Chinese Intellectual Property Scam on Domain Names
It seems that Internet scams are alive and well in China. I’ve noticed there are a few scams going around now which has prompted me to setup a new Scams section on our blog. Many of our customers (including ourselves) have received the following email regarding the protection of their company domain name across different domain extensions. This email plays on the fears of the recipient, especially since China isn’t as strict or regulated when it comes to domain ownership.
Our Advice: Add senders domain to your list of blocked senders , and delete Jacks e-mail. 100% scam artist.
Original Mail below:
From: jack wu
Sent: 14 July 2009 10:59
Subject: Dispute–concerning the intellectual property rights in China
(If you are NOT CEO,please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent.Thanks.)
We are the department of registration service in China. We have something need to confirm with you. We formally received an application. One company which called “MID Design SPA” are applying to register “PCTECHNIX” as internet brand and CN domain names as below :
on July 14th,2009. After our initial examination, we found that the internet brand applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we will deal with it, hope to get the affirmation from your company. If your company has not authorized the aforesaid company to register these, Please contact us as soon as possible. In addition,we hereby affirm that our time limit for dissent application is 7 days.If your company files no dissent within the time limit,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “MID Design SPA”.
Address: Room 1501,No.12,Lane 788,Xiupu Road,Nanhui District,ShangHai,China