Okay, this has got to be some kind of mass mail that is targeting webmasters and website owners. I received the following e-mail recently:
From – Sat Jun 14 12:49:42 2008
Received: (qmail 378 invoked from network); Sat, 14 Jun 2008 17:19:00 +0000
Received: from unknown (HELO pre-smtp06-02.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net)
by dbp-smtp02-02.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net (qmail-1.03)
Received: (qmail 21734 invoked from network); Sat, 14 Jun 2008 17:19:00 +0000
Received: from unknown (HELO google.com) ([18.104.22.168])
Received: from [22.214.171.124] (HELO google.com) by fancycroak.net; Sat,
14 Jun 2008 10:18:51 -0700
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 10:18:51 -0700
Subject: FWD: Inquiry
Reply-to: Stefanie Emrick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The reason I am contacting you is my interest in buying your website – -name of site- . If you are interested, could you please give me your phone number, so I can call you, or just write me back.
I have cash to buy today!
Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you
It would appear that the person/organization is literally getting contact information from domain registrars as the e-mail was sent through a forwarding e-mail that I only use for DNS purposes. The only thing I can think of if this were a scam of some sort is that the person would probably offer you something really high only to have you transfer ownership details first with you getting nothing.
On the other hand, it could just be really old school attempt to contact as many people as possible to see who would sell their site for a cheap price. Almost makes me want to reply to it and fake an interest to see the scheme behind this. In general, I guess they are targeting people who would blindly jump at the opportunity to make money.