Defense Against Crime

19/08/2010

Internet Domain Scam Alert

Filed under: Business Security Information,Cyber Crimes — peppereyes @ 11:44 AM
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In one of my other posts titled We want to buy your products. I told how PepeprEyes.com often receives these e-mails that are internet scams. A few days ago I received this Domain Name scam e-mail.

Dear Manager,

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On August,12th,2010, We received HUATAI Company’s application that they are registering the name “peppereyes” as their Internet Trademark and “peppereyes.cn“,”peppereyes.com.cn” ,”peppereyes.asia”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
Angela Zhang

Registration Department Manager
3002, Nanhai Building 854.Nandan Road  
Xuhui District, Shanghai
Office:  +86 216296 2950
Fax:     +86 216296 1557
web:
http://ygnetwork.cn
web:
http://www.ygnetwork.cn

When I received the e-mail I had several thoughts that went through my mind. First, what can I do? The second, is this for real? I entered my detective mode, I searched the planetary databases (Google, Yahoo, Bing) for the exact wording of the first sentence. It didn’t take long to see that others have received this e-mail as well.

The aim of the e-mail is to make me purchase alternates of my domain from another company in order to ‘protect’ my business. They would suggest that you protect yourself from each countries own suffix, you find yourself in a position where suddenly it’s no longer just “.com”, but also “.net” “.co.uk” “.co.nz” and the list just goes on and on.

And before you go ridicule, this is a serious issue. Can you imagine PepperEyes.com having the hassle of registering the website names like PepperEyes.co.nz, PepperEyes.com.au, PepperEyes.com.cn, PepperEyes.co.uk, PepperEyes.it .. etc. How much would the victim end up spending? There have been lots of companies and individuals already scammed.

As of 2001, the Federal Trade Commission has asked a U.S. District Court Judge to halt an Internet domain name scheme that dupes consumers into needlessly registering variations of their existing domain names by deceptively contending that a third party like in the above e-mail, acting in bad faith, is about to claim it. The agency estimates that, at a minimum, 27,000 consumers may have been victims of the scam as of that time. At the agency’s request, the court has issued a Temporary Restraining Order, frozen the defendants’ assets, and shut down their Web sites, pending trial. The FTC has asked the court to bar the scheme permanently and order consumer redress.

Beware of any e-mail you receive from any company from any country. These e-mails not only come from China, but also Canada.

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to meeting the safety needs of you, your friends, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility arm yourself, or your business with our products and the knowledge of the best way to stay safe in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.


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2 Comments

  1. people are stupid

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    Comment by david michel — 24/08/2010 @ 4:24 AM

  2. I’m so glad to have found your web page. My pal mentioned it to me before, yet never got around to checking it out until now. I must express, I’m floored. I really enjoyed reading through your posts and will absolutely be back to get more.

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    Comment by google — 12/09/2010 @ 3:25 PM


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