Scam: “URGENT Brand Registration Confirmation”

Yet another scam that goes around. This time it`s an attempt to brand owners to “register” their brands in China before “some company steals it”. And as usually, just to ignore.

(Letter to the President or Brand Owner, thanks)

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on April 22, 2013 that a company which self-styled “YaZi Int’l Company” were applying to register “<brand>” as their Brand Name 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 will finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we will handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for “YaZi Int’l Company”. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

Adding custom shortcuts to the Windows 8 start page

It is rather simple to add items to the metro home screen, by searching them up and then pinning them. But it is also possible to pin custom shortcuts to the same screen. Simply right-click the shortcut you want to pin, and select “pin to start”. It will then appear together with the other pinned content 🙂