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Beware of "www.chinaregistry.com.cn" - it is a Fake CN and ASIA Domain Name Registration Website

2017-12-17T23:41:23  +
Beware of "www.chinaregistry.com.cn" - it is a Fake CN and ASIA Domain Name Registration Website

Domain name owners be aware of fraudulent Chinese domain name registration emails like the one below that came from the fake website "www.chinaregistry.com.cn". The fraudulent email messages should not be responded to, especially with personal or financial information. And, the instructions in the same fraudulent email messages should not be followed. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick website owners into paying them for a fraudulent service, which the scammers claim will be used to purchase their Chinese (.CN) domain names.

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A Fraudulent Chinese Domain Name Registration Email Message from www.chinaregistry.com.cn

Subject: onlinethreatalerts CN domain and keyword

Date: Tue 10/10/2017 11:17

From: shawn@chinaregistry.com.cn

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

This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China. On Oct 9, 2017, we received an application from Huikai Ltd requested "onlinethreatalerts" as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (onlinethreatalerts.cn, onlinethreatalerts.com.cn, onlinethreatalerts.net.cn, onlinethreatalerts.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 your company is affiliated with this Chinese company or not?

Best Regards,

Shawn Zhang | Service & Operations Manager

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

Tel: +86-02164193517 | Fax: +86-02161918697 | Mob: +86-13816428671

Email: shawn@chinaregistry.com.cn

Web: www.chinaregistry.com.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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  • Posted: Aug 8, 2018 at 12:08 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bad Toelz, Bavaria, Germany

    We received that kind of email, too. Searching a little, I found out that, if you answer it is your domain, they reply the other ones insist on registering the name in China and offer you, in the end, to buy the Chinese domain for yourself. But to click on any of their links would be for sure a very expensive mistake!

    Funny thing: It's a big family. I read from Oliver Liu, but there are Adrian, Thomas, Patrick, Albert, Klaus, you name it, Liu. Family Busines;-)

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 31, 2018 at 5:05 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Paris, Île-de-France, France

    we received this email too.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 28, 2018 at 9:49 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Boylston, Massachusetts, United States

    I received the same domain name email today (April 29, 2018) from:
    Simon Liu

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    • Posted: May 9, 2018 at 1:10 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Romanshorn, Thurgau, Switzerland

      Me too (May 8th 2018)from:
      Jeff Liu (compare with the message above; how creative they are ;o)

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  • Posted: Apr 24, 2018 at 11:27 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Compton, California, United States

    This is what I received, so I should just ignore them?

    From: Nick Liu
    Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:19 AM
    Subject: arrowlink CN domain and keyword

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

    We are the domain registration and solution center in China. On April 16, 2018, we received an application from Kaikun Ltd requested "xxxxxx" as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (xxxxxx.cn, xxxxxx.com.cn, xxxxxx.net.cn, xxxxxx.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 business partner in China?

    Best Regards,
    Nick Liu | Service & Operations Manager
    China Registry (Head Office) | 6012, XingdI Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, ShanghaI 201103, China
    Tel: 86-02154290702 | Fax: 86-02154290703 | Mob: 86-13816428671
    Email: nick@chinaregistry.com.cn
    Web: www.chinaregistry.com.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."

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 24, 2018 at 4:12 PM by info

      Yes, ignore them.

      delete


  • Posted: Apr 19, 2018 at 3:14 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bayside, New York, United States

    We received one as well. The from address is slightly different then mentioned above --
    Posting in the hopes someone else doesn't get duped. "*****" are used in place of our domain name.


    "From: Tony Liu
    Subject: ***** CN domain and keyword

    (Please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks)
    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On April 11, 2018, we received an application from Kaikun Ltd requested "*****" as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (*****.cn, *****.com.cn, *****.net.cn, *****.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 your company have connection with this Chinese company or not?
    Best Regards,
    Tony Liu | Service & Operations Manager
    CN Registry (Head Office) | 6012, XingdI Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, ShanghaI 201103, China
    Tel: 86-02164193517 | Fax: 86-02161918697 | Mob: 86-13816428671
    Email: tony@cnregistry.org.cn
    Web: www.cnregistry.org.cn"

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  • Posted: Apr 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Scott Liu
    Date: Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 11:51 AM
    Subject: republicbroadcasting CN domain and keyword

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

    We are the domain registration and solution center in China. On April 2, 2018, we received an application from Kaikun Ltd requested "republicbroadcasting" as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (republicbroadcasting.cn, republicbroadcasting.com.cn, republicbroadcasting.net.cn, republicbroadcasting.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 your company have connection with this Chinese company or not?

    Best Regards,

    Scott Liu | Service & Operations Manager

    China Registry (Head Office) | 6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, Shanghai 201103, China
    Tel: 86-02154290702 | Fax: 86-02154290703 | Mob: 86-13816428671
    Email: scott@chinaregistry.net.cn
    Web: www.chinaregistry.net.cn"

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 11, 2017 at 9:46 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lysaker, Akershus, Norway

    Dear all,

    What should we do if we have shared the personal information?

    Best regards,
    Mike.

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    • Posted: Nov 11, 2017 at 9:59 AM by info

      Just be careful going forward because the scammers will contact you and attempt to scam you.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 8, 2017 at 11:57 AM by an anonymous user from or near: São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    OMG! This has happened to us here in Brazil too. After this Thomas Liu indicates a Chinese company is competing for our tradename domains and "keyword".

    Another message came to us from a pretending person of this HuikaI Ltd to make threat even more realistic:

    "To whom it concerns, we will register the China domain names "e*sys.cn" "e*sys.com.cn" "e*sys.net.cn" "e*sys.org.cn" and internet keyword "e*sys" and have submitted our application. We are waiting for Mr. Thomas Liu's approval and think these CN domains and internet keyword are very important for our business. Even though Mr. Thomas Liu advised us to change another name, we will persist in this name. Kind regards. Gareth Ning".

    We also asked for forms and prices in a suspicious way. Now we now know it's another fraud!

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  • Posted: Nov 1, 2017 at 12:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lindenhurst, New York, United States

    Many, many thanks. Our message came from a Daniel Liu. I did respond and was told that the company was still going to pursue getting our site name because we are not "registered" in China. They are also intending to use the "internet word" which is supposed to be like a keyword.

    I asked him to send us information and rates for registration, already suspicious of the intent.

    We also found the site that the Registry uses and it looks very real ... too real for my partner's radar.

    When I searched for the company that supposedly wants our name, I also found this site's listing. Just in time!

    Thanks for all you do for all of us. <*G*>

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    • Posted: Nov 3, 2017 at 6:25 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Pune, Maharashtra, India

      I received the same mail so I contacted the guy by calling him on the number in the email. He didn't even speak or understand English. Therefore, I searched for HuikaI Ltd and found this link! Thanks so much.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 27, 2017 at 5:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Valencia, California, United States

    What should I do if I responded to this, without sharing personal info?

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 27, 2017 at 8:01 PM by info

      The scammers will continue to send you more scams.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 26, 2017 at 6:25 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

    Hi, I received such an email, too. In my German blog I wrote an article about this. Looks like a strange behavior.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 26, 2017 at 6:05 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Laren, North Holland, Netherlands

    The mail we received, came from chinaregistry.org.cn (not the .com.cn). Which one is right?

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    • Posted: Oct 26, 2017 at 6:45 AM by info

      Both are scams.

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