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Asian Domain Scams

May 11th, 2010. Published under Uncategorized. 1 Comment.

Back in 2008 I posted about this domain scam, and it seems the scam is still making rounds, as I just received another very similar message from a Hong Kong address.  Here is the entirety of the message, with my real domain name being swapped out with “domainname”:

From: Gavin [Gavin@ansl.hk]
Subject: About “domainname” Domain dispute (To Principal)

Dear Principal,

We are a domain name registration and dispute organization in Asia which mainly deal with the global companies’ domain names registration and internet Intellectual property right protection.

We have a very important issue need to confirm with your company. On May 09,2010, we received an application from one company named

“MC-BSSD Technology,LTD” who wanted to apply for registering some domain names related to “domainname” and Network Keyword through our company.
But after our initial investigation, we found that these domain names and Network Keyword were related to your company’s web keyword.

I am wondering if you consigned MC-BSSD Technology,LTD to register these domain names and Network Keyword in our company or not? If you did, we will complete their registration. If not, please let me know because this may bring some negative impact to your company.

If you are the person in charge of this, I will feedback some problems to you; if you are not, please forward my letter to your company’s corporate representative or web administrator. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by email or phone as soon as possible.

Best Regards,

Gavin Yue
Auditing  Department

Chris at Firetrust.com has a good post about this with many pages of comments from others who have received these scam messages.

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