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Department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China - Scam?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Scorpion Ghost, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    So I received this email today from
    [email protected]


    Says:

    "(Since it is significant, forward the following E-mail to your CEO or relevant responsible person. Thanks)

    Dear CEO/Principal,
    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on June 15, 2016 that a company claimed "TongMen Trade Company" were applying to register "[MY SITE NAME]" as their Net Brand and some "[MY SITE NAME]" Asian countries top-level 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. Since now the cyber-squatting events and domain name abuse are very serious, in order to avoid such incidents cause unnecessary loss of benefits to your company, so we need to check with you whether your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you authorized this, we would finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we could handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for "TongMen Trade Company" Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,

    Anne Lee
    Senior Consultant Manager"


    What the hell is this? Scam right?
     
  2. qwertys

    qwertys Junior Member

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    Yup. I've seen similar emails at least 6-7 years ago
     
  3. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    I googled it too. And it seems to be a scam of sorts.