Thursday, September 2, 2010

Scams from China

It appears that China will soon aquire the mantle (from Nigeria) of the new Internet Scam capital of the world.

You have to check this message out. They have some automated domain analyzer that has determined that my domain has some kind of following. And they are notifiying me that, for a fee, they can do something that gives me some kind of  'trademark' priveleges  in China.

Ones' first instinct is the send them a message with the subject line 'F...  Y... and why do think I care'.
But, of course, this would be a complete waste of time and energy... because, .....
It's only Chinatown..

Dear Manager:
We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On July,19th,2010, We received HUATAI Company's application that they are registering the name "sailboatdata" as their Internet Trademark and "","" ,""domain names etc.,It is China and ASIA domain names.But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check.According to the principle in China,your company is the owner of the trademark,In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!

Kind regards
Angela Zhang
Registration Department Manager
3002, Nanhai Building 854.Nandan Road
Xuhui District, Shanghai
Office: +86 216296 2950
Fax: +86 216296 1557