Warning: EU Business Register

The logo looks deceptively like an EU affair: blue and yellow colors, stars arranged in a circle. But its a scam: a fraudulent business scheme.  It is very easy to overlook the small (vertical) print in their message  (EBR):

The spam mails originate from “business-listing.info” with an interesting domain registration:

Domain Name:BUSINESS-LISTING.INFO
Created On:07-Jul-2010 09:32:55 UTC
Last Updated On:05-Sep-2010 20:35:27 UTC
Expiration Date:07-Jul-2011 09:32:55 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Xin Net Technology Corporation (R216-LRMS)
Status:OK
Registrant ID:wm473e3p35e9n5
Registrant Name:zhou hongrong
Registrant Organization:zhou hongrong
Registrant Street1:beijingshi haidianqu haidianzhongjie 15hao

And their website’s domain points to the West Indies, even though they have a PO-Box in Utrecht, NL:

Domain Name………. eubusinessregister.com
Creation Date…….. 2010-03-03 12:39:29
Registration Date…. 2010-03-03 12:39:29
Expiry Date………. 2011-03-03 12:39:29
Organisation Name…. EU BUSINESS SERVICES LTD
Organisation Address. PO BOX 2021 3500 GA UTRECHT
Organisation Address. Organisation Address. Nevis West Indies
Organisation Address. 3500
Organisation Address. WG
Organisation Address. NL”

Be forewarned! It is all too easy to think that what they send is just one more of those annoying EU forms to fill out.

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