Domain Name Scam from CN Network

I received an email today from “Mark Zeng” at “CN Network” informing me that another company was planning to register ShutterbugRemote throughout Asia.  I wrote back informing him that the name is trademarked.  A quick search then brought me to this site: where a blogger writes of a scam to convince people to purchase foreign domains.  Hopefully that is the case and word gets out about it!  I’ve included the email text below in case you’ve received something similar.  Beware!

Dear Manager,

(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

We are the organization of trademark intellectual property protection in China. Here we have something to confirm with you. We received a formal application on 05/08/2013. A company named “THD Import & Export Co. Ltd” was applying to register “shutterbugremote” as its Trademark and the following domain names:

After our initial checking, we found the names were similar to your company’s, so we need to check with you whether “THD Import & Export Co. Ltd” has any relationship with you and whether the registration of the listed domains by “THD Import & Export Co. Ltd” would bring any impact on you. If no impact on you, we will go on with the registration at once. If you have no relationship with that company and the registration would bring some impact on you, please inform us within 10 workdays.Out of the time prescribed we will unconditionally finish the registration for “THD Import & Export Co. Ltd”

Please contact us in time in order that we can handle this issue better.

Best Regards,

Mark Zeng

Auditing Department.
Registration Department Manager

4/F,No.9 XingHui West Street,

JinNiu ChenDu, China

Office: +86 2887662861

Fax: +86 2887783286