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Anyone received an email from API DNR

By rlmcso ·
Have recently received an email from API DNR (apidnr.com.hk) notifying me that they are representing a client who would like to register a domain name that uses "my domain name" as the key word?

Today I noticed in another email account for another domain name I own the same request for that domain name.

Is this a scam, the refered to web site today is off line - was ok yesterday!

What I would like to know is what can they gain from such a scam (if it is a scam)?

Cheers.

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Persistant Scam

by Securm In reply to It reads like a scam

The emails are getting better and the English Syntax is getting better as well... it's still a Scam.

We get these emails quite often and the first ones had obvious Header issues which flagged it up as Scam Spam. Recently however, the headers are better as in the email is coming from a regular email address but the domain doesn't match the web URL at the bottom.

This is a Scam and I would avoid.

If you are reading this thread, keep it alive and at the top of the search engines by replying or posting a comment and help others out who have recived these emails.

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Received one today - from apidnr.hk

by Jasmint In reply to Persistant Scam

Just giving this post a boost, I received the same email from apidnr.hk too, I just ignored it. I don't know why they even try.

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Received Today

by Funkwarrior In reply to Persistant Scam

Received today as follow:

Dear CEO/Manager,

We are a Network Solutions Organization, mainly dealing with domain name registration and internet intellectual property rights protection. On Sep. 22, 2010 we received a formal application from a local company of your country who is applying to register some domain names with ?bradleybasso ? and also register the single word "bradleybasso ? as their internet keyword. After investigation, we find that you are the original user of this word. As this refers to your company name or trade mark and to avoid the confusion and dispute on the internet, we are responsible to inform you of it in no time according to our policy and would like to know your ideas. If you agree about this issue, we will finish the third company's registration. If you don't agree the third company?s registration, please inform me. I?m looking forward to your reply. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Kindly Regards,

Christina Stewart
Customer Manager
Address: 28/F., First Block, New Century Bldg.,
No.18 Finance Street,
Zhonghuan,
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3175 7930(ext:800
Fax: +852 3175 7932
Email: christina.s@adrimc.com
Website: www.apidnr.com.hk

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by janleow In reply to Anyone received an email ...

Very likely a scam. I receive their message in April 2010, made a post in my blog that this was a scam and now in July 2010, they said my post hurts their reputation. Serves them right.

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Applause!

by seanferd In reply to www.apidnr.hk

It certainly is good to see that someone has gotten <i>their</i> attention. :-bd :^0

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Received the mail

by Himanshu.Sharma In reply to Anyone received an email ...

As someone had pointed out earlier, email is not from the same domain as the website at the bottom.

So taking the advise posted here, ignoring it.

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Good plan.

by seanferd In reply to Received the mail

This is basically a big scam.

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It's still a scam

by dobbiej In reply to Anyone received an email ...

I received an email from this organisation today. Very similar to others reported here. What was interesting is they used my sites contact form to send the email. Is that common?

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It probably is.

by seanferd In reply to It's still a scam

It makes perfect sense, as they are specifically targeting domain name owners. These aren't just sent out to people at random.

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