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Earnings of Thieves Selling Your Personal Data Online

dark keyboardWith a record number of ruptures in the U.S. amid 2014, more individual data is coasting around on the web than at any other time in recent memory some time recently. Yet, your saving money information, well-being records and even your Facebook account all accompany a sticker on the dark web.

The dark web is the place the commercial centers for stolen information exist. The dark web exists on the "deep web," which is the piece of the web that is not indexed by ordinary web indexes, as Google. To get to these dark corners of the web exceptional programming called Tor must be utilized. 

While Mastercard data can offer for just a couple bucks on underground market sites, well-being records keep running about $50 per record, as per a report by Dell SecureWorks. Bank account data is a higher ticket thing and can offer for $1,000 or all the more relying upon the amount of cash is in the record.

Purchasers can even purchase somebody's online networking record for about $50 or get an altogether new character in addition to a coordinating service bill for just about $350. 

Here's a speedy take a gander at what other individual data goes for on the dull web, as indicated by the report:

 

  • Bank certification: $1,000 in addition to (6% of the aggregate dollar sum in the record) 
  • U.S. credit card with track information (account number, expiration date, name, etc.): $12
  • EU, Asia credit card with track data: $28
  • Website hacking: $100 to $300
  • Copied social security cards: $250 and $400
  • Copied driver's license: $100 to $150

 

Be that as it may, lawbreakers aren't the main ones paying for your lost individual data. Organizations that are influenced by information breaks are needing to shell out a considerable measure of cash for every record that gets spilled in an information rupture.

The normal worldwide expense of a lost or stolen information record for an organization in 2014 was $154, that is a 23% expansion since 2013, as indicated by a study by IBM and the Ponemon Institute distributed Wednesday. The expense incorporates the legal and investigative work expected to address a rupture, and additionally the expense of wholesale fraud programs for individuals whose records were spilled.

Human services organizations are needing to pay the most with the normal cost for a lost information record coming to $363. Furthermore, retailers' expense per record went from $105 in 2013 to $165 in 2014.

The surge in information breaks, particularly those created by sorted out wrongdoing, is driving the expense of lost or stolen records for organizations, said Marc van Zadeloff, VP of system and item for IBM security.

Only in the US, there was a sum of 783 information breaks a year ago, a 27.5% increment from 2013, as per the Identity Theft Resource Center. What's more, as indicated by the IBM report, 47% of ruptures in its study were created by a malevolent or criminal assault. 

“As you see the rise of malicious organized criminals, they become harder to track and trace and remediate,” Zedeloff said. “These criminals on the dark web are collaborating, sharing techniques and malware and when they break in, they are very good. They are able to stay on systems longer, they are stealthier and therefore they are more costly for organizations.”

While customers who are influenced by a break may be given wholesale fraud protection, there's still a couple of things they can do to take their security into their own hands, Zedeloff said.

To start with, never utilize the same password for different services and change passwords frequently. Second, make a point to have the most recent security on the majority of your gadgets and utilize two variable confirmation when accessible. Also, last, look out for any sort of suspicious action. Whether its a shady email, a companion demand from somebody you don't know or odd action on any of your accounts, be proactive in checking everything from your social records to your bank accounts.

 

Microsoft does not request credit card information to validate your copy of Windows

Visa, MastercardMicrosoft requires that your copy of Windows is legitimate before you can obtain programs from the Microsoft Download Center or receive software updates from Microsoft Update. Microsoft's online process that performs this validation is called the Genuine Advantage Program. At no time during the validation process Microsoft is requesting your credit card information.

In fact, Microsoft does not collect information that can be used to identify you such as your name, email address, or other personal details.

To learn more, read the Genuine Microsoft software program privacy statement.

To learn more about the program in general, see Genuine Windows: frequently asked questions.

Source: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx 
(you need to switch your country setting to US/English for following this link)

 

Do you like to know why the offshore call center industry is going down?

law hammerIf we take a look at the European Data Protection Directive from 1995, followed by the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation from 2012 then you’ll find out that personal data are not allowed to get stored as absolutely necessary. The company, which stores personal data, is full responsible for the usage a misusage of the data. A similar law is in the United States available too. There are even the fines for a misusage of personal data higher. 

In any case is the company, which has stored the data, in front of the law court responsible for the correct usage of the stored data and this one will get prosecuted first. If the company cannot guarantee that their data are protected then they cannot give it offshore for processing them in any way.

As we see in the following example taken from Facebook how this data are getting traded, nobody will take the risk and outsource some of his data processing where personal data are involved. This is an actual offer from Facebook. I have copied the content and marked the important sentence red. A screenshot gets found at the end of this article:

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The source of a data set, which is offered like above, can easily found by comparing the credit card data. You need only to compare the data with the data of the credit card companies. In such a case you’ll find out at which shop or company all this credit cards got used in common.

So for what reason a company shall outsource offshore if this industry is not trustful? They have to pay the fine for something what they are not feeling themselves guilty. The fine is higher than processing the data inside their own company.

Such black sheep in the offshore outsourcing industry have destroyed the whole industry. Nobody has done something against them, because everybody has been looking only at his earning. Now you get presented the bill for your greed and laziness.

Only offshore partner, which can prove that they are trustful, will have a chance to survive - all others will perish.

DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT SOMEONE WILL PAY YOU FOR BRINGING HIM INTO TROUBLES?

 

Facebook campaign offers from Amit Girje

 

Scammer: Castle Pension Solutions - castlepensionsolutions.co.uk - Paul Rowe - Nick Danks

Paul RoweThe following posting from Raj Sharma at LinkedIn brought Castle Pension Solutions - castlepensionsolutions.co.uk into my focus.

The posting from Raj Sharma:

Beware!!!Beware!!!Beware!!!!Scam!!!Scam!!
scam!!!fraud!!fraud!!!fraud!!!
Beware!!Beware!!Beware!!Beware.
castlepensionsolutions.co.uk is a fraud.
Paul Rowe,the con-man and owner of castlepensionsolutions.co.uk has cheated with our company Gokyo Ri BPO as my manager rajen sing was constantly in touch with him and didnot pay our payment from last two months.We started working for him, in mid of february and started passing pension and bank reclaim leads to him.He made only 1st payment after making lots of excuses,but we continued to pass leads for him as we thought the reason which he was giving might be genuine.Suddenly,Paul started showing his true colour.He didnot make any payments afterthat.He started telling lies and giving unreasonable excuses.1st week he said we made payment,might be banking issue.Next week he said i had issue with account department .when we made several attempts to contact him through email and trying to reach him,he always avoided us.Sometimes,he said audit is going on,will pay later without giving any specific date.We tried to get our money till last week untill he completely refused to pay to us.If anyone need email and chat snap shot we are happy to share with you guys.Any thing you want to know about this fraud company and his cheater owner,please contact.
We want that these scammer and con man should be out of LinkdIn or any other sites so he cannot cheat with any other people and please avoid castlepensionsolutions.co.uk to work.We are thinking of taking legal action against him and his company and contacted Fraud and crime department of British High commission,New Delhi India.
Paul Rowe.
castlepensionsolutions.co.uk
Registrant's address:
21 Simonburn
Washignton
Tyne and Wear
NE38 0NJ.

Castle Pension SolutionsThe first what I see on their website, that the “company” is only named Castle Pension Solutions. A legal form under which the company is operating is not declared. So we try to find out if the company is registered under this name or if the any responsible person is found for this company.

Registered UK companies can get found at http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/

As expected we find some other companies which are starting with Castle Pension but no Castle Pension Solutions.

Under the names Paul Rowe, Rowe Paul, Nick Danks or Danks Nick is no company registered. For this they are private persons and not company owner. This makes at least Nick Danks for the fraud full responsible. At least Nick Danks cannot hide himself, because the website is registered on his name and the name got verified (see at the domain registry: Registrant contact details validated by Nominet on 27-Mar-2014)

The given phone number at the homepage (UK: 07852196909) is a mobile phone number.

We see at the LinkedIn Profile of Paul Rowe that he has given a recommendation for Paul Danks.

At Facebook he describes himself as “Bank/Financial Institution”. A bank or a financial institution has in UK to be registered at the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). There is a search about “Castle Pension Solutions”, Paul Rowe or Rowe Paul at http://www.fsa.gov.uk/register/firmSearchForm.do ended without any result.

My opinion: Paul Rowe is not more than an insurance salesman who likes to play CEO. He is unable to find customers by himself. For this he uses call center in low wage countries. He is even not able to pay them.

My recommendation: Each call center, which got cheated from Castle Pension Solutions - castlepensionsolutions.co.uk - Paul Rowe - Nick Danks should file a complaint with their proves at http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/complaints-and-compensation

 

LinkedIn Paul Rowe: https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/paul-rowe/36/1a9/353

LinkedIn Nick Danks: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/nickdanks

Facebook Castle Pension Solutions: https://www.facebook.com/castlepensionsolutions (2016-02-25: Link removed - Facebook profile already not available)

Google+: https://plus.google.com/101662186451649408556/posts

 

Nicks DanksDomain name:
castlepensionsolutions.co.uk
Registrant:
Nick Danks
Registrant type:
UK Individual
Registrant's address:
21 Simonburn
Washignton
Tyne and Wear
NE38 0NJ
United Kingdom
Data validation:
Registrant contact details validated by Nominet on 27-Mar-2014
Registrar:
Paragon Internet Group Ltd t/a Tsohost [Tag = UKWEBHOSTING]
URL: [link removed] dates:
Registered on: 27-Mar-2014
Expiry date: 27-Mar-2016
Last updated: 24-Mar-2015
Registration status:
Registered until expiry date.
Name servers:
ns1.tsohost.co.uk 185.52.27.27
ns2.tsohost.co.uk 95.142.155.4
ns3.tsohost.co.uk 95.142.154.15
WHOIS lookup made at 07:20:39 16-Apr-2015
This WHOIS information is provided for free by Nominet UK the central registry for .uk domain names. This information and the .uk WHOIS are: Copyright Nominet UK 1996 - 2015.
You may not access the .uk WHOIS or use any data from it except as permitted by the terms of use available in full at [link removed] includes restrictions on: (A) use of the data for advertising, or its repackaging, recompilation, redistribution or reuse (B) obscuring, removing or hiding any or all of this notice and (C) exceeding query rate or volume limits. The data is provided on an 'as-is' basis and may lag behind the register. Access may be withdrawn or restricted at any time.

Beware!!!Beware!!!Beware...d!!!fraud!!! _ LinkedIn.pdf (348.55 kb)

Paul Rowe _ LinkedIn.pdf (8.62 mb)

Facebook Castle Pension Solutions.pdf (26.26 mb)

Google plus Castle Pension Solutions.pdf (26.26 mb)

Nick Danks _ LinkedIn.pdf (17.08 mb)


Update September 29, 2016: More than one year later I got the following email from Nick Danks:

Von: Nick Danks [mailto:Nick7danks@Googlemail.com]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 27. September 2016 01:37
An: rudolf.faix@wwpa.com
Betreff: CC Scam e-mail - Reporting abuse

Good afternoon,

I have discovered a blog post about a scammed and I have been included in the post to which I beleive to be an outrage. I help the business setup a basic website a few years ago but I have zero involvement with the business or the business owner. I pride myself on helping people in business and the reason I have been mentioned was due to a mistake on registering the domain in my name rather than the client due to the setting on my hosting.
I feel that the comments made about me personally should be removed as this is slander against me when it has nothing to do with me or what I am involved with.

Feel free to keep the post about the invididual but i hope you can see by reading the post that the comment and image about me is undeserved so please can you remove.

http://blog.wwpa.com/post/2015/05/24/scammer-castle-pension-solutions-castlepensionsolutions-co-uk-paul-rowe-nick-danks-follow-up.aspx along with the main post that this relates too.

Any questions please let me know and I would be happy to answer any questions needed to have this removed.

Kindest regards
Nick Danks


Author information

Name: Nick Danks
E-mail: Nick7danks@Googlemail.com
IP address: 151.225.8.50
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 6.0.1; SM-G925F Build/MMB29K) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/53.0.2785.124 Mobile Safari/537.36

Nick Danks has been the domain owner from castlepensionsolutions.co.uk at the time when the scam has happened and he is the only verified source in this case because Nominet, the British domain registry has verified his name and address. The LinkedIn profile from Paul Rowe got never verified and could get created by everybody. For this reason I tried to get a good explanation why the domain got registered on his name:

On 27 Sep 2016 01:33, "Rudolf Faix" <rudolf.faix@wwpa.com> wrote:

Hi

You are included in the post because you have been the owner of the domain at this time. As owner of the domain you are responsible for the content. If you have helped someone and this person has used the domain for fraud then you are in this case a partner in crime of the fraudster. Each attorney will give you the same answer.

best regards
Rudolf Faix
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I would never register a domain for someone other by using my name. This would make me responsible for the content of the website. If someone is not able to register a domain by himself then he need to provide to me his exact data including credit card details for the payment options for beeing able to enter it into web form.

Von: Nick Danks [mailto:nick7danks@googlemail.com]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 27. September 2016 18:01
An: Rudolf Faix
Betreff: Re: AW: CC Scam e-mail - Reporting abuse

Thank you for your response.

The website was created and transfered to the client but it took quite a while to complete the amends therefore I was named until I was paid. Which I wasn't and lost money whilst working for that business. I was infact a supplier not a partner and believe I should be removed as I have not had any business dealings with the individual apart from suppling a website. I'm not even sure the business is still going as I've tried to seek payment myself.

Please can we work together to resolve this issue and remove my details and image

Kind regards
Nick Danks

The domain got really transferred on July 8, 2016 (more than one year after the scam had happened). But the new domain owner does is a Anthony Gregory and not a person with the name Paul Rowe. So I tried to find out if Paul Rowe is in reality Anthony Gregory. Even the new site content has been very suspicious. There is a online shoe shop but without any price information and an imprint with name and address, which is required by the European law is missing too. Here a screenshot:

Screenshot from castlepensionsolutions.co.uk - an online shoe shop without showing any prices and without any imprint

For this reason I have written:

On 27 Sep 2016 11:53, "Rudolf Faix" <rudolf.faix@wwpa.com> wrote:

I think it is not a big issue as “Paul Rowe” mentioned by himself in his email “Also nick danks if you had looked in to things properly he is just a Web creater.” (http://blog.wwpa.com/post/2015/05/24/scammer-castle-pension-solutions-castlepensionsolutions-co-uk-paul-rowe-nick-danks-follow-up.aspx)

The domain castlepensionsolutions.co.uk got transferred on July 8, 2016 to a person with the name Anthony Gregory, 21 WALSALL WOOD ROAD, WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS, WS9 8QU, United Kingdom. Is this the original domain owner or a name which got found in a public phone directory? The actual content of the site does not really fit to the domain name. Shoes are something different than a pension system and the content is from cazpoo.co.uk – another scam site https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/cazpoo.co.uk?utm_source=addon&utm_content=warn-viewsc

Missing prices are not really something what someone is searching at an onlineshop and a missing imprint on the website does not make the site more trustful. It is even against the European law.

The problem is that I don’t believe into so many coincidences. Do you have any explanations?

best regards
Rudolf Faix
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The answer from Nick Danks has been coming, but not with any expected explanation:

Von: Nick Danks [mailto:nick7danks@googlemail.com]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 27. September 2016 19:05
An: Rudolf Faix
Betreff: Re: AW: AW: CC Scam e-mail - Reporting abuse

What would you like me to explain? I created the website and asked for payment and didn't received anything so I'm in the same situation as you as a supplier which is why I'd like me image and name taken out in the post as it is damaging to my credibility and I help alot of businesses and charities.

If Paul Rowe has done things wrong then that's his problem not mine. From what I can see if he has asked for a service and it was received then he should of paid regardless of the excuses.

I know it doesn't seem like a big issue but to me it is as it's my name being damaged due to someone elses wrong doing.

Thank you for your help.

As Nick Danks has been the owner of the domain castlepensionsolutions.co.uk he has been responsible for the content of the website and for the case he has given it for rent he has been responsible that the website is not getting used for any crime. The UK law got already broken by the content of the website as it represented a business where whether Paul Rowe nor Nick Danks had the required permission or licences for it.

On 28 Sep 2016 01:02, "Rudolf Faix" <rudolf.faix@wwpa.com> wrote:

I told you that it is not a big deal to change the information in the posting for the reason as in the email of the other guy is written that you are only a web creator.

I have asked you: “Is the actual domain owner, Anthony Gregory, 21 WALSALL WOOD ROAD, WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS, WS9 8QU, United Kingdom, your previous customer?”

best regards
Rudolf Faix
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Nick Danks replied to my questions above:

Von: Nick Danks [mailto:nick7danks@googlemail.com]
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 29. September 2016 03:32
An: Rudolf Faix
Betreff: Re: AW: AW: AW: CC Scam e-mail - Reporting abuse

No the domain owner was Paul rowe and he's the one tahys stung people by the looks of it. Not sure who the other guy is.

The argumentation from Nick Danks has a big problem. If I have a hosting customer, who don't pay, I'll turn off his website for giving him a reason to pay his bills. As the WayBackMachine - archive.org shows, got the content from castlepensionsolutions.co.uk between June 22, 2014 and March 13, 2016 exactly 9 time captured and the content from the site got even changed.

Even the actual content - the online shoe shop without prices and without any imprint showing the owner from the page - from castlepensionsolutions.co.uk is nothing else than a scam. It is a copy from the website cazpoo.co.uk.

 

Scam and Scammer - how to identify them

Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels all over the world. There is no one group of people who are more likely to become a victim of a scam. If you think you are "too clever" to fall for a scam, you may take risks that scammer can take advantage of you.

A scam looks like the real thing or a real opportunity. It appears to meet your need or desire. To find out that it is in fact a scam, you must first make the effort to check it properly. Take your time, ask questions and think carefully before you decide what to do. 

Scam from MonitorScammer are trying to manipulate you by "pushing your buttons" to produce the automatic response they want.

  • It’s nothing to do with you personally.

  • It’s to do with the way individuals in society are wired up emotionally and socially.

  • It’s because the response is automatic that people fall for the scam.

To stop scammers manipulating you into their traps, it can be useful to know how to prevent the automatic response they expect.

One of the believes is that all companies, businesses and organizations are legitimate and okay because they are all vetted and approved by the government or some other authority. That is not like this. Consumer protection organizations have very much work with the companies and their unhappy customers, because dodgy operators and scams are reported to them on a daily basis.

A similar dangerous myth is that internet websites are all legitimate because there are written words, or that it is difficult to set up a website.

It is quite easy and cheap to set up a professional-looking website. A scam website could be used to sell a dodgy product, or it could be easily made to resemble a genuine website, like a bank or credit union website. These websites are often only "live" for a few days. That is enough time to trick people into giving up their credit card details and/or other personal information.

Another belief, which makes people vulnerable to scams, is the idea that there are short cuts to wealth that only a few people know.

Ask yourself the questions:

  • If you know a secret to instant wealth, would you spend your time for telling it to others? 

  • Would you be in need to charge money for the information?

If you find some offers on the social networks, then check first the product and don't look at the promised earnings, Follow the steps:

  1. Overview how you can identify a scammer and bad selling products without making a background check - only by reading their offers with an open mind.

  2. If the offer is still interesting then you should continue with making a background check to avoid getting scammed.

  3. If you have a communication with your business partner on Skype then verify his location with the information in his profile by locating him

  4. If you are still convinced about the offer, then check if you find something about the seller or the product at other fraud warning sites.

  5. Nothing found until now? Make your contract with the broker or the seller.

A list of proved scammer can get found in the menu entry Scammer Exposed.

Offers from trusted and validated brokers can get found in the menu entry Fair Campaign Offers.