Scam from China Registry, why it’s stupid and you can ignore it

You’re here for the same reason I had to google about them last week, this “Domain Registration Service company in China” thing that claims someone wants to register your keyword and your domain with chinese TLD, urging you to escalate with the CEO.

Why it’s stupid

I got one, and they want to use “simonerescio” as business keyword in China? Like for real? Who among their 1.5 billion citizens would look for such keyword and for what purpose?

Last but not least, “forward this to your CEO“? Who the hell might be the CEO of a blog that talks about me???

What to do

Nothing, just ignore them, if you try to engage and reply they’ll try to persuade you into buying those domains so that you don’t risk losing them, as some that tried reported on other websites that received this scam. There’s also a Wikipedia page for this type of scam, just let them go.

The Scam

Here’s the one I received :

Charles Xu<charles@chinaregistry.org.cn>

A: info@simonerescio.it

Rispondi a: charles@chinaregistry.org.cn

simonerescio CN domain and keyword

(Please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks)

This is a formal email. We are the Domain Registration Service company in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. On July 28, 2016, we received an application from Kehong Holdings Ltd requested “simonerescio” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (simonerescio.cn, simonerescio.com.cn, simonerescio.net.cn, simonerescio.org.cn). But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor in China?

 

Best Regards,

Charles Xu | Service & Operations Manager

China Registry (Head Office) | 6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, Shanghai 201103, China

Tel: +86-2161918696 | Fax: +86-2161918697  | Mob: +86-13816428671

Email: charles@chinaregistry.org.cn

Web: www.chinaregistry.org.cn

 

This email contains privileged and confidential information intended for the addressee only. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy this email and inform the sender immediately. We appreciate you respecting the confidentiality of this information by not disclosing or using the information in this email.

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5 thoughts on “Scam from China Registry, why it’s stupid and you can ignore it”

      1. Hi, no I didn’t bother reporting being such an obvious mass attempt I assume they only want to cash on the ones that are phished by the fake threat

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