Website name owners beaware of fraudulent Chinese domain name registration emails like the one below that came from the fake website "www.chinaregistry-st.org". 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.
A Fraudulent Chinese Domain Name Registration Email from www.chinaregistry-st.org
Subject: onlinethreatalerts CN domain and keyword
Date: Tue 10/23/2017 11:17
(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 25, 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?
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
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.