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scamBe 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:

First email:

From: Tony <tony@huynic.org>
To: misadvmom <misadvmom@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 8:00 PM
Subject: Urgent: Concerning “misadvmom” Brand Name dispute

(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward to the right person/ department, as this is urgent, thank you.)

Dear Director,

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.

After our initial checking, we found the Brand name and domain names being applied are as same as your company! So we have to confirm with you at two points:
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.

Best Regards,
Tony Suen
Auditing Department
Tel: 00852-30775980
Fax: 00852-30771254
Email: Tony@huynic.org
Website: www.huynic.org
Second email after I replied that my stuff is not for sale:
From:Tony
Date:2012-06-07 13:52:07
To:misadvmom
CC:
Subject:Re: Re: Urgent: Concerning “misadvmom” Brand Name dispute
Dear —————-,

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.

2> We knew you have registered the domain name “misadvmom.com“, this is why we informed you. But now they wanted to apply for other domain names and Brand Name. Following are all the domain names and Brand Name which are submitted by “Touzi Management Group”:
Brand Name:
Misadvmom
Domain Names:
misadvmom.cn
misadvmom.hk
misadvmom.tw
misadvmom.com.au
misadvmom.asia
misadvmom.net
misadvmom.de
misadvmom.co.uk
misadvmom.eu
3> As a domain name registry service organization, we have no right to reject any individual or entity to register these domain names through our body, Because domain name registry is open all over the world, that means “who register first, who own first”. But we should perform responsibility to avoid this cyber squatting. We also don’t hope any infringement violated to the interests of your company in future. If you think their registration will confuse your clients and harm your profits, you are supposed to secure your company’s benefit by registering them preferentially. If you confirmed to do so, please inform me to send a dispute application form to you and we will help you register these within the dispute period. If you don’t think their application will affect your company, you can give up, and we will follow up their registration.
Due to limited time, hope get your decision ASAP, if you have any question, pls contact me in time. Thanks for your cooperation.

Best Regards,
Tony Suen
Auditing Department

Tel: 00852-30775980
Fax: 00852-30771254
Email:

Tony@huynic.org
Website: www.huynic.org
Third email came tonight after I didn’t respond to the second:
Dear ————-,
Sorry to trouble you!

Have you made a decision? Whether you will register these domain names and Brand Name or give it up? There is a time limit. Pls let us know your decision soon.
Best Regards,
Tony Suen
Auditing Department
Tel: 00852-30775980
Fax: 00852-30771254
Email: Tony@huynic.org
Website: www.huynic.org

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Looks like this is a busy company. They just sent the exact e-mail to one of my office’s in Germany. Thank you for posting your experience with them.

    Keep Smilin
    Jenn

    PS- I am a first time mom too (my son is 2). I like your blog set up and wil keep checking it out 🙂

  2. Thank you for posting this! You’d be surprised at how many website owners these scammers are hitting!

    Liz

  3. I’ve had the same email sent to me trying to register my brand name Zuma the Dog. Of course I intially replied saying it was my name and it’s not to be used anywhere else. They then kept harrasing me with emails saying I must use them to register my brand or they will sell it on. I ignored most of there messages know it was a scam after some reasearch and then politely emailed them saying “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are currently seeking legal advice and looking to purchase these names through our own domain name supplier”. The last email I recieved was quite threatening. If anyone recieves an email like this from these people please ignore it.

  4. Thank you for sharing and making us all aware its a scam. I received exactly the same for Joaniesgifts. I will continue to ignore it.
    many thanks
    Joanie

  5. Yes, me too.

  6. Thanks for the warning, I just got one too and thought I better check it out before I replied. x

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much for your posting.
    Same situation here in Austria.
    I also got this scam mail.

    Many thanks!
    Bernhard

  8. Anonymous says:

    I got the same exact email today. The person who sent us the email was not Tony Suen but a “Eric Wong”. Thank you for informing us.

  9. They are busy! I just received an email from them exactly like your’s. Scammers are all over the place, hard to keep track them of all. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Anonymous says:

    We got one this morning in London. It was from Andy Chen. Glad I checked it out before replying. Thank you for the alert.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’ve received the same thread – identical wording on each email. Thanks for your posting. It confirms my scamophobic instinct.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I got the same email from “Alex Wong” Just ignore

  13. Just got one from a Tom Tan and will ignore. Thank you for posting this to warn us.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Just got the same email as well and decided to google it firstly and came to your site. Thanks for the heads up warning!

  15. Anonymous says:

    We received an email from Alex Wong’s brother, Eric Wong. Thank you for posting this!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    We got the exact same email as well. Thanks a lot for posting this. Good sharing.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Me too. Any way we can hurt them back as their core business seems more legit.

  18. All of us who get contacted by the same huynic.org guys, probably make a search on Google, and end up on this blog. We should have increase the SEO ranking of your page so that this page comes at the top of search results whenever someone searches Huynic. LOL.

  19. We have just received the same email from Tony Suen @ http://www.huynic.org from IP address 112.195.75.148 hopefully this will help increase your ranking for their URL

  20. Thanks for posting this, just got the scam email and replied “F… Off”.

  21. Copied the email being spammed out below, for the same purpose as mentioned above, SCAM – huynic.org
    **************************************************************************

    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this,please forward to the right person/ department, as this is urgent, thank you.)

    Dear CEO,
    We are the department of registration service in Asia. Currently, we have a urgent issue needing to confirm with your company. On Sept. 10th,2012, we received an application formally. One company named “Fancy Management Group Ltd.” wanted to apply for the Brand Name” uniquesims “and some domain names through our body.

    According to our initial check, these domain names and brand name are as similar as your company name. So we confirm with you if this company was authorized by you. If it was neither authorized by you nor your branch company, please contact us in 10 working days.

    Best Regards,

    Peter Sun
    Auditing Department Manager

    • I got this one too exactly the same!!!
      scam artists the lot business is hard enough without scum like this.
      It also causes problems for legit businesses.
      I am a baby business and get alot of scammers trying alsorts.
      Knowing it was a scam, just told them I have all the domains I need I am branding and trademarking myself through the UK govs department.
      I am waiting for a reply, keep you posted! This should be interesting, its time out of their day when I’m on a break.

  22. Thank you for posting this, I just received and email from them. We are working our hearts away at our printer toner business, it’s a shame that we have to deal with stuff like this almost on a daily routine.

    Every time someone tries to do something good, there is always someone out there trying to take the easy road, such a shame!!!!

  23. Thank you for posting this scam. We were approached and below is the email that reached us.

    From: Eric Wong [mailto:eric@huynic.org]
    Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 4:50 AM
    To: support
    Subject: Urgent: Concerning ” cajungrocer” Brand Name dispute
    Importance: High

    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward to the right person/ department, as this is urgent, thank you.)

    Dear Director,

    We are the department of registration service in Asia. Currently, we have a urgent issue needing to confirm with your company.

    < (Jspan style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>On Sep 5, 2012, we received an application formally. One company named $B!H (JBose Management Group $B!I (J wanted to applied for the Brand Name ” cajungrocer” and some domain names through our body.

    After our initial checking, we found the Brand name and domain names being applied are as same as your company! So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    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.

    Best Regards,
    Eric Wong
    Auditing Department

    Tel: 00852-30775980
    Fax: 00852-30771254
    Email: eric@huynic.org

  24. Yep, got almost exactly the same scam mail as all of the above. I knew it was a scam straight off as i own my domain name! Just cut and pasted a link to this blog for them as proof that alot of people are onto them….

  25. Thank you for posting this. I got one yesterday, I have replied but after doing so decided to do some digging online to see if this was going to turn out to be something of a scam…. Would seem it is… Peter Sun has been a busy boy. I look forward to their next email so that I can respond appropriately…. Lol

  26. I got this today. Googles it as a scam check and your site came up. Thanks.

  27. Yes I had a similar email from them yesterday about “Holdthemup”. I made a first reply in the same fashion as most of you. But like you say I own my domain name. And when I checked them out, I found all your messages. Thank you for the warning and confirmation of my bad feeling about the all thing.
    So unscrupulous!! I hope they get court and taken out.

  28. Thanks
    http://www.cherrytreefashions.com

    Just received the second mail and decided to google it thanks, panic over ..!!!

    Reported to Cyber Crime homeland Security

  29. I just received an email very similar to the one you first mentioned. I figured it was a scam and decided to Google it. Not really surprised to find out it’s another scam.

    Dear President & CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia. We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.

    On September 18, 2012, we received an application formally, one company named “Piunkdj Holding Ltd” applied for the Brand Name “********” and some domain names with our organization.

    After checking, we found your company is the original trademark owner. If the company’s action haven’t been authorized by your company, so their behavior will conflict with your interests. In order to deal with the matter better, please contact us ASAP. (If you are NOT President, please forward this to your President & CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks.)

    Best Regards,

    Andy
    Auditing Director

    Web: http://www.huynic.org
    Tel:+00852-30775980
    Fax:+00852-30771254
    Mail: andy.chan@huynic.org

  30. Received the same email yesterday from Eric Wong. Googled his name and here we are. Thank you so much for posting this!

  31. Got one from Peter.Sun@huynic.org

    This should be reported, if anyone have some time here is the link http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams

  32. Anonymous says:

    I have been hounded over the last few days by similar emails from Peter Sun re Fancy Management Group Ltd (HK) wanting to purchase brand and domains names for Belle Regali.
    After some investigation it appears that Fancy Management Group Ltd was actually dissolved (‘struck off’ is the quote on the Hong Kong website) in July 2007.
    Funny how Mr Sun is refusing to reply to this comment I emailed him.
    Thank you for highlighting that this as a scam. I will now ignore it.
    Perhaps this Chinese company should take a leaf out of Confucious’s book! So much for high Chinese morals…

  33. Thank you for posting this! Received same email from Tony Suen [tony@huynic.org]-a relief to know this is a scam.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing the info with me. i have made phone call when i receive the email that make me so nervous. i am suspicious however after the phone call by two facts. 1. they even dont understand english. they asked me to speak in chinese. 2. the guy who send me the email, even called himself another name with the one he used to send the email. anyway glad to know that i am note of the fishes they caught!

  35. Thanks so much for blogging about this, I have been receiving the same quite convincing domain scam via email was beginning to panic! I was so relieved when I came across your post exposing the scam, thanks again !

  36. Hello Mom 🙂

    Thanks for reporting, these axxholes also contacted me !

  37. Same experience here, but sent by andy.chen@huynic.org
    Always good to check unknown email senders for known scam.

    huynic.org = scam

  38. Anonymous says:

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Yes, we hold several german domains (.de) an we were also contacted by andy.chen@huynic.org — Thanks for this post!

  40. Anonymous says:

    Me too. Bloody scammers. Thanks for publishing the scam notice 🙂

  41. Anonymous says:

    I got a similar one from http://www.huynic.org after checking the internet i saw this was a scam…

  42. Thanks for the heads up on this. I just got one from Andy Chan. I just made some DNS entry modifications on my domains through GoDaddy. It’s like an internet version of ambulance chasing! Thanks again for posting this –

  43. Thanks a lot. I just got this from them and told them to “Go Forth and Multiply!”

    Here is what I got:

    Dear President & CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia. We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.

    On November 10, 2012, we received an application formally, one company named “Uhgiyoxj Holding Ltd” applied for the Brand Name “b………….b…………..” and some domain names with our organization.

    After checking, we found your company is the original trademark owner. If the company’s action haven’t been authorized by your company, so their behavior will conflict with your interests. In order to deal with the matter better, please contact us ASAP. (If you are NOT President, please forward this to your President & CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks.)

    Best Regards,

    Andy
    Auditing Director

    Web: http://www.huynic.org
    Tel:+00852-30775989
    Fax:+00852-30771254
    Mail: andy.chan@huynic.org

  44. Just to say that I just received the same scam, even though slightly different:

    This is the text of the message:

    ============================================

    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this,please forward to the right person/ department, as this is urgent, thank you.)

    Dear CEO,
    We are the department of registration service in Asia. Currently, we have a urgent issue needing to confirm with your company. On Nov. 19th,2012, we received an application formally. One company named “Flora Management Group Ltd.” wanted to apply for the Brand Name” scritturafresca “and some domain names through our body.

    According to our initial check, these domain names and brand name are as similar as your company name. So we confirm with you if this company was authorized by you. If it was neither authorized by you nor your branch company, please contact us in 10 working days.

    Best Regards,

    Tom Tan

  45. We received a similar email, from ‘Jack Chan’ of the ‘Auditing Department’. I’m glad that you are posting your experiences, helping others to avoid trouble with these mugs. A legitimate company would send a registered letter.

    ====

    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward to the right person/ department, as this is urgent, thank you.)

    Dear Director,

    We are the department of registration service in Asia. Currently, we have a urgent issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On Nov 21, 2012, we received an application formally. One company named “… Management Group” wanted to apply for the Brand Name “….” and some domain names through our body.

    After our initial checking, we found the Brand name and domain names being applied are as same as your company! So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    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.

    Best Regards,
    Jack Chan
    Auditing Department

  46. Bloody spam scam.
    Should …. those ppl IMHO

    Datum: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 01:23:17 +0800 [22-11-12 18:23:17 CET]
    Van: andy.chan
    Aan: info <>
    Onderwerp: Internet copyright of ” ” and Ukgnoxj company.
    Prioriteit: 1 (Highest)

    Deze HTML in een nieuw scherm weergeven?

    Dear President & CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia. We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.

    On November 22, 2012, we received an application formally, one company named “Ukgnoxj Holding Ltd” applied for the Brand Name “vanossecurity” and some domain names with our organization.

    After checking, we found your company is the original trademark owner. If the company’s action haven’t been authorized by your company, so their behavior will conflict with your interests. In order to deal with the matter better, please contact us ASAP. (If you are NOT President, please forward this to your President & CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks.)

    Best Regards,

    Andy
    Auditing Director

    Web: http://www.huynic.org
    Tel:+00852-30775989
    Fax:+00852-30771254
    Mail: andy.chan@huynic.org

  47. same here

  48. Anonymous says:

    Same here from an Andy Chen, thanks for heads up 🙂

  49. Anonymous says:

    I received the same from Andrew Nee.

  50. Anonymous says:

    Same today from Andy Chen: they’re still at it! I’ve marked the email as spam in gmail.

  51. Can’t believe these guy’s are still trying to pull the wool over peoples eyes….

    I come back to check on posts having succcessfully threatened them with Homeland Cyber Security …

    Thanks agian Guys… Good Post Share the love…. (Valentines Day) 😉

    best regards and thanks again for the helpful post.

    Nigel http://www.cherrytreefashions.com (Bridal,Prom & Evening Wear Fashion Accessory Designer)

  52. February 27th 2013.

    Thank you for making it easy to check out this scam. I got exactly the same email from them.
    Obviously no plans on giving up yet.

  53. Thanks so much for posting this as I also just received a similar email… 🙂 It’s posts like yours that make it easy to expose as scam. Thanks!

  54. Anonymous says:

    I had one. Considering sending them a premium number to call me on

  55. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for posting! we just got the same email for our company website and I was thinking of taking it forward but a voice in the back of my head said check this out first. Your blog was a lucky find!

  56. Anonymous says:

    I just received same letter so it is still going.

    Now we are handling this registration, and 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 would finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 5 workdays, so that we could handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for LAHE Intl. Ltd.
    Looking forward to your prompt reply.
    Best Regards,

    Donal Sun
    Tel:+86.55163495334
    Fax:+86.55163495344
    No. 459 ChangJiangXiLu Road, Hefei, Anhui, China

  57. Anonymous says:

    Just got one from Donal Sun too!! .. exactly same email

    Thank you for the post

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