Asian Domain registration service in china 111

A classic scam and one that it is easy for an inexperienced website owner to fall for.  I have seen this one as a written letter and personally torn it up in front of the recipient.  No domain company anywhere EVER looks to see if ANY variation of a domain you want to register has already been registered.  It is none of their business.

There is no client wanting to register all these variations of your domain name.  There is a scammer, hoping you will fall for their story and send them lots of money so that they can register the domains for you.  Ignore these scammers.

This was sent to me by a colleague who initially replied.  You can see the scammers subsequent replies below.

(It’s very urgent, Please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person, thanks)
Dear CEO,

We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china. have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on December 23, 2010, one company which self-styled “Aoyi Investment Co., Ltd” were applying to register “yourdomainname” as Network Brand and following domain names:
yourdomainname.asia
yourdomainname.cn
yourdomainnameg.co.in
yourdomainname.com.cn
yourdomainname.com.hk
yourdomainname.com.tw
yourdomainname.hk
yourdomainname.in
yourdomainname.net.cn
yourdomainname.org.cn
yourdomainname.tw
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 “Aoyi Investment Co., Ltd”.

Best Regards,

Allen Zhang
Tel: +86-551-5223-174 || Fax: +86-551-5223-175
10/F,Jindi International Building,No.588 MaAnshan South Road,
Baohe District,Heifei,China

My colleague replied that he hadn’t authorised the purchase of these domain names and received this reply

Dear “Your Name Here”,

Thank you very much for your confirmation. If it is the case, I should declare following on behalf of our company:

As soon as receiving the application of Aoyi Investment Co., Ltd, we checked and found “yourdomainname” is your company’s using name. that’s why we sent email to you. we don’t hope the domains will be registered without your awareness. but you should know that the domain names regisration is open in the world, Aoyi Investment Co., Ltd also has the right to apply for the available domain names. you only own the preferential rights to register them.

If you think Aoyi Investment Co., Ltd application will effect your benefit, we can help your company dispute their application and then register them under your own name. pls let us know soon, or else we think it as your waiver. In that time we don’t bear any responsibility, Because we had informed you.
Have a nice day.

Best Regards,
Allen Zhang
Tel: +86-551-5223-174 || Fax: +86-551-5223-175
10/F,Jindi International Building,No.588 MaAnshan South Road,
Baohe District,Heifei,China

When my colleague didn’t reply, he received this email

Dear”Your Name Here”,

Notice: Regarding the Domain name dispute and registration case, we did not receive any of your reply until now. Concerning the mentioned Domains names and Network Brand please confirm whether you need to register those names by yourselves? If need, please let us know in time, we can send an application form to you. If you think the registration of that company or the use of following domain names will not bring any negative effect to your company, I suggest you can give up these domain names, then we will accept that company application unconditionally. Further questions please contact me in time.
Have a nice day.

Best Regards,
Allen Zhang
Tel: +86-551-5223-174 || Fax: +86-551-5223-175
10/F,Jindi International Building,No.588 MaAnshan South Road,
Baohe District,Heifei,China

He still didn’t reply, and then received this email:

Notice: Hi, I am Allen. We had discussed the case about disputing your company’s domain names and Network Brand. You have never registered these domain names and Network Brand, and I had told you that the domain name registration is open. The dispute period will come soon. If your company does not register these domain names and Network Brand, we will finish aforesaid company registration within 2 workdays. that company will become the legal owner of these domain names in the world. We had notified you, so we are not responsible for any dispute question about your intellectual property right and trademark after they succeed in registration. If you have any questions, pls contact us within 2 workdays.

Best Regards,
Allen Zhang
Tel: +86-551-5223-174 || Fax: +86-551-5223-175
10/F,Jindi International Building,No.588 MaAnshan South Road,
Baohe District,Heifei. China

111 thoughts on “Asian Domain registration service in china

  1. Reply J Dec 10,2015 8:52 pm

    I received the same email a few days back, I replied back saying that I’ve passed his details to my trademark lawyers

    His name is now Oliver Du

    Dear sir or madam,

    We are an agency engaging in registering brand and domain names. Today, Our center received an application form from N.C. BURG InternationDear sir or madam,

    We are an agency engaging in registering brand and domain names. Today, Our center received an application form from N.C. BURG International and they apply to register xxxxxxxxxxx as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? Let me know quickly in order to solve this promptly.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,

    Oliver Du
    Tel:+86-(0)551 6349 1191
    Fax:+86-(0)551 6349 1192
    Tuogui Building,No.97,Shengli Road,Hefei China and they apply to register xxxxxxxxxxxxxx as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? Let me know quickly in order to solve this promptly.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,

    Oliver Du
    Tel:+86-(0)551 6349 1191
    Fax:+86-(0)551 6349 1192
    Tuogui Building,No.97,Shengli Road,Hefei China

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  2. Reply Tommi Jan 9,2013 7:21 am

    Thanks for the blog post!

    This has found it’s way to Finland – this is a short Finnish warning for all googlers:

    Varoitus Allen Zhang domain haku – huijaus joku yrittää rekisteröidä yrityksen nimen mukaisen domain -osoitteen kiinassa tai aasiassa

    (Letter to Head of Brand Business or CEO, thanks)

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is a formal email. 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 January 9, 2013 that a company claimed Lomen Investment Ltd were applying to register “abcde” as their Brand Name and some tabella 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, 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 Lomen Investment Ltd. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,

    Allen Zhang
    Tel: +86.55165223114 || Fax: +86.55165223113
    Address: No.660 MeiLing Big Road, Hefei, Anhui, China

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  3. Reply Declan Jan 4,2013 9:50 am

    It made it’s way to Ireland as well

    This time to a member of the government party asking to confirm their parties domain

    Dear President,

    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 January 3, 2013, that a company claimed Pautl Industrial Co., Ltd were applying to register “finegael” as their Net Brand 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 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 Pautl Industrial Co., Ltd.Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,

    William Zhou

    Senior Manager
    Tel: +0086 28 859 155 86 || Fax: +0086 28 859 121 16
    12/F,No.8 XiYue building,Yi Huan Lu,Jinniu District,Chengdu City,China

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  4. Reply abhishek chandra Jan 2,2013 6:00 am

    (Letter to Head of Brand Business or CEO, thanks)

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is a formal email. 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 January 2, 2013 that a company claimed Lomen Investment Ltd were applying to register “dufins” as their Brand Name and some dufins 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, 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 Lomen Investment Ltd. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,

    Allen Zhang

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  5. Reply Rajiv Pingale Dec 30,2012 10:11 am

    I have also got the email with same name “Allen Zhang”, Thanks to your blog I had saved.

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  6. Reply Vishak Dec 25,2012 9:18 am

    (Letter to Head of Brand Business or CEO, thanks)

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is a formal email. 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 December 24, 2012 that a company claimed Lomen Investment Ltd were applying to register “satnyx” as their Brand Name and some satnyx 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, 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 Lomen Investment Ltd. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,

    Allen Zhang
    Tel: +86.55165223114 || Fax: +86.55165223113
    Address: No.660 MeiLing Big Road, Hefei, Anhui, China

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  7. Reply Jimmi Dec 24,2012 8:13 am

    These guys are asking big money. BEWARE
    ——————————————–
    From – Lovell Xu [Lovell.xu@tik-china.com]

    Country Dispute Domain Name & Brand Name
    Price(USD/per year)
    China http://www.abc.?? 99 USD /per year
    China http://www.abc.cn 39 USD /per year
    China http://www.abc.com.cn 39 USD /per year
    China http://www.abc.org.cn 39 USD /per year
    China http://www.abc.net.cn 39 USD /per year
    HongKong http://www.abc.com.hk 75 USD /per year
    HongKong http://www.abc.hk 75 USD /per year
    Taiwan http://www.abc.com.tw 75 USD /per year
    Taiwan http://www.abc.tw 75 USD /per year
    India http://www.abc.in 69 USD /per year
    Asia http://www.abc.asia 69 USD /per year
    Brand Name abc 210 USD /per year

    ?Following is the procedure, For you reference:
    a. We send the Dispute Application Form to you.
    b. You fill in the application form return it via email(scaned) or fax.
    c. We send the billhead to you.
    d. You transfer the payment to us according to the Bank information on the billhead and fax the payment proof to us.
    e. We register the domain names for you within 2 workdays after getting the payment.
    f. You will be awarded the certificates of brand by one of Chinese Governments after 15 workdays.

    —————————————————–
    From – Lovell Xu [Lovell.xu@tik-china.com]

    (If you are not the principal, please forward it to a relevant principal, because this is urgent.Thanks.)

    Dear CEO/President,

    We are a department of registration service in China. Now we have something need to confirm with you. We formally received an application on Dec. 20, 2012, One company self-styled “Coso Holding Ltd” are going to apply to register “ABC” as brand name and CN domain names as below :

    ABC.asia
    ABC.cn
    ABC.com.cn
    ABC.com.hk
    ABC.com.tw
    ABC.hk
    ABC.in
    ABC.net.cn
    ABC.org.cn
    ABC.tw
    ABC. $BCf9q (J

    After our initial examination, we found that the brand name applied for registration is as same as your company$B!G(Js name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it, hope to get the affirmation from your company. If your company and this”Coso Holding Ltd” are the same company,there is no need to reply to us,We will accept their application and will register those for them immediately.

    If your company has no relationships with that company nor authorized,please reply to us within 7 workdays,if we can’t get any information from your side over 7 workdays,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “Coso Holding Ltd” Thanks for your cooperation.

    Best Regards

    Lovell Xu
    AD Manager
    $B!'(J +86 21 67 183930
    $B!'(J +86 21 67 182571
    http://www.tik-china.com/

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  8. Reply Niall Mackenzie Dec 20,2012 8:54 am

    Made it’s way to Sweden this morning, courtesy of a Mr Paul Wong. I have removed my brand name.

    (Letter to Head of Brand Business or CEO, thanks)

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is a formal email. 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 December 19, 2012 that a company claimed “Miller Investment Ltd” were applying to register “My Brand Name” as their Brand Name and some “My Brand 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, 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 “Miller Investment Ltd”. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,
    Paul Wong
    Tel:+86.551-65223114 Fax:+86.551-65223113
    Address:No.660 MeiLing Big Road,Hefei,Anhui,China

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  9. Reply R. Eric Swanepoel Dec 3,2012 11:02 am

    I received an email identical to the one above, but with the name Peter Hu attached to it. See below. I have removed my brand name.

    From: Peter Hu
    To:
    Sent: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:03
    Subject: “[My brand name]” NetBrand and domain name registration

    (Mail to the brand holder, thanks)

    Dear Brand Holder,
    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on November 27, 2012 that a company which self-styled “TianShu International Co.,Ltd” were applying to register “[My brand name]” as their Net Brand 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 “TianShu International Co.,Ltd”. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,

    Peter Hu
    Regional Manager

    AnHui Office:
    Phone: +86-5515120 117
    Fax: +86-5515123 308
    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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  10. Reply John Nov 20,2012 5:14 pm

    From:
    Richard.liu@tik-china.com

    (If you are NOT President,please forward this to your President, because this is urgent.Thanks.)

    Dear President,
    We are a department of registration service in China. Now we have something need to confirm with you. We formally received an application on November 19, 2012, One company self-styled “Sagbar Holding, Inc.” are going to apply to register “yourcompanyname” as brand name and CN domain names as below :

    yourcompanyname.asia
    yourcompanyname.cn
    yourcompanyname.com.cn
    yourcompanyname.com.hk
    yourcompanyname.com.tw
    yourcompanyname.hk
    yourcompanyname.in
    yourcompanyname.net.cn
    yourcompanyname.org.cn
    yourcompanyname.tw

    After our initial examination, we found that the brand name applied for registration is as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it, hope to get the affirmation from your company. If your company and this “Sagbar Holding, Inc.” are the same company,there is no need to reply to us,We will accept their application and will register those for them immediately.

    If your company has no relationships with that company nor authorized,please reply to us within 7 workdays,if we can’t get any information from your side over 7 workdays,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “Sagbar Holding, Inc”.
    Thanks for your cooperation.

    Best Regards,
    Richard Liu (Mr.)
    Auditing Manager
    (Tel : 0086-21-67183930
    Fax: 0086-21-67182571
    Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

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  11. Reply Reni's Mum Oct 5,2012 1:10 am

    It has made it’s way to Australia and is using the name “Robert Wong”. It has an attachment which I will not be opening.

    Thank you for this page and the head’s up as this is a new scam to me.

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  12. Reply Jobbie Nooner Oct 3,2012 11:55 am

    Oct 3rd the SOB is now calling himself. Jim Wong. Hate that Chinky Pong…

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  13. Reply Ian Ridpath Sep 28,2012 11:46 pm

    Mine was from Cherry Chen (starting on girls’ names now). Their website was given as pwsol.org
    Thanks for this page. Useful to find out what’s going on.

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  14. Reply Jim Messinger Sep 27,2012 3:16 pm

    I’m hurt that I didn’t receive this e-mail sooner…I thought it was new. 🙂

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  15. Reply Stelios Pontzis Sep 27,2012 8:06 am

    i recvd the same text like others.
    my answer was very simple ” Grrrrrrrrrrrrr…”

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  16. Reply Adi Sep 26,2012 2:32 pm

    Yep – Warden Sun is now the active name.
    Panicked our people, since we do a lot of business with Hefei.

    From: “Warden Sun”
    Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:43:30 +0800
    Subject: About name-redacted Brand Registration

    (Letter to the President or Brand Owner, thanks)

    Dear President,

    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in china. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on September 26, 2012 that a company which self-styled “Futin Int’l Ltd” were applying to register “name-redacted” as their Net Brand and some asia 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 “Futin Int’l Ltd”.Looking forward to your prompt reply and have a nice day.

    Best Regards

    Warden Sun
    Registration Department
    Tel:+86-551-5184482 || Fax:+86-551-5123308

    Address:Address:No.699 HuangShan Road,GaoXin District,Hefei,Anhui,China

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  17. Reply MCABN Sep 26,2012 7:28 am

    There you are the last scam received just this morning.

    (Letter to the President or Brand Owner, thanks)

    Dear President,

    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in china. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on September 26, 2012 that a company which self-styled “Futin Int’l Ltd” were applying to register “rodamientosbulnes” as their Net Brand and some asia 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 “Futin Int’l Ltd”.Looking forward to your prompt reply and have a nice day.

    Best Regards

    Warden Sun
    Registration Department
    Tel:+86-551-5184482 || Fax:+86-551-5123308

    Address:Address:No.699 HuangShan Road,GaoXin District,Hefei,Anhui,China

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  18. Reply Kathleen Sep 21,2012 1:22 pm

    This site is so helpful. Lance Lee got to me.

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  19. Reply Sam Sep 21,2012 7:39 am

    Thanks for all the posts, was a great relief to find as we got one of these emails today. Now coming from Warden Sun and from a different address.

    BTW in response to Rosetrees, I once got chatting to some Chinese students. Apparently, when they do English lessons in China they have to choose an English name for themselves, which they then use in all the lessons and other English communications.

    Copy of email received today:

    (Letter to the President or Brand Owner, thanks)

    Dear President,

    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in china. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on September 20, 2012 that a company which self-styled “Futin Int’l Ltd” were applying to register “berryottaway” as their Net Brand and some asia 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 “Futin Int’l Ltd”.Looking forward to your prompt reply and have a nice day.

    Best Regards

    Warden Sun
    Registration Department
    Tel:+86-551-5184482 || Fax:+86-551-5123308

    Address:Address:No.699 HuangShan Road,GaoXin District,Hefei,Anhui,China

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  20. Reply Fabrizio Sep 20,2012 12:24 pm

    Received on Sept 20, 2012

    His domain is now tsnetdata.com and tsnetdata.org

    Lance Lee

    Registration Dept.

    Tel: 0086-28-8591-5586 || Fax: 0086-28-8591-2116
    Address:9/F Libao building No,62 Kehua North Road,Wuhou District,Chengdu City,China

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  21. Reply Phil Fowler Sep 20,2012 6:16 am

    Andrew Nee is today’s name. same address as Adonis Long and Danny Ge and Steve Wu:

    Tel:+86-5515223114 Fax:+86-5515223113
    Address:HuiZhou Road 681, Hefei, Anhui, China

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    • Reply rosetrees Sep 20,2012 8:27 am

      Is it just cynical me who’s noticed that all these people “apparently” have Western first names? Andrew, Adonis, Danny, Steve. Really? Hefei is around 100miles from Shanghai.

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  22. Reply Gavin Sep 19,2012 3:57 pm

    Derek Lau is very persistent, I sent him a link to this page and he went quiet!

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  23. Reply LenaRovente Sep 19,2012 7:06 am

    Hello, I have received it from Adonis Long Tel:+86-5515223114
    Fax:+86-5515223113
    Address: No. 681 HuiZhou Road,Hefei,Anhui,China
    I’ll send this website!
    Thank you for your help!

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  24. Reply Nickgards Sep 18,2012 8:15 am

    My series came from Derek Lau.

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  25. Reply Sergey Sep 14,2012 2:05 am

    Got one today from Jim Wong, this Wong has a big family!

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  26. Reply Dan Sep 13,2012 7:45 am

    Got the same email today, from Derek Lau 🙂
    Thanks God for Internet, I was ready to reply but first I did some Internet search.
    Thanks guys for unveiling this scam.

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  27. Reply Jasmine Sep 11,2012 12:54 pm

    Thank goodness I found this site, I admit to being a new website owner and got scared for a minute there. Mr William Wu sent me my notice, LOL.

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  28. Reply nathaniel Sep 4,2012 5:28 am

    and presenting!

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    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 September 4, 2012 that a company claimed Western Hair Intl Ltd were applying to register “radiorobot” as their Net Brand and some radiorobot 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 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 Western Hair Intl Ltd.Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,

    Danny Ge
    Tel: +86-5515223114
    Fax:+86-5515223113
    Address:HuiZhou Road 681, Hefei, Anhui, China

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  29. Reply Alex Zhu Sep 3,2012 8:50 am

    I get aslo, then sender is Robert wong, God, I will call 110. 🙂

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  30. Reply Carla Sep 1,2012 1:26 am

    August 2012: they are now using the name Bruce Zhu.

    I was suspicious of their first email and doubly so of the second. Thanks for posting this!

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  31. Reply Eric Aug 31,2012 2:43 pm

    I received what sounds like the same email as Lane. The one I received requested both ‘received’ and ‘read’ receipts. I considered replying, but did a search for “dsg-net.com.cn” first (the return email domain)and found this website.

    It is interesting to note that “dsg-net.com” (as opposed to “dsg-net.com.cn”) appears to be a legitimate US website… It is odd that an organization that claims to be protecting web identities would have such an address.

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  32. Reply Manuel Aug 31,2012 10:38 am

    Hi, this is Manuel from Spain.
    we just have received also the same email than Mark.
    they do not even change a bit the wording.
    hehehe.
    We are not gonna reply!

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  33. Reply Heather Aug 23,2012 2:49 pm

    I just got one of these from Lance Lee – maybe he’s related to Bruce? 😉

    Thanks for all the comments here, now I know it’s SPAM. I thought, so but now I’m more confident, thanks!

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  34. Reply Roger Aug 20,2012 4:25 am

    Hi everyone let me tell you that i got the email from Jasson Wong today,
    jajajjaja funny

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  35. Reply Martin Aug 16,2012 1:13 pm

    got the same letter Mark did today, from Steve Wu. At first i was concerned but before actually replying, i decided to look up if they had already tried scamming people with this. Luckily i found this site, thanks for the heads up!

    below the letter they sent, now even with a “website” added

    (Letter to Head of Brand Business or CEO, thanks)

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    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 August 16, 2012 that a company claimed idoo Investment Ltd were applying to register “conectium” as their Net Brand and some conectium 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, 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 idoo Investment Ltd. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,

    Steve Wu
    Tel: (+86) 551-5223114 || Fax: (+86) 551-5223113
    Address:HuiZhou Road 681, Hefei, Anhui, China
    Website: http://www.dsg-net.org (Editor’s note – DO NOT go to this website, it appears to be infected with a Trojan)

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  36. Reply Julia Aug 15,2012 10:25 am

    They got us in Russia too!! 🙂 Thanks for the info!
    Guys, who knows Chinese dirty language? 🙂
    Or I’m afraid Google Translate won’t be able to express my feelings about these “nice” people.

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  37. Reply Lane Aug 14,2012 7:04 pm

    Got the same email from Bruce Zhu. Since it came through my site’s contact page and wasn’t directly emailed, it looked legit. I replied that I have all the domains I need and that other company didn’t really need my permission if they wanted to register the others. So I didn’t fall for the scam, but…

    I have been under what I consider a spam attack (about 1 per day that gets through the filter) since my reply. And they’re far more convincing than most and I suspect most people would fall for them. The email addresses are spoofed to look legit, the spelling is perfect, and they have htm attachments full of trojans (scanned on virustotal). The timing could be a coincidence, but I suspect replying to “Bruce Zhu” was a mistake. Do yourselves a favor and DO NOT EVEN REPLY TO THESE EMAILS, just let it go…

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  38. Reply Mark Aug 14,2012 9:14 am

    Another approach this time from Steve Wu.

    (Letter to Head of Brand Business or CEO, thanks)

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    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 August 14, 2012 that a company claimed idoo Investment Ltd were applying to register “mhpa” as their Net Brand and some mhpa 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, 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 idoo Investment Ltd. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,

    Steve Wu
    Tel: (+86) 551-5223114 || Fax: (+86) 551-5223113
    Address:HuiZhou Road 681, Hefei, Anhui, China

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  39. Reply Max Aug 8,2012 10:01 pm

    We got the same as Andy did on june the 11.
    We received it on the 30. of july from “James Xu”, and it was confirmed by “Peter Wong”.
    Two days earlier we received an offer to cooperate with a company in China whith a great building projekt.This company was even set up with a fake webside.
    So this was just a part of the plan to make us eager to proceed end register the domains.
    If this guy is Chinese, i´m glad there are so many others. Hopefully most of them with a better conscience…………

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  40. Reply Marta Aug 7,2012 1:26 pm

    Pffft first it were those africans wanting to send you millions of dollars if you could only give them your bankaccount

    now it is time for the Asians?

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  41. Reply Marta Aug 7,2012 1:22 pm

    I received this e-mail from mr. Ashin Yang.
    Think I am going to ask him to register for me, so I can see what he answers. if he responses I will play the game along and ask them to buy my domain name for his client.

    I do like Moheshes approach.

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  42. Reply Mohesh Bhattacharjee Jul 30,2012 5:22 am

    Dear all,

    I also received this email and replied, I want to sell my domain so tell your client that they can purchase their brand domain from me with .com tld because currently I am the authorized owner of the domain.
    And I never received any further emails from them.
    Anyway, thanks for the details.

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  43. Reply Ellen Jul 20,2012 10:05 am

    I also got one today from Lance Wong!

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  44. Reply Tony Jul 17,2012 4:27 pm

    I just replied:

    “Thank you for contacting me but I authorize this purchase – Have a Nice Day”

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  45. Reply Ates Jul 16,2012 6:23 pm

    We recently got one from Lance Lee. After finding this page, I replied with “Nice try.”

    Thank you guys.

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  46. Reply Karen Jul 12,2012 1:14 pm

    We also received one today from Robert Wong – Lance’s brother, Andy?

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  47. Reply Lee Jul 12,2012 11:58 am

    From Louis Cheng I got the same message today. I made a screenshot from the message and post this on Weibo (like twitter in China). Later I will post on facebook as well. You should do the same. Just a small effort and more people will be aware of this.

    I must say, if you do not think about it will thought this is a real e-mail. But normally such organisation will contact by e-mail and by post. There is also logo misschien for the whole formality etc. etc.

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  48. Reply Pam Jul 11,2012 5:53 pm

    We received our email from “Lance Lee” lance@tsnetint.com, indicating Milte Investment Co. Ltd wanted a similar domain to our company name. They went through our company’s Facebook response team to get to us. Our Facebook response team sent it to me. It is the exact same email letter as others have received. I also handle registration of all of our company’s domains.

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  49. Reply pbfhpunk Jul 11,2012 8:08 am

    I got one today from Richard Zhang

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  50. Reply Andy Jul 11,2012 8:02 am

    I just got one from a Lance Wong claiming to be AnHui. Last year, I was contacted the same way as the original post, listing all the different domain extension names. I knew it was a scam, but wanted to protect the domain registrations, so I just registered them all myself. Here is the newest e-mail:

    (Letter to the President or Brand Owner, thanks)
    Dear President,

    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on July 10, 2012 that a company which self-styled “AFA Ltd” were applying to register “asiamtm” as their Net Brand 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 “AFA Ltd”.Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,
    Lance Wong
    Head of Registration Department
    Tel:+86-551-3434624 || Fax:+86-551-3434924
    Address:No.99 JiuHuaShan Road,Hefei,Anhui,China

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  51. Reply Francois Jul 7,2012 5:25 am

    Got it yesterday, thanks for the info. Should send him a mail telling that by sending his contact details he is now being monitored by China authorities.

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  52. Reply Kevin Jul 6,2012 12:55 pm

    Great idea Wayne! I’m going to do the same for my “new friend” Andy Jiang

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  53. Reply Wayne Gordon Jun 28,2012 6:54 am

    I got one from Jason Wong.

    I forwarded him this page just for fun.

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  54. Reply Keith Sackler Jun 20,2012 9:24 pm

    Tony Cui contacted me in 2010. I fell for it and purchased 15 domains. Bruce Zhu recently contacted me with the same pitch. When I told him I already owned the domains, he told me that they hadn’t been registered. I sent him the certificates. He told me they were fake, and sent me an “authentic” one. It was also in chinese and tell the difference. He told me he’d link the asian sites to my website before any money had to be paid, because I told him that I didn’t trust him. I told him I was skeptical and he persisted. Why? If somebody else wanted to buy the domains…sell them. Why contact me?

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  55. Reply Gigi Jun 19,2012 7:26 am

    got mine today from Louis Cheng
    they claim to be located in Chengdu , source town of scam and trials to cheat people around the world
    Stay far from these horrible people !!

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  56. Reply Denis Jun 18,2012 9:09 pm

    Have got the same message today, now there is a new name – Jasson Wong 🙂

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  57. Reply Cory Jun 15,2012 7:49 pm

    I like the name I got, Bob Chang.. lol is that short for Bobichiman?

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  58. Reply Olphaus Jun 15,2012 4:38 am

    And, finally, it’s Derek Lau who’s keep sending the same merciless scam around, as of June 2012. Beware all ye merry ladies an’ gentlemen!

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  60. Reply Shelley Feb 29,2012 2:30 pm

    Thanks for all of the posts, everyone. Your advice and shared experience are great.

    Now it’s Steven Yang sending the emails. I like the little touch of responsibility they put in at the end. “Please consider the environment before you print this e-mail.”

    I think my best bet to save my environment is to trash this email!

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  61. Reply Swim Feb 24,2012 2:41 am

    Kyle Zhang, master of disguise strikes again!

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  63. Reply Efrain Feb 11,2012 3:17 am

    I was going to seek legal advice, but i found this site. I was sent the same information this time by Steve Wu. Continue to spread the word especially to new small business owners.

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  64. Reply Be_Aware Jan 20,2012 9:57 am

    Received today :


    De: Tracy@ooysoo.com [mailto:Tracy@ooysoo.com]
    Enviada em: quinta-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2012 01:56
    Assunto: Confirmation of registration

    (As this is very urgent, Please forward this to your CEO.)

    Dear CEO,
    We are the department of Asian Domain registration service, and we have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on Jan 19. 2011?one company which self-styled “Plarity Investment Consultant Co.Ltd” were applying to register”circlesgroup”as Network Brand and following domain names:
    *.cn
    *.co.in
    *.com.cn
    *.com.hk
    *.com.tw
    *.hk
    *.in
    *.net.cn
    *.org.cn
    *.tw
    After futher checking, we found the brand names were similar to your company’s. Please confirm that whether your company has authorized that company to register these domain names.Please reply us within 7 workdays. If we can’t get your reply within the specified time,we will finish the registration for “Plarity Investment Consultant Co.Ltd”. Looking forward to your reply,so that we can handle this issue better.

    Best Regards,

    Tracy

    Senior Consultant
    Tel : +86-393-7777708-105
    Fax : +86-393-7777709
    Address:R608,No.99 Kaizhou Road,Hualong District,Puyang City,Henan,China
    Web:www.ooysoo.com

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  65. Reply Idiot Scammers Jan 18,2012 6:16 am

    Now his name is Alex Quan

    Registration Dept.
    Tel: +86 2885915586 || Fax: +86 2885912116
    Address:8/F XiYu building No,52 JinDun Road,QingYang District,Chengdu City,China.

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  66. Reply V Jan 17,2012 7:14 pm

    got one from them.
    interesting how they keep coming up with new ways..

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  67. Reply Anonymous Jan 16,2012 4:45 am

    They just wrote me again. I wrote back “Fuck you with your scam.” The response I got? Here it is, cut and pasted below, unedited in all its illiterate glory. Don’t even know what it means. LOL! But I am definitely going to hunt them down personally and make sure they die in Chinese prison.

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  68. Reply Blue Jan 5,2012 3:09 am

    Got one from James Chen. Thanks for the postings they were helpful.

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  69. Reply Anonymous Dec 29,2011 4:21 am

    PS – The footer of the email has tsnet-now.org as a jpeg, not even a link. When you go to that URL and its contact us page, the links are bogus.

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  70. Reply Anonymous Dec 29,2011 4:14 am

    Just received a variation of the email from “Koma Wong” – email is: koma@tsnet-now.com.

    The email began:

    “We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china, have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on December 28, 2011. One company which self-styled “Haser investment Ltd” were applying to register “redacted” as Network Brand and following domain names… 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 “Haser investment Ltd”.

    It seemed dubious, but I bit, and merely responded that they were not authorized. A few hours later, they responded:

    “Many thanks for your confirmation. As soon as receiving the application of “Haser investment Ltd”, we checked and found “redacted” is your company’s registered trademark. So we inform you also that’s reason why we sent email to you. But you should know that The domain names registration is open in China, “Haser investment Ltd” has right to apply for the available domain names. For this reason “Haser investment Ltd” is also licit applicant and we have no right to reject them. You only own the preferential rights to register them. In addition, please inform us your company’s decision of this issue. If your company do need to register those Domains in China please contact us in time, then we’ll inform you how to register. Or else we think it as your waiver. Thanks for your understanding.”

    I am now responding that I will forward this email to the IC3 and to the Chinese government. He should be sure to send me postcards from prison. 🙂

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  71. Reply User Dec 23,2011 8:42 pm

    Got it today from:

    Dennis Zhou
    Tel: +86-551-5223-174 Fax: +86-551-5223-175
    10/F,Jindi International Building,No.588 MaAnshan South Road,
    Baohe District,Heifei,China

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  72. Reply Peter Dec 22,2011 11:39 am

    Don’t agree with all of you

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  73. Reply Ian T Dec 13,2011 9:55 am

    I got mine today from “James Chen.”. I know I sleep better at nights knowing these people are looking out for oue corporate welfare. 😉

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  74. Reply Keith Dec 12,2011 6:49 pm

    What would happen if I reply? I did….

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  75. Reply Diane Dec 12,2011 3:37 pm

    Got mine today, with the company “Singnal” accused of trying to register my company name. While the letter does look polished and very professional, all I could think of was how in the world China would be able to manage a task like “protecting” domains. The fact they asked at all was the flag for me. Mine was signed:
    “Best Regards,
                                       
    Bertram   Hong
    Registration Dept.
     
    Office:Tel: 86 2885915586 || Fax: +86 2885912116
    Address:8/F XiYu building No,52 JinDun Road,QingYang District,Chengdu City, China

    P Please consider the environment before you print this e-mail.”

    The TSNet-now website address was listed in between their address and the environment statement, but looks like it was pasted over later. I wonder if this is a real email sig that was stolen.

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  76. Reply Dan Dec 9,2011 7:01 pm

    Got the same email and did one round of response. Smelled of scam from the start.

    The company pseudonym claiming to be trying to register under my domain was

    “BOH Int’l Ltd”

    And the “person” contacting me was:

    “Anthony Rong

    Tel: +86-551-5223-174 || Fax: +86-551-5223-175
    10/F,Jindi International Building,No.588 MaAnshan South Road,
    Baohe District,Hefei,China”

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  77. Reply Burp Dec 8,2011 12:15 pm

    I decided I’d bite for a bit and got this email in the second round. Smooth bastards, it looks like they’ve made an entire business model around this and have refined it like crazy.

    I’m tempted to call the number at the bottom of the mail 😉

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    Dear sir,

    Thanks for the reply.
    We can not disclose Pilimer Ltd’s information to you.Because domain registration is open, and they have right to register these domain names.So their business information should be protected.They submitted this application, and we as the domain registrar, we must keep secret for our client(including: applicant name, email, phone number, business type.).
    You should be clear about this point.
    Following is the process of dispute those Domain names and register:
    1. We will send the dispute application form to you.
    2. You fill in the dispute application form return it via email or fax.
    3. We will send the Invoice signed & stamped to you, We will formally submit the application to register for you and put on records.
    4. You transfer the payment to us according to the Bank information on the Invoice and fax the payment proof to us.
    5. When we received your payment proof, we will finish all the registration for your company within two workdays.
    6. You will be awarded the certificates of Network Brand after 10 workdays.

    Here is the cost below:
    Domain Name
    *.cn 30 EUR/per year
    *.net.cn 30 EUR/per year
    *.org.cn 30 EUR/per year
    *.com.cn 30 EUR/per year
    *.com.hk 50 EUR/per year
    *.com.tw 50 EUR/per year
    *.hk 50 EUR/per year
    *.tw 50 EUR/per year
    *.asia 70 EUR/per year
    Network Brand
    * 150 EUR/per year
    If you decide to register those Domain names please let us know in order to transfer the Application Form to you.

    Best Regards,

    Alex Quan
    Tel : +862885915586 || Fax : +862885912116

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  78. Reply Mpd334 Dec 6,2011 11:14 am

    I got this beauty today…..I did respond, but haven’t gotten any request for money yet…but I would have spotted it when they asked for money…I thought that it was kind of odd to start with.

    (If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to your President or appropriate person, thanks)

    Dear President,

    We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china, have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on December 5 2011. One company which self-styled “Spetu investment Co., Ltd” were applying to register “terrysteaz” as Network Brand and following domain names:

    terrysteaz.asia
    terrysteaz.cn
    terrysteaz.co.in
    terrysteaz.com.cn
    terrysteaz.com.tw
    terrysteaz.hk
    terrysteaz.in
    terrysteaz.net.cn
    terrysteaz.org.cn
    terrysteaz.tw

    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 “Spetu investment Co., Ltd”.

    Best Regards,

    Avery Yang
    Registration Dept.

    Tel: +862885915586 || Fax: +862885912116
    Address:12/F,Shangding international, People’s south road,WuHou District,ChengDu.China

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  79. Reply Bob Dec 5,2011 9:41 pm

    Looks like Alex Quan has been busy with Pilimer Ltd. …

    Subject: Regarding morrevbon Dispute
    From: Alex Quan

    (If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to your President or appropriate person, thanks)

    Dear President,

    We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china, have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on December 04, 2011. One company which self-styled “Pilimer Ltd” were applying to register “morrevbon” as Network Brand and following domain names:

    morrevbon.asia
    morrevbon.cn
    morrevbon.com.cn
    morrevbon.com.hk
    morrevbon.com.tw
    morrevbon.hk
    morrevbon.net.cn
    morrevbon.org.cn
    morrevbon.tw

    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 “Pilimer Ltd”.

    Best Regards,
    Alex Quan
    Registration Dept.
    Tel: +862885915586 || Fax: +862885912116
    Address:12/F,Shangding international, People’s south road,WuHou District,ChengDu.China

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  80. Reply PapaLeo Nov 28,2011 12:34 pm

    Today got one from “Avery Yang.” That must be a big company, there are so many people sending out these notices. 😉

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  81. Reply TR Nov 26,2011 4:10 am

    Got one today from Anthony Rong, with the same form letter and China address above.

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  82. Reply Adrift Nov 22,2011 7:14 pm

    Got mine this morning from Alex Quan and the company snatching up my useless domains was “Pilimer Ltd”.

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  83. Reply Kevin Nov 22,2011 3:55 pm

    I received the same e-mail as Johnny above from Bertram. It reeked of scam from the get-go but the clincher is that Bertram has no last name. Madonna……Cher……Bertram.

    Thanks for the heads up peeps.

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  84. Reply Chip Nov 22,2011 10:33 am

    2011/11/22 Jeff Wong

    (It’s very urgent, Please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person, thanks)
    Dear CEO/Principal,

    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in china. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on November 21, 2011 that a company which self-styled “MEF Int’l Ltd” were applying to register “xoomcharge” as their Net Brand and following domain names:
    ” xoomcharge.asia
    xoomcharge.cn
    xoomcharge.com.cn
    xoomcharge.com.hk
    xoomcharge.com.tw
    xoomcharge.hk
    xoomcharge.net.cn
    xoomcharge.org.cn
    xoomcharge.tw ”
    After our initial checking, we have 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 have authorized this, we will finish the registration at once. If you have not, 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 “MEF Int’l Ltd”.

    Best Regards,

    Jeff Wong
    Tel: +86-551-5223-174 || Fax: +86-551-5223-175
    10/F,Jindi International Building,No.588 MaAnshan South Road,
    Baohe District,Heifei,China

    Claude“Chip”Wilkes
    Founder/CEO
    XoomCharge, Inc.
    Alpha League Ventures, LLC.
    333 Santana Row Suites 222
    San Jose, CA 95128
    Direct: 408-390-2123
    chip@xoomcharge.com

    Mantra: Action, Leadership, Vision

    Mission:

    Building socially responsible applications to be acquired
    for distribution, to a larger audience around the globe..

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  85. Reply Chip Nov 22,2011 10:31 am

    I just trademarked my brand Internationally, so for about a second upon reading the email I beleived it was legit, then I realized you can’t buy Asia/China Domains unless you are a registared business in China. either way I will post this to confirm its a scam and get a little free advertisement, please go to xoomcharge.com and like us on facebook and go to facebook.com/xoomcharge and like us there as well

    best,

    Claude“Chip”Wilkes Founder/CEO XoomCharge, Inc.
    Alpha League Ventures, LLC.
    333 Santana Row Suites 222
    San Jose, CA 95128
    Direct: 408-390-2123
    chip@xoomcharge.com

    Mantra: Action, Leadership, Vision

    Mission:

    Building socially responsible applications to be acquired
    for distribution, to a larger audience around the globe..

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    Scam, Scam, Scam!

    URGENT xoomcharge Brand Registration Confirmation
    InboxX

    Reply |Jeff Wong jeff@dish-network.cn
    show details 12:21 AM (1 hour ago)

    Images are not displayed.
    Display images below – Always display images from jeff@dish-network.cn
    (It’s very urgent, Please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person, thanks)
    Dear CEO/Principal,
    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in china. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on November 21, 2011 that a company which self-styled “MEF Int’l Ltd” were applying to register “xoomcharge” as their Net Brand and following domain names:
    ” xoomcharge.asia
    xoomcharge.cn
    xoomcharge.com.cn
    xoomcharge.com.hk
    xoomcharge.com.tw
    xoomcharge.hk
    xoomcharge.net.cn
    xoomcharge.org.cn
    xoomcharge.tw ”
    After our initial checking, we have 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 have authorized this, we will finish the registration at once. If you have not, 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 “MEF Int’l Ltd”.
    Best Regards,

    Jeff Wong
    Tel: +86-551-5223-174 || Fax: +86-551-5223-175
    10/F,Jindi International Building,No.588 MaAnshan South Road,
    Baohe District,Heifei,China

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  86. Reply MAO Nov 18,2011 9:22 am

    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 “AID International Ltd”.

    Best Regards,

    Dennis Zhou
    Tel: +86-551-5223-174 Fax: +86-551-5223-175
    10/F,Jindi International Building,No.588 MaAnshan South Road,
    Baohe District,Heifei,China

    Now his name is Dennis Zhou

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  87. Reply vicki j Nov 14,2011 4:15 pm

    Now his name is Kevin Liu

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  88. Reply Johnny Nov 11,2011 7:38 am

    Got it to,glad I found this page see below:

    (If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to your President or appropriate person, thanks)

    Dear President,

    We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china, have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on November
    10, 2011. one company which self-styled “Singnal Co.Ltd” were applying to register “dataliner” as Network Brand and following domain names:

    .asia
    .cn
    .co.in
    .com.cn
    .com.hk
    .com.tw
    .hk
    .in
    .net.cn
    .org.cn
    .tw

    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 “Singnal Co.Ltd”.

    Best Regards,

    Bertram
    Registration Dept.

    Office:Tel: +862885915586 Fax: +862885912116
    Address:12/F,Shangding international, People’s south road,WuHou District,ChengDu.China

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  89. Reply Megan Nov 8,2011 1:36 pm

    So can you just ignore these emails or will they do something to the company website domain?? I received this and emailed back that this was a mistake and please do not change the domain name. If they respond can I just ignore it going forward??

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  90. Reply Andy Nov 3,2011 3:33 am

    Also received on 02-NOV-2011 from jesse@tsnic-china.com

    same body, signed off as:
    **
    Best Regards,
    Jesse Yang
    Registration Dept

    Tel: +862885915586 || Fax: +862885912116
    Address:12/F,Shangding international, People’s south road,WuHou District,ChengDu.China
    http://www.tsnic-china.org/
    **

    They sent the website link as an image, but the website does actually exist So some credence to this. As does the phone number – phone it and someone answers but without any company name given. I suggest we set-up a mass fax spam mission to them.

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  91. Reply Trae Oct 31,2011 12:57 pm

    Got the same thing, different name.

    (If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to your President or appropriate person, thanks)

    Dear President,

    We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china, have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on October 28, 2011. One company which self-styled “Sadine Industrial Co. Ltd” were applying to register “xxxxxxxx” as Network Brand and following domain names:

    .asia
    .cn
    .co.in
    .com.cn
    .com.tw
    .hk
    .in
    .net.cn
    .org.cn
    .tw

    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 “Sadine Industrial Co. Ltd”.

    Best Regards,

    Jeff Yang

    Registration Dept.

    Tel: +862885915586 || Fax: +862885912116
    Address:12/F,Shangding international, People’s south road,WuHou District,ChengDu.China
    http://www.tsnet-now.org

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  92. Reply Anthony Oct 26,2011 3:32 am

    Got, one too. The thing that gave it away for me is probably a scam that it’s completely english, without out a hint of chinese anywhere.

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  93. Reply Alina Oct 17,2011 12:12 pm

    Got it today—

    (If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to your President or appropriate person, thanks)

    Dear President,

    We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china, have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on October 14, 2011. One company which self-styled “Promea Industrial Co Ltd ” were applying to register “*” as Network Brand and following domain names:

    *.asia
    *.cn
    *.co.in
    *.com.cn
    *com.hk
    *.com.tw
    *.hk
    *.in
    *.net.cn
    *.org.cn
    *.tw

    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 “Promea Industrial Co Ltd “.

    Best Regards,

    Jesse Yang(jesse@tsnet-now.com)

    Registration Dept

    Tel: +86 28 8591 5586 || Fax: +86 28 8591 2116
    Address:12/F,Shangding international, People’s south road,WuHou District,ChengDu.China
    tsnet-now.org

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  94. Reply Kasper Oct 11,2011 7:35 am

    I received one of those emails as well. The text of the email sounded very official. From the text alone it could be real or a scam, and no clue convincing me either way.

    The email was sent from the domain tsnet-now.com, when I did further research on that domain things started looking a bit fishy. The domain was registered less than two weeks ago. And a search on Google for the domain name turned up nothing useful. Just a couple of websites tracking domain registrations.

    Another thing I found fishy was that the email was sent with an empty to field.

    It was only as I started searching for fragments of the contents of the email that I found this page.

    Anybody have any idea about how frequently these scammers change their domain name?

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  95. Reply Andy Oct 5,2011 1:54 am

    Same here from Neil Dong

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  96. Reply Kelvin Sep 13,2011 5:30 am

    Same here. I received the same on 6 Sept. The same body but the company is “Staman investment Co., Ltd” and the person who sent me email is

    Howard Zhang
    Registration Dept.

    Tel: +86 28 8591 5586 || Fax: +86 28 8591 2116

    Address:12/F,Shangding international, People’s south road,WuHou District,ChengDu.China

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  97. Reply Bernie W Sep 7,2011 9:57 am

    Thankyou for your posting to alert SCAMS , we received the same scam messages but with these contact details shown below:

    Alex Lee : Senior Consultant
    10/F,Jindi International Building,No.588 MaAnshan South Road,Baohe District,Heifei, China Tel : (+86) 551-5223174: Fax : (+86) 551-5223175

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  98. Reply Todd Aug 18,2011 12:51 am

    Same scam, allegedly from:
    Andy Wu, Senior Consultant
    Tel: +86-21-67158606 67150255

    He informed me that “SLPO INC” was applying to register my domain name in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan!

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  99. Reply Brian Aug 17,2011 3:54 pm

    Our firm received the same email from Jason Yu about the dastardly “Pumed Invest AG”. Jason’s company is apparently ZK-something, and the domain for his email is zkdns.org. We tend to get a few of these each year…

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  100. Reply earle Aug 15,2011 3:02 am

    same scam using ZK International at http://www.zkinternational.org

    bla, bla, bla….

    After our initial examination,we found that the Brand name applied for registration are as same as your company using name and Brand name. These days we are dealing with it, hope to get the affirmation from your company. If your company did not authorize the aforesaid company to register these, please contact us as soon as possible. If your company and this”Pumed Invest AG.” as the same company, there is no need replying to us, we will accept their application and will register those for them immediately.
    In addition, we hereby affirm that our time limit is 7 workdays. If your company files no reply within the time limit, we will approve the application submitted by “Pumed Invest AG.” unconditionally.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Jason Yu
    General Manager

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  101. Reply MAK Jul 6,2011 10:05 am

    Same scam but using following details & even includes a photo:

    Adonis Cheung Senior Manager
    Tel? 0086-139-6616-8121 Fax?0086-563-4015725 Address: No.2931, HuiZhou Road,Baohe District,Hefei,China

    adonis.cheung@yjregistry.com

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  102. Reply Carrie Sue Jun 8,2011 3:18 pm

    Scammer who e-mailed calls himself “King Xu.”

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  103. Reply Stephen Coleman May 17,2011 8:45 am

    Allen Zhang is back! using exactly the same email format as appears above! what will they think of next! sent him a link to this site so he can read about himself!

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  104. Reply John Harper Feb 17,2011 1:05 pm

    Scammer is now calling himself “Frank Lee”. The company supposed to be trying to register a domain in China with our name turns out to be a property management company in Utah. I don’t think so …

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  105. Reply Tom Servo Jan 7,2011 7:30 am

    They must be trying to fill a quota. I heard about this one recently from a lot of people.

    Got my own one today. Replied with the suggestion that he should go play on Tiananmen Square the next parade. Let’s see how they react/whether it’s automatic or not.

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  106. Reply Niket Shah Jan 5,2011 12:05 pm

    Surly a SCAM.
    From India you can not book such domain untill and unless you have business on those country as a partner/ authorize organization.

    These domains extension are mostly used for China, Taiwan, HonkKong.

    BE AWARE

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  107. Reply R N Shah Jan 5,2011 7:50 am

    We have also received the same e mail, thanks for posting it so that no one would fall into the trap of those Spammers

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  108. Reply Khawar Dec 31,2010 8:17 am

    We have received the same email and thanks for the posting so that all the internet users know it.

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  109. Reply S N Sharma Dec 30,2010 5:47 am

    We have received similar email from this gentleman ‘Allen Zhang’.

    It is now confirmed that this is a scam.

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