Erimart Scam

Got this email this morning:

Dye Management Group, Inc. Domain name & Internet keyword

Dear Sir/Madam,
We are Beijing Erimart Network Service Co., Ltd which is the domain name register center in China. We received a formal application from a company who is applying to register “[my domain name]” as their domain name and Internet keyword on JULY 09, 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,
shelly.du
Tel: +86-10-82781282(ext.8039)
Fax: +86-10-82780671
Email: shelly.du@erimart.cn
Beijing Erimart Network Service Co.,Ltd
Website: www.erimart.com

This immediately reminded me of the Internet Corporation Listing Service scam, so I went looking for more information.

Well it was a scam, of course, as many have already written. David had the best writeup I saw, though. He went back and forth with Erimart just to make sure and has published all the details.

You the man, David.


Comments


  • ask

    July 17, 2008
    at 10:10 pm

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia,which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally. Now we have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the Mar 21, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register following Domain names:

    nucleussoftware.com.hk

    nucleussoftware.name

    nucleussoftware.kr

    nucleussoftware.jp

    nucleussoftware.tm

    nucleussoftware.vn

    nucleussoftware.com.my
    Internet brand keyword: nucleussoftware

    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.We don’t know whether you have any relation with them. These days we are dealing with it. Now we have not finished the registration of “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd” yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Johnson

    Auditing Department

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Tel:00852-3059 3099 00852-3075 9838

    Fax:00852-31771520 00852-3177 1510

    Website:w ww.fexon.hk E-mail :Johnson@dnrnic.net

    Address: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg ,121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong


     

  • ask

    July 17, 2008
    at 10:11 pm

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia,which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally. Now we have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the Mar 21, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register following Domain names:

    nucleussoftware.com.hk

    nucleussoftware.name

    nucleussoftware.kr

    nucleussoftware.jp

    nucleussoftware.tm

    nucleussoftware.vn

    nucleussoftware.com.my
    Internet brand keyword: nucleussoftware

    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.We don’t know whether you have any relation with them. These days we are dealing with it. Now we have not finished the registration of “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd” yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Johnson

    Auditing Department

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Tel:00852-3059 3099 00852-3075 9838

    Fax:00852-31771520 00852-3177 1510

    Website:w ww.fexon.hk E-mail :Johnson@dnrnic.net

    Address: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg ,121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong


     

  • ask

    July 17, 2008
    at 10:14 pm

    Dear “Company XY” ,

    Having had your name and address from China Council for the Promotion of International Trade,we now avail ourselves of this opportunity to write to you and have something important need to confirm with your company.

    We are registration service center authorized by CHINAGOV (THE DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF THE STATE COMMISSION OFFICE FOR PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM) in China.We received a formal application from a company(According to The China Law & Privacy Policy,Hidden The Real Name) is applying to register ” Company XY ” as their domain names and internet brand in China and also in Asia on June 23,2008. Considering domains and internet brand would involve the intellectual property of your company’s name,patents,trademarks,and copyright, and in order to avoid confusion between them, so we inform you urgently.

    At present, many domain name registries or domain name investment companies in China and even the world register domains and internet brand,and then sell them to the owner of trademark at high prices to make huge profit. Therefore, we remind you particularly that if you considered these domain names and internet brand are very important to you and there is necessary to protect them by registering them first, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible,according to the register principle, the original owner of the trademark has the priority to register.Thank you for you cooperation.

    Looking forward to your prompt reply,

    Kind Regards,

    Dr. Stephen Kang

    Chief Law Officer,Senior Consulting Director

    ——————————————————————————–

    Internet Brand Justice & Safety Dept.

    FireTrust Technology Ltd.

    Address: Unit2-602,Building4,Third Qianjiang Community,Hangzhou, China

    Tel: +86-571-28927205 ext.801(Mon–Fri,9am to 6:30pm,GMT+8) Fax: +86-571-28926277

    Email: Stephen.Kang@FireTrust.net.cn Web: w ww.FireTrust.net.cn w ww.FireTrust.org.cn


     

  • ask

    July 17, 2008
    at 10:14 pm

    Dear “Company XY” ,
    1
    Having had your name and address from China Council for the Promotion of International Trade,we now avail ourselves of this opportunity to write to you and have something important need to confirm with your company.

    We are registration service center authorized by CHINAGOV (THE DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF THE STATE COMMISSION OFFICE FOR PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM) in China.We received a formal application from a company(According to The China Law & Privacy Policy,Hidden The Real Name) is applying to register ” Company XY ” as their domain names and internet brand in China and also in Asia on June 23,2008. Considering domains and internet brand would involve the intellectual property of your company’s name,patents,trademarks,and copyright, and in order to avoid confusion between them, so we inform you urgently.

    At present, many domain name registries or domain name investment companies in China and even the world register domains and internet brand,and then sell them to the owner of trademark at high prices to make huge profit. Therefore, we remind you particularly that if you considered these domain names and internet brand are very important to you and there is necessary to protect them by registering them first, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible,according to the register principle, the original owner of the trademark has the priority to register.Thank you for you cooperation.

    Looking forward to your prompt reply,

    Kind Regards,

    Dr. Stephen Kang

    Chief Law Officer,Senior Consulting Director

    ——————————————————————————–

    Internet Brand Justice & Safety Dept.

    FireTrust Technology Ltd.

    Address: Unit2-602,Building4,Third Qianjiang Community,Hangzhou, China

    Tel: +86-571-28927205 ext.801(Mon–Fri,9am to 6:30pm,GMT+8) Fax: +86-571-28926277

    Email: Stephen.Kang@FireTrust.net.cn Web: w ww.FireTrust.net.cn w ww.FireTrust.org.cn


     

  • ask

    July 17, 2008
    at 10:15 pm

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia,which mainly deal

    with the domain name registration and dispute internationally. Now we have

    something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the Mar 13, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named

    “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register following Domain

    names:

    promaximaging.cn

    promaximaging.com.cn

    promaximaging.net.cn

    promaximaging.org.cn

    promaximaging.com.hk

    promaximaging.hk

    promaximaging.cc

    promaximaging.tw

    promaximaging.asia

    Internet brand keyword: promaximaging

    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names

    applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and

    trademark.We don’t know whether you have any relation with them. These

    days we are dealing with it. Now we have not finished the registration of

    “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd” yet, in order to deal with this issue

    better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Johnson

    General Manager

    Address: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg, 121 Des Voeux Road,

    Central, Hong Kong

    Tel:00852-30593099 00852-3075 9838

    Fax:00852-31771520 00852-31771510

    E-mail :Johnson@dnrnic.net


     

  • ask

    July 17, 2008
    at 10:15 pm

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia,which mainly deal

    with the domain name registration and dispute internationally. Now we have

    something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the Mar 13, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named

    “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register following Domain

    names:

    promaximaging.cn

    promaximaging.com.cn

    promaximaging.net.cn

    promaximaging.org.cn

    promaximaging.com.hk

    promaximaging.hk

    promaximaging.cc

    promaximaging.tw

    promaximaging.asia

    Internet brand keyword: promaximaging

    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names

    applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and

    trademark.We don’t know whether you have any relation with them. These

    days we are dealing with it. Now we have not finished the registration of

    “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd” yet, in order to deal with this issue

    better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Johnson

    General Manager

    Address: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg, 121 Des Voeux Road,

    Central, Hong Kong

    Tel:00852-30593099 00852-3075 9838

    Fax:00852-31771520 00852-31771510

    E-mail :Johnson@dnrnic.net

    1


     

  • ask

    July 17, 2008
    at 10:17 pm

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the Mar 25, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Univasce International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register following
    Domain names:
    xxxxx.us
    xxxxxx.asia
    xxxxxx.tw
    xxxxxx.com.tw
    xxxxxx.cn
    xxxxxx.com.cn
    xxxxxx.net.cn
    xxxxxx.org.cn
    Internet brand keyword:
    xxxxxx
    through our body.
    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Univasce Company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Kathy Liu

    ——————————————————————————–

    Auditing Department
    TEL: 00852-8122 6293 00852-3059 3057
    FAX: 00852-8125 7328 00852-3059 3080
    Email: Kathy@ytym.net
    Web: http://w ww.star-east.hk


     

  • ask

    July 17, 2008
    at 10:24 pm

    Just received:

    From: Kiki.li [mailto:kiki.li@aisiji.com]
    Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 1:59 AM
    To: info@[company name]
    Subject: [company name] keywords registration confirmation

    Dear Mr./Miss,
    This is Guangzhou AiSiJi Network Science and Technology Co., Ltd, which is the domain name
    register center in China. We are writing for your confirmation. We received a formal
    application from a company which is called Dabojing Investment Co.,Ltd. We are applying to
    register “[company name]” as their domain name and Internet keyword in China on April 3rd, 2008.
    Because involving your company name or trade marks, we take this application as one by bad
    purpose and inform you in time.

    1?If you think this issue is important for your company, I will list you all the domain
    names and internet keyword Dabojing Investment Co.,Ltd is applying for you to review.
    2?If you think these domain names and internet keywords are useful to your company or
    afraid it will take some bad effect after being taken, we can help your company dispute
    these domain names back and register for your company, we will send an application form to
    you and inform you the register procedure so that we can assist you with the registration.
    If these domain names and internet keywords would not affect your company, you can give up
    them. We will finish registration of Dabojing Investment Co.,Ltd.and we are looking forward
    to getting your decision ASAP.
    3?If you have any further questions, please contact me.

    If you are not in charge of this, please transfer this email to appropriate dept.
    This is a letter for confirmation. It would be consider as a registration rights abandon if
    no reply received.

    Kind Regards,
    Kiki Li
    Registration Commissioner
    Tel: +86-20-81545701
    +86-20-81545702
    Fax: +86-20-81688939
    E-mail:kiki.li@aisiji.com
    Http://w ww.aisiji.com
    Http://w ww.aisiji.com.cn


     

  • ask

    July 17, 2008
    at 10:25 pm

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia,which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally. Now we have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the Mar 21, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register following Domain names:

    nucleussoftware.com.hk

    nucleussoftware.name

    nucleussoftware.kr

    nucleussoftware.jp

    nucleussoftware.tm

    nucleussoftware.vn

    nucleussoftware.com.my
    Internet brand keyword: nucleussoftware

    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.We don’t know whether you have any relation with them. These days we are dealing with it. Now we have not finished the registration of “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd” yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Johnson

    Auditing Department

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Tel:00852-3059 3099 00852-3075 9838

    Fax:00852-31771520 00852-3177 1510

    Website:w ww.fexon.hk E-mail :Johnson@dnrnic.net

    Address: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg ,121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong

    ask
    July 17, 2008 at
    10:11 pm
    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia,which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally. Now we have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the Mar 21, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register following Domain names:

    nucleussoftware.com.hk

    nucleussoftware.name

    nucleussoftware.kr

    nucleussoftware.jp

    nucleussoftware.tm

    nucleussoftware.vn

    nucleussoftware.com.my
    Internet brand keyword: nucleussoftware

    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.We don’t know whether you have any relation with them. These days we are dealing with it. Now we have not finished the registration of “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd” yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Johnson

    Auditing Department d


     

  • ask

    July 17, 2008
    at 10:26 pm

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia,which mainly deal

    with the domain name registration and dispute internationally. Now we have

    something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the Mar 13, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named

    “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register following Domain

    names:

    promaximaging.cn

    promaximaging.com.cn

    promaximaging.net.cn

    promaximaging.org.cn

    promaximaging.com.hk

    promaximaging.hk

    promaximaging.cc

    promaximaging.tw

    promaximaging.asia

    Internet brand keyword: promaximaging

    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names

    applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and

    trademark.We don’t know whether you have any relation with them. These

    days we are dealing with it. Now we have not finished the registration of

    “FuGuang International Holdings Ltd” yet, in order to deal with this issue

    better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Johnson

    General Manager

    Address: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg, 121 Des Voeux Road,

    Central, Hong Kong

    Tel:00852-30593099 00852-3075 9838

    Fax:00852-31771520 00852-31771510

    E-mail :Johnson@dnrnic.net
    1


     

  • ask

    July 17, 2008
    at 10:27 pm

    Dear “Company XY” ,

    Having had your name and address from China Council for the Promotion of International Trade,we now avail ourselves of this opportunity to write to you and have something important need to confirm with your company.

    We are registration service center authorized by CHINAGOV (THE DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF THE STATE COMMISSION OFFICE FOR PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM) in China.We received a formal application from a company(According to The China Law & Privacy Policy,Hidden The Real Name) is applying to register ” Company XY ” as their domain names and internet brand in China and also in Asia on June 23,2008. Considering domains and internet brand would involve the intellectual property of your company’s name,patents,trademarks,and copyright, and in order to avoid confusion between them, so we inform you urgently.

    At present, many domain name registries or domain name investment companies in China and even the world register domains and internet brand,and then sell them to the owner of trademark at high prices to make huge profit. Therefore, we remind you particularly that if you considered these domain names and internet brand are very important to you and there is necessary to protect them by registering them first, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible,according to the register principle, the original owner of the trademark has the priority to register.Thank you for you cooperation.

    Looking forward to your prompt reply,

    Kind Regards,

    Dr. Stephen Kang

    Chief Law Officer,Senior Consulting Director

    ——————————————————————————–

    Internet Brand Justice & Safety Dept.

    FireTrust Technology Ltd. .

    Address: Unit2-602,Building4,Third Qianjiang Community,Hangzhou, China

    Tel: +86-571-28927205 ext.801(Mon–Fri,9am to 6:30pm,GMT+8) Fax: +86-571-28926277

    Email: Stephen.Kang@FireTrust.net.cn Web: http://w ww.FireTrust.net.cn http://w ww.FireTrust.org.cn


     

  • ask

    July 17, 2008
    at 10:28 pm

    Dear Mr./Miss,1
    This is Guangzhou AiSiJi Network Science and Technology Co., Ltd, which is the domain name
    register center in China. We are writing for your confirmation. We received a formal
    application from a company which is called Dabojing Investment Co.,Ltd. We are applying to
    register “[company name]” as their domain name and Internet keyword in China on April 3rd, 2008.
    Because involving your company name or trade marks, we take this application as one by bad
    purpose and inform you in time.

    1?If you think this issue is important for your company, I will list you all the domain
    names and internet keyword Dabojing Investment Co.,Ltd is applying for you to review.
    2?If you think these domain names and internet keywords are useful to your company or
    afraid it will take some bad effect after being taken, we can help your company dispute
    these domain names back and register for your company, we will send an application form to
    you and inform you the register procedure so that we can assist you with the registration.
    If these domain names and internet keywords would not affect your company, you can give up
    them. We will finish registration of Dabojing Investment Co.,Ltd.and we are looking forward
    to getting your decision ASAP.
    3?If you have any further questions, please contact me.

    If you are not in charge of this, please transfer this email to appropriate dept.
    This is a letter for confirmation. It would be consider as a registration rights abandon if
    no reply received.

    Kind Regards,
    Kiki Li
    Registration Commissioner
    Tel: +86-20-81545701
    +86-20-81545702
    Fax: +86-20-81688939
    E-mail:kiki.li@aisiji.com
    Http://w ww.aisiji.com
    Http://w ww.aisiji.com.cn


     
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  • Swanny

    July 18, 2008
    at 11:24 am

    Oh man, glad to hear they are really trying to ‘help’ you. It appears they need to take some writing classes as well..

    “If you consider these domain names and internet keyword are important to you”

    Priceless.

    -Swanny


     

  • Daryl

    July 18, 2008
    at 12:09 pm

    I’ve sure received my share of these scams. Although I would remove their links last thing you want to do is give them a little more strength in the search engines. :)


     

  • Shane

    July 19, 2008
    at 11:30 am

    Great point, Daryl. Thanks!


     

  • Kelly

    July 21, 2008
    at 11:40 pm

    One of blog I used to visit also have got the same email few days ago. But someone has told him that it was scam. I guess this scammer is doing “the job” intensively recently.

    Here is the email :

    JULY 14,2008

    Jai Nischal Verma

    Domain name & Internet keyword

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are Beijing Erimart Network Service Co, Ltd which is the domain name register center in China. We received a formal application from a company who is applying to register “irwan” as their domain name and Internet keyword on July 13,2008. 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,

    Jason.Yang


     

  • Albert

    July 24, 2008
    at 6:36 am

    I have reported the scam (using http://www.askshane.org/news-links/erimart-scam.php#comment-59895) to CBBC – China Britain Business council. Please report the scam to local authorities in your countries. It’s a numbers gane, there will be some gullible people out there that will fall for the scam.


     

  • Jeff Glaze

    August 29, 2008
    at 9:44 am

    Thanks for the post Shane, your was the first I came across after getting my version of the SCAM email:

    Aug 29,2008
    Mostcool Media Inc.
    Domain name & Internet keyword

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We are Beijing Erimart Network Service Co., Ltd which is the domain name register center in China. We received a formal application from a company who is applying to register “mostcoolmedia” as their domain name and Internet keyword on Aug 28, 2008.Since after our investigation we found that this word has been in use by your company, and this may involve 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. Thanks for your co-operation and support.
    Kind Regards,
    Jason.Yang
    Tel:+86-10-82781282 (ext.8027)
    Fax:+86-10-62968871
    Email: jason.yang@erimart.cn
    Beijing Erimart Network Service Co, Ltd