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One of my clients has the domain EXAMPLE.com for his company, today I received an email about someone trying to register EXAMPLE brand for

From: * [mailto:*@-.org.cn] Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 To: info

Subject: URGENT "Example" Brand Registration Confirmation

Importance: High

(It's very urgent, Please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person, thanks)

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are a specialized company for domain name registration and protection. Here, we have an issue about your intellectual property rights to confirm with you.We formally received an application on January 15,2013 that a company which self-styled "* * * Investments Limited"were applying to register "Example" as their Brand name and some domain names through our firm.

Now we are handling this registration, and after our initial checking, we found the name were similar to your company's, so we need to check with you whether your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you authorized this, we will finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we will handle this issue better. Out of the time limit we will unconditionally finish the registration for "* * * Investments Limited".Looking forward to your prompt reply.

I am almost sure this is a scam, but thought of asking you if you have seen anything similar. Is their any chance that this is a legitimate message?

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It's a scam. We see these all the time. –  John Conde Jan 21 at 15:17
    
Thanks, that's what I wanted to hear! –  aularon Jan 21 at 15:20

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Most likely spam/scam... Here is an example that i have received recently.

(Letter to the President or Brand Owner, thanks)

Dear President,

We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on Aguest 21, 2013 that a company which self-styled "FDH Global Ltd" were applying to register "~REMOVED~" as their Brand Name and some domain names through our firm.

Now we are handling this registration, and after our initial checking, we found the name were similar to your company's, so we need to check with you whether your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you authorized this, we will finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we will handle this issue better. Out of the time limit we will unconditionally finish the registration for "FDH Global Ltd".Looking forward to your prompt reply.

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