Today I received a typical scam e-mail that preys on the unknowing.
Luckily I have seen one of these scams before and they usually have the exact wording, with a few changes here and there.
The content of the e-mail often follows this format:
We are a domain name registration and dispute organization in Asia,
which mainly deal with the global companies' domain name registration
and internet intellectual property right protection. Currently, we
have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.
On February,21, 2010, we received an application formally. A company
named "companyname" wanted to register some domain names with
the keyword of "dangermoosestudios" through our organization.
Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names.When
we checking their application, we found the keyword of these domain
names are identical with your company's. So, I want to confirm with
you: Have you consigned "companyname" to register those domain
names? Or are they your subbranch in Asia?
We haven't finished the registration of "companyname" yet, and
we have postponed this application of this company temporarily
already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by
telephone or email as soon as possible.
Waiting for your reply ASAP.
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