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Personal logo Chortle Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian30 Jun 2008 3:47 a.m. PST

I got the following email. It makes me wonder if these people are scamming to get domain registration fees. Did anyone else get this?

Jun 30 2008
Reinforcementsbypost
Domain name & Internet keyword

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are Beijing Invees Network Science and Technology Co.,Ltd which is the domain name register center in China. We received a formal application from a company who is applying to register greinforcementsbyposth as their domain name and Internet keyword on Jun 29 2008. Because this involves your company name or trade mark so we inform you in no time. If you consider these domain names and internet keyword are important to you and it is necessary to protect them by registering them first, contact us soon.

Kind Regards,

Sarah Zhai

TELF+86-10-62667430-8049

FAXF+86-10-62968871
Email: sarah.zhai@invees-china.com.cn/sarah.zhai@invees-domains.com.cn
Beijing Invees Network Science and Technology Co.,Ltd

website: invees.com

Skeptic30 Jun 2008 5:10 p.m. PST

In changing the encoding to 'Chinese Simplified (GB18030)' in Internet Explorer, I see that the supposedly proposed domain name consists of 'reinforcementsbypost' (obviously), preceded and followed by a different Chinese character at each end.

My ignorant guess is that there might be two possibilities:

1) It may be a scam; OR

2) A would-be cyber-squatter may be trying to register a similar enough domain name to your own.


Anyway, I found these hits in a Google for "Beijing Invees Network Science and Technology scam", which support hypothesis 1), it may be a scam:

link

dougandrews.co.uk/?p=29

However, you may want to get answers from experts.

Covert Walrus Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2008 3:40 a.m. PST

It's from China.

The Chinese internet is full of hackers and ex-hackers working for the PLA External Security Police.

It therefore is a scam.

See? It is simple really.

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