Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Phony email solicitation

If you own your own website then you probably get email from people who want you to buy their services.

These may include (but not limited to)

* better search engine position
* website redesign
* hosting services
* graphics design

One of my pet peeves are the offers to buy domain names other than the .com. Here is a clever email I received this morning. They appeal to my sense of urgency but, in my opinion, they are using despicable tactics by trying to make me think someone is buying up all the domain extensions for my website http://www.workathomeprofiles.com . It is also interesting that this email arrived after I pushed out a big promotion on the website yesterday. The blue text color is also interesting?

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(It's very urgent, Please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person, thanks)
Dear CEO,
We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china. have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on March 23, 2010, one company which self-styled "Negea Co.Ltd" were applying to register "workathomeprofiles" as Network Brand and following domain names:
workathomeprofiles.asia
workathomeprofiles.cn
workathomeprofiles.co.in
workathomeprofiles.com.cn
workathomeprofiles.com.hk
workathomeprofiles.com.tw
workathomeprofiles.hk
workathomeprofiles.in
workathomeprofiles.net.cn
workathomeprofiles.org.cn
workathomeprofiles.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 "Negea Co.Ltd".
Best Regards,

Jasson Wong
Tel: +86-551-5223-174 || Fax: +86-551-5223-175
Room205,Block12,Youth Community(West),Ningguo Road
Baohe District,HeFei,China

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The point is, as usual, be careful out there!

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles
Wahm Search Engine



15 comments:

  1. Yep had the same e-mail today - everything the same apart from the domain name.

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  2. We had one as well. Looks like they've sent it to anyone they can!

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  3. We've had one as well; exact same details except the domain name.

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  4. Just got one and almost bite it. Lucky to find this page. Thanks.

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  5. Got one this morning, was going to reply but now I'm not :-) Thank you

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  6. i receive this email 2 time. the guy call in to my office ... this is fake one. please don't buy anything from them !

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  7. Hey Thanks for sharing email and informing about this...

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  8. We received one of these emails too. How stupid do they think we are? I can't believe that anyone falls for this.

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