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A Scammer likes to reinvent the Slavery: Samad Gour - CEO at CS Live Solution Pvt.Ltd
by Rudolf Faix Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:10 AM

Samad GourSamad GourAt LinkedIn Pulse appeared yesterday a posting from Samad Gour with an offer that sounds really unbelievable – but from the negative sites view. Samad  Gour posted the following offer, which got found on Facebook in the groups BPO PROJECTS WITHOUT ANY CHARGES, www.helloshopping.in (India’s First Online Mall) and USA – CANADA Business Development Group:

 

The posting from LinkedIn Pulse:

Hi, USA Non-Voice Call Reviews Campaign Earning 30,000 Approx/month

Hi,
USA Non-Voice Call Reviews Campaign Earning 30,000 Approx/month

Please find the below Job Descriptions.

WORK DESCRIPTION:
The Client Portal has Inbound Recorded Calls & Outbound Recorded Calls, Here Agents need to Login and Listen to the Calls and Need to Answer that Either call has Connected to Employee or Call is not Connected or Call Connected to Voice Mail etc., Agent just need to Tick mark on the Options provided. But Agent need to listen to the call carefully and need to mark correct option. For wrong answer there is penalty of -0.01$. So, you get paid for only correct answer marked by the agent.

TIMINGS:
6:00 PM to 6:00 AM [IST]

PAYOUT:
0.012$ for Inbound and 0.008$ for outbound call review

EARNINGS CALCULATIONS:
Here agent can do 2 calls in 1 minute,
12 Hours x 2 calls / Minute x 60 Minutes = 1440 calls one agent can do
1440 x 0.012 = 17.28$ (Approx.) / Day / Agent.

Here one agent can earn 17.28$ x 25 days = 432$ / Month / Agent.

BILLING CYCLE: DAILY

PAYMENT MODE: Paypal

Registration Charges : for one ID it's 10,000 Rs but if you are serious enough to go for work ..We can negotiate depending on numbers of seat but not on 5 seats.

This is really unique process where in pay out will come in your account from clients account. It will be daily payout by default in your PayPal account and then you can withdraw from your bank account. No mediator will involve in this pay out ..at all. You will see flow of dollar after every call you will listen. This process can be run in 24×7 shift and for trail purpose you can go for one seat also.

In attachment you will find one video clip of how we can do this work and how you can see dollar after every call.

PLEASE NOTE : THE EARNINGS CALCULATIONS WHICH IS GIVE HERE IS FOR MINIMUM ACTUAL EARNINGS. AS YOU WILL HAVE MORE PRACTICE OF WORK YOU WILL GET MORE CHANCE AND POTENTIAL OF EARNINGS AND IT PURELY DEPENDS NOT ON WORK BUT SMART WORK.

call -8750051552 (if interested only)

This offer is only a SCAM, because he asks for an upfront in form of Registration Charges : for one ID it's 10,000 Rs. With this offer the scammer confirms, that he has no contract with the client. If he has a contract with the client, then the client will pay him and he has to search for the best center for the client and not for one, which pays him.

The scammer Samad Gour is even not able to read the caption of the group where he posted: BPO PROJECTS WITHOUT ANY CHARGES

The offer is  an SLAVERY offer because:

 

  • Even in India are 12 hours working time for an agent illegal
  • If you take the offered US$ 432 and substract the pro rata costs for the office rent, the amortization value of the investments into the center, electricity and Internet connection then you'll have to divide the remaining money for two agents, because you have to keep yourself conform to the employment law. For this the provided calculation of the scammer is irrational and from this money nobody is able to survive even in India.
  • Additional you have to keep yourself conform to the rules of the US FTC (US Federal Trade Commission warning: ROBOCALLS)
  • The promoted earnings are the maximum earnings when we add the time how long someone needs to pick up the phone are per call 15 - 20 seconds gone before a human or an answering machine picks up. To get it if there is a human or an answering machine answering you have to be online at the time of picking up the phone.

 

The scammer Samad Gour has even made a mistake by inventing this campaign. The fixed working time from IST 6:00pm until 6:00am is during the time at the US East Coast from 08:30am until US West Coast 05:30pm. At 05:30pm is rush hour and you will reach mostly answering machines. For this even the working time does not make any sense. Maybe his education exists only in his profile or he has been missing all geography lessons.

The scammer Samad Gour is proving with this offer, that he has no idea about the local law of employment in his country and that he has no idea how call center work is functioning. He thinks that call center agents are robots, which are able to work without any break.

It seems that a scammer needs to make urgently some money. For this he likes to make money from centers. That he shows with the upfront and the fines. 

Facebook Profile of Samad Gour - pdf (1.87 mb)

LinkedIn Profile of Samad Gour - pdf (3.38 mb)

Facebook offer Samad Gour.pdf (492.90 kb)

 

Fraud with Windows Pop Up calls - euroanswerllc com
by Rudolf Faix Tuesday, March 17, 2015 2:52 AM

A business is only good if the risk is low and the earnings are high. In the following offer is it a good business only for the SCAMMER. The center owner has even the risk to end up in jail while the scammer is hiding himself.

A friend forwarded me the following offer and asked me about my opinion:

Hello!
We outsource US Inbound Technical Support Campaign! from more than 3 years and complete genuine in terms of accounts & calls. We operate from Mumbai, India. We do not charge any Royalty, consulting fees & security deposit.
We keep transparency in our Business.

The following are the details of the process:-
Agents required: 10 or more
Technician: 1 or more
US Toll Free Number
Payment Gateway
Dialer
Lease line with minimum speed of 2 MBPS
Website (Optional)
Computer's with good configuration.(Windows 7 preferred)

Pricing for Windows, Pop u calls: (Prepaid System)
1. Price for 10-50 calls  - Rs. 850/- per call
2. Price for 51-100 calls - Rs. 800/- per call
3. Price for 101-200 calls - Rs. 750/- per call
4. Price for 201-350 calls - Rs. 700/- per call
Note: 30 paid test calls per day will be provided only for 3 days at start, 30 calls for 3 days.

The following are the details of the US Inbound Tech Support Campaign:-
1. Campaign will be running for minimum 10 calls only.
2. The payment for the campaign will be in advance. Minimum 48 working hours ago (Wire Transfer). No Credit is given on any grounds.
3. Calls will be received from US / Canada customers only.
4. Timings for the campaign to start are 10:00 pm to 5:00 am IST (Monday - Friday).
5. Call recording to be provided, if required.
6. Center should have a US / Canada Toll Free Number only.
7. Minimum 10 - 12 calls will be routed per slot.
8. Daily MIS report for the calls is to be shared at EOD compulsorily for verification. If not shared, the report provided from contractor will be final and undebatable..
9. If any issue or problem occurs, campaign will be paused and will be active once it is approved by the Contractor itself.
10. Any called missed or abandoned due to lack of technology or late communication will be counted as paid call to the client.
11. Calls Category – Webmail calls, Pop up calls, Antivirus calls, Tablet calls, PC running slow, MAC calls, Printer calls, Antivirus not downloading or running etc..
12. We are no where concerned whether the center makes sale's out of the Inbound calls or not.
As we provide the best calls and there is also some effort shown from the center to up-sell the customers.
13. No replacement for calls will be given on any grounds.

PS: No free or test calls provided. Only Serious Call Centers / BPO contact me and please don't waste mine as well as your time.

Thanks & Regards,
Mr. Priyesh Rao
Cell - +91 9820557973
Skype - priyesharao
Website - www.euroanswerllc.com
Reference Center in Begumpet, Hyderabad
How is the scam working? Let us take a closer look:
  • The center has to provide a payment gateway. That means the center is billing to the customer directly. Each credit card payment can get rejected after the credit card holder receives his monthly statement. So the center has the risk for the transaction.

  • The center has to provide Toll Free numbers for US and/or Canada. That means the call center is paying for the incoming calls and the phone number is registered to the centers. A hidden registration is not possible for phone numbers. In the case of a fraud the owner of the phone number is responsible.

  • How the Toll Free number, which is previous not known, arrives in the Pop Up that the customer can call it?
    The legal way is to show a number on a website or in advertisements. In all other cases it will come from only from a malware. Remember, the number is not known previous.
    It need to be only a toll free number because the customer shall call it instead of consulting a friend or a computer repair center located near to his place.
    For all other purposes like a call by using a software on a computer, tablet or smartphone you even don't need a phone number. Such calls can get routed directly over the Internet.

  • The center has to pay for the Pop Up calls, This is the way how the scammer is making his money.

  • The owner of the domain euroanswerllc.com are hiding themselves behind a proxy service at the domain registry

If we put now the facts together, then we see that the center is not working for a client. In this case the center acts as a reseller because the center need to buy the calls and makes the billing with the caller directly. The center is responsible in front of law for the product. The center cannot hide themselves in anonymity like the SCAMMER do, because the center is taking the money and the phone number is registered to the center. If one customer goes in front of the law court than the center owner will end up in jail. He has make the fraud and not the real scammer

In any case the center owner has a high risk to end up in front of the court, because Ignorance is no protection against prosecution.

Domain Name: EUROANSWERLLC.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1866035335_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: [link removed] Date: 2014-07-08T17:35:08Z
Creation Date: 2014-07-08T17:35:08Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-07-08T17:35:08Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.480-624-2505
Reseller: Google Inc.
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: NS45.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS46.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned

 

Open Source Call Center Software: GOautodial - easy and FREE OF CHARGE
by Rudolf Faix Saturday, March 14, 2015 7:25 AM

GOautodial is an open source web based call center system based on CentOS. It automatically installs the GOautodial applications (GOadmin, GOreports and GOagent), Vicidial, Mysql, PHP, Asterisk, Limesurvey and other open source software to have a fully functional call center system. An open source predictive dialer and inbound IVR + ACD system that rocks.

GOautodial is based on the Asterisk framework, which is sponsored by Digium. The Asterisk project started in 1999 when Mark Spencer released the initial code under the GPL open source license. Since that time, it has been enhanced and tested by a global community of thousands. Today, Asterisk is maintained by the combined efforts of Digium and the Asterisk community.

Today, there are more than one million Asterisk-based communications systems in use, in more than 170 countries. Asterisk is used by almost the entire Fortune 1000 list of customers. Most often deployed by system integrators and developers, Asterisk can become the basis for a complete business phone system, or used to enhance or extend an existing system, or to bridge a gap between systems.

GOautodial Major Features:

  • Inbound, Outbound and Blended call handling
  • Broadcast and survey dialing
  • Web-based applications
  • Wizard based configurations
  • Full call recording
  • Scalable to hundreds of seats
  • USA, UK and Canada call compliance
  • VoIP trunks and standard Telco lines
  • Support for Sangoma and Digium cards
  • Open-Source GPLv2 licensed, with no software licensing cost

 

Full Features List (based from the Vicidial engine):

  • Ability for an agent to call clients in succession from a database through a web-client
  • Ability to display a script for the agent to read with fields like name, address, etc. filled-in
  • Ability to set a campaign to auto-dial and send live calls to available agents
  • Ability to dial predictively in a campaign with an adaptive dialing algorithm
  • Ability to dial on a single campaign across multiple Asterisk servers, or multiple campaigns on a single server
  • Ability to transfer calls with customer data to a closer/verifier on the local system or a remote Asterisk server
  • Ability to open a custom web page with user data from the call, per campaign
  • Ability to autodial campaigns to start with a simple IVR then direct to agent
  • Ability to broadcast dial to customers with a pre-recorded message
  • Ability to park the customer with custom music per campaign
  • Ability to send a dropped call to a voicemail box, queue or extension per campaign if no agent is available
  • Ability to set outbound CallerID per campaign or per list
  • Ability to take inbound calls gathering CallerID
  • Ability to function as an ACD for inbound and fronter/closer verification calls
  • Ability to have an agent take both inbound and outbound calls in one session(blended)
  • Ability to start and stop recording an agent's calls at any time
  • Ability to automatically record all calls
  • Ability to manually or automatically call upto two other customer numbers for the same lead
  • Automatically dial unlimited alternate numbers per customer until you get an answer
  • Ability to schedule a callback with a customer as either any-agent or agent-specific
  • Ability in Manual dial mode to preview leads before dialing
  • Ability for agents to be logged in remotely anywhere with just a phone and a web browser
  • Faster hangup and dispositioning of calls with one key press (HotKeys)
  • Definable Agent Wrapup-time per campaign
  • Ability to add custom call dispositions per campaign
  • Ability to use custom database queries in campaign dialing
  • Recycling of specified status calls at a specified interval without resetting a list
  • Dialing with custom TimeZone restrictions including per state and per day-of-the-week
  • Dialing with Answering Machine Detection, also playing a message for AM calls
  • Multiple campaigns and lead-lists are possible
  • Option of a drop timer with safe-harbor message for FTC compliance
  • Variable drop call percentage when dialing predictively for FTC compliance
  • System-wide and per-campaign DNC lists that can optionally be activated per campaign
  • All calls are logged and statuses of calls are logged as well as agent time breakdowns
  • Load Balancing of call across multiple inbound or outbound Asterisk servers is possible
  • Agent phone login balancing and failover across multiple ViciDial servers
  • Several real-time and summary reports available
  • Real-time campaign display screens
  • 3rd party conferencing(with DTMF macros and number presets)
  • 3rd party blind call transfer
  • 3rd party conferencing with agent drop-off
  • Custom Music-On-Hold and agent alert sound for inbound calls
  • Estimated hold time, place in line, overflow queues and several other inbound-only features
  • Skills-based ranking and call routing per inbound group(queues) and campaign
  • Queue Prioritization per campaign and inbound group
  • Single agent call queueing
  • Ability to set user levels and permissions for certain features and campaigns
  • Ability for managers to listen-in on agent conversations
  • Ability for managers to enter conversations with agents and customers
  • Ability for managers to change the selected queues for an agent
  • Ability for agents to select a Pause Code when they are not active
  • Ability for agents to view the statuses of other agents on the system
  • Ability for agents to view details for calls in queue that the agent is selected to take calls from
  • Ability for agents to select and click to take calls in queue from their agent screen
  • Several Vtiger integration features: user-sync, account-sync, data interconnection (deprecated)
  • Full integration with Sangoma Call Progress Detection(CDP) for better Answering Machine Detection(AMD)
  • Web-based data export utilities
  • Web-based administration
  • DID, phone and carrier trunk provisioning through the web interface

 

GOautodial can be downloaded for free from http://goautodial.org/
CentOS can get downloaded for free from http://www.centos.org/ 

In combination with the outbound provider Voicetrading and Voicebuy you'll get a very cheap solution for your call/contact center.

 

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Different kinds of dialer for call centers
by Rudolf Faix Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:37 PM

Preview Dialer: In Preview mode, the agent starts by himself the next call (semi-automatic preview dialing) on a software-based selection process. The preview dialing ensures that the call center staff can preview the record from the customer database. If the agent triggers the call attempt by himself, he has also opportunity to prepare for the interview and detailed view (for example the contact history). The employee initiates the call either by using software or by manually dialing the telephone number.

Power Dialer: The dialer software automatically dials the next phone connection as soon as the processing of the previous record was completed by the agent. This can be done by the software on the client or on the central server. It can be set with an "overdial factor" that not only one but several telephone lines per agent get to be established. The dialing attempts are doing mostly displayed in the selection preview on the workplace of the agents. The first successful selection is presented. Other successful dialing attempts are distributed by chance on the next available agent. In the calculations involved, that usually not all numbers dialed indicate a dial tone, but might be busy or unavailable for other reasons. 

Predictive Dialer: Even with predictive dialing the telephone numbers of the contact list or database of the company or service provider get selected automatically. In addition, the dialer software monitored by mathematical methods continually in several ways, such as the current availability or the average call duration of each employee, and includes this in the calculation for the selections. The Predictive dialing is thus a forward-looking, self-adjusting dial. The predictive dialer controls the number of dial attempts per agent, taking into account the current and historical accessibility of customers and on the basis of the derived prediction. This not only minimizes the waiting time between two contacts of the agent, but also provides the ideal case that as many calls as possible are made without call attempts must be canceled. Lost connections causing the called phone rings, after picking up is no caller on the other end available or it rings only for a very short time (dropped call). Consumers perceive this as harassing or threatening.

Regulations:

In the UK, Ofcom requires that predictive dialers abandon less than 3% of answered calls on a daily basis. Ofcom also requires that if an agent is not available within 2 seconds the call is considered "abandoned" and an automated message is played. The automated message must identify the company making the call, the purpose of the call, a free phone or basic rate phone number to call back on and must not contain any form of marketing. A phone call to the return number must not be treated by the company as an opportunity to market, but to be removed from the calling list. In the UK "abandoned" calls must not be called back within 72 hours unless there is a dedicated agent available.

In the USA, if someone answers but no agent is available within 2 seconds of the person's greeting, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations consider the call "abandoned" and require the dialer to play a recorded message. The FCC requires that predictive dialers abandon less than 3% of answered calls.

In Canada, the maximum abandon rate is 5%, and calls cannot be made to numbers registered with the National Do Not Call Registry, emergency or health care providers.

 

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