An email-by-email look at this common scam.
By now you are probably familiar with the trademark domain name scam. A company sends an email informing you that someone is trying to register domain names containing your trademark (or matching your existing domain). The scammer’s goal is to get you to pay them to register the domain names.
It’s one of the oldest domain name scams in the books. And it works. That’s why it continues to this day.
I recently received another one of these scam emails. I played along rather than delete it so that I could share the entirety here.
from Jerry Chan
Dear Sir or Madam,
This is a letter regarding the authorization of domain and brand names of your company, please take it seriously. We are a Chinese registrar for domain and brand names. The registration request has been received by our company from SIQL Global Ltd applying to register brainstormlabs as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). We found the main body of those names is the same as yours after our initial checking.
We are handling the request and needing to confirm whether or not your company authorizes the 3rd party company to register them ASAP. Please let me know your opinions so as to solve it promptly. Looking forward to your reply.
No.2 Building,Wanda Square,WuHu Road,Hefei China