Registration confirmation letter-No.2011112421 2

This is the same scam that is mentioned in this post http://keepsafeonthenet.co.uk/2010/12/asian-domain-registration-service-in-china/

 

A legitimate domain registrar never checks to see who holds other versions of a domain name.  It’s none of their business.

No-one has applied to register a domain using your “Network Brand”.  This is just a scam company who are hoping you will panic and ask to buy the domains yourself – at which point they will ask you for an inflated price.  So that you can see how the scam works, I replied and said that I hadn’t authorised the purchase of the domain names.

After a couple of emails, this is the reply I received, including prices:

Thank you very much for your swift feedback.Yes,if your company thinks you need to register these domain names,as the registraion organization in China, we will cooperate with you completely.We will send an application form to you and we can assist you to register these domains first to prevent Mujia Investment Co., Ltd’s registration.After the finish of the registration,your company will become the legal owner of these domain names and any others cann’t register these domain names all over the world.In that case ,we have the right to reject the Application of Mujia Investment Co., Ltd.
Of course,you can choose to register the domain names which are very important to your company in order to avoid needless losses.
Following is the price list, only for your reference:
Domain name:
mydomainname.asia               40GBP/Per Year/Per Name
mydomainname.cn                 20GBP/Per Year/Per Name
mydomainname.com.cn           20GBP/Per Year/Per Name
mydomainname.hk                 40GBP/Per Year/Per Name
mydomainname.tw                 40GBP/Per Year/Per Name
mydomainname.in                  50GBP/Per Year/Per Name
Network brand:   
mydomainname                  120GBP/Per Year/Per Name
Following is the procedure, you can do follow these.
1. We will send the application form to you.
2.You fill in the application form and return it with the relevant proof documents(such as, trademark certificate, certificate of incorporation, the copy will be OK.).
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 15 workdays.
if you have any issues you can call or email us.Thank you for your cooperation.
Have a nice day!
Best Regards,

A little research tells me that it costs around $13 (approx £10) to register a .asia domain, not the £40 quoted.  I hope you can see how the scam works now.

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

Dear CEO/Principal,

I’m sorry to disturb you so abruptly.
We are Shanghai PICN Information Service Limited, which specialize in dealing with the global company’ s domain name and Network Brand registration and internet Intellectual property right’ s protection in Asia. Currently, we have a pretty important issue need to confirm with your company.

On November 24, 2011, we received an application on our online application system. One company named “Mujia Investment Co., Ltd” wanted to applied for the Network Brand “mydomainname” and some relevant domain names through our body.

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 “Mujia Investment Co., Ltd”.

Looking forward to your prompt reply and have a nice day.

Best Regards

Johnny Chen
Auditing Department
AnHui Office:
Phone: 0086-5515120117
Fax: 0086-5515123308
Postal Code:230022
Address:Room 807,Building 17,AnGao World Cities,No. 99,WangJiang West Road,HeFei,AnHui Province,China
ShangHai Headquarters:
Postal Code:201315
Address: Room 1303,No.11,Lane 788,Xiupu Road,Nanhui District,ShangHai,China
2011-11-24

2 thoughts on “Registration confirmation letter-No.2011112421

  1. Reply Michael Sep 10,2012 1:33 pm

    Thanks for posting this, received an email very similar to the one listed, thought it was a scam, but does leave you wondering…, if its not will this cause my business problems? Glad to be able to be reassured just to ignore it.

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  2. Reply Annonymous Dec 5,2011 6:15 am

    its a scam don’t fall for it .. great that you posted it here ther’s would be glad to read this post and learn that they could have been a victim of a scam

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