This week, I received the email below. I’m willing to bet that the facts claimed are not true and that the services they claim to offer are unnecessary.

Dear President,

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 Oct 17, 2012 that a company claimed Eluid investment Co. Ltd were applying to register “erikpelton” as their Net Brand and some 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 Eluid investment Co. Ltd.Looking forward to your prompt reply.

Best Regards,

Tom Yan    

Tel: +0086-28-8591-5586 || Fax: +0086-28-8591-2116

9/F Libao building No,62 Kehua North Road,Wuhou District,Chengdu City,China

A quick search for the information provided in the email reveals that many other have reported on this same hoax (the wording, of course, changes slightly from time to time).

If you ever have doubts about such a solicitation, (a) search only for the information using a sentence from the questionable email, and (2) contact an attorney.

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