Founder and Lead Developer of Macrotone Consulting Ltd.
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Chinese Domain Name Scam

We received the following email yesterday and were immediately suspicious and did a search on the Web to see what we could find.  We immediately hit upon this blog article which matched what we had received.  Reading the blog post we could see that although our email had a nice looking logo and a slightly different registry name it was the same thing just dressed up a little differently.  The General manager has also got a new first name, perhaps he is the brother of the previous incumbents?

Looking a little further we wonder why an Office Supplies company would want to give IT consultancy services?

For those interested the blog article, describes it very well and we will not repeat it here.  Suffice to say, I also do not consider it worth while going into what I will be doing with the emails.

Just another example of the types of scams that we see so often these days!

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(Please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks)

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Nov 26, 2013, we received an application from Huamai Ltd requested "macrotoneconsulting" as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it's necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

Kind regards
Scott Zhang


Scott Zhang
General Manager 
Shanghai Office (Headquarters)
Tel: +86-21-6191-8696
Mobile: +86-182-2195-1605
Fax: +86-21-6191-8697


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