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Question asked by Kaustubh Katdare in #Coffee Room on Jul 28, 2009
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Jul 28, 2009
Rank A1 - PRO
This one is for the website owners. Don't panic if you get a mail like this one -

We are Shanghai Chooke Network Information Technology Co., Ltd, which is the domain name register center in China.I have something need to confirm with you.
We have received a formal application ,one company named "Monitec Holding Co., Ltd" applies for your domain names in Asia/China (like {your domain} {your domain} )and the Internet keyword({your prime keyword}) on the internet July.29, 2009. We need to know the opinion of your company because the domain names and keyword may relate to the copyright of brand name on internet .
we would like to get the affirmation of your company,please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,
Pat.tong​
Tel: +86-21-62416070
Fax: +86-21-62597835
Email😛at.tong@chooke.org.cn
Shanghai Chooke Network Information Technology Co., Ltd
website:www.chooke.org.cn
Be assured that this is a fraud email & only meant to rob you with offers to protect you from the 'evil' folks.

Do not respond to such emails!

If anyone received similar mail, do share with us. It will help lot of webmasters. Posted in: #Coffee Room
kashish0711
kashish0711 · Jul 29, 2009
Rank C1 - EXPERT
I receive at least 10 emails daily telling me that I won something like 100 Million dollars. lolz
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi · Jul 29, 2009
Rank B1 - LEADER
kashish0711
I receive at least 10 emails daily telling me that I won something like 100 Million dollars. lolz
haha, i know what you're talking abt..i just deleted one such mail, claimed to be from microsoft!! said i had one $ 1.5 million!!

Usually gmail's spam filters are 99.9% effective, but this mail keeps slipping through!!
kashish0711
kashish0711 · Jul 29, 2009
Rank C1 - EXPERT
Check this out

Sender: Microsoft Windows Live Inc. (notice@msn.com)
Sent: 25 July 2009 15:59PM
To: Kashish Malhotra (kashish****@hotmail.com)

Microsoft Award Team.
Windows house, 4 Trent road
Sutton, Greater. London SM1 4te.
United Kingdom.


Dear Beneficiary,

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Five Hundred
Thousand Great Britain Pound Sterlings(£500,000.00) for the month of
March 2008 Lottery promotion which is organized by MICROSOFT LOTTERY INC
& WINDOWS LIVE.

MICROSOFT WINDOWS collects all the email addresses of people that are
active online, among the millions that subscribed to INTERNET we only
select five people every Month as our winners through electronic
balloting System without the winner applying,we congratulate you for
being one of the person selected.

Contact him, please provide him with your batch number BATCH:
YM09102XN and your reference number REF NO: YM35447XN
You are also advised to provide him with the under listed
information as soon as possible:

Claims Requirements:
1.Name in full----------- 2.Address---------------------------
3.Nationality------------- 4.Age--------------------------------
5. *** --------------------- 6.Occupation------------------------
7.Phone/Fax-------------- 8.Present Country--------------------
9.Email Adress----------- 10. Batch And Reff Number---------



You are to Choose from any of your preferred mode for payment
below
1. Wire Transfer (Bank to Bank)
2. Delivery of Certified Check of £500, 000.00GBP by a registered
Courier Company.


(CONTACT EVENT MANAGER).
Claims Agent: Sir Lenon Drill.
Contact Email:eventmanagerdesk@hotmail.com
Congratulations once more.
Faithfully,
Miss Gene Tree.
Zone Co-ordinator.
Copyright © 2009 Microsoft Award Promo. All Rights Reserved
Believe me, when I first learned to make an email and then received such email, I fell for it and got
the email printed and called the person but dad didn't allow me to use his bank acct, then the next day someone told me that these are fake. I felt like killing myself.
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi · Jul 29, 2009
Rank B1 - LEADER
yes, these nigerian scams can be pretty convincing..

by the way, look at the address - Windows House..hahaha!!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Jul 29, 2009
Rank A1 - PRO
Hah, don't go off-topic, folks. This domain scam is supposed to have hit lot of web-sites.
kashish0711
kashish0711 · Jul 29, 2009
Rank C1 - EXPERT
how will this chinese hosting scam email do anything to me or my acct if I own a website??
We contact them good, suppose we called them, what can they do?? if they like ask my CC no. or password of course I know that companies never ask for such things so basically how??
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi · Jul 29, 2009
Rank B1 - LEADER
Here is a blog by a Mr Rumblepup, who almost got conned by the same good ol chinese domain registration company!! Its a good read!!

Chinese Domain Name Fraud

[EDIT]
A quick whois search revealed that the website chooke.com is actually owned by Tucows.com!! While chooke.org.cn, chooke.com.cn, etc are registered to people in China..
[/EDIT]
jhbalaji
jhbalaji · Jul 30, 2009
Rank C1 - EXPERT
kashish0711
I receive at least 10 emails daily telling me that I won something like 100 Million dollars. lolz
I have won $100 Billion last week do you know....
That's too spam 😀
jhbalaji
jhbalaji · Jul 30, 2009
Rank C1 - EXPERT
kashish0711
Check this out



Believe me, when I first learned to make an email and then received such email, I fell for it and got
the email printed and called the person but dad didn't allow me to use his bank acct, then the next day someone told me that these are fake. I felt like killing myself.
Mate i am getting a message from faniq.com as
"[SIZE=+1]Last chance! Your private message from Andrew expires tonight"
[/SIZE]from all of my friends mail id


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