ABMP members have recently shared more instances of receiving unsolicited "offers" from various web hosting companies that appear as invoices and imply that members need to pay a certain dollar amount to maintain their website listing as outlined in the news story at www.abmp.com/updates/news/web-hosting-scam-targets-massage-therapists. This confusing “offer” is simply a ploy targeting website domains including www.massagetherapy.com. These web hosting companies include Sunshine Biz Services and Domain Listings.
ABMP members get a free website with hosting as part of membership and never have to pay hosting or domain registration fees.
If you have received this type of correspondence, there are no steps you need to take; you can simply ignore the email, text, or letter.
Here is an example of this type of scam in the form of a text message, as recently reported by an ABMP member:
Here are two examples of fraudulent letters: