a generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry and/or a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registry. The management is done in accordance with the guidelines of the designated domain name registries.


In a sense, a domain registrar will sponsor the person buying a domain and will then charge a yearly fee. Of course every domain registrar has terms and conditions which forbid any illegal activity. They are required to have an abuse email like [email protected] are normally very receptive to shutting down scammers websites.

How can you shut down a scammers website?

Each article has a big red button which you will find  the bottom which says “SEND ABUSE REPORT NOW”. Clicking this button will create a pre filled email template .

shut down a fraudulent websiteIt is very important that you complete the email with any information you have about the scam.