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Strange email - Is this a scam?

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by rc36, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. I just received this email. What do you reckon? Is it legit or not?

    "Dear Manager,

    We are a professional Internet consultant 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 Mar 09,2010, we received an application formally, one person named “Walter Hunter” wanted to applied for the Internet brand “******” and some domain names through our body.

    During our preliminary investigation,we found that these domain names’ keyword and internet brand is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned "Walter Hunter" to register these domain names through us or not? Or is "Walter Hunter" your business partner or distributor in Asia? Currently, we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please let the principal make a confirmation with me by telephone or email ASAP.

    In addition, I must state that we have time limited for one person or one company’s registration. It is just 15 days. If your company files doesn't resent within the time limited. We will unconditionally authorized the application of " Walter Hunter".

    Thank you for your cooperate.

    Best Regards,

    Kevin Chen

    Registration Commissioner



    Mail:kevin@orientalnetworks.net

    Web:www.orientalnetworks.net"

    I own the said domain name and am not planning on giving it away. Should I respond to this email or just delete it? Should I contact the company with which the domain name is registered?
     
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  2. Spam. Ignore it.

    Google the website addy. There are loads out there like this one sent to you.
     
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  3. Thanks, guys. I thought so, but it never hurts to ask, does it?

    I "googled". It came up with a pretty impressive-looking web site.
     
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  4. yep spam, have got a few of those in the past, ignore/delete, or write back and tell him to get faaaarked
     
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  5. Load of bollocks.

    Get 'em all the time.
     
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  7. Unfortunately I get 5 of these every day.... Sucks huge donkey balls.
     
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  8. In most cases, better to register a trademark first.
     
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  9. WTF PREET! You f*ucking serious!?

    First post and you revive an old thread and don't exactly contribute.

    Is this a new scam?? It's happening on both motorcycle forums I'm on and it makes no sense! Why sign up to a website to revive a seriously old thread and then post crap!?
     
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  10. Do you even know how?
     
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  11. Dude, it's a scammer or some new weird thing spammers have.

    Check his sig.
     
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  12. These are open forums...

    And by his sig it would appear that he is in the TM'ing industry and while lurking came accross this thread and seeing as he might of had experience with this sort of thing decided to add his two cents...

    Why are you abusing him for it?

    I could be wrong and maybe he is doing as you say, but seeing as this forums has these archived threads for people to look through, then why cant he have his first post about that...
     
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  13. I banned him, he is a scammer, report it next time Holly
     
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  14. how do you report it again? :-s
     
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  15. I was wrong then.

    not the first time today.

    beer o'clock approaching soon thankfully
     
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  16. Top right of the post (above join date, etc.), little exclamation mark next to the post number. Click on it, type out a few words of description (keep it short), click the button, and it'll go to any relevant mods.
     
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  17. top right hand corner of the spammers post
     
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  18. oh, i can never find it. ta :)
     
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