The scam of asiapacificdns.org
I had seen a few different variants of scams, but it seems that we must watchful at all times, as the scammers have much imaginativeness. It is also to expect that they are numerous and their repertoire is vast.
A couple of weeks ago I received following email from Lilian.Garcia@asiapacificdns.org, tel. +852 3175 7930 Txt(8008)
Dear CEO & Manager,
We are a Network Solutions Centre in Asia,mainly dealing with domain name registration and internet intellectual property rights protection. On Sept. 6,2010 we received a formal application from a company who is applying to register several domains, using "askrenzo "as the keyword. After investigation,we find that you are the original user of the keyword. Such similar domain cases may involve your trademark and company name,and may cause website confusion and conflicts. For a responsible attitude, we inform you here and ask for your opinion. If you don\'t mind,we will finish registration for the third company.
Look forward to your reply.
TEL +852 3175 7930 Txt(8008)
FAX +852 3175 7932
Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
In this cases and others it wouldn't hurt to look for their organisation in the search engines, which I didn't initially do. Also the popularity in Google is an excellet indicator
Their second email
Thanks for your reply. The third company applied these domains through our
online system, so we don't know what sort of business they are and their
intents. As a service company, we are responsible to inform you ahead. The
third company wants to register the domains and keyword below:
Once these domains and keyword are registered by the third company, it will
cause confusion to your trademark and website. To prevent this, I'm
responsible to inform you at once to handle this successfully. According to
the registration law, you are the original owner and have the priority to
register them. I want to ask for your opinion. If you consider some were
important to your company's business scape and developing regions, and would
like to protect some domain names and internet keyword by registering them
ahead, we would send you an application form. If you have no interest please
Enclosed the internet keyword introduction.
Their website www.asiapacificdns.org was not accessible, so I decided to look for it on the seach engines.
I found the site http://www.askaboutmoney.com, which reports this scam and part of its history.
Again, literally any time you are asked directly or directly for money from any organisation, start a search in Google!