Some of our customers have been suspicious enough to contact us and question when they get emails or letters in the mail telling them to renew their domain name that seem suspicious, but I am sure many have not. Letters like this are intentionally deceiving and in my opinion should be illegal. They want to make it seems like your domain name is up for renewal and this is the normal bill to renew it.
The fine print shows that this is actually an attempt to get you to switch your domain name company to them at a MUCH higher rate ($45 per year in this example vs the normal $11 – $15). The fine print on these things use to be non-existent so it seems like there has been some crack-down but still much to go to avoid maliciously tricking people who do not know better.