Thursday, August 11, 2011

Domain Name Scam

I received below email recently ... and just wanted to share and warn my fellow bloggers on emails like these.  I panicked, at first....but the good thing was that I didn’t act impulsively,  I did my research and hence, wasn’t taken in by this scam.

Dear Manager:

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Anhui, China. On July,20th,2011, We received HUNDI Company's application that they are registering the name "manilashopper" as their Internet Trademark and "","" ,""domain names etc.,It is China and ASIA domain names. But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company.  As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check.According to the principle in China,your company is the owner of the trademark,In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!

Kind regards
Angela Zhang

Anhui Office (Head Office)
Registration Department Manager
Room 1008 Shenhui Building
Haitian Road, Huli Anhui, China
Office:  +86 0553 4994789
+86 0553 4994789

The company and their website might be legitimate, (I checked them in and I have confirmed that it was indeed a registered name) but the problem is that they instigate fear to people just to be able to sell...which is a nasty selling tactic!  Hence, this is considered a scam. This scam started back in 2006 yet (I think so, based on my research) and I don't know why until now, they still do this.  Probably because they can still deceive some.  Don't be one of them!!!  Check out these useful links =>domain-name-scams, and

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I would have fallen for this, thanks for the warning.