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Scammer: Castle Pension Solutions - castlepensionsolutions.co.uk - Paul Rowe - Nick Danks - follow up
by Rudolf Faix Sunday, May 24, 2015 5:59 AM

Paul RoweLike every scammer has been Paul Rowe unhappy about my results. After my last article "Scammer: Castle Pension Solutions - castlepensionsolutions.co.uk - Paul Rowe - Nick Danks", Paul Rowe has sent me an email about his ideas. The content is similar like I'm receiving it from every other scammer. Even in the email is his full name missing and does not really represent a company or what someone can expect from a correspondence with a serious company.

Read it by yourself:


paul <paul@castlepensionsolutions.co.uk>

26. Apr.
   
an mich
 
 
   
 
 
 
Morning 
 
May I just ask your reasons for a malicious conduct on social media ? 
 
You don't know me and you have never dealt with me so how can you make a judgement or a comment?  
 
First of all the call centre in question - 
We provided the company with data to call. 
 
The quality of leads received which I have full reports on where not even a lead for the product in question.
 
Payments where to be made on qualified packs back of which if they are questioning about the funds they actually now owe us money due to claw backs for the clients that don't have the facility on there cases. 
 
I have stated a number of times to deal with us through the correct procedure.
 
But I can clearly see that there work ethic is this way.
 
I will certainly be taking advice in the morning and all that are involved will be dealt with accordingly this is harassment and slander.
 
People should obtain the facts and do things correctly.
 
Also nick danks if you had looked in to things properly he is just a Web creater. 
 
Regards 
 
Paul 

In business life is only that real, which is written down. Every spoken promises need to get into a written form that they are provable. It is true, that I don't know him and I'm glad that I have never done some business with Castle Pension Solutions. I have taken only the written words for showing that he is a scammer.

Before I go into the quality of work, which he is complaining, I list the facts, which are given from the UK government sites.

The UK Companies House warns on her website about the scamming methods, which Castle Penison Solutions is using.:

Scams are promoted using terms such as an offer of unique investment opportunities, free pension review, legal loophole, cash bonus or as a government endorsed scheme and victims are being approached via cold calling, text message or in person door to door. You should treat all approaches about your pension with caution if it is not from a source that you recognise and trust.

If you are approached, do not share your personal information or sign any paperwork. You are able to check whether the offer of service is genuine and the Pension Advisory Service website can help.

A search for Castle Pension Solutions and Paul Rowe at Companies House, the Fincancial Service Register and the Interim Permission Consumer Credit Register remains without result. It can be possible that he is self-employed / sole trader. In this case he need to include his own name and his business name (Castle Pension Solutions) on any official paperwork, like invoices, letters, promotion, etc. This information is missing on the website http://www.castlepensionsolutions.co.uk/. As there is no responsible person and no address information listed, is the owner of the domain for everything on the sites responsible.

The whois information (nominet.org.uk) returns Nick Danks as owner of the domain castlepensionsolutions.co.uk - the registrant is the owner of the domain and the registrar is the name of the company, which has registered it:

Castle Pension SolutionsDomain name:
     castlepensionsolutions.co.uk
 
 Registrant:
     Nick Danks
 
 Registrant type:
     UK Individual
 
Nick Danks Registrant's address:
     21 Simonburn
     Washignton
     Tyne and Wear
     NE38 0NJ
     United Kingdom
 
 Data validation:
     Nominet was able to match the registrant's name and address against a 3rd party data source on 27-Mar-2014
 
 Registrar:
     Paragon Internet Group Ltd t/a Tsohost [Tag = UKWEBHOSTING]
     URL: http://www.tsohost.co.uk
 
 Relevant 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 13:13:39 09-May-2015

At Google+ we find an address of Castle Pension Solutions. Even on this site is the ownership missing:

Castle Pension Solutions
24 Farrier Close Washington NE38 8RW

 

At the UK Yellow Pages we find a free entry - again without a real name:

Castle Pension Solutions
Investment Consultants
Speculation House, Speculation Place, Washington, NE37 2AP, Tyne and Wear
Tel: 0191 4479400

That have been the facts and this facts did not get invented by myself - they are written down in the UK law and can get confirmed by following the provided government links. According the above information is Nick Danks not only a web creator. He is the owner of the website and the "company". For the case Nick Danks has been working for Paul Rowe for creating the website, Nick Danks made a terrible failure by registering the domain on his own name instead of registering the domain under the name of Paul Rowe. Such failures are normally not done from absolutely beginners. Additional is written at the website: "Designed by The Duo Group" and not by Nick Danks.

As Paul Rowe and Nick Danks are ignoring already the basic law about naming companies and don't know about their own responsibilities and duties, I think that they have even not registered their "company" at the tax office.

The remaining complaints in the email are nothing else than self protection. Each SCAMMER thinks that he only need to complaint the quality of the delivered work that he need not pay something. I read the same justification in each email from a scammer. They use the same arguments like Paul Rowe and are thinking that they need to write something and it is enough. Proves are like every time missing.

Paul Rowe contradicts himself with his argumentation of the quality from the leads. If the leads are not in the expected quality then he does not need to find excuses for paying later, telling lies and giving unreasonable excuses. Such a behavior is only done to keep the call center working and taking advantage of their unpaid work!

Even now he promised to pay if the negative comments will get deleted from the social networks. The only problem is that nobody will believe someone, which has lies permanently!

 

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Scammer Exposed

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:

% [whois.apnic.net]
% Whois data copyright terms http://www.apnic.net/db/dbcopyright.html
% 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
% This query was served by the APNIC Whois Service version 1.69.1-APNICv1r0 (UNDEFINED)

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)

 

Email Scammer: theglobalconsultantus.com from China
by Rudolf Faix Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:43 AM

Recently I got forwarded an email with an universal job offer. Such an universal job offer without any specifications and requirements for the offered job is every time suspect. Companies are searching people with special abilities. Only scammer are too lazy to inform themselves and write emails like the following one:

From: GLOBAL EDGE CONSULTANTS [mailto:wang@bmedi.cn]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:43 PM
Subject: SUBMIT YOUR CV

GLOBAL EDGE CONSULTANTS
6200 Lake Otis Parkway
Suite 201
Anchorage, AK 99507
ALASKA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Email: jobs@theglobalconsultantus.com

ATTN:
We are Job recruitment consultants for SHELL, EXXON MOBIL,CONOCOPHILLIPS OIL & GAS and CHEVRON,We are well known in United States Of America and across Europe,This is to notify you that your qualifications and experiences which you submitted at a job finding site were found suitable for the requirements of CONOCOPHILLIPS OIL & GAS US LIMITED. For verification and screening you are to submit your most recent resume through our e-mail: jobs@theglobalconsultantus.com

Best Regard,
Craig Gormus
Recruitment Manager

If we take a look at the sender domain we get the useless domain registry from China:

Domain Name: bmedi.cn
ROID: 20040810s10001s02671102-cn
Domain Status: ok
Registrant ID: hc557836351-cn
Registrant: 北京市市政工程设计研究总院
Sponsoring Registrar: 北京万网志成科技有限公司
Name Server: dns7.hichina.com
Name Server: dns8.hichina.com
Registration Time: 2004-08-10 17:58:55
Expiration Time: 2024-08-10 17:58:55
DNSSEC: unsigned

If we take a look at the date when the domain got registered and the expiration date, then it can be an Internet Service Provider from China.

More interesting is the domain of the provided answering address - theglobalconsultantus.com:

Domain Name: THEGLOBALCONSULTANTUS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1901042750_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.publicdomainregistry.com
Registrar URL: www.publicdomainregistry.com
Updated Date: 2015-04-07T02:32:43Z
Creation Date: 2015-02-05T20:30:32Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-02-05T20:30:32Z
Registrar: PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com
Registrar IANA ID: 303
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: 
Registrant Name: Tomorrow
Registrant Organization: TC Ltd
Registrant Street: NO.515, Shenfu Rd, XinZhuang   
Registrant City: Shanghai
Registrant State/Province: Shanghai
Registrant Postal Code: 201108
Registrant Country: CN
Registrant Phone: +86.2154424443
Registrant Phone Ext: 
Registrant Fax: 
Registrant Fax Ext: 
Registrant Email: mukuji@mailpick.biz
Registry Admin ID: 
Admin Name: Tomorrow
Admin Organization: TC Ltd
Admin Street: NO.515, Shenfu Rd, XinZhuang  
Admin City: Shanghai
Admin State/Province: Shanghai
Admin Postal Code: 201108
Admin Country: CN
Admin Phone: +86.2154424443
Admin Phone Ext: 
Admin Fax: 
Admin Fax Ext: 
Admin Email: mukuji@mailpick.biz
Registry Tech ID: 
Tech Name: Tomorrow
Tech Organization: TC Ltd
Tech Street: NO.515, Shenfu Rd, XinZhuang  
Tech City: Shanghai
Tech State/Province: Shanghai
Tech Postal Code: 201108
Tech Country: CN
Tech Phone: +86.2154424443
Tech Phone Ext: 
Tech Fax: 
Tech Fax Ext: 
Tech Email: mukuji@mailpick.biz
Name Server: ns1.oworested.com
Name Server: ns2.oworested.com
Name Server: ns3.oworested.com
Name Server: ns4.oworested.com
DNSSEC:Unsigned
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse-contact@publicdomainregistry.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1-2013775952
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: 
http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>>Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-05-20T16:18:14+0000Z<<<
For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp

Here we see that the domain got registered on February 2015 for a fake company with the name TC Ltd. from a person with the name Tomorrow in Shanghai. As the registration data are already a fake, who can believe in such a case to the offer, which even does not describe anything from a job?

Just for fun, let us take a look at the email headers:

Return-path: <wang@bmedi.cn>
Envelope-to: campaigns@deepbluem.com
Delivery-date: Wed, 20 May 2015 12:01:42 -0400
Received: from webmail.bmedi.cn ([211.103.187.179]:34475 helo=bmedi.cn)
                by wdc003.hawkhost.com with esmtp (Exim 4.85)
                (envelope-from <wang@bmedi.cn>)
                id 1Yv6RC-000LXl-8p
                for campaigns@deepbluem.com; Wed, 20 May 2015 12:01:42 -0400
Received: from User (unknown [77.106.163.203])
                by localhost.localdomain (Coremail) with SMTP id fwD__pAbbq7qkFxVQIr3AQ--.1815S3;
                Wed, 20 May 2015 21:50:32 +0800 (CST)
Reply-To: <jobs@theglobalconsultantus.com>
From: "GLOBAL EDGE CONSULTANTS"<wang@bmedi.cn>
Subject: SUBMIT YOUR CV
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 16:42:40 +0100
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
                charset="Windows-1251"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2600.0000
X-CM-TRANSID:fwD__pAbbq7qkFxVQIr3AQ--.1815S3
X-Coremail-Antispam: 1UD129KBjvdXoWrKF4rKFy3WrW5uw18tr1UKFg_yoWxurg_WF
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Message-Id: <555C9577.0AC3C9.03321@bmedi.cn>
X-CM-SenderInfo: pzdqwqxephvxgofq/
X-EsetId: 37303A296EDFC3676C766A

I have marked in the above quote the sender IP red. If we search the geolocation of the IP address then we get a result Norway, Oppland, Lillehammer and the ISP is Eidsiva Bredband As.

Such a "multinational company" Alaska, China, Norway, etc. cannot take the afford for an own website? That show that the scammer are simple too lazy, because a website takes at least a few minutes of work.

As the domain theglobalconsultantus.com got registered during February this year, we should not find some scam entries in Google. In any case we try it and get surprised:

Google search result for theglobalconsultantus.com

 

In such a short time, they got already 10 fraud entries. The same text only from different sender. That shows us again that the scammer are very lazy. They even don't like to use their brain.

 

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Scammer Exposed

Fraud or Fact: Infinite Business Connection, LLC - IBC LLC - infinitebusinessconnection.com - Ron Guzman
by Rudolf Faix Monday, May 18, 2015 2:41 PM

Infinite Business Connection, LLCI got forwarded an email from Infinite Business Connection LLC, Mr. Ron Guzman, that they company got cheated from their business partners. That is a pity for Infinite Business Connection LLC, but that the risk of the company, Infinite Business Connection LLC is responsible for all the centers, which have a contract with them and not with the client directly. That means if Infinite Business Connection LLC has no possible to prove the data reported by the centers, then they have to accept and pay what the centers are reporting.

Other would it be if Infinite Business Connection LLC is only a broker and is working for the client. In such a case the centers have a direct contract with the client and need to try to get their outstanding payment from the client directly.

In any case is the situation difficult. Infinite Business Connection LLC owes a lot of money to the centers. From one site I know that more than $4900 are outstanding. It will be now on the centers to go into conference with maybe some other available creditors and decide about the next steps. If there is no compromise with the shareholder of Infinite Business Connection LLC possible (acceptable payment plan), then Infinite Business Connection LLC goes into bankruptcy. Read more about bankruptcy at Nolo.com. Maybe you can make the shareholder liable for the bankruptcy. In such case you can get a higher percentage in the case of a bankruptcy.

A promised payment of $150, which the recipient did not receive until now is in any case a bad joke as there are in sum $4910 open.

I recommend all involved call centers to use the service of Steve Mertensmeyer (email: SPMERTENSMEYER@MYRSCREDIT.COM, phone: +1-816-421-1919) for retrieving their outstanding money.

The forwarded email:

Infinite Business Connection, LLC (“IBC LLC”) 
located at 79422 Highway 41, Bush, LA 70431
Mr. Ron Guzman
Phone - + 19857464766 (mobile) and +19857464766 (office)
skype - ron.guzman
 
You can read the below messages that he committed to me over the skype and
only this proves that he has not given me the complete reports and payout is still
pending. Please let me know if u need further details.
 
To all partner centers:
 
I have always been 100% open and transparent with my partners.  I don’t lie, or hide anything.  I want to take the time to explain to you what has happened with my partnership and what we are doing to move forward with Home Security Lead Generation.
 
As you know, I went in to a partnership with a large Master Dealer in the Home Security industry.  He was in charge of the closers, and technical side of the business while I was in charge of bringing on and training the fronters.  Since he held the contract with the Home Security companies, all pay would go through him, and then be sent to me.  In return, I would pay the call centers.  We quickly grew from 20 fronters to well over 200 fronters.  We had many technical issues as well as issues with the closers and training.  Then, to make the situation worse, my “partner” bounced a large check to me and stopped paying me.  Now, he is not answering my phone calls or messages.
 
I have been working over the last several days on invoicing.  This has been very difficult, because I have to look at each individual phone number and compare it to different spreadsheets.  In addition, I have several days of reporting that are missing, and no record of any installations.  I plan on having this completed in the next day or two with the exception of the missing information.  I am very sorry for the delay.  I am doing everything I can to complete this as quickly as possible.  
 
Moving forward:  I have contacted an old friend in the home security industry who has been looking for call centers to generate leads for him.  If I have not already moved your center over to my new client, please get a hold of me right away.  You can start within 2 to 3 days with the new campaign.  My new client is an investment banker, and is very well funded.  He has access to an almost unlimited number of closers and has purchased an entire 250-seat call center to house the closers.  The computer CRM (dialer/crm/avatar) is being built custom by his own in-house programmers.  It is not an “off the shelf” product.  I have seen demo screen shots, and it will be the best in the industry.  Unfortunately, as with anything new, it is taking longer to build the entire system then was expected.  The dialer is working now with only a few minor glitches (which is improving daily), and the Avatar will be complete within a few days.  Again, if you have not already done so, please contact me right away and we can get you set up dialing live voice, and then move to avatar as soon as it is ready.
 
I appreciate your patience during this transition, and your understanding while I am working to not only finalize everything with the old campaign, but also start with the new campaign.
 
Thanks again! 
Ron
 
Your invoice is just about complete.  The $150 wire is still pending, and I just received the Western Union return today.  I promise to have everything to you tomorrow.

The registration data of infinitebusinessconnection.com:

Domain Name: INFINITEBUSINESSCONNECTION.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1841041632_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2015-01-19T19:04:35Z
Creation Date: 2014-01-01T17:02:30Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-01-01T17:02:30Z
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: Ron Guzman
Registrant Organization: Main Grain
Registrant Street: Post Office Box 1185
Registrant City: Abita Springs
Registrant State/Province: Louisiana
Registrant Postal Code: 70420
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: (985) 875-1253
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: 
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: ron@maingrain.com
Registry Admin ID: 
Admin Name: Ron Guzman
Admin Organization: Main Grain
Admin Street: Post Office Box 1185
Admin City: Abita Springs
Admin State/Province: Louisiana
Admin Postal Code: 70420
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: (985) 875-1253
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: 
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: ron@maingrain.com
Registry Tech ID: 
Tech Name: Ron Guzman
Tech Organization: Main Grain
Tech Street: Post Office Box 1185
Tech City: Abita Springs
Tech State/Province: Louisiana
Tech Postal Code: 70420
Tech Country: United States
Tech Phone: (985) 875-1253
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: 
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: ron@maingrain.com
Name Server: NS09.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS10.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-5-18T3:00:00Z

Please observe that the address provided at the domain registration is different to this provided at the website:

Infinite Business Connection

Covington, LA

Telephone:  985.746.4766

FAX:  985.746.4766

E-mail: ron@infinitebusinessconnection.com

 

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Scammer are inventing outsourcing campaigns - Outsourcing Logic...Missing!!!!
by Rudolf Faix Friday, May 15, 2015 8:57 AM

At LinkedIn in the group Inbound Projects Outsourcing if found a posting from Deva Prashanth about my special friends - the scammer. Please don't understand me wrong. I love scammer - grilled, fried, boiled, etc. The homeless cats in our area prefer them more if they get tortured before they get prepared for them. :)

If everybody, which made actually a bad experience with a scammer shall document it and post it in all the social network groups, then the scammer would not have any chance for doing their fraud business. Centers you need to work together and help each other. Nobody will ask to share your campaigns, but you should keep together by bringing the scammer and their fraud into the spotlight. With this you can reduce your own risk for getting scammed!

If you read the following posting from Deva Prashanth you'll see how easy it is to identify scammer by only reading their offers:

Outsourcing Logic...Missing!!!!

Dear Friends,

As an ardent reader of posts and a person who has seen the BPO space burst out of proportion and grow leaps and bounds I still fail to understand the logic behind scores of Brokers coming up with custom designed and self proclaimed client projects on every possible personal & professional forum.

A Typical Broker Day Offering Projects

There is no trick that is missed by a broker today, a fudged website and a company which in majority of cases will not have contact details and/or which is registered less than a year ago. I fail to acknowledge and understand how these brokers manage to churn out projects every minute, as a professional, one starts wondering, if not feels intimidated by these brokers when it comes to business development and marketing strategies.

However when you dig further one just finds that this is just like a parasite culture baiting and preying on every new company who is out there with little knowledge about such parasites lurking around these forums every minute, luring you,exciting your,attracting you with best possible project offers.

Moving further Taglines by brokers as if it were the end of a season sale " Hurry Limited Slots Available", "Direct Client Sign up - No Middle Man (Consulting Charges Applicable) - Sneaky Little Weasels", "No Unfair Charges", "Little Upfront" and this one gets even better, "No Upfront,No Consultancy, No Software Charges" Only one time registration fees/refundable security charges" and the list goes on. A broker who cannot even utter a single phrase in English poses himself as "You Know Who I Am" and claims to posses a bag-full of projects like apples which for sure are going to turn every service provider into a millionaire in a matter of months. I start thinking, how would this guy be carrying out a conversation in English with the clients that he is claiming to have. ( Are Clients Things To Have? or Could You Buy Them From These Brokers)

Then there are these scores of projects which are produced every minute in projects factories based in Gujarat,UP and Bihar, equation of finding the right project opportunity seems to be irrational,illogical and nearly impossible to beat the business development capabilities of these brokers for even professionals who have spent more than a decade in this industry.

There are also people who bring so many scams to light and also do their bit in bringing such parasite brokers and project producers to notice on these forums, having said that I hope professionals like us share and drive a mechanism which could make a beginning to eliminate this parasite culture and help young entrepreneurs and budding companies find a place in this business. This system may not be able to eliminate this scum, but sure can save lot of companies from falling prey to this onslaught of broker scams.

If you spread your information to newcomer too, then you are destroying the income base of the scammer. With this you are helping yourself and even win a friend instead of having a new competitor.

If you read an offer and it seems to be ok, then make in each case a background check. As higher the promised winnings are as higher is the risk that you get scammed! Don't forget scammer are not getting found in one area of the world. You find then everywhere!

If you got scammed you are guilty by yourself. You have only seen the promised winnings and did not think about the risk of the business. Your own greediness for money did not let you see the alarm signs, which are mostly found already in the announcement. Only because the offer has been written somewhere does not make it true!

You are guilty by yourself if you take some offers without proving if the campaign is in the destination country possible. Knowledge is power. Listen and try to understand the messages from other more experiences call center owners. Think about it, if that what you hear or read can be true or not. It is much more cheaper to learn from the failures done by others than on your own. If you are to lazy to get the knowledge or you are thinking that you know already everything, then you have to work hard to repair your failures, which you made - in the case you got scammed you have to work more for compensating your loss.

Outsourcing Logic...Missing!!!! _ LinkedIn.pdf (585.90 kb)

 

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