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SPRL Portalinks - voiptraffic.net - from Belgium a scammer who likes to be a VoIP provider
by Rudolf Faix Saturday, September 9, 2017 4:39 AM

This provider seems to be a living room provider, who likes to get rich quickly. At the site from voiptraffic.net, you'll find the information

We offer our service to all VoIP market members: Wholesale VoIP Termination business, small VoIP service providers, callshops etc.

Additional you'll find at his FAQ page the information:

What is the minimum top-up amount required?
We require a minimum Payment of 100 EUR or 150 USD depending on currency of the account. No monthly payment required.

If you sign up with this idiot and make 2 concurrent calls to the same number your account already gets blocked. This guy seems to have a bandwidth problem too, because he likes to change all the traffic to codecs G.723 or G.729, where additional license fees need to get paid for it. In any way a fax transfer is only possible by using the codec G.711. Don't sign up with such a deadbeat. You'll even would not be able to test one of your DID own numbers from another provider.

This pseudo provider does not care about the European law of telecommunication secrecy. He is confirming breaking the law by himself, inside an e-mail to the account owner: "We have called that number and it does not seem like adverting number but something absolutely different.":

Email from SPRL Portalinks where he confirms not taking care of the law

It seems that this pseudo provider likes to collect phone numbers, which he is able to sell to other call centers. This would bring them some additional earnings and would explain why you are not allowed to call many times the same number.

The guy is even too stupid to recognize, that the name of his customer is Rauchecker and the company from Mr. Rauchecker is my customer. So he has sent the email to his customers email address with addressing my name in the content. Our common customer has forwarded the email to me.

I call this guy to be a scammer, because he did not send back the remaining balance from the account until now. As he is breaking the law even by calling the numbers you have dialed, he cannot be any trustful business man. This stupid guy likes to take over the control whom you are calling. He even did not recognize that the reality in the world is different to his dreams. The idiot likes to empower himself over his customers. In such a case he will end up like a lot other VoIP providers until now - at the VoIP graveyard.

If you are following up this article until the end, you'll see by taking a look at the building that he even does not lie by writing "Best regards from sofa in the living room" (I have called him to be a VoIP living room provider before), because it is not possible to test with the service from this provider your own DID numbers. You'll get blocked as you are making 2 concurrent calls to the same phone number. How he has tested his own service? How he could have ever tested if has lost calls or not without comparing call detail records (cdr) from an outgoing system with the cdr of an incoming system? Is he really such a technical deadbeat?

Here an example from his email how he is blocking on a prepaid account:

Dear Valued Customer,

Some suspicious traffic (loop or multiple call attempts to a number pool) has been detected from the account(s) helmut.
Your account has been blocked automatically in order to prevent any possible fraud or billing discrepancies.
Please check this from your side, provide us with the details of this issue and let us know if we may unblock your account.

Here are the details:
suspicious calls to:
16136992231 (2) Canada
16136992241 (3) Canada
--
With Best Regards,
Customer Service

As he did not return the remaining balance until now, I have tried yesterday his service again. The result you see in the email above. From € 100,- on a prepaid account my customer could make only calls for less than € 3,57. During this time he got 2 times blocked. For me it seems that this scammer has used the money for himself and cannot pay his upstream provider. For this purpose he is searching for some reasons to block his customers in the hope that he can catch a stupid one, who pays into his system at least € 100,-.

Provided imprint at the homepage voiptraffic.net:

PortaLinks s.p.r.l.
Boulevard Louis Mettewie 95, post box 7
1080 Brussels
Belgium
Tel.: +3228087138
E-mail info@voiptraffic.net

Company registration number: 0555771693
VAT number: BE 0555771693

Google is showing the following picture from the address 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Boulevard Louis Mettewie 95:

By taking a look about the building, we'll find at emporis.com the following information:

Name: Résidence Orchidee / Residentie Orchidee
Main Usage: residential

Even the Google street view pictures are not showing, that this address is the ideal place for running a business:

1080 MOLENBEEK-SAINT-JEAN, BOULEVARD LOUIS METTEWIE 95 Main Entry

1080 MOLENBEEK-SAINT-JEAN, BOULEVARD LOUIS METTEWIE 95 - Garage Entry

The domain registration data from voiptraffic.net differ from the provided imprint. So who is really the owner from the domain and the company? Their domain registration data:

Domain Name: VOIPTRAFFIC.NET
Registry Domain ID: 1567729518_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2017-09-03T12:29:28Z
Creation Date: 2009-09-02T15:41:52Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2019-09-02T15:41:52Z
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: Network Operation Center
Registrant Organization: Polytrans S.A.
Registrant Street: 15 Av. des Myrtes
Registrant City: Brussels
Registrant State/Province: Brussels
Registrant Postal Code: 1080
Registrant Country: BE
Registrant Phone: +32.24690810
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +32.24690894
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: info@polytrans.be
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Network Operation Center
Admin Organization: Polytrans S.A.
Admin Street: 15 Av. des Myrtes
Admin City: Brussels
Admin State/Province: Brussels
Admin Postal Code: 1080
Admin Country: BE
Admin Phone: +32.24690810
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +32.24690894
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: info@polytrans.be
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Network Operation Center
Tech Organization: Polytrans S.A.
Tech Street: 15 Av. des Myrtes
Tech City: Brussels
Tech State/Province: Brussels
Tech Postal Code: 1080
Tech Country: BE
Tech Phone: +32.24690810
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +32.24690894
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: info@polytrans.be
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: 2017-09-08T23:00:00Z <<<

Domain registration data from portalinks.net, where is a different address shown:

Domain Name: portalinks.net
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.netim.com
Registrar URL: http://www.netim.com
Updated Date: 2014-06-16T16:44:26Z
Creation Date: 2014-06-16T00:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-06-16T21:00:00Z
Registrar: NETIM
Registrar IANA ID: 1519
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@netim.net
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +33.972307476
Domain Status: active
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: JK190
Registrant Name: JERSOVA Kristina
Registrant Street: Doornstraat 29
Registrant City: DILBEEK
Registrant State/Province:
Registrant Postal Code: 1700
Registrant Country: BE
Registrant Phone: +32.475861623
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: kristina@polytrans.be
Registry Admin ID: JK188
Admin Name: JERSOVA Kristina - PORTALINKS S.P.R.L.
Admin Street: Doornstraat 29
Admin City: DILBEEK
Admin State/Province:
Admin Postal Code: 1700
Admin Country: BE
Admin Phone: +32.475861623
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: kristina@polytrans.be
Registry Tech ID: JK188
Tech Name: JERSOVA Kristina - PORTALINKS S.P.R.L.
Tech Street: Doornstraat 29
Tech City: DILBEEK
Tech State/Province:
Tech Postal Code: 1700
Tech Country: BE
Tech Phone: +32.475861623
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: kristina@polytrans.be
Name Server: ns1.netim.net
Name Server: ns2.netim.net
Name Server: ns3.netim.net
Name Server: ns4.netim.net
Name Server: ns5.netim.net
DNSSEC: unsignedDelegation
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-09-09T03:32:03CET<<<

By taking a look at the Belgium business register (SPRL PORTALINKS company register.pdf (291.12 kb)), we'll find the managers from this company: Jersova, Inese and Jersova, Kristina with source from Latvia. Also their "sales manager", Viesturs Lapins, has his source in Latvia. A rogue who thinks evil. The address Doornstraat 29, 1700 DILBEEK is an additional address from SPRL Portalinks, but their main address is Boulevard Louis Mettewie 95/7, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean.

A verification of their VAT number says that the number is valid:

In any way, a registered company will not give you any security. A company can run into bankruptcy, the manager can disappear over night and you are not able to reach in the pockets of a naked one.

 

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