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.
Here’s the one I received :
Rispondi a: email@example.com
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?
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
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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I also encountered such a scam on June 4, 2022. This Mr. Robert first revealed to me the so-called very urgent matter. There are other companies who want to buy a domain name very similar to ours and ask if they are our partners. The company, of course not. We don’t know what that company does. After replying to the email, the employees of that company actually contacted us after a few days! When we searched for relevant information on the Internet, we saw this article, and the experience was exactly the same. The email address received by the blogger is the same as the one we received. If anyone else encounters this, please ignore it. Avoid losing your energy and finances.
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File compliant to https://econsumer.gov/#crnt, maybe they can help.
Thanks for the info, will do 🙂
Dear lord, aren’t they stubborn?
Coming again at me, looks like the urgent mail of August 2016, where in the meanwhile those domains were never registered is again urgent,
this time the address of their head office, at least, is not an inexistent place on maps, but a random shop in Shangai,
no thanks Jim Bing <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did you file a complaint with https://econsumer.gov/#crnt ? And if so what was the outcome? I am facing a similar problem.
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