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Scammer: Ayush Baruwal - Cybersygns Network Private Limited - Genuine Auto Spares - Edata Vendors
by Rudolf Faix Monday, May 16, 2016 12:22 AM

LinkedIn profile picture from Ayush BaruwalA scammer, which is even not able to show his real location at his LinkedIn profile and which likes to make us to believe that he is an experienced business man, likes that others are believing a LinkedIn posting, that he invested into a start-up call center and the call center has failed. The problem is only that he has been playing with a few of his own unsuccessful companies for making some money. The reality is looking a little bit different. The scammer Ayush Baruwal is thinking that he has invented is own money generating system by selling setups and leads for his own company. His victims have for this reason no chance for working with success. His victims are only getting used to pay the promotion for his own companies.

If Ayush Baruwal (.pdf) would have any experience in outsourcing then he would know that the offshore outsourcing industry is already dead, destroyed by scammers and from the greediness of the center owners, which resulted already years ago into changes of the privacy protection law. He would also know that there are enough experienced call centers available which don't have enough work.

A person with such an experience likes to make us to believe that he is living in Sunnyvale, California, has visited the University of Technology in Sydney and gets in reality found in Banglore, India. His own official statement: "well I will be back in philippines once my dad's surgery is complete ..."

Ayush Baruwal is calling himself to be "VP Global Operations" at "Bijaya Inc, eData Vendors / Genuine Auto Spares". At http://www.bijayainc.com we'll find the information "Bijaya Inc. was established in 2012 with the goal of exporting splendid hand made items from the Kingdom of Nepal.", the address

Corporate Address:
1159 Sonora Court,Suite 115, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Landline: +1.408.583.8085
Fax Line +1.408.498.1012
Email: info@bijayainc.com

And a nice drawing from the building which shall be the building of Bijaya Inc.:

If we search for the address "1159 Sonora Court,Suite 115, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086" at Google maps we'll see a complete other building in the 3D view. This building has only one floor. Maybe they have forgotten to build the second and third floor, which is shown in the drawing. It seems that all the staff of CYBERSYGNS NETWORK PRIVATE LIMITED has a problem with their memory. It looks as if they are all suffering from dementia.

You can go virtually around the building and you'll can verify it by yourself.

If you enter the address "1159 Sonora Court,Suite 115, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086" on a normal Google search you'll get 1,970 results. That shows us the presence of a mail forwarding service inside the building.

The same situation we'll find at one of his co-workers (or his second LinkedIn account) with the name Nirdesh Dixit (.pdf). He likes to be a Student at Angelia Ruskin University and likes to life in London, UK. Since October 2015 he likes to be a "Global Business Development Manager" at "Cybersygns network Limited" located at the Philippines:

The only problem in these provided information is that the "Student" has not forgotten to update his profile with the information that he got his "Master degree" 2014 and that he is a "Global Business Development Manager" at "Cybersygns network Limited" located at the Philippines, he has simple forgotten, that he is not a student anymore and what is more important that a company needs to get registered at the Philippines before it can get active. A company with the name "Cybersygns network Limited" is only registered in India. As Nirdesh Dixit is an foreigner at the Philippines he needs to have a work permit too, which he does not get for a company which is not registered at the Philippines. We all understand that students have something better in mind than to accept the regional law from the countries where they like to work. Such simple facts can get easily forgotten. I think that not only the immigration bureau likes to make an interview with him - the tax office will be very interested too.

Who will believe such notorious liars? Who likes to make some business with such liars? They are already cheating in their profile. Such people can never be trustful business partners. This kind of people can even pull down a real business with a good reputation.

Until now are the facts that CYBERSYGNS NETWORK PRIVATE LIMITED is registered as:

CIN: U72900KA2015PTC079464
Company Name: CYBERSYGNS NETWORK PRIVATE LIMITED
Company Status: Active
RoC: RoC-Bangalore
Registration Number: 79464
Company Category: Company limited by shares
Company Sub Category: Indian Non-Government Company
Class of Company: PRIV
Date of Incorporation: 25 March 2015
Age of Company: 1 years, 1 month, 21 days

Email ID: rakeshshendge@gmail.com
Address: No. 17, Nehru Road, Aravind Nagar
Yadav Layout, Kammanahalli
Bangalore - 560084
Karnataka
INDIA

Director Details:
DIN Name Date
05208799 RAKESH SHENDGE DWARKANATH 25 March 2015
07073845 AYUSH BARUWAL 25 March 2015

What an experience can a company have, which exists since 1 year and 2 months? Ayush Baruwal has no other registered companies in India. Only Rakesh Shendge Dwarkanath seems to have a little bit more experience because he is since March 2012 a director of a second company with the name NEWKLIUS SERVICES LLP:

LLP Identification Number: AAA-8251
Company Name: NEWKLIUS SERVICES LLP
Company Status: Active
RoC: RoC-Bangalore
Main division of business activity to be carried out in India: Other Business Activities
Description of main division: Other Business Activities
Number Of Partners: 0
Number of Designated Partners: 2
Date of Incorporation: 06 March 2012

Email ID: RAKESHSHENDGE@GMAIL.COM
Address: 734 NANJUNDAPPA ROAD ARVINDNAGAR YADAV LAYOUT K K HALLI BANGALORE KA 560084 IN

Director Details:
DIN Name Date
02617749 PRAKASH MURALEEI 13 June 2013
05208799 RAKESH SHENDGE DWARKANATH 06 March 2012

By using Google we'll find an entry from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) about Genuine Auto Spares with the following address:

Genuine Auto Spares
(408) 583-8085
1159 Sonora Court, Suite 115, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-2864
http://www.genuineautospares.com

The rating at the Better Business Bureau for Genuine Auto Spares is "D". The reason for this rating is that owner Ayush Baruwal failed to reply to a complaint filed against his business. Another complaint could only get solved by with the help from the Better Business Bureau.

The funny thing is that Bijaya Inc. likes to operate in California and is registered to a address in New Jersey. Registration data from the domain bijayainc.com:

Domain Name: BIJAYAINC.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2017209908_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-03-30T04:41:39Z
Creation Date: 2016-03-30T04:41:39Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-03-30T04:41:39Z
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: Steve Anderson
Registrant Organization: Edata Vendors
Registrant Street: 1 Meadowlands Plaza, Suite 205
Registrant Street: east rutherford
Registrant City: Jersey City
Registrant State/Province: New Jersey
Registrant Postal Code: 07073
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.2014925684
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: info.infernoevents@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Steve Anderson
Admin Organization: Edata Vendors
Admin Street: 1 Meadowlands Plaza, Suite 205
Admin Street: east rutherford
Admin City: Jersey City
Admin State/Province: New Jersey
Admin Postal Code: 07073
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.2014925684
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: info.infernoevents@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Steve Anderson
Tech Organization: Edata Vendors
Tech Street: 1 Meadowlands Plaza, Suite 205
Tech Street: east rutherford
Tech City: Jersey City
Tech State/Province: New Jersey
Tech Postal Code: 07073
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.2014925684
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: info.infernoevents@gmail.com
Name Server: NS71.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS72.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-05-15T10:00:00Z <<<

What a surprise the domain genuineautospares.com is registered from the same person like the domain bijayainc.com:

Domain Name: GENUINEAUTOSPARES.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1930727527_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2015-05-20T16:55:06Z
Creation Date: 2015-05-20T16:55:05Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-05-20T16:55:05Z
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: Steve Anderson
Registrant Organization: Edata Vendors
Registrant Street: 1 Meadowlands Plaza, Suite 205
Registrant Street: east rutherford
Registrant City: Jersey City
Registrant State/Province: New Jersey
Registrant Postal Code: 07073
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.7032371812
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: info.infernoevents@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Steve Anderson
Admin Organization: Edata Vendors
Admin Street: 1 Meadowlands Plaza, Suite 205
Admin Street: east rutherford
Admin City: Jersey City
Admin State/Province: New Jersey
Admin Postal Code: 07073
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.7032371812
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: info.infernoevents@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Steve Anderson
Tech Organization: Edata Vendors
Tech Street: 1 Meadowlands Plaza, Suite 205
Tech Street: east rutherford
Tech City: Jersey City
Tech State/Province: New Jersey
Tech Postal Code: 07073
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.7032371812
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: info.infernoevents@gmail.com
Name Server: NS53.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS54.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-05-15T11:00:00Z <<<

Nice from Steve Anderson to provide us a hint to Edata Vendors. Registrant, Admin and Tech Contact of edatavendors is:

Name: Steve Anderson
Organization: Edata Vendors
Mailing Address: 1 Meadowlands Plaza, Suite 205, Jersey City New Jersey 07073 US
Phone: +1.2014925684
Email:steve.anderson@edatavendors.com

The provided address at the homepage of edatavendors.com is the same address which is provided at the homepage of genuineautospares.com - only the Better Business Bureau has the real address (1159 Sonora Court, Suite 115, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-2864):

Edata Vendors - Bijaya INC
620 Iris Ave, Apt # 316, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: +1-408-872-4111
email: support@edatavendors.com

Google returns 1,530 results for the address "620 Iris Ave, Apt # 316, Sunnyvale, CA 94086". I think it is a little bit too much for a standard apartment house built 1969 and has 173 units.

Summary: Ayush Baruwal is playing the role as client with his own company Genuine Auto Spares (see the information at the Better Business Bureau) and he is selling the setup, leads and campaigns as Cybersygns Network Private Limited (Director Ayush Baruwal). Do you really think that such a construction can be a trusted business and that Ayush Baruwal is a trustful business man? This case shows that even registered companies can be scammers.

I have only one proverb for Ayush Baruwal remaining: People who are sitting in glass houses should not throw stones.

Update Jan. 18, 2017: Link to the domain bijayainc.com removed as this domain gets found at Godaddy parking and is waiting for a new owner.

 

Scammer: Arexo BPO Solutions - Aman Kumar - Raj Kumar - likes to have a copyright on his scam
by Rudolf Faix Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:09 AM

Not one outsourcing client is searching for a consultant or broker abroad. For this reason you'll find only scam offers with source from low wage countries in the social networks.

Arexo BPO Solutions is offering in their spam emails a "Direct Client Signup ( UK ) + NO Upfront INBOUND UK HOLIDAY PACKAGE Booking / Customer Care PROCESS". The problem is only that such a campaign does not exist because travel data are personal data and these data are protected in the European Union by law. The law cannot get excluded by any contract like some scammers like to make us to believe. Fined get's the company which is storing the data, in this case the company in the UK, and not this one which get's access to the data (the call center). Not one company from the United Kingdom will take the risk for getting fined with € 58,000 per case. Companies, which are outsourcing some work offshore, like to lower their costs and not take any risk for getting fined. Think about it which kind of customer care you can give to a caller if you don't have access to his data? Do you think that someone will pay you for making small talk with the callers?

Already for the above reasons is the following offer too good to be true:

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Logo from the scammer Arexo BPO Solutions

Direct Client Signup ( UK ) + NO Upfront INBOUND UK HOLIDAY PACKAGE Booking / Customer Care PROCESS Call center/BPO Process/Project Details : -

  • Holiday Package Booking Calls
  • Inbound Travel Inquiry Calls / Complaint Related calls
  • Fix 100% Advance payout Every Month Performance based
  • Client's Requirement is Mentioned in Procedure Attachment
  • Working parameters also mentioned in Procedure Attachment

Initially we just need Company’s Documents only
For more details Please send us email request or call us so that we may send you procedure and full details about client and process.

Contact Us :

Raj kumar

098033-68124

078143-47965

rajkumarr0019@gmail.com

Arexo BPO Solutions

© arexo bpo

ludhiana ludhiana, punjab 141001 India

The scam gets already found in the sentence: "Fix 100% Advance payout Every Month Performance based". How can get a performance based payout calculated in advance? Do they have a glass ball? Are the rolling the dice for calculating your future performance? Everybody can see already how stupid the scammers are. The scammers are even too lazy to think by inventing their offers. The same you can say about the clients from the scammers, because they are even too lazy to think if an offer can be possible or not.

A search in Google shows that Arexo BPO Solutions even does not have a homepage or a domain. Does anybody really think that Arexo BPO Solutions is an existing company? How they can get an outsourcing client from the UK in such a case? All what get found at Google are their LinkedIn profiles for the scammers nikhil verma (2 connections), ankush kumar (2 connections), sumit kumar (0 connections) and a link to Pissed Consumer, where someone is asking without using his own brain if "Zappos is The FAKE Company or Genuine company ... let me know", because he provides the answer by himself at the copied email. There is written:

The Call center or M/s Arexo BPO Solutions needs to deposit a sum of USD $ 1261 ( 2.5 % of Payable amount) as refundable security deposit which is for the Taxation amount as per USA Govt. LAWs for initiate transfer from USA to Call Center.

Already the above sentence shows the stupidity of the scammer and the questioner. Taxes are never refundable and there is not such a law in the USA, that you have to pay something upfront or any kind of security deposit. Taxes have only to get paid in the country where you have your company registered. If a client is not able to pay his own taxes, how he can pay a call center for their work? That example shows already how brainless both parties are.

In any case the stupidity of the scammer gets shown at the requirements in the campaign description (.pdf) too:

Type Description
Process Type Query Handling Calls
Seats 10 Seats (minimum)
Payout Circle Monthly
Payout Per Seat £ 6 per Agent per Hour
Daily Payout £ 6 * 10 Seats * 24 Hours (3 shifts of 8 Hors ) = £ 1440
Monthly Payout £ 1440 * 30 Days = £ 43,200
Converted in INR £ 43,200 * 100 INR = 43,20,000 INR
Technical Requirements 4 MBPS Leased Line + Server ( Min 8 GB RAM IBM X360 with Xeon Processor )
Selection Criteria Priority to experienced Call Center
Fresher may also apply

UK is only located in one time zone. Is someone thinking that any customer will call during sleeping time? Why one company shall hire for 24 hours a call center in this case if nobody will call during night hours? Only for trashing money? This case shows that the scammer Raj Kumar - Aman Kumar has no education and is not trained to use his brain.

The next fact showing the scam are the technical requirements. These technical requirements are showing that the scammer Raj Kumar - Aman Kumar has never seen the real requirements for a call center. VoIP calls are generating only network traffic. For which purpose he likes to use a computer with Xeon processor? VoIP systems are mostly running on Linux systems, which are optimized for AMD processors. VoIP systems have not really some extensive requirements to the hardware. A processor from a simple old PDA is able to handle more 200 calls at the same time. On a 4Mbps leased line you can handle without any problems more than 100 concurrent calls. How are 10 agents able to handle 100 concurrent calls? The scammer demonstrates with his technical requirements only his own technical incompetence.

The laziness from the scammer Arexo BPO Solutions - Raj Kumar - Aman Kumar gets found in the procedure description (.pdf) and in the Letter of Approval (.pdf), which everybody gets who is applying for the scam offer. The letter of approval has at the first page written:

© 2009–2016 ­ "lastminute.com", "lastminute", "Top Secret Hotels", and "Top Secret" and the colour magenta are all trade marks owned by LMnext UK Ltd.

APPROVAL/INVITATION/NDA LETTER For
LASTMINUTE.COM (LMNEXT UK LTD) Customer Care

(Approved by the Board of Directors on 14 Mar 2016)

The first line shows already the fake of the "letter of approval". lastminute.com is a domain name and nobody can use it as long the domain is registered. "lastminute", "Top Secret Hotels" and "Top Secret" are words, which are normally used in the language and cannot get protected as a trademark. The same situation is with the color magenta.

The big words "Approved by the Board of Directors on 14 Mar 2016" have no value, because they are not written on any company note paper. Everybody could have written the content and there is not one manual signature found on the approval letter. Does anybody think that a real company make their contracts on this way, written in a poor form with empty pages between, pages with a half sentence and half filled pages? Such an idea can have only an uneducated, stupid scammer like Raj Kumar - Aman Kumar from Arexo BPO Solutions.

We find the scam inside the fake "Letter of Approval (.pdf)". There is written:

Lastminute.com Is charging 500 £ GBP from Call Center as Documentation Preparation charges for SLA which includes advocate fee for Govt. authorization in UK and preparation of SLA Agreement.

In the above statement likes the scammer Raj Kumar - Aman Kumar make us to believe that lastminute.com even does not have £ 500 for the fees or their own contracts. This shows the advance fee scam from a campaign offer "without any upfront".

That the "Letter of Approval" got written from a dirty scammer like Raj Kumar - Aman Kumar gets shown that not one company is using the expression "GBP" and "£" together and the letter has even not the value of the traffic for getting transmitted as an email attachment. The scammer Raj Kumar - Aman Kumar even likes to get they payment for lastminute.com on his own bank account:

Aman Kumar
State Bank Of India
A/c No: 20209504480
IFSC CODE: sbin0001859
LUDHIANA

For the case someone believes that one company will accept or suggest such payments to bank accounts of strangers, this one should go immediately to the next madhouse for a complete check-up. Cleaning the streets would be a better job for such a person than trying to make business by himself.

All the facts together are showing that Aman Kumar alias Raj Kumar is nothing else than an uneducated, stupid, lazy and idiotic scammer which is even not able to use an word processing software. He like to impress only with big words.

 

The scammer Mel Puleo thinks that the sun is shining 24 hours a day
by Rudolf Faix Monday, March 14, 2016 1:24 AM

C Mel Puleo profile picture LinkedInAs Mel Puleo is providing false information or a notorious liar, he will fail in each business. Not one street team, call center, distributor or salesman will be able to sell something by promising the blue from the sky and shipping trash. Someone, which is interested into solar systems will inform himself and know the prevailing prices. Call centers are only able to generate leads for selling a solar system and are not able to make a final contract for a solar system which has the double price as which is normally usable at the market. Not one will buy a system, which has a price of US$ 40,000 during a cold call. Already this fact shows that Mel Puleo is with his dreams far away from any reality.

At Alibaba Mel Puleo is offering with the title **** No More Electric bills 4 Ever! *** Distributors wanted ZERO OUT OF POCKET (.pdf) solar systems with a nominal capacity of 10 kWp, 20 kWp and 60 kWp at a price between US$ 40,000 and US$ 200,000.

The problem is only that the smallest solar system with a capacity of 10kWp needs the place for 40 collectors. Each collector needs the place of 1.65m2 (13.93 yd2). In total is a place needed of 66m2 (78.94 yd2). Such a system does not fit on all roofs, because not one module is allowed to get a shadow during the full day (for example from a chimney) and all solar modules need to be adjusted to the direction sun.

The offer found at Alibaba is highly overpriced. For example we can find at Anapode Solar (warehouses in California, Colorado, New York and Pennsylvania) a similar offer for a price between US$ 22,640 (Canadian Solar 260Wp Panels) and US$ 25,070 (Hundai 275Wp Panels) with all options included (without the off-grid option) and free shipping included.

His offer is even misleading, because all solar systems are nominated in kWp (kilo Watt peak) and not in KWH (kilo Watt per hour). The energy production is depending on the hours the sun is shining and their intensity. Anyway if it is only a type mismatch or not, the scam can get found in the sentence:

Our 10KWH Produces 87,600-KWH , Our 20-KWH produces 175,200KWH, AND our 60KWH commercial unit produces 525,000-KWH per year

It seems that the sun shines 24 hours a day for the stupid scammer C. Mel Puleo. Let's make a simple recalculation of his naive fallacy: 10 kilo Watt per hour * 24 hours a day * 365 days per year = 87,600. That is simple wrong and shows that the scammer does even not know something about the product he is offering. He even does not understand the difference between sun (solar) and moon (lunar)! For the case that he has been really got an education from an University like he has written in his LinkedIn profile, than this education has been from a very poor quality.

I have calculated for the best orientation (180° S and 40° slope) from a location in Kansas (37.44°N / 98°W) looking for me to be more or less in the middle of the U.S. - for the offered solar systems a result for 10 kWp a yearly total of 17,000 kWh, 20 kWp a yearly total of 34,000 kWp and for the 60 kWp system a yearly total energy production of around 102,000 kWp. Here are the results for the optimal orientation and optimal installation of the solar modules:

10kWp
20kWp
60kWp

It is possible to improve these values a little bit with auto adjusting of the orientation from the solar panels, but that will not bring a big improvement of the results. It seems that the scammer does not know that a solar system is less power producing during cloudy days.

I have used the data from meteoblue.com. You can get similar results by using the online calculator from the PVWatts Calculator from NREL. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

Summary: For his victims does it not make any difference if they are getting scammed from C. Mel Puleo's stupidity, incapability or by indent - the result is for them the same. My opinion is as Mel Puleo provides different information about himself, is scamming call centers and does not care about his own offers for end users that he is nothing else than a scammer and never a serious business man. For the case that he got scammed by himself than he guilty by himself too, for trusting someone and not verifying the provided information. In such a case he has failed against his commercial due diligence.

@C. Mel Puleo: An attorney and a law court cannot replace missing intelligence and intelligence is not commercially available. Don't go in the the sun if you have butter on your head.

 

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Scammer Exposed

Scammer from U.S. - Mel Puleo - cmpuleoconsulting.com
by Rudolf Faix Saturday, March 12, 2016 5:16 AM

C.M. PuleoAs more a scammer is in need of earning some money as more unbelievable are coming their offers. One of this scammers is Mel Puleo from cmpuleoconsulting.com. Everybody should know that the margin in the electronics industry are very tight. As more vendors are coming up on the market as lower coming the average prices and margins. That happens in each industry and not only in the electronics and solar industry.

Some background information about prices and margins are getting found by a Google search. For example is written at CleanTechnica from February 2014:

However, prices vary tremendously by region. “Common residential system prices ranged from less than $3.00/W to just above $7.00/W,” the Solar Energy Industries Association wrote in 2014 regarding 2013 figures. The story hasn’t changed much since then, even though prices on both ends have come down.

Woodlawn Associates shows the possible margins a little bit better in their article The Economics of Residential Solar Installation:

The average dealer in our most recent project had revenue of $4.60 per Watt DC ($5.54 per Watt AC) over the past 12 months. The typical dealer had a cost to install of $3.71 per Watt — 80% of revenue. Earlier this year, we found dealers spend an average of 17% of revenue to acquire customers. This leaves only 3% for general and administrative expenses and profit, suggesting typical installer profits are slim. Consider that over the past year Real Goods Solar, the only publically traded firm in the residential installation industry, had G&A expenses alone that averaged 6% of revenue. (Real Goods also lost money during this period.)

The above example shows that not more than 15% - 17% from the complete costs of a solar system can get used for acquiring customers. Don't forget that the costs from Mel Puleo and her C.M. Puleo Consulting company are already included in these costs as he is nothing else running than a consulting company and the trading company makes already no earnings by paying these commission rates. Who will work for free?

By observing the facts from above you need to take a look at the spam offer from Mel Puleo - C.M. Puleo Consulting:

From: Mel Puleo, Solar [mailto:mel@cmpuleoconsulting.com]
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2016 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: Highest Payout for Solar campaign up to 7K/sale

To whom it may concern:

Our company is seeking experienced Telemarketing center in sales. The solar energy industry is growing rapidly in CA and we are building our sales team to meet the demand.

Compensation for each sale can range from $4K to $10K and beyond.

This is the most competitive Compensation in the industry bar none.

$500.00 commission is paid upfront the following week on every sale, the rest gets paid out on install [30/35 days out from the date of sale]

Our Floor commissions include “NO Adders”, this means you keep 100% of your earned compensation, no other Company offers this, and can typically eat away at your overall commission by 30 to 60%.

We will only entertain nothing less than 10 agents to start.

If you're 100% confident, you have killer closers & you feel that your center has what it takes to close over the phone, we have the best trainer in the industry “BAR NONE” that will walk you by the hand until you can fly on your own.

We are also looking for Appointment Setters, call for comp plan.

Feel free to contact us via skype or thru the phone listed below.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you.
--

Best Regards,

Mel Puleo

President

C.M. Puleo Consulting

Contact #: (305)-527-8085

mel@cmpuleoconsulting.com

skype: carmine-puleo

The scam gets already shown in the above sentence "Compensation for each sale can range from $4K to $10K and beyond", because a typical solar energy installation for house has less than 5kW and has a usually price range of less than US$ 20,000. If we calculate from this price the maximum from 17% total paid commission than we get including the earnings from C.M. Puleo Consulting only US$ 3,400 and not US$ 4,000 like written in the email offer for the center.

If we take a look at the site Recruiter about the average income from a solar sales representative, than we'll find there the following statement:

A Solar Sales Representative or Assessor gets a compensation ranging between 64000 and 96000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors earn a compensation of Eighty Four Thousand Four Hundred dollars each year.

An average income from US$ 84,400 per year equals to US$ 7,033 per month. Such a sales person needs only to sell two solar systems per month to be a profit for his company if the commission for each sale is US$ 4,000.

As the salary from the sales representative cannot get replaced with telemarketing agents how many sales such a sales representative needs to make per day that the telemarketer and the sales representative are able to earn their income?

Don't forget that from the before calculated total possible commission of US$ 3,400 per sale has to get paid the telemarketer, the sales representative and C. M.Puleo Consulting Company. I hope everybody sees now the scam in the offer above.

Real companies are going offshore for increasing their earnings by lowering their cost per sale and not to spend more. Especially in the technical industry are the margins very tight and each company tries to reduce their own costs. For this reason is already the offer from C.M. Puleo nothing else than a big lie. Under these circumstances are coming the complaints about C.M. Puleo Consulting believable which get found at:

A few from the complains listed above got written by the same person, but that does not make them unbelievable. Combined with the other complaints they are making sense. Especially the Ripoff Report from August 2, 2012 where Mel Puleo complains David Hjorth shows the fails and/or scam history from Mel Puleo:

All the above facts are showing what C. M. Puleo is understanding under business: Having an idea and the earnings, others should risk their hard earned money, doing the work and cry for their earnings because they will not get paid and the investment will never returned. I call such a behavior scam.

The domain registration data of cmpuleoconsulting.com:

Domain Name: cmpuleoconsulting.com
Registry Domain ID: 1777649011_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Registrar URL: http://www.networksolutions.com/en_US/
Updated Date: 2016-01-29T00:48:49Z
Creation Date: 2013-02-01T04:45:09Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-02-01T04:45:09Z
Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
Registrar IANA ID: 2
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@web.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8003337680
Reseller: 
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Carmelo Puleo
Registrant Organization: C.M. Puleo Consulting LLC
Registrant Street: 3551 NE 169 St Condo 402A 
Registrant City: North Miami Beach
Registrant State/Province: FL
Registrant Postal Code: 33160
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.3055278085
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant Fax: 
Registrant Fax Ext.:
Registrant Email: melpoint83@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Carmelo Puleo
Admin Organization: C.M. Puleo Consulting LLC
Admin Street: 3551 NE 169 St Condo 402A 
Admin City: North Miami Beach
Admin State/Province: FL
Admin Postal Code: 33160
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.3055278085
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin Fax: 
Admin Fax Ext.:
Admin Email: melpoint83@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Carmelo Puleo
Tech Organization: C.M. Puleo Consulting LLC
Tech Street: 3551 NE 169 St Condo 402A 
Tech City: North Miami Beach
Tech State/Province: FL
Tech Postal Code: 33160
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.3055278085
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech Fax: 
Tech Fax Ext.:
Tech Email: melpoint83@gmail.com
Name Server: ns14.wixdns.net
Name Server: ns15.wixdns.net
DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/ 
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-01-29T00:48:49Z <<<

Update March 12, 2016: A Mel from using the IP address from Costa Rica 190.108.73.13 sent the following message using the contact function of my blog:

Remove this immediately!! or my lawyer will be contacting you on monday morning!!! This is ridicules!!!! My wife and I work ungodly hrs, and for someone who clearly has just way to-much time on their hands to sit behind a PC and make up all this bullshit is beyond what words can describe! I need to know who was the person who placed this as we will spare no expense to go after them legally!!


http://blog.wwpa.com/post/2016/03/12/scammer-from-u-s-mel-puleo-cmpuleoconsulting-com.aspx

 

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Name: Mel
E-mail: melp82@gmail.com
IP address: 190.108.73.13
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_5) AppleWebKit/601.4.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/9.0.3 Safari/537.86.4

Already the content of the message shows the character from the person. Instead of explaining where I'm wrong with my opinion, he is threatens only with legal action. The only problem is that he needs to show some evidence in front of the law court. He should also read the full legal disclaimer from this site for knowing my address too. He will need it for selecting the court and in front of the court.

 

Scam free campaigns - only 3 brokers got found during the last year
by Rudolf Faix Friday, March 11, 2016 8:14 AM

Not one outsourcing client takes the risk for searching and hiring a call center broker or consultant from abroad. If an outsourcing company is searching abroad then they are searching for a call center directly, which is able to run their campaign, have a high success rate and not for a man in the middle who only likes to earn money by an easy way. A real client goes offshore for saving money and not for entertaining man in the middle, scammers or brokers from low wage countries. If a client hires a broker than he hire one, which is for him all the time reachable to complain, hit and bite him for the case something is running wrong with his campaign.

Brokers and consultants are getting paid from the outsourcing client and not from the center. They are responsible for running the outsourced campaign successful as they have selected the center for the clients campaign. For these reason they are even not allowed to take some money from the centers - it could be construed as a bribe. Offering and taking bribes is in the civilized world a crime and the fines are high. Depending on the case both, the one who is offering and the one who is accepting bribes, can even end up in jail.

Not one broker or consultant allows other brokers, consultants or "middle men" of any kind redistributing their campaigns unless otherwise approved by themselves. Not one reputable businessman charges any start up or up-front fees what so ever to launch their campaign. Real campaign brokers required to make their contracts directly with the call center and call center owner and that they have direct access to the sales floor, managers and agents when requested. They also insist that the call center receives and keeps 100% of the commissions. No payment should ever be given to a third party by the contracted center.

99.99% of the outsourcing offers found in the social networks are nothing else than scam. These scams have already destroyed the main part of the offshore outsourcing industry as even outsourcing clients got scammed, leads and data got sold many times. For these reasons the data protection law got raised during the last 10 until 15 years. Until now are trying my special friends, the scammers, offering impossible and invented campaigns against a huge invention fee. Everywhere, where you get asked to pay something - however the fee gets called - you'll get only scammed. Real clients are not taking money from the centers and they are able to pay their hired staff. The scammers are only confirming their scam with their "consultancy fee", "security deposit", "royalty" or however the fee gets called. These fees are nothing else than inventions from the scammers, which are too lazy doing a normal work.

Since more than one year I'm active warning from the scammers found at the social networks. During this time I have only found three real campaign brokers, which I list here. Please don't waste your and their time by asking them for any non-voice campaigns, like form fillings, inbound campaigns etc. Such campaigns are only existing in the dreams from the scammers. Remember all data are protected by law and not one company has their data on paper or need to convert them manually. Already the question for such campaigns is disqualifying yourself, because it shows that you have no idea from call center work, law in the different countries and you are for this reason not a trustful partner for any outsourcing client.

Scam free call center campaigns are available from:

  • Deep Blue MarketingDeep Blue Markteting
    Deep Blue Marketing (DBM) is a BPO promoting organization from the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen with area in Spain, Madrid and roots in the Dominican Rep and US where the greater part of our customers are from. DBM has a high effectiveness rate with regards to finding suitable call communities for practical crusades around the world, other than can make quick results for any item that is perfect in the call focus industry, not just that we just work with leaders which makes the outcomes everybody is searching for.

  • Ian HainesIan Haines Consulting
    Ian Haines Consulting is the lead accomplice for a Telemarketing Business Consultancy situated in the South West of England. Ian Haines Consulting is had practical experience in three principle zones - Call Center Broking Services, abnormal state Business Development Services and Call Center CS and Sales Process Consultancy.
    Ian Haines Consulting is included in the UK telebusiness industry since the early 1990's and worked for various division driving call focus outsourcers for the most part in senior business improvement and operational parts. They work with little to medium estimated outsource call focus organizations both in the UK and in South Africa and the Philippines.

  • Kathy Sisk Enterprises Inc.Kathy Sisk Enterprises
    Kathy Sisk Enterprises Inc. is viewed as one of the quickest developing preparing, counseling and adjusting firms in the call focus industry. With their differences, it would take a few organizations to match every one of our abilities when counseling, preparing, and adjusting your inbound and outbound call focus needs.

 

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