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Did you get the email “Our company need to register domain name and internet keyword” Scam?

We have received both emails every year for the last 5 years and they are a scam. Check out some write-ups on the emails and “John” who seems to have a lot of fingers in a lot of pies.

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Sometimes the subject is “notice protect– internet trademark intellectual property safeguard”

This is what the content of the email looks like in one example:

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Internet Keyword & Asia/Cn domain name registration
Date: 2012-09-18 12:01
From: “John”
To:
Subject: notice protect– internet trademark intellectual property safeguard
Dear Manager,
(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this
to your CEO,Thanks)
This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China. We received an application from Hanson Ltd on September 17, 2012. They want to register ” XXXXXXXX ” as their internet keyword and China/Asia (CN/ASIA) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflicts with your company. In order to deal with this matter better, so we send you email and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China or not?
Best Regards
John
General Manager
Shanghai Office (Head Office)
3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
Tel: +86 216191 8696
Mobile: +86 1870199 4951
Fax: +86 216191 8697
Web: www.ygnetwork.com.cn

And another example:

Dear Sirs,

We are Hanson Ltd based in Chinese office, our company has submitted the “XXXXX ” as CN/Asia domain name and Internet Keyword, we are waiting for Mr. John’s approval. We hope your company will not object our application, because this name is very important for our products in Chinese and Asian market. We don’t want your company to use this name in China and Asia, we believe our company will become the legal owner of this name in China and Asia. Even though Mr. John advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name and permanent registration of this name.

Best regards

Lin Dong

We have received both emails every year for the last 5 years and they are a scam. Check out some write-ups on the emails and “John” who seems to have a lot of fingers in a lot of pies.

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