Be on the lookout for emails from huynic.org. Thought the email seems legitimate on first glance, they are Domain Scamers from China. I was contacted by them a few days ago and sent an initial reply since I didn’t know it was a scam. After reading the scammers reply, I started looking into it and found out about the scam. They try to get you to register a bunch of domain names and a brand name through their site, ripping you off. I know for a fact that no one can pull your domain as long as you have it registered. I wasn’t too sure about the brand name, but found that its protected on a first use basis.
They contacted me again tonight, and I told them that I was aware that it’s a scam and if they contacted me again I would report them to the Feds.
Anyway, here are the emails:
From: Tony <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: misadvmom <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 8:00 PM
Subject: Urgent: Concerning “misadvmom” Brand Name dispute
We are the department of registration service in Asia. Currently, we have a urgent issue needing to confirm with your company.
On Jun 6, 2012, we received an application formally. One company named “Touzi Management Group” wanted to apply for the Brand Name “misadvmom” and some domain names through our body.
1. If the aforementioned company is your business partner or your subsidiary, please DO NOT reply us, we will approve the application automatically.
2. If your company have nothing to do with the aforementioned company, they maybe have other purposes to register the Brand name and domain names.
Currently, we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible.
Many thanks for your confirmation. I reply you as following several aspects:
1> If you don’t have any relationship with “Touzi Management Group”. According to our working experience, either they invest in domain names, just like someone registered google.cn&google.com.cn to get high reward several years ago, or they do the same business as you, so to confuse your customers and get profit.