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Scammer: customledsolutions.com - Innovative Tech Solutions - Nikhil Zope - Sushma Gyani
by Rudolf Faix Tuesday, June 30, 2015 1:47 PM

Custom LED SolutionsIt is nice from Sushma Gyani to declare customledsolutions.com already during a mass email as a scammer. This person does not know that a broker can only work for one site otherwise the broker can run in a conflict if he takes from both sites money. Like each business person in the service industry he has to support this party, which he pays him.

A broker in the service industry gets only paid if he provides success. This one, which has hired him, has given him an exact description what he is searching. For this reason all conditions have to get fulfilled.

In the following email from Sushma Gyani is shown that she likes to sell something. As this something has not really a description about the facts is the email nothing else then spam. Sushma Gyani shows in the email too that CustomLedSolutions - Innovative Tech Solutions has no right on the offered campaigns because there is no other income possibility than to ask for up-front fees from the center. If CustomLedSolutions - Innovative Tech Solutions would have rights on the campaign then they would get paid from the client which is outsourcing the campaigns.

The email from CustomLedSolutions - Innovative Tech Solutions - Sushma Gyani:

Gmail Rudolf Faix <rudolffaix@gmail.com>

Voice & Non-Voice Process

Sushma Gyani <sushma.g@customledsolutions.com> 29. Juni 2015 um 12:55
An: rudolffaix@gmail.com

Hi,

We Customled Solutions is a outsourcing company located in Pune. We also have existence in country such as UK, Singapore, China and cities in India.

We have a tie up with client in US, UK, Canada, Australia and we outsource their data entry process to you. In some of these processes we are the direct client located in India and take sole responsibility for your payment.

 We charge you a consultancy fee for the processes that are given. All processes are genuine and free of risk.

Awaiting your reply so we can send you details of the processes that we have

 

Thanks & Regards,

Sushma Gyani,

Sr Manager-Business Development.

Customled Solutions  l  Pune, Maharashtra, India  l  Tel :+91-9511900609  l  Skype : sushmacustomled l Web: www.customledsolutions.com

Typical for a scammer is that he is starting with bragging how good they are and have "existence" in other countries like UK, Singapore, etc. Each person has an existence. I think that they are meaning something others but they are even not able to express themselves in English. Why should someone believe their lies?

Each scammer says that his campaigns are "genuine and risk free". You see how "genuine and risk free" the offered campaigns are if you have paid the up-front fee and you are not able to reach them because they are blocking you. Maybe they are meaning that the campaigns are for themselves "genuine and risk free" because they have the money already when you get it that you got scammed!

Interesting is too that in the email is no description about the campaign found. But we know that scammer are lazy and for this they are inventing the campaigns on the fly as soon as someone is replying to them.

Interesting in this case has been that the domain got created December 12, 2007. The name of the domain has nothing to do with outsourcing because LED is the short form of Light Emitting Diode and has nothing to do with leads.

For this I have been searching for an earlier content of the website. This search has been successful. The Internet Archive WayBackMachine shows us the site content before December 17, 2014 from the start site customledsolutions.com:

The acclaimed Da Vinci Code is a novel that includes the fabled Knights Templar. 

The Queen of Heaven
 is a spiritual cosmology written by an actual Knight Templar. The book is vivid, esoteric, and full of secrets. For example, there are five things hidden in plain sight on the book cover shown above. Can you find them?

My name is Jeffrey Augustine. Some of my readers will know me from my work as J. Swift at the website xenu.net.

I am writing to tell you about my new book.

The Origin of the Universe and the Masonic Pyramid: The Queen of Heaven presents my cosmological alternative to Divine Creation and the Big Bang. While I am a Master Mason and a Knight Templar, my work offers secrets that these societies do not possess. Yet, had I not worked and traveled in Masonic lands, I would not have seen the larger patterns and secrets unfold. After working in Masonry and in my own work -- which spans a range from rockets to mysticism to lasers -- I was able to morph the mysterious symbol of the Masonic Pyramid into the Day Dream Pyramid shown on the cover of the book. 

This pyramid is the Pandora’s Box I open.

From out of this box flies secrets about the origins of the Universe, the Divinities, and why religions contain only fragmentary information about Infinity.

The Queen of Heaven is written in the literary style of a mystical treatise. I use storytelling, very potent symbology, and Zen in order to create a stunning experience for my reader. I want this book to be like a big big box of fireworks going off in your head. Once you understand the logic of my argument, you may be extremely surprised at how easy it is to reconceptualize Divine Creation and the Big Bang. Paradoxically, you will see why Divine Creation and the Big Bang are correct as points of view. If you were in this Universe when the event I describe happened, you might see it as either Divine Creation or the Big Bang. Science can measure the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) energy remnant from what it calls the Big Bang. The five billion religious people on Earth feel the energies of the various Divinities. What we can be sure of this: Something happened. This book traces it back to Infinity.

What I show you is the primal event from both sides, from Infinity and from our Universe. How can I possibly do such a thing you may ask? Well, you will have to read the book to find out. 

Written from the author's simple, monastery-like home in the starkly beautiful highlands of the Mojave Desert, the book has an intense Essene energy to it that only the desert can impart.

Note: It is highly recommended that the full color PDF version of the book be purchased. The black and white paperback book does not convey the beauty or power of the color PDF.  The author created 50+ color symbols and images for the book. The PDF also contains active links I included. The book is 330 pages in length and has 23 chapters. The PDF is far less expensive at $24.95. The paper book is $34.95 due to the cost structure of on-demand printing.

Purchase The Origin of the Universe and the Masonic Pyramid

Jeffrey Augustine is presently shopping for a high-powered literary agent or publisher. If this describes you, please contact the author at: jeffreyaugustine@gmail.com

Speaking Engagements: If you would like Jeffrey Augustine to speak to your group or secret society, please enquire at the e-mail address above for details. Discretion is assured. 

         All content Copyright 2010 by Jeffrey Augustine

This content shows us, that the domain customledsolutions.com had before December 2014 nothing to do with outsourcing or offshore outsourcing. The scam started at the end of last year.

The domain registration data from customledsolutions.com:

Domain Name: CUSTOMLEDSOLUTIONS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1353532907_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2015-02-18T11:49:48Z
Creation Date: 2007-12-12T17:49:42Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-12-12T17:49:42Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Nikhil Zope
Registrant Organization: Innovative Tech Solutions
Registrant Street: 08, Shree Heights, Kashiko Nagar,
Registrant Street: Near Bhujbal Farm
Registrant City: Nashik
Registrant State/Province: Maharashtra
Registrant Postal Code: 411025
Registrant Country: India
Registrant Phone: +91.9975222666
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: nikhilzope85@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Nikhil Zope
Admin Organization: Innovative Tech Solutions
Admin Street: 08, Shree Heights, Kashiko Nagar,
Admin Street: Near Bhujbal Farm
Admin City: Nashik
Admin State/Province: Maharashtra
Admin Postal Code: 411025
Admin Country: India
Admin Phone: +91.9975222666
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: nikhilzope85@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Nikhil Zope
Tech Organization: Innovative Tech Solutions
Tech Street: 08, Shree Heights, Kashiko Nagar,
Tech Street: Near Bhujbal Farm
Tech City: Nashik
Tech State/Province: Maharashtra
Tech Postal Code: 411025
Tech Country: India
Tech Phone: +91.9975222666
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: nikhilzope85@gmail.com
Name Server: NS1.MD-IN-16.WEBHOSTBOX.NET
Name Server: NS2.MD-IN-16.WEBHOSTBOX.NET
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-30T8:00:00Z <<<

 

Scammer: Wizard Technologies - Kruti Thakkar - wizardstechnologies.com
by Rudolf Faix Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:44 AM

Wizards TechnologiesKruti Thakkar from Wizard Technologies did not learn until now that form filling campaigns are nothing else then SCAM. Loan data are protected by the banking secrecy and by the U.S, consumer protection law. Any company, which will give you access to such data will pay a fine of more than US$ 16,000 per customer record! Do you really think that you can find one company which will take such a risk?

You see by the offer that nobody from Wizard Technologies has an idea how data are getting handled in a high tech country like the U.S. There are all data already in electronic readable form available. A form filling process is not necessary.

The email from the stupid scammer Kruti Thakkar:

From: "Kruti Thakkar" <kruti.wizardtechnologies@gmail.com>
Date: 06/06/2015 12:55 pm
Subject: Re: enquiry
To: "Zuheb Khatib" <zubikhatib@gmail.com>
Cc: 

Hello Zuheb,
 

Greetings for the day..!!!

 

Thank you for showing interest in our post. Please find attached below non voice process. .

Kindly give us your contact number for further communication.

                         

Please feel free to revert for any doubts or clarification.

 

Thanks & Regards

Kruti Thakkar

07600079516

Skype : kruti.thakkar511

www.wizardstechnologies.com

 

Inside the attachment we'll find a Word document with the following content:

E- Secured Loan Online Portal Delivery Management

Sign-Up: Direct with US Client

Min- seats:10

Payment cycle: Monthly

Client will provide: The BG for 1 month billing amount i.e. $12,000.

Payout: Client will be paying $1,200 as a fixed Pay for each employee each month.

Shift timing: 9am to 5pm.

Working Days: 5 days.

 

Entries Information-

  • The form consists of 5 pages with complete information of delivery of product.
  • There is no specific target initially however minimum 65 forms need to be submitted daily/Seat.
  • Consultancy charges 4 Lacs for 10 seats.
  • No Quality parameter or accuracy parameters are applicable.
  • Minimum quality standard only need to be maintained so as to assure quality work.
  • The client understand the initial problem with center so, the option, changes and support would be available.
  • The Document and SLA need to be submitted on their Fax Number directly to the company.
  • All interested center can directly submit information after the verification submitted by us.
  • It is a fix payout process with no short coming initially agreed to pay $1200 per seat per month.
  • The invoice needs to be raised after 26 days working by center.
  • It would be cleared in short of 7-10 business days.
  • Client is ready to provide bank guarantee of the payment for the work done by centre valid for 6 month.

As the stupidity of the offer is not enough already, Wizard Technologies adds in their fantasy a time frame for the work without a time zone. Maybe they are thinking until now that there is only one time zone available. That shows that they have never got any education. I ask myself how could they survive until today?

For the scam campaign they even ask for 4 lacs up-front fee. Official broker and consultants of a company are getting paid from the client and not from the center. The up-front fee is only an additional prove that the campaign is nothing else then SCAM!!!

As normally scammer need to hide themselves behind some privacy protection services. That we can see here too. The domain registration data from wizardstechnologies.com:

Domain Name: WIZARDSTECHNOLOGIES.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1863342196_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2015-06-18T11:02:34Z
Creation Date: 2014-06-18T16:36:39Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-06-18T16:36:39Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4806242598
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: WIZARDSTECHNOLOGIES.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Registration Private
Admin Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Admin Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Admin Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Admin City: Scottsdale
Admin State/Province: Arizona
Admin Postal Code: 85260
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: +1.4806242599
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4806242598
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: WIZARDSTECHNOLOGIES.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Registration Private
Tech Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Tech Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Tech Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Tech City: Scottsdale
Tech State/Province: Arizona
Tech Postal Code: 85260
Tech Country: United States
Tech Phone: +1.4806242599
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4806242598
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: WIZARDSTECHNOLOGIES.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Name Server: NS1.HOSTGREENCLOUD.COM
Name Server: NS2.HOSTGREENCLOUD.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-25T7:00:00Z <<<

 

ESL.docx (274.62 kb)

Online Form Filling.doc (56.50 kb)

Proposal for E-Secured Loan Form Filling Process.pptx (69.42 kb)

 

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Scammer Exposed

High Risk getting Scammed: KS Advisors - Jasper Blunt - info.provider.iva@gmail.com
by Rudolf Faix Monday, June 22, 2015 4:36 AM

For the case that the client exists tries KS Advisors - Jasper Blunt to play to be the man in the middle. I think we all know what happens during the Children's Chinese whispers game. Maybe he has already proven with the client his intelligence and for this the client does not need him. Now he tries it to stay in business over the center. This egghead does not know the work of a center and he does not know the products from the client. For what will you need him - only for unqualified messages? If he would know how center work is done, then he would have his own center. If he would know how sales is done, then he would not make such failures like in his email, which are even not done by absolutely beginners.

His biggest mistake is that he is promising inbound campaigns if the center is working already a few months on their outbound campaigns. This is a promise, which he cannot keep. This promise should lead you to accept his conditions. If you think about it you'll get it clearly: You don't get any access to the customer database of the client because this data are protected by law in the traditional outsourcing countries and the fines are very high - US$ 16,000 per customer record. What can you do with an inbound caller in this case? For offshore and onshore outsourcing are only outbound campaigns possible. Everything else are only dreams.

I have used a simple Google search as in the email is not more then the name KS Advisors and no other provable address. I have only found a company KS Advisors Inc., which is involved in a $10 million Hedge Fund Fraud. I cannot say it, if it is the same company or not. 

Here is the email where Jasper Blunt from KS Advisors confirms that the client did not find him useless for more than only searching a call center:

From: jasper blunt <info.provider.iva@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 7:06 PM
Subject: IVA Packout Leads Required
To: 


Hello and a very warm greeting from KS Advisors  

 

We provide your company with superlative Business Advisory /Marketing Consultancy for a permanent solution to a long term issue faced by call centers that have tired taking process from middleman and in turn run into non-profitable campaigns or SCAM like Tech Support and henceforth aren’t generating the required revenues.

 

Please find the attachment for the criteria

 

This is how we work:

1.       We work on long-term retainer ship contract basis working as Business Advisor/ Marketing Consultant

2.       We will provide direct business to your center (as many as they can handle in contract duration)

3.       We can only talk about Inbound with a center working successfully for 6 months with proven track record having minimum 15+ seats and after working with me for minimum 3 months

4.       The Advisor would also guide center in implementing and successfully running those campaigns

5.       Center need to follow the advice given by the Business Advisor for successful execution of process and keeping the clients contented. The center needs to cooperate with the Business Advisor for mutual benefits. Centers who only need process and don't wish to seek support need not to contact

6.       Contract between us could be signed online

Please contact after reviewing the above mentioned terms

 

Please note we don't deal with broker, only business owners or financial decision makers of direct center

 

Please don't request for process details till you join us online to talk & know each other in detail

 

For any further queries please feel free to contact the undersigned

 

Regards

Tanvi

info.provider.iva@gmail.com

Skype: KS.Advisors  

 

KS Advisors

 

 

 

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Scammer Exposed

Why all these campaign offers from the low wage countries are SCAM?
by Rudolf Faix Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:13 AM

Scam SchoolA company, which likes to outsource a campaign, is searching for a consultancy or outsourcing agency locally. The reason for this is that they like to feel save and have the same law situation for a contract. A local company can get easily verified. The hired consultancy agency gets paid from the outsourcer directly. It is normal that this one, which hires someone, pays the bill for it. For this are all these campaign offers with upfronts, royalty or however the fee is getting called nothing else then scam, because it shows that the broker or consultant does not have any contract with the client.

If a outsourcer is searching on the Internet abroad, then this one will not search for a consultancy agency or broker. Such a company is searching directly for a center, which can do the work. The contract structure and the verification process will be much more costly in time and workforce then to hire a consultant, which is doing all the work for them.

Additional has each one to respect the law in the destination country of the call. Consumer and customer data are in the traditional outsourcing countries (Australia, Canada, Europe Union, Ireland, New Zealand, USA, etc.) protected by law and are not allowed that others get access to them. Even if customer data are getting stolen this one, which has stored them, has to pay a fine. A nice example for this is the case from AT&T where 280,000 customer records got stolen from their own call center staff. AT&T had to pay a fine of US$ 25,000,000 for this case.  Do you really think that one of such companies give you access to their customer database when they are expecting such fines?

This shows already the reason why all the offered inbound and form filling campaigns are nothing else then scam.  You need only to think about it who is calling or which kind of forms should get filled. The most calls a company receive are coming from customers of the company. What can you do with such an incoming call if you have no access to the customer database? You are only able to forward the call to somebody, which has access to it. In such a case this one can pick up the call by himself too. The company will not save anything by outsourcing such a process. So why they shall outsource this kind of process?

Think now about the form filling process. Such campaigns have been available before the digital revolution has started. I started programming computer systems around 38 years ago. Since 30 years are already personal computer available. 1986 got the SQL (Structured Query Language) the first standardization. Since around 20 years are SQL databases in common use for storing data. That means all the data, which should get filled in forms, are already since more than 20 years digital available and the programs are able to fill forms automatically. There is no need to enter some data manually – the digital Stone Age is already a long time over! Why should you pay someone for a copy and paste work if there are programs are available which are doing the work within seconds?

Do you really think that any author is writing by hand or on a type writer? The first program I remember having used for writing letters has been Wordstar. The version 1 got sold already in the year 1978. It has been running on the CP/M System from Digital Research already and got later on ported to the system of MSDOS. Since 1983 is Microsoft Word available. Why should an author use a type writer or write his books by hand in this case? It is much easier to type it on a computer and forward it by email to the publisher, the editor can make easily his changes and forward it directly to the pressroom. With the export function is it easily to bring the book without typing into the eBook format. There is no manual interaction necessary. The books are getting stored for a reissue. Even old book got already digitalized during the past 30 years. So there is no need for eBook typing. Think about it, why should you pay an upfront fee for such a work? The answer is very simple: The scammer cannot get paid from any client for the invented process and the upfront fee is his only possible income in this case!

The next big scam is the tech support where the center should buy calls and charge the caller for the provided service.  In this case the center takes the risk about the way the calls are getting generated. A legal way to generate such calls is with advertising not possible. With advertisings at the best visited sites you can get one or two calls per day, because everybody knows someone, which can help by computer problems. The most common problems are network and driver problems. With network problems you have no access to the remote computer and cannot give any help. Driver installation from remote is very difficult too because in the most times you need exactly the model of the hardware part. An end user will not be able to tell it to you. In such a case are only the calls remaining, which are generated by scareware. Such scareware is illegal and the center can up in jail for making money generated by scareware, viruses, ransomware, etc. As the center is making money with the incoming calls is it reasonable that the center is the programmer or the distributor of the criminal software. The seller of the calls will be already trackless disappeared in such a case and the center owner will be alone in front of the law court. The devil takes the hindmost.

 

Which campaigns are remaining for offshore call centers in such a case?

The situation is very simple.  Campaigns other than lead generations from already heavy used data, which are getting traded between the centers, are not really available.

All the offered products from the real campaigns are on a pay per sale base and are well known from the spam emails. To sell such products by already heavy used calling data is not really easy and profitable. It is only profitable for the outsourcer because he is even saving the cost for the staff and has no risk about his product which is unsaleable on a normal way. For the center is it like fishing in troubled waters by taking all the risk.

 

Scammer: Gaby Anderson - stanfordonlinecourses.com
by Rudolf Faix Friday, May 22, 2015 5:53 AM

Each Scammer makes mistakes. Even if they invest a little bit into their scam they are making mistakes. So Gaby Anderson with stanfordonlinecourses.com is making mistakes.

Gaby AndersonHis first mistake is his profile picture. He uses the profile picture of a photo model, which gets found at Google on 436 search pages. The original picture gets found at questmarketing.org. He has used this profile picture on his profile at LinkedIn and Facebook [2016-02-25: Link removed as the Facebook profile under https://www.facebook.com/ganderson84?fref=nf already not exists]. He deleted already the picture from his LinkedIn profile.

The Stanford University has no reason to hide their domain registration by using a proxy service, They are proud about their name and they are even hosting their servers and services by themselves. Their online courses are hosted at http://online.stanford.edu/ This gets shown if we take a look at the domain registry data for stanford.edu:

Domain Name: STANFORD.EDU
Registrant:
   Stanford University
   The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
   241 Panama Street, Pine Hall, Room 115
   Stanford, CA 94305-4122
   UNITED STATES
Administrative Contact:
   Domain Admin
   Stanford University
   241 Panama Street Pine Hall, Room 115
   Stanford, CA 94305-4122
   UNITED STATES
   (650) 723-4328
   sunet-admin@stanford.edu
Technical Contact:
   Domain Admin
   Stanford University
   241 Panama Street Pine Hall, Room 115
   Stanford, CA 94305-4122
   UNITED STATES
   (650) 723-4328
   sunet-admin@stanford.edu
Name Servers: 
   ARGUS.STANFORD.EDU         171.64.7.115, 2607:f6d0:0:9113::ab40:773
   AVALLONE.STANFORD.EDU      171.64.7.88, 2607:f6d0:0:9116::ab40:758
   ATALANTE.STANFORD.EDU      171.64.7.61, 2607:f6d0:0:d32::ab40:73d
Domain record activated:    04-Oct-1985
Domain record last updated: 23-Mar-2015
Domain expires:             31-Jul-2016

Their name is their trademark. Such an university will not hire telemarketers for promotion their online education.

If we take a look at Gaby Andersons domain stanfordonlinecourses.com, then we see that the register data are hidden behind a proxy service and the nameserver are not the same like from stanford.edu, Additional has been the domain created on January 6, 2015. The domain is now 4 months old:

Domain Name: STANFORDONLINECOURSES.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1894354618_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: [link removed] Date: 2015-01-06T15:28:52Z
Creation Date: 2015-01-06T15:28:52Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-01-06T15:28:52Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.480-624-2505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited [link removed] Status: clientUpdateProhibited [link removed] Status: clientRenewProhibited [link removed] Status: clientDeleteProhibited [link removed] Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC

Registrant Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4806242598
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Registration Private
Admin Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Admin Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Admin Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Admin City: Scottsdale
Admin State/Province: Arizona
Admin Postal Code: 85260
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: +1.4806242599
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4806242598
Admin Fax Ext:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Registration Private
Tech Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Tech Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Tech Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Tech City: Scottsdale
Tech State/Province: Arizona
Tech Postal Code: 85260
Tech Country: United States
Tech Phone: +1.4806242599
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4806242598
Tech Fax Ext:
Name Server: NS51.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS52.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: [link removed] update of WHOIS database: 2015-05-06T22:00:00Z

As we know that scammer are lazy gets the website http://www.stanfordonlinecourses.com [2016-02-25: Link removed as the domain standfordonlinecourses.com already not exists] forwarded to https://lagunita.stanford.edu.

Let's take a look at Gaby Andersons offer in Facebook:

Facebook offer from Gaby Anderson

-Inbound / Outbound EDU Campaign-
Hourly Rate: $20/hour/agent
Payment Cycle: Weekly
Program Description: Take a call from students who's interested enrolling in college
Leads: Included
Dialer: Included
Voip: Included
We prefer centers in Philippines!
For more info you can contact me at:
Email : ganderson@stanfordonlinecourses.com
Skype : stanford.ganderson

You can expect, that nobody from USA will outsource for $20/hour/agent. Nobody likes to pay more then absolute necessary. In the campaign detail description is even written: $20.00/hour with $3.00/hour increase after 3 months of service. For this money nobody will hire an offshore call center. He can have it for the same price in the USA too.

As written in the announcement the scammer is preferring call centers from the Philippines. I got forwarded a Skype communication from Gaby Anderson:

Hello Mr.Anderson
[5/21/2015 10:55:34 PM] Hamza Ali Khan: Do you still have that inbound campaign?
[4:01:02 AM] Gaby Anderson: Yes
[4:01:30 AM] Hamza Ali Khan: Can you send me the details to my email please?
[4:01:40 AM] Hamza Ali Khan: hamzaalikhan7@gmail.com
[4:01:47 AM] ***  ***
[4:08:27 AM] Hamza Ali Khan: Great!
[4:09:29 AM] Hamza Ali Khan: So are you hiring on individual basis or call centers only?
[4:09:51 AM] Gaby Anderson: CAllCenter
[4:09:58 AM] Hamza Ali Khan: Wonderful!
[4:10:14 AM] Hamza Ali Khan: Please visit our site for the company profile smile emoticon
[4:10:26 AM] Hamza Ali Khan:
[4:12:05 AM] Hamza Ali Khan: we have been working with a number of overseas clients for last 8 years.
[4:15:03 AM] Hamza Ali Khan: Let me know what will be the process moving forward.
[4:16:44 AM] Gaby Anderson: Let me Tell you Directly before i pass you to my campaign manager CALLCENTER IN INDIA BANGLADESH PAKISTAN we require them to have a safety deposit with us justy to be sure they would comply to the job

Exactly here is the scam. A safety deposit has to receive the center and not the broker. The center is doing the work. The broker or the client has no risk especially if the provide the phone system and VoIP minutes. In this case they are able to stop a center even without any notice. For this the safety deposit is nothing else than a big SCAM.

A IP-check of his Skype connection locates him today at 10:15am Philippines time with the IP address 49.145.213.188. The geolocation shows that he is operating with his fraud from Manila and is using the provider PLDT.

Screenshot Skype Geo IP location from Gaby Anderson

Whois information:

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% Information related to '49.145.128.0 - 49.145.255.255'
inetnum: 49.145.128.0 - 49.145.255.255
netname: Consumer_DSL
country: PH
descr: PLDT_BNKHME60I01_DHCP
descr: This space has been assigned as DYNAMIC
admin-c: NA185-AP
tech-c: RA328-AP
status: ASSIGNED NON-PORTABLE
changed:  removed email address 20130424
mnt-by: PHIX-NOC-AP
mnt-irt: IRT-PLDT-PH
source: APNIC
irt: IRT-PLDT-PH
address: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
address: 6/F Innolab Building
address: Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City
+address: Philippines
e-mail:  removed email address
abuse-mailbox:  removed email address
admin-c: AR238-AP
tech-c: NA185-AP
auth: # Filtered
mnt-by: PHIX-NOC-AP
changed:  removed email address 20101117
changed:  removed email address 20101126
source: APNIC
person: Nilo Agir
nic-hdl: NA185-AP
e-mail:  removed email address
address: 6/F Innolab Building, Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City
phone: +632-584-1045
country: PH
changed:  removed email address 20080526
changed:  removed email address 20110427
mnt-by: PHIX-NOC-AP
source: APNIC
person: Rolando M. Araw Jr
nic-hdl: RA328-AP
e-mail:  removed email address
address: 3/F MGO Bldg, dela Rosa St, Makati, MM, Phils
phone: +632-836-2569
country: PH
changed:  removed email address 20101117
mnt-by: PHIX-NOC-AP
source: APNIC
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Conclusion: The scammer Gaby Anderson with his domain stanfordonlinecourses.com is misusing the good name of the Stanford University for his fraud action. He does everything to hide his identity. I hope the police will catch him soon and stop his fraud.

 

Facebook profile Gaby Anderson.pdf (628.57 kb)

LinkedIn profile Gaby Anderson.pdf (3.64 mb)

SOC-Call-Center-Requirements.pdf (316.97 kb)

 

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