Domain name dispute scam

I received this email ? up front warning it?s a scam:

(If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to your President or appropriate person, thanks)
Dear President,
We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china, have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on?April 18,?2012. One company which self-styled ?Daess Investment, Inc? were applying to register ?zagz? as Network Brand and following domain names:

zagz.asia
zagz.cn
zagz.com.cn
zagz.com.tw
zagz.hk
zagz.in
zagz.net.cn
zagz.org.cn
zagz.tw
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 ?Daess Investment, Inc?.

Best Regards,

Sam Yang

Registration Dept.
Tel:?+862885915586??||? Fax:?+862885912116
Address:8/F XiYu building No,52 JinDun Road,QingYang District,Chengdu City,China.

I didn?t think people would fall for this, but then a client sent me a similar email asking that I action it on their behalf.

The fake registration warning it trying to scare you into paying inflated registration fees to register your brand domain in a bunch of foreign top level domains. Now if you have the budget, reach and vision for that kind of world domination, by all means register them all ? just don?t do it with this spamming scammer.

One Reply to “Domain name dispute scam”

  1. I have been contacted by a creditor ? which is odd because it is a debt that was transferred out of my name after my divorce.

    But? they had all my info ? name, SS, address (an old one though) and former place of business. I asked them to send me e-mail out lining the debt. I received an e-mail and after an hours worth of checking I have found out that:

    No company by that name exists in the city listed in the e-mail.
    The domain name on the e-mail address does not go to any website
    The address listed for them is, in fact, a restaurant

    My gut reaction would be to tell them to screw off but if by some slim chance this is legitimate, I need to know that (to deal with my ex wife on the matter). What is a hard and fast way I can verify if they are a legitimate company or someone who has gotten ahold of my credit information is just trying to scam money out of me.

    Interesting note: when I got on the phone with them, I was not arguing at all, or disputing anything? and they just kept dropping the number ? from 2,300 to 1,500 to 900 to 600? and honest to go, I was saying nothing to prompt them to do this.

    Any thoughts?

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