As computer technician working in the industry for over 20 years, I have noticed an increasing trend in people fixing their own computing issues such as re-installing and operating system or install new drivers for a piece of hardware.
These domain registration scams have been around for a long time now, some even come in the physical mail. The scammers try everything they can to make the registration sound like it is a legitimate request/service.
SafeLink founded in 2008 is a free phone service that is subsidized by Lifeline a US Government funded program that gives up to $9.25 towards a phone service for households that live below the poverty line. The is a limit of (1) household per subsidy.