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Old 11 April 2012, 14:48   #1
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Whats the scam here?

email received as below.....
what /is there a scam here....can't work it out....anyone had similar?


"(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 April 10, 2012. One company which self-styled "Cokent Investment, Inc" were applying to register "razorbillribs" as Network Brand and following domain names:

razorbillribs.asia
razorbillribs.cn
razorbillribs.com.cn
razorbillribs.com.tw
razorbillribs.hk
razorbillribs.in
razorbillribs.net.cn
razorbillribs.org.cn
razorbillribs.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 "Cokent Investment, Inc".

Best Regards,

Avery Yang

Registration Dept.

Tel: +862885915586 || Fax: +862885912116

Address:8/F XiYu building No,52 JinDun Road,QingYang District,Chengdu City,China"

????

EDIT: Ignore that .....here it is: http://keepsafeonthenet.co.uk/2010/1...vice-in-china/
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Old 11 April 2012, 15:11   #2
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i get them all the time at work. its spam....
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Old 11 April 2012, 19:29   #3
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email received as below.....
what /is there a scam here....can't work it out....anyone had similar?


"(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 April 10, 2012. One company which self-styled "Cokent Investment, Inc" were applying to register "razorbillribs" as Network Brand and following domain names:

razorbillribs.asia
razorbillribs.cn
razorbillribs.com.cn
razorbillribs.com.tw
razorbillribs.hk
razorbillribs.in
razorbillribs.net.cn
razorbillribs.org.cn
razorbillribs.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 "Cokent Investment, Inc".

Best Regards,

Avery Yang

Registration Dept.

Tel: +862885915586 || Fax: +862885912116

Address:8/F XiYu building No,52 JinDun Road,QingYang District,Chengdu City,China"

????

EDIT: Ignore that .....here it is: Asian Domain registration service in china Keep Safe On The Net
They have never received any sort of application, they are simply trying to blag you into registering a load of useless domain names. This scam is pretty old
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They have never received any sort of application, they are simply trying to blag you into registering a load of useless domain names at inflated prices. This scam is pretty old
And look out for opportunistic registration companies sending 'renewal' letters before your real domain registration is due to expire, again at excessive rates.
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