Domain name scam from China

UPDATE Nov 3rd 2015

In the comments you will see a number of folks reporting that they are also operating as NSG Serice Ltd. No. 8-8018, Peace Building, Jinghu District, Wuhu City, China http://www.nsgsl.org. Also in addition to Matt Fung Senior Advisor Manager you will find Tina Xu sending out these emails.

UPDATE Oct 22nd 2014

Since posting this article I have been under a constant brute force attack on this Web site, presumably to remove this post. There have been attempted comments made trying to legitimize the scheme from “John” at dffdf@gmal.com. He writes:

Actually, sometimes you will miss lots of real cases. About the domain name dispute, it really exists. Many companies are real, however, there are a lot of companies are fake. Once receive similar E-mails, pls timely confirm the legitimacy of the company, then make judgments. Not all are spam E-mails. Hope can help you.

Obviously I struck a chord with this post. Please help spread the word, and thank you for reading.

UPDATE

Recently I started receiving a series of messages from one Neil Dong of nregister.org.cn. He was fishing with FUD trying to get me to purchase Chinese domain names using the threat that another company was attacking my brand by registering my domain on every asian root domain. I played along to see what information I could get out of him. For clarity this is a scam. This is not the first I hear of such a scam, you can search google for it and you will find a lot of information about these guys trying to scare people into buying domains that they do not need in Asia. I have included the email correspondence and the form he sent to me to fax him payment authorization. Please not the email is in reverse order read from the bottom up. The Web site he referenced for himself is not clickable as it was a jpg attached and it doesn’t match the address he is sending the email from. I am putting that information in text form here so that it can be picked up by google search. I have also attached the PDF he sent me which indicated how much it would cost me per year to maintain this unneeded domain names.  Please be aware of this scam and help spread the word.

(NSI)Dispute Application Form

NSI Service LTD.
Tel:+86-553-4228271 || Fax:+86-553-4228028
Webs:http://www.nsis.org.cn
Address:No.8-3 New Time Business Street, Wuhu City, China

On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 5:14 AM, Neil Dong <nd@nregister.org.cn> wrote:
Dear Collin LeGault,

Thanks for your reply! If received and no question, hope you can complete the form asap, and return to me, scanning or by fax, so that we can timely carry out next work! Any question, pls timely contact me.

have a nice day.

Best Regards,

Neil Dong

Senior Consultant Manager

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—– Original Message —–
From: Collin LeGault
To: Neil DongDate: 2014-09-26, 11:07:17
Subject: Re: Re: Urgent confirmation about the registration yourbrand”nextgengeek” in Asia

I have?received it.

Collin LeGault

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 10:55 PM, Neil Dong <nd@nregister.org.cn> wrote:

Dear Collin LeGault,

Please confirm whether you have received the Application Form,if you received, please fill it and return to us by fax or email as soon as possible. Any questions please contact us in time. Thank you.

have a nice day.

Best Regards,

Neil Dong

Senior Consultant Manager

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—– Original Message —–
From: CoLLin LeGault
To: Neil Dong
Date: 2014-09-25, 18:44:25
Subject: Re: Urgent confirmation about the registration your brand”nextgengeek” in Asia

What is the cost involved and can you please send me the forms?

Thanks,
Collin

On Sep 25, 2014, at 3:46 AM, Neil Dong <nd@nregister.org.cn> wrote:

Notice: Regarding the Domain name dispute and registration case, we did not receive any of your reply until now. Concerning the mentioned Domains names and Network Brand please confirm whether you need to register those names by yourselves? If need, please let us know in time, we can send an application form to you. If you think the registration of that company or the use of following domain names will not bring any negative effect to your company, I suggest you can give up these domain names, then we will accept that company application unconditionally. Further questions please contact me in time.

Best Regards,

Neil Dong
Senior Consultant Manager

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—– Original Message —–
From: Collin LeGault
To: Neil Dong
Date: 2014-09-20, 00:04:03
Subject: Re: Urgent confirmation about the registration your brand”nextgengeek” in Asia

Hi Neil,

Thank you for reaching out to me. No I did not authorize this.

Thank you again,
Collin LeGault

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:53 PM, Neil Dong <nd@nregister.org.cn> wrote:
(This is a very important case, so please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person. Thanks a lot.)?

Dear CEO/Principal,

We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on September 18th, 2014 that a company claimed “ConduPait Company” were applying to register “nextgengeek”? as their Net Brand and some “nextgengeek”? Asian countries top-level domain names through our firm.

Now we are handling this registration, and after our initial checking, we found the name were similar to your company’s, so we need to check with you whether your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you authorized this, we would finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we could handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for “ConduPait Company” Looking forward to your prompt reply.

Best Regards,

Neil Dong

Senior Consultant Manager

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