Friday, March 12, 2010

Who's the domain scammer, Andre or David?

It doesn't really matter whether it's Andre or David — it's all a scam. If you reply, the scammer will pressure you to buy high-priced services to "buy back" your domain and to "guarantee" that nobody else buys it in the future. If you do nothing, nothing will happen. Don't be fooled, don't reply, to messages like this.

I've changed the name of the domain to xxxxxx here, but everything else is verbatim.

From: "Andre"
Date: March 11, 2010 10:46:24 PM PST
To: "info"
Subject: xxxxxxxx

Dear Principal,

We are a domain name registration and dispute organization in Asia, which mainly deal with the global companies' domain name registration and internet intellectual property right protection. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

On March,11, 2010, we received an application formally. A company named "knisenthy" wanted to register some domain names with the keyword of "xxxxxxxx" through our organization.

Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names.When we checking their application, we found the keyword of these domain names are identical with your company's. So, I want to confirm with you: Have you consigned knisenthy to register those domain names? Or are they your subbranch in Asia?

We haven't finished the registration of knisenthy yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

Waiting for your reply ASAP.

Best Regards,

Auditing and Registration Manager

Tel: +852 65171987
Fax: +852 30696940

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