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Scammer: Peter Bragansa aka David Gordon - midastechs.com - Tech Support Payment Gateway
by Rudolf Faix Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:07 AM

Scammer Peter BragansaIn the offer from the scammer Peter Bragansa - petebrag@gmail.com - Tech Support Payment Gateway we'll should find some more information about some people participating in the scam. It should look like, that

... by and between and Midas Techs and its Group of Companies (together known as MTcorp at 511 Avenue Of The Americas, Suite 95 New York City, NY 10011 a USA company, ...

is nothing else than a group of scammers. For the case that someone likes to believe, that the scammer Peter Bragansa is misusing the name from Midas Techs, this one needs to remember, that one condition to enter into business with these shady types of business man is:

INSTRUCTIONS: SIGN ABOVE AND EMAIL SCANNED COPY OF CURRENT GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION TO centers@midastechs.com

Why shall someone ask you to send scanned copies to his email address at his domain?

What can get proved with scanned ids?
Already this fact shows that the scammer is never a real business man. Copies can even not get used in front of a law court. Cross border contracts have to get signed in front of a notary and the signatures need to get confirmed all levels up until the ministry of interiors and by the embassy of the other country. Otherwise the contract will even not have the value of the paper on which it gets printed.

For what purpose like this idiot to get copied id's? Is identity theft his his second source of income?

There is a small chance, that the scammer Peter Bragansa is the domain administrator from MidasTechs, located in 2017 Glenwood Way, Midlothian, TX 76065. The provided US phone number (707) 564-3275 from the homepage of MidasTechs has the prefix from Vacaville, California and seems to be a Google voice number. At least 411.com provides this information about the phone number (707) 564-3275. Why a company, which is offering PC support, located in Texas shall use a phone number from California? Google voice phone numbers with the prefix from Texas are also available.

Another suspicious point is, that MidasTechs is hiding their offer of support plans at their homepage behind a password:

Does MidasTechs fear that someone will erroneously order a support package from them?

More interesting is the UK freephone number provided at the homepage from midastechs.com. The UK phone number gets found at the homepages adsoclick.com and 247masters.com from the Tech Support Scammer - ADS O CLICK LIMITED - UK Company Number 10219203. Additional gets the same number found at the homepage informationkarma.com from the Tech Support Scammer: Seven Monies Services Ltd. - Geetika Dawer - Arora Ashish located in Canada.

It looks like that Peter Bragansa aka David Gordon needs someone who is making and paying the promotion for his phone numbers. Everybody knows that the tech support offers are scam. It even does not help him, writing into the contract what is all not allowed. He destroys by his own conditions the only one reason why someone would sign up such a contract.

Someone provided the following information to me:

They said that they were MidasTechs at PO Box 8734, Midlothian, TX 76065. This is not a valid mailing address, but it is the address listed on the web site www.midastechs.com. 

Google earth picture from the address of MidasTechs:

Ellis CAD - Property Search shows as actual owner from the property:

Owner ID: 124640
Name: HINMAN LARRY & CARLA
Mailing Address: 2017 GLENWOOD WAY
MIDLOTHIAN, TX 76065-7503
% Ownership: 100.0%

 

An email about the existence of a company with the name MidasTechs or about the expected owner David Gordon got answered from the Texas Secretary of State as following:

Von: Brandy Williams [mailto:*********@sos.texas.gov]
Gesendet: Montag, 27. Februar 2017 22:45
An: Rudolf Faix
Betreff: RE: Question about business search in Texas

Good Morning,

Our records reflect no active or inactive listing for MidasTechs as a corporation, limited liability company, nonprofit organization, limited partnership, or assumed name. Not all entities are filed with the Secretary of State. Sole Proprietorships and General Partnerships are filed at the County Clerk’s office of the county in which they are located. 

Sincerely, 

Brandy Williams
Corporations
Texas Secretary of State
512-463-5555

Some states, like Texas, register fictitious business names or "doing business as" names, or sole proprietorships, etc., at the county level (every state has dozens of different counties within it).  Those are harder to search for because most counties don’t have online access to their records.

But anyone can do business as anything that they want. It is very unlikely that someone might get fined by the state for not registering his fictitious business name, but there is nothing to stop somebody from doing business with an unregistered name.

There are for me a lot of questions open:

  • Why someone should give someone 20-30% from his own income for only getting a payment gateway?

  • Why should a legal company pay for a service more than 10 times the price for what it can get cheaper?
    For a percentage between 1% and 3% is a contract with a real payment processor or a credit card corporator possible.

  • The bounties for foreign transfers are not very low. So why shall someone make an additional cross border transfer and pay additional 20%-30% for the gateway provider?

  • What a center gets really for letting another scammer participating on their work?

  • By reading the contract at Google Docs (.pdf (234.25 kb)), I'll get the feeling that the scammer likes to make himself to the the boss of the center. Who enjoys it to hire a boss by himself?

  

Vendor Agreement - Midas Tech - MTCorp

 

Vendor Agreement - All Fix Tech Support - ALLF 
894TemplatecenterAgreementMidasSC1dn894.pdf (234.25 kb)

 


891TemplateCenterAgreementSCDN891sc1.pdf (228.54 kb)

 

Domain registration data from midastechs.com:

Domain Name: midastechs.com
Registry Domain ID: 1959457428_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-09-12T10:55:18Z
Creation Date: 2015-09-11T19:05:17Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-09-11T19:05:17Z
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: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: David Gordon
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 2017 Glenwood Way
Registrant City: Midlothian
Registrant State/Province: Texas
Registrant Postal Code: 76065
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.7075643275
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: info@midastechs.com
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: David Gordon
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 2017 Glenwood Way
Admin City: Midlothian
Admin State/Province: Texas
Admin Postal Code: 76065
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.7075643275
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: info@midastechs.com
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: David Gordon
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: 2017 Glenwood Way
Tech City: Midlothian
Tech State/Province: Texas
Tech Postal Code: 76065
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.7075643275
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: info@midastechs.com
Name Server: NS01.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS02.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-02-23T17:00:00Z <<<

 

Tech Support Scammer - ADS O CLICK LIMITED - UK Company Number 10219203
by Rudolf Faix Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:58 AM

By searching for the source of the phone number 0800-014-8573 (UK), provided by the Scammer: Peter Bragansa - petebrag@gmail.com - Tech Support Payment Gateway, I found the company ADS O CLICK LIMITED, registered since June 7, 2016 in the UK. Director and secretary is YADAV, Birendra, born January 1988, having Indian citizenship and is living in India. The filed statement of capital on June 7, 2016 is GBP 1.

The phone number 0800-014-8573 gets used at the websites of adsoclick.com, 247masters.com and from the Tech Support Scammer: Seven Monies Services Ltd. - Geetika Dawer - Arora Ashish operating from Canada.

The owner of the domains adsoclick.com and 247masters.com is Sam Todds, CMB Solutions, 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura, New Delhi, 110032, India. +91-919-654483130, cmbsolution@outlook.com

adsoclick.com provides now an empty website and 247masters.com even don't resolve. That means that the DNS-Server does not provide any IP address for a website.

Even CompaniesInTheUK (screenshot right) is warning about the count of companies registered with this postcode using the words: 18,060 companies also use this postcode, this might be a mail forwarding service address.

Alexa returns about the domains adsoclick.com and 247masters.com the information: We don't have enough data to rank this website.

The Internet archive WayBackMaschine has captured the content from 247masters.com 3 times between January 9, 2016 and October 1, 2016.

As the Google cache shows about 247masters.com that the website has been active until 15. Febr. 2017 14:21:33 GMT. There got promoted:

Instant Online Technical Support for All Computer Related Issues

24/7 Masters is an Online Technical Support Services provider company. We provides online support for Laptops, Computers and Printers for all Brands and Models with our certified experts. Our Tech Support experts are Certified technicians and offer instant tech support for all issues and problems related to Laptops, computers and Printers. We do offer tech support for all Antivirus Brands, Network and Wireless Products, Emailing and Windows Operating System. Whether technical problems are small or big just dial our number 0800-014-8573 and get them fixed instantly by our certified engineers. We are supporting our customers with full dedication which results in instant and quick solutions.

ADS O CLICK LIMITED has been using the phone numbers 0800-014-8573 (UK), 0144-439-0111 (UK) and 1800-674-185 (Australia).

Which kind of tech support ADD O CLICK LIMITED offers, gets shown at a Facebook posting:

Hey HH! Love your channel here in Australia. I just pranked Microsoft support (1800 674 185). Apparently they don't support my Raspberry Pi running Linux.... :'))

The same 0800-014-8573 (UK) phone number gets used promoted at the website of informationkarma.com.

The domain informationkarma.com got registered by: Ashish Arora, 2667 Markwood Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 4K5, Canada, +1-905-997-0256. AshishArora@gmx.net

At the homepage informationkarma.com gets provided as address 71-75, Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, Wc2H 9Jq, United Kingdom.

At the same address gettting found:
1stformations.co.uk and gardenstudios.com - both websites are providing virtual offices enabling scammers to register fake UK companies.

The building found Google Streetview at the address 71-75, Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, Wc2H 9Jq, United Kingdom:

The website informationkarma.com provides the UK company number 10219203 - the registration number from ADS O CLICK LIMITED.

The Alexa Traffic statistics for the domain informationkarma.com shows that maybe the domain informationkarma.com has one visitor per day and can never be the source of tech support calls. With other words is the domain informationkarma.com a big secret in the world wide web:

Domain registration data of adsoclick.com:

Domain Name: adsoclick.com
Registry Domain ID: 2032847443_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-10-04T18:17:44Z
Creation Date: 2016-06-01T15:48:40Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-06-01T15:48:40Z
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: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: Sam Todds
Registrant Organization: CMB Solutions
Registrant Street: 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura
Registrant City: New Delhi
Registrant State/Province: DL
Registrant Postal Code: 110032
Registrant Country: IN
Registrant Phone: +91.919654483130
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: cmbsolution@outlook.com
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: Sam Todds
Admin Organization: CMB Solutions
Admin Street: 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura
Admin City: New Delhi
Admin State/Province: DL
Admin Postal Code: 110032
Admin Country: IN
Admin Phone: +91.919654483130
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: cmbsolution@outlook.com
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: Sam Todds
Tech Organization: CMB Solutions
Tech Street: 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura
Tech City: New Delhi
Tech State/Province: DL
Tech Postal Code: 110032
Tech Country: IN
Tech Phone: +91.919654483130
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: cmbsolution@outlook.com
Name Server: NS51.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS52.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-02-26T00:00:00Z <<<

Domain registration data of 247masters.com:

Domain Name: 247masters.com
Registry Domain ID: 1984065627_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-10-04T16:52:48Z
Creation Date: 2015-11-26T15:22:26Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-11-26T15:22:26Z
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: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: Sam Todds
Registrant Organization: CMB Solutions
Registrant Street: 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura
Registrant City: New Delhi
Registrant State/Province: DL
Registrant Postal Code: 110032
Registrant Country: IN
Registrant Phone: +91.9654483130
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: cmbsolution@outlook.com
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: Sam Todds
Admin Organization: CMB Solutions
Admin Street: 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura
Admin City: New Delhi
Admin State/Province: DL
Admin Postal Code: 110032
Admin Country: IN
Admin Phone: +91.9654483130
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: cmbsolution@outlook.com
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: Sam Todds
Tech Organization: CMB Solutions
Tech Street: 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura
Tech City: New Delhi
Tech State/Province: DL
Tech Postal Code: 110032
Tech Country: IN
Tech Phone: +91.9654483130
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: cmbsolution@outlook.com
Name Server: NS1.247MASTERS.COM
Name Server: NS2.247MASTERS.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-02-24T04:00:00Z <<<

 

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