Usually it’s pretty easy to tell which e-mails are simply a scam where I would instantly hit the delete button. Something about this one actually gave me a thought that it could be legitimate funny enough. Of course, after reading the message it was too obvious. In this case the mail tries to imply that there is a company trying to register a domain in their country with a name that conflicts with something you currently use.
I guess the dead giveaway for me was that there is no way a company would use the name of this domain considering I just randomly made it up as like a fictional term years ago. But, in case anyone does think it is real here is what the e-mail looks like:
From – Sun Jun 08 14:02:41 2014
Received: from ex01.ufhost.com (ex01.ufhost.com [18.104.22.168])
Received: from mail.euchost.com (unknown [10.5.5.26])
(using TLSv1 with cipher RC4-SHA (128/128 bits))
(Client did not present a certificate)
by ex01.ufhost.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 716C224DEE1
Received: from hyng (22.214.171.124) by SHE15MB02.euchost.com (10.2.22.62)
with Microsoft SMTP Server (TLS) id 15.0.775.38; Mon, 9 Jun 2014 00:14:31
From: Jim Zhang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2014 00:20:26 +0800
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512
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(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)
This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally in China.
We received an application from Huahong Ltd on June 3, 2014. They want to register ” al6400 ” as their Internet Keyword and ” al6400 .cn “、” al6400 .com.cn ” 、” al6400 .net.cn “、” al6400 .org.cn ” domain names etc.., they are in China domain names. But after checking it, we find “al6400 ” conflicts with your company. In order to deal with this matter better, so we send you email and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China or not?
Shanghai Office (Head Office)
3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
Tel: +86 216191 8696
Mobile: +86 1870199 4951
Fax: +86 216191 8697