Friday, April 19, 2013

Chinese Domain Name Email Scam

Written by Zak Muscovitch


This is a common scam that even experienced business people often fall for.

The fools even targeted me, a domain name lawyer. :)

Here is the text of their email:

"Dear CEO,

We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on April 19, 2013 that a company which self-styled "Hengtong Investment Co.,Ltd" were applying to register "muscovitch" as their Brand Name and some domain names through our firm.
Now we are handling this registration, and after our initial checking, we found the name were similar to your company's, so we need to check with you whether your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you authorized this, we will finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we will handle this issue better. Out of the time limit we will unconditionally finish the registration for "Hengtong Investment Co.,Ltd". Looking forward to your prompt reply.

Best Regards,

Alex Qin
Registration Department
AnHui Office:
Phone: +86-551 6512 0117      
    Fax: +86-551 6512 3308
Postal Code:230022

Address:AnGao World Cities,No. 99,WangJiang West Road,HeFei,AnHui Province,China ShangHai Headquarters:
Postal Code:201315
Address:No.11,Lane 788,Xiupu Road,Nanhui District,ShangHai,China"

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