A few of our clients have reached out to us as their trusted IT advisor asking us about this email they have received. Looks like another chinese domain name scam.
What we recommend is that you simply delete this message and not act on their requests. There are often scams such as this online today hoping to get business owners to register domains that they don’t need. Sometimes these messages have malicious intent such as stealing your credit card details or even downloading a virus or trojan to your system.
If you get this message just delete it or call your trusted IT support team and we can help you.
Here is a sample of the message.
(If you are not in charge of this please transfer this urgent email to your President & CEO, thanks.)
We are the registration and solution center in China. We have an important issue to confirm with you. On February 28th, 2012, we formally received an application, one company which called “DEK Invest Ltd” are applying to register ”domainname” as Internet brand and Domain names:
domainname.cn / .com.cn / .net.cn / .org.cn / .hk / .com.hk / .in / .tw / .com.tw / .asia
After our preliminary investigation, we found the brand name and these domain names being applied are as same as your company’s, so we wonder whether your company consigned DEK Invest Ltd to register these domain names with us?
If the aforesaid company is your business partner or your subsidiary company, please DO NOT reply us, we will approve the application automatically. If you have no any relationship with this company, please contact us within 10 workdays. If out of the deadline, we will approve the application submitted by “DEK Invest Ltd” unconditionally.Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question.
Registration Department Manager
Room 601 | No.1 | Lane 1118 Xizha Road| Fengxian District | Shanghai | China
Office: +86 (21) 6715 0445 | Fax: +86 (21) 6715 0445