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Scammer: Peter Bragansa aka David Gordon - midastechs.com - Tech Support Payment Gateway
by Rudolf Faix Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:07 AM

Scammer Peter BragansaIn the offer from the scammer Peter Bragansa - petebrag@gmail.com - Tech Support Payment Gateway we'll should find some more information about some people participating in the scam. It should look like, that

... by and between and Midas Techs and its Group of Companies (together known as MTcorp at 511 Avenue Of The Americas, Suite 95 New York City, NY 10011 a USA company, ...

is nothing else than a group of scammers. For the case that someone likes to believe, that the scammer Peter Bragansa is misusing the name from Midas Techs, this one needs to remember, that one condition to enter into business with these shady types of business man is:

INSTRUCTIONS: SIGN ABOVE AND EMAIL SCANNED COPY OF CURRENT GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION TO centers@midastechs.com

Why shall someone ask you to send scanned copies to his email address at his domain?

What can get proved with scanned ids?
Already this fact shows that the scammer is never a real business man. Copies can even not get used in front of a law court. Cross border contracts have to get signed in front of a notary and the signatures need to get confirmed all levels up until the ministry of interiors and by the embassy of the other country. Otherwise the contract will even not have the value of the paper on which it gets printed.

For what purpose like this idiot to get copied id's? Is identity theft his his second source of income?

There is a small chance, that the scammer Peter Bragansa is the domain administrator from MidasTechs, located in 2017 Glenwood Way, Midlothian, TX 76065. The provided US phone number (707) 564-3275 from the homepage of MidasTechs has the prefix from Vacaville, California and seems to be a Google voice number. At least 411.com provides this information about the phone number (707) 564-3275. Why a company, which is offering PC support, located in Texas shall use a phone number from California? Google voice phone numbers with the prefix from Texas are also available.

Another suspicious point is, that MidasTechs is hiding their offer of support plans at their homepage behind a password:

Does MidasTechs fear that someone will erroneously order a support package from them?

More interesting is the UK freephone number provided at the homepage from midastechs.com. The UK phone number gets found at the homepages adsoclick.com and 247masters.com from the Tech Support Scammer - ADS O CLICK LIMITED - UK Company Number 10219203. Additional gets the same number found at the homepage informationkarma.com from the Tech Support Scammer: Seven Monies Services Ltd. - Geetika Dawer - Arora Ashish located in Canada.

It looks like that Peter Bragansa aka David Gordon needs someone who is making and paying the promotion for his phone numbers. Everybody knows that the tech support offers are scam. It even does not help him, writing into the contract what is all not allowed. He destroys by his own conditions the only one reason why someone would sign up such a contract.

Someone provided the following information to me:

They said that they were MidasTechs at PO Box 8734, Midlothian, TX 76065. This is not a valid mailing address, but it is the address listed on the web site www.midastechs.com. 

Google earth picture from the address of MidasTechs:

Ellis CAD - Property Search shows as actual owner from the property:

Owner ID: 124640
Name: HINMAN LARRY & CARLA
Mailing Address: 2017 GLENWOOD WAY
MIDLOTHIAN, TX 76065-7503
% Ownership: 100.0%

 

An email about the existence of a company with the name MidasTechs or about the expected owner David Gordon got answered from the Texas Secretary of State as following:

Von: Brandy Williams [mailto:*********@sos.texas.gov]
Gesendet: Montag, 27. Februar 2017 22:45
An: Rudolf Faix
Betreff: RE: Question about business search in Texas

Good Morning,

Our records reflect no active or inactive listing for MidasTechs as a corporation, limited liability company, nonprofit organization, limited partnership, or assumed name. Not all entities are filed with the Secretary of State. Sole Proprietorships and General Partnerships are filed at the County Clerk’s office of the county in which they are located. 

Sincerely, 

Brandy Williams
Corporations
Texas Secretary of State
512-463-5555

Some states, like Texas, register fictitious business names or "doing business as" names, or sole proprietorships, etc., at the county level (every state has dozens of different counties within it).  Those are harder to search for because most counties don’t have online access to their records.

But anyone can do business as anything that they want. It is very unlikely that someone might get fined by the state for not registering his fictitious business name, but there is nothing to stop somebody from doing business with an unregistered name.

There are for me a lot of questions open:

  • Why someone should give someone 20-30% from his own income for only getting a payment gateway?

  • Why should a legal company pay for a service more than 10 times the price for what it can get cheaper?
    For a percentage between 1% and 3% is a contract with a real payment processor or a credit card corporator possible.

  • The bounties for foreign transfers are not very low. So why shall someone make an additional cross border transfer and pay additional 20%-30% for the gateway provider?

  • What a center gets really for letting another scammer participating on their work?

  • By reading the contract at Google Docs (.pdf (234.25 kb)), I'll get the feeling that the scammer likes to make himself to the the boss of the center. Who enjoys it to hire a boss by himself?

  

Vendor Agreement - Midas Tech - MTCorp

 

Vendor Agreement - All Fix Tech Support - ALLF 
894TemplatecenterAgreementMidasSC1dn894.pdf (234.25 kb)

 


891TemplateCenterAgreementSCDN891sc1.pdf (228.54 kb)

 

Domain registration data from midastechs.com:

Domain Name: midastechs.com
Registry Domain ID: 1959457428_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-09-12T10:55:18Z
Creation Date: 2015-09-11T19:05:17Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-09-11T19:05:17Z
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: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: David Gordon
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 2017 Glenwood Way
Registrant City: Midlothian
Registrant State/Province: Texas
Registrant Postal Code: 76065
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.7075643275
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: info@midastechs.com
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: David Gordon
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 2017 Glenwood Way
Admin City: Midlothian
Admin State/Province: Texas
Admin Postal Code: 76065
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.7075643275
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: info@midastechs.com
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: David Gordon
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: 2017 Glenwood Way
Tech City: Midlothian
Tech State/Province: Texas
Tech Postal Code: 76065
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.7075643275
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: info@midastechs.com
Name Server: NS01.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS02.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-02-23T17:00:00Z <<<

 

Scammer: Peter Bragansa - petebrag@gmail.com - Tech Support Payment Gateway
by Rudolf Faix Friday, February 24, 2017 12:05 PM

Peter Bragansa provides at his Facebook profile, that he is janitor at 76 Truck Stop, 104 N Dogwood Drive, Berea, KY (Kentucky). The picture on the right side is from his Facebook profile. I have only enhanced the picture a little bit, because it has been too dark and nobody could recognize his face. In any case you cannot be sure that it is really his own face.

Maybe he even don't know who he is really by himself. He has registered some domains at his name and email address by providing the address 35 Fort Washington Ave 3-g, New York, NY 10032, USA and the phone number +1-347-450-7084. Between this two places is a distance of 728 miles (1,172 km) using the fastest route, which takes around 11 hours to drive. Anyway the provided phone number is from Broklyn, New York and provided by Bandwidth.com Clec.

That Peter Bragansa does not know, who he is and what he is doing, gets shown at his LinkedIn profile. He is even not able to show his own face at LinkedIn. There he presents himself in the following way:

That Peter Bragansa has never seen a University as a student from inside gets confirmed by a forum entry at compgroups.net. There you'll find the following entry:

On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 11:34:29 -0700, SAS_learner <proccontents@GMAIL.COM>
wrote:

check for the logic

if number < 0 then Number = Number*-1

this should make all the -ve numbers +ve

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Abc Unha <abcunha@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Is there any function to convert negative to positive numbers?
> Or Is there anything to make all numbers positive for that variable,
> Regardless number is positive or negative.
>
> Thanks

On May 17, 2014 Peter Bragansa answered:

hey I have a good question: HOW DO YOU REALLY CONVERT NEGATIVE NUMBERS TO POSITIVE? this is all BS to me. anyone actually know so a human who speaks English can understand ? thx!

I believe in any case more to his occupation from his Facebook profile, where he likes to be a janitor at a truck stop, because the above posting shows his lack of intelligence.

Peter Bragansa is also not able to show his face at his profile at Google+. There he provides the information shown on the picture at the right. He is using the Name Pete Brag at Google Plus and at some other places found at the Internet.

During the year 2015 Peter Bragansa has tried to trade tech support leads and his payment gateway by himself and by using the online platform CampaignProvider. At this time he has been using the email address newyorkcity1414@gmail.com. With the same email address he has been active as Pete Brag at CallCentersIndia.

The company Internet Marketing Inc. has been located at 405 South 16 Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33020. This company is inactive since September 25, 2009. By taking a look at the domain registration data from hairextensionsnewyorkcity.net (the last one found at this article), then get found as registrant, admin and tech contact Internet Marketing, Inc. As email address of the admin and tech contact gets the address from Peter Bragansa (petebrag@gmail.com) used. In such a case is the reputation from Internet Marketing Inc. has been questionable too. Normally gets a domain registered (registrant) with company name or with the name of the owner from the business. 

In the US are not get found many people with the name Peter Bragansa. At PlainSite we'll find a case USA v. Bragansa Ferderal Court Proceeding. I think that not many people believe in coincidences. There is another Internet Marketing Inc. with their headquarter in San Diego and Peter Bragansa is living in New York. The state attorney from the southern district of California files a case in New York against a defendant with the name Peter Bragansa for the reason of racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Additional is written in the offer for the payment gateway:

No pharma or anything else allowed.

In the San Diego Union-Tribune we'll find an article from February 18, 2010 with the title 7 plead guilty in 2007 Internet pharmacy case. The last sentence in this article of the San Diego Union-Tribune is very interesting in this case:

Those who pleaded guilty are Peter Bragansa, Tracy Oneal Tyler, Jeffrey A. Light, Philip Bidwell, Richard Koch, Mary Aronson and Dolores Lovin.

Normally scammers like to hide themselves where ever they can do it. They don't like to provide a man hunt picture by themselves. By taking a look at the information above, then we see already that Peter Bragansa is not really trustworthy when he likes to offer payment gateways for tech support. With such background information you can expect, that you would not receive any payment from him for your work.

By taking a look at his offer, we see already that he is even too lazy to copy and to paste the general information about his offer into an email. It seems to be easier for him to provide a link from Google docs than to provide simple conditions:

From: Pete Brag [mailto:petebrag@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:22 AM
Subject: Tech Support Gateway And Process Information

 

Hi, you had requested information on the payment gateway and process for tech support.

click below to see the terms:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1l_2tJ9hTYx2j4gAthDYx30orzmfmo4S7rIa1NxzF7cU/edit#gid=0

Feel free to ping me on skype: petebrag or email me at petebrag@gmail.com. Also: my phone is(347) 450-7084.

 

Thanks,
Pete

His phone number 347-470-7084 can be a virtual number too. In any case, we'll find an entry in the public phone directory with the address:

Peter Bragansa
35 Fort Washington Avenue 3-g
New York
347-450-7084

Public Info Directory provides a little bit more information about Peter Bragansa:

Also known as: Pedro Bragance From: New York, NY
29 Oliver St #4R, New York, NY 10038 (212) 475-8246

Previous Addresses: 315 14th St #3D, New York, NY 10014,
614 157th St #SW, New York, NY 10032,
29 Oliver St #1R, New York, NY 10038,
85 10th St #6C, New York, NY 10003,
481 Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334,
25 Union Sq #C17AA, New York, NY 10003,
315 14 #67 60, New York, NY 10014,
21 15th St, New York, NY 10003,
9321 31st Pl, Sunrise, FL 33351

Associated Names: Pete Bragansa, Maria Gallardo

Possible Relatives: John M Bragansa

Other Phone Numbers: (212) 254-0390, (212) 242-3075

The content from the provided link is not really something what needs to get stored at Google documents. For the case that the offer gets deleted, I have saved a copy as Adobe Acrobat file. The link gets found at the end of each quotation. Such a tiny information could be already inside the email:

Gateway country USA
Payment Methods Accepted: Visa, Mastercard (any country), Checks in USA
Payout Commission percentage: 70-80 % ( Depends on Volume, click for more info )
Wire Payout Schedule: Paid Fridays weekly. 8 Business Days After Capture Of last sale.
Sales Period start Wednesdays and end Tuesdays.
Calendar View Of Payout: https://goo.gl/lRaH7D
Countries Allowed To Charge In: Any Country
Monthly Volume: No Limit On Volume
Sign-Up Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-5V_juKzIoviUPRptwSQhpsylyVRpECXI_IrilDHPnw/viewform
Agreement Sample: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AMsm4RREuP6KIB6LTj5krvXRT_CZWRPv30vmCApICgE/edit
Product: Tech support, web development, hosting. No pharma or anything else allowed.
Checks Checks (USA only) are paid 1-2 days faster than cards and are +5 % commission.

1129 gateway terms USA EP Document DN1129 BD1 - Sheet1.pdf (53.93 kb)

Which kind of deadbeat Peter Bragansa is, gets shown by the included link of the Payout Commission percentage. The content of this Google docs link is:


407CommissionStructureTablebd1dn407.pdf (39.28 kb)

And the Google doc link for Calendar View Of Payout is not better. It looks like that he feels himself better if he can show that he is able to use Google docs:


400payoutschedulegatewayEPbd1ga1DN400.pdf (77.03 kb)

The confirmation of the scam gets found inside the last Google docs Link. There is written:

This Agreement is entered into on start date above 2015 (“Effective Date”) by and between and Midas Techs and its Group of Companies (together known as MTcorp) at 511 Avenue Of The Americas, Suite 95 New York City, NY 10011 , a USA company, and the company (Company) listed in the data set and the blank below.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed by their duly authorized representatives as of the Effective Date.

__COMPANY NAME_____ & Midas Techs and affiliated companies

I AGREE TO THE CONTENTS OF THIS ENTIRE AGREEMENT:

 

BY: _________________________ BY: ____________________

(sign above ) (sign above )

PRINTED NAME: ______    printed name: Pete Bragansa

Date: ________________ DATE: _______________

Please email from official company address.
INSTRUCTIONS: SIGN ABOVE AND EMAIL SCANNED COPY OF CURRENT GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION TO centers@midastechs.com

894TemplatecenterAgreementMidasSC1dn894.pdf (234.25 kb)

The following facts, shown above, are confirming the scam:

  • There gets nowhere shown something about a group "known as MTcorp", found at 511 Avenue Of The Americas, Suite 95 New York City, NY 10011"

  • The address 511 Avenue Of The Americas, Suite 95 New York City, NY 10011 is only a virtual address as Opus Virtal Offices - the ultimate office solution is showing.

  • Midas Techs domain, midastechs.com, got registered by David Gordon, 2017 Glenwood Way, Midlothian, TX 76065.

  • As the contract should get signed between the call center and Midas Techs, why is the printed name in this case Pete Bragansa? He is not the owner from Midas Techs!

  • As Peter Bragansa has sent the offer to someone outside the US, the contract will not have any value, because border crossing contracts need to get signed in front of a notary and need at least an apostille. Without an apostille the contract will even not have the value of the paper it will get printed.

  • David Gordon from Texas is part of the scam as the signed contract should get sent to centers@midastechs.com.

As mentioned before, are scammers very lazy and like to earn even without thinking and without making any effort for it. So has Peter Bragansa registered the domain alldaytechq.com on September 16, 2014 and has never put any content at his domain. Maybe it is too much work for him. Here are the registration data from alldaytechq.com:

Domain Name: ALLDAYTECHQ.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1875992935_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-09-10T18:43:53Z
Creation Date: 2014-09-16T15:39:44Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-09-16T15:39:44Z
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: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: PETER BRAGANSA
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 35 fort washington avenue
Registrant Street: 3-g
Registrant City: new york
Registrant State/Province: New York
Registrant Postal Code: 10032
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.3474507084
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: petebrag@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: PETER BRAGANSA
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 35 fort washington avenue
Admin Street: 3-g
Admin City: new york
Admin State/Province: New York
Admin Postal Code: 10032
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.3474507084
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: petebrag@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: PETER BRAGANSA
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: 35 fort washington avenue
Tech Street: 3-g
Tech City: new york
Tech State/Province: New York
Tech Postal Code: 10032
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.3474507084
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: petebrag@gmail.com
Name Server: NS57.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS58.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-02-23T16:00:00Z <<<

It even seems, that Peter Bragansa does not know how to publish some content at a website, because he has registered the domain truetekk.com on September 11, 2015 too and has never put some content on it. Here are the domain registry data from truetekk.com:

Domain Name: TRUETEKK.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1959156720_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-09-11T11:29:00Z
Creation Date: 2015-09-11T00:25:16Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-09-11T00:25:16Z
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: PETER BRAGANSA
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 35 fort washington avenue
Registrant Street: 3-g
Registrant City: new york
Registrant State/Province: NY
Registrant Postal Code: 10032
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.3474507084
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: petebrag@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: PETER BRAGANSA
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 35 fort washington avenue
Admin Street: 3-g
Admin City: new york
Admin State/Province: NY
Admin Postal Code: 10032
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.3474507084
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: petebrag@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: PETER BRAGANSA
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: 35 fort washington avenue
Tech Street: 3-g
Tech City: new york
Tech State/Province: NY
Tech Postal Code: 10032
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.3474507084
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: petebrag@gmail.com
Name Server: NS35.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS36.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-02-23T17:00:00Z <<<

The situation is a little bit different when Peter Bragansa is only the admin and/or the technical contact of a domain. In such a case a content of a website can get found. Here is one example from the domain registration of hairextensionsnewyorkcity.net:

Domain Name: HAIREXTENSIONSNEWYORKCITY.NET
Registry Domain ID: 1552075256_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2017-02-11T20:22:56Z
Creation Date: 2009-04-13T01:33:09Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-04-13T01:33:09Z
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: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name:
Registrant Organization: Internet Marketing, Inc.
Registrant Street: 559 w 156 #55
Registrant City: new york
Registrant State/Province: New York
Registrant Postal Code: 10032
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone:
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: nocontactsfound@secureserver.net
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: pete Bragansa
Admin Organization: Internet Marketing, Inc.
Admin Street: 559 w 156 #55
Admin City: new york
Admin State/Province: New York
Admin Postal Code: 10032
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: 347-482-1726
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: petebrag@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: pete Bragansa
Tech Organization: Internet Marketing, Inc.
Tech Street: 559 w 156 #55
Tech City: new york
Tech State/Province: New York
Tech Postal Code: 10032
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: 347-482-1726
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: petebrag@gmail.com
Name Server: NS73.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS74.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-02-23T17:00:00Z <<<

The only funny thing is, that the provided address at the homepage from hairextensionsnewyorkcity.net is the address from Peter Bragansa:

 

Scammer: Dylan McMasters - mcmastersdylan@yahoo.com - NEW IBO Birch Program for Safe Link......
by Rudolf Faix Wednesday, February 8, 2017 1:43 AM

A special deadbeat seems to be the scammer, who is presenting himself at LinkedIn with the name Dylan McMasters and is using a picture from the british Folk Rock singer Roy Harper for his profile. Before he has been using a picture from Anchorman 2. The stupid guy like thinks that he is a chameleon or others are more stupid than him. He likes to be the president at Lamb Consulting, a one person marketing company where the owner is Debbie Lamb. The company is based at Vallejo, California in Solano County. The self promoted president of this company provides at LinkedIn his location from Savannah, Georgia. The distance between these two points is only 6.5 hours by taking an airplane, because Savannah, Georgia is located at the east cost and Vallejo, California at the west coast.

Which company will use any free email address service, like Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook, etc. if they have an own domain and an own mail server?

Which impression makes a business man, who cannot show his own face at his profile picture?

Such an amateur, who is even too stupid to fake a believable profile, offers at LinkedIn Pulse and in email spam his scam campaign:

From: mcmastersdylan@yahoo.com [mailto:mcmastersdylan@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2017 11:23 PM
Subject: NEW IBO Birch Program for Safe Link......

Additionally there are some exciting developments with this Safe Link campaign:

  1. On-boarding is usually $35 per rep and is now free until the end of February 2017.
  2. Tablets which come with tech support and a free data plan have gone down from $150 to $90
  3. There is a Market Development fund of $3000-$5000 for an office and at least 5 reps on-boarded and productive.
  4. Production bonus of $1500 for reaching 300 orders in a week.

Please review this info and respond when you have the chance so we can set up a follow up call to get started with your contract etc.

Most Professional Regards,

Dylan McMasters

President of Lamb Consulting, LLC.

Attachment:
IBO Birch (Tempo) Campaign Summary.pdf (957.54 kb)

The criminal even fakes an online store, where he likes to get credit card information for his fraud. For this reason he has created at 3dcartstores.com an online store, which should make the impression that it is a store from Immerge. His problem is only, that he has been even too lazy for testing the links at the front page and to think that a company like Immerge would use their own domain name for their online store.

The brainless scammer, who is calling himself Dylan McMasters, is even not able to show his own face and likes to verify someone others identity by using inappropriate methods:

IBO Onboarding

All IBOs must be vetted and approved by IMMERGE prior to being able to onboard agents. Birch does not have to approve IBO subcontractors. Here is the process:

  1. IBOs must complete:
    1. Agency/Subcontractor Information Form
    2. A vetting call to determine the launch date, agent headcount, training plan and past experience.
  2. IBO must provide and/or have:
    1. Physical office with a video
    2. Proof of good standing for entity
    3. Government issued ID for Principal
    4. W9
    5. Business bank account
    6. Business logo
    7. Website
  3. IBO Principal must complete background check

If a company likes to make a background check get done, then is it a problem of the company itself. The one who pays such a background check will have the possibility influence the result. So the possible client will have to hire an independent investigator, who is making the background check including collecting information from the local authorities of the suspect. In such a case is even the point 2 complete useless. Videos can get done from everywhere and are proving nothing. I think that the scammer Dylan McMasters will even not get it, if I create an "Government issued ID" by myself and send it to him as a scanned copy.

Another proof for the scam is, that the scammer Dylan McMasters even don't know that a W9 form is only issued in the US, but he sends the email all over the world. So he will even not recognize it, if someone will send him a similar form to the W9 from his own tax office.

The scammer seems even trying to use the submitted data for a future scams, like the same way he is doing now the scam by using the company names from Lamb Consulting, Birch Communications, Tempo Wireless, Immerge and T-Mobile in his scam.

The deceiver closes from himself to others, because he even likes to verify the agents from the company to get hired. He seems to be by himself a drug addict:

Agent Onboarding

IMMERGE works with Birch to facilitate the onboarding process for our IBOs. Below are the requirements for onboarding new sales representatives and the respective costs for the processes. The IBOs are responsible for covering these costs. Agents will not be onboarded without completing these steps. There will be no exceptions.

  1. National Criminal Check, Sex Offender Registry, SSN Trace, and Terrorist Watch List check - $3
  2. A five panel mouth swab drug test. A picture of the test will be uploaded to IMMERGE with the agent’s completed background consent form. IMMERGE will internally validate the results and approve the agent. Each drug test costs $5 and can be purchased in packs of 5 for $25 total from the IMMERGE store.
  3. IMMERGE will submit agents to Birch for approval once the agents complete the onboarding steps above AND they’ve completed all required training documents.
  4. IMMERGE will submit each agents that passes the onboarding process to Birch. Birch will assign them an agent ID and IMMERGE will then send them a temporary then hard badge upon approval. Agent IDs and badges will be issued 24 hours (business days only) after IMMERGE submits them to Birch.

In the above lines the scammer Dylan McMasters shows that he is missing any intelligence. He likes to make drug tests from agents, where the result needs to get uploaded somewhere. Who will check it, that the agent has done the test by himself?

The whole campaign offer from Dylan McMasters is nothing else than a fake. He likes to get as much information as possible and making money using his fake online store and selling fake articles to centers.

If someone likes to work for Birch Communications, than he can sign up at their company directly as Channel Partner, Platform Partner, Business Referral Partner or Birch Customer Referral. Nobody need to get in such a case in contact with such a scammer like Dylan McMasters, who is even not able show his own face.

The same way everybody can sign up at Tempo Wireless. They have an opportunity at their website to become an agent for them.

Update February 12, 2017: The scammer has not only changed his profile picture at LinkedIn, he has also a new scam offer:

From: mcmastersdylan@yahoo.com [mailto:mcmastersdylan@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:48 PM
Subject: THE VERY BEST OPPORTUNITY FOR B2B SALES PRO'S!!

If you have an existing energy sales company or you’re looking to get started as a new broker company in the energy industry, this is for you.

Are you tired of losing pricing battles or accepting minuscule margins just to win a customer? Are your monthly residual commissions too small to help you grow? Two of the biggest problems facing new energy brokers are a lack of suppliers to choose from and slow paying commissions.

We have the suppliers you need and we can help put money in your pocket sooner.

We are Lamb Consulting Group, LLC and we are part of the largest marketer of energy supply and related services in the U.S. We are a full service energy brokerage firm with over 40 of the top suppliers in the industry available to price your customers. Most of those suppliers offer upfront annualized payment opportunities. We are backed by over 13 years of experience and last year alone, we helped over 70,000 American business customers save money on their electricity costs. As a broker partner with Lamb Consulting Group, you can truly help your customers save money while increasing your own bottom line and expanding your own book of business.

We are not an MLM, so there are no start-up fees, no monthly dues and no down-line to hire or manage. Our broker partners receive:

  • Industry training materials
  • Market based info to keep you in the know
  • Residual Income
  • Customer retention assistance
  • Full support from the best admin team around

According to billionaire Warren Buffet, “the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of America will be due to the deregulation of energy.” You can add to your income by helping your current book of customers save money and use the available savings potential to increase your customer base.

Compensation is commission based with residuals and advance payment opportunities.......

Yours In Success,

Dylan McMasters
President Of Lamb Consulting Group, LLC.

The idiot is still not able to show his own face. For this reason you should put his offers where it needs to end up - into the recycle bin. His name and even his company is the same fake like his profile picture.

 

Scammer Syed Wasi Haider - loansfriend.com - Shahhaider05 - wasihaider93@yahoo.com
by Rudolf Faix Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:32 AM

Syed Wasi Haider at LinkedInHow scammers are thinking how business can make them rich can get shown how they are trying to find victims. They are dreaming about registering a simple domain, hide their identity and use them as a lead generation system. It is a nice try, but as we can see it at the example of loanfriends.com is it a big fail. Using the Internet as a lead generation machine, you need to know how you get traffic to your site. Simple making a website and wait that someone will find it, will not help. So you need to know a lot about Internet marketing if you like to try such a game. Anyway, Syed Wasi Haider is calling himself at his LinkedIn Profile to be a "Expert In Lead Generation & Best Quality B2B & B2C Data Provider" and already for this reason, to be an expert, he should know what he is doing. Let us take a look at the result he has generated with his website loanfriends.com. The domain got registered on December 9, 2015 and is now a little bit older than one year. So if we take a look at the Alexa traffic statistic, then it should show us at least a local ranking and a world wide ranking based on the generated traffic and visitors, especially for the reason that the site is getting promoted by an "Expert In Lead Generation". The result is very poor looking like the following screenshot shows us:

An "Expert In Lead Generation", who is using the Internet as source for his work, should know the fact that Alexa is capturing the generated traffic without any interaction done from the website. The poor result from the visitor statistics can get found at the Alexa website too - there is written:

We don't have enough data to rank this website.

The fake certificateAny way, nobody will enter his data at such a website, which even don't use the https protocol for protect their data during the transport. In such a case does it even not help to show the fake logo from the more suspicious "Secure Site Pass" at the website. The same logo got found at the websites from lendrisecredit.com (Creation Date: 2016-07-28), 12monthpaydayloans.cf (a free of charge domain) and fastpaydayloanss.pw. While 12monthpaydayloans.cf shows an empty site already are getting the DNS servers for the other two sites even not found. The search results are still available at Google.The original image with the logo

The original symbol, shown on the right, for "Secure Site Pass" got stolen and modified from the website ianhartdesign.com. This shows already the criminal energy from Syed Wasi Haider from Pakistan. He thinks that he need to show only some fakes and he can make the big business. I think that each scammer will need to wake up one time. Maybe he will wake up at the time he ended up in jail.

Such a deadbeat like Syed Wasi Haider is calling himself at LinkedIn to be a "Expert In Lead Generation & Best Quality B2B & B2C Data Provider" and promotes his sham business with the words:

We are data & leads providing company. We can supply you Best Quality data sets for Email Marketing, Tele Marketing & Sms Marketing. We have US, UK Australia & European Countries data. All data will be scrubbed before delivery. That’s mean you will get all Clean data. No Disconnected & DNC numbers will be found in any data set. However, 100% replacement will be provided to you If you found any.We are providing 3rd party opt in data & send the files to our clients after checking quality of data In-house. Most people think that the databases are 100% accurate. This is simply not possible. Residential come and go on a daily basis, so maintaining 100% accuracy is a myth. Our databases are not perfect, but they are the best and most accurate in the industry.Our lists are only one factor in the success of your marketing efforts. A lot depends on your Agents, Pitch, Product, Pricing etc. You won’t get rich overnight using our lists/Data – but if you use them properly, you will increase your sales and profits.

Syed Wasi Haider has an account at fiverr.com too. There he likes to be an U.S. resident and tries to sell the not generated leads with an offer too:

I have Million of USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia & Other European Countries email address with name. I can also provide you Scrub email address on request. These email address are generated by different Opt in verticals. i am also able to provide you filtered email address. I have email address for different verticals like insurance, Pharmacy, Loan, Mortgage, Diabetic & many others. Contact me for further discussion.

He is even so stupid not to tell in the offer, how many addresses you'll get for US$ 5. It does not matter how many you'll get for this amount of money, because you can be sure, that email addresses from such an marketing expert don't have any value.

As it seems, that he could not sell any of these address collections, he has scanned from the Internet he tries now to use it by himself. Everybody can be sure, that I did not have signed up somewhere or have given someone the permission to spam me, but my gmail address is also in his list, which he tried to sell. So I got the following email from him - found in my spam folder:

From: Wasi Haider [mailto:wasi@loansfriend.com]
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 10:35 PM
Subject: PP Process
To: rudolffaix@gmail.com

 

Dear Rudolf Faix

Owner at WWPA - Rudolf Faix

This is Wasi Haider. We have started offering paypal payment process service. If you dont have Paypal Business account for mass payment then we can offer you this payment process service at reasonable percentage with 100% security and safety. and transfer your payments on your payoneer account.

Your business must be registered before Jan 2015.

Your must have business website.

And the payment you want us to receive must be from a paypal registered business.

Let us know if you are interested in our service.

Thanks

Sincerely,

Wasi Haider
Skype: Shahhaider05

 

LeadsUnion | 2215 mountain court, Colton, CA 92324

Even the offer does not make any sense. Everybody can open a PayPal account and every registered business is able to register for an business account with PayPal. Why someone shall pay any fees for something what he can do by himself and within a few minutes? Even the restriction to receive only payments from PayPal registered companies is stupid, because the most of the PayPal transactions are getting normally done from consumers to business and not business to business. For this reason is the offer already useless. If you enter in Google search the words LeadsUnion 2215 mountain court, Colton, CA 92324 then you'll get the error message no results found back. How can someone trust into such a sham business from a high risk country like Pakistan? The scammer Syed Wasi Haider likes to play man in the middle to enrich himself, but he seems even to stupid for hiding his real intentions.

Another profile from Syed Wasi Haider can get found at instagramcn.com. There he likes to sell his ring made from Sterling silver and Zircon. The offer is dated from June 4, 2016.

The price of such similar rings is in Europe less than € 25. It seems that the transport costs are in such case higher than the value of the ring.

Even here gets a big marketing mistake found. While in online shops is everywhere a price for a product written, is in his offer any price information missing. So nobody has a reason to call him. Why someone shall trust and try to make some bargains with someone from a high risk country? International calls to Pakistan are not free of charge. So why shall someone invest phone calls or shall install WhatsApp and waste his time for buying something, what he can get faster and possible cheaper from a trusted online shop or at the next jewelery shop?

In combination with his other fails is it very questionable how someone would even think about it to make any business with the highest risk for getting scammed by accepting such amateur offers. Trusted business offers and trusted persons are looking very different than this young boy, who thinks he can get rich fast and without doing some work. Only promoting himself as an expert for something is not enough. Everybody can write something at a website and/or into an advertisement. Only credulous people will fallen into such a trap. Real business owner with a little experience are already knowing by reading the offer that it is nothing than a scam.

Scammer are lazy people. Such people are even too lazy to use their own brain. Their own laziness is their largest problem. Maybe Syed Wasi Haider has tried first to build up a real business, but as he even don't have any idea how business is getting done, he has failed and tries now with all possible means to survive. He even does not get it, that nobody needs his offers. Even the other scammers, like the tech support scammers, can use his offer, because their victims are private people and not business owners with a PayPal account.

Not one business owner, who is clear in his head and has all senses together, will accept such an offer, where a stranger can play man in the middle. Even the risk to share his customer database with a private person and the risk to file cases in front of a foreign law court is simple too high. With other words the spam email from Syed Wasi Haider had really no sense and has shown that the sender even has enough brain to offer something useful.

Here is a screenshot from Wasi Haider's Facebook profile:

Syed Wasi Haider at Facebook

Wasi Haider's profile at fiverr:

Haider Shah at fiverr.com

Such scammer like Wasi Haider need to protect their privacy by using a privacy protection service. Here are the domain registry data from loansfriend.com:
Domain Name: LOANSFRIEND.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1986525396_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.launchpad.com
Registrar URL: LaunchPad.com
Updated Date: 2016-12-10T07:29:10Z
Creation Date: 2015-12-09T23:50:36Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-12-09T23:50:36Z
Registrar: Launchpad, Inc. (HostGator)
Registrar IANA ID: 955
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Registrant Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Registrant City: Nobby Beach
Registrant State/Province: Queensland
Registrant Postal Code: QLD 4218
Registrant Country: AU
Registrant Phone: +45.36946676
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: Domain Admin
Admin Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Admin Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Admin City: Nobby Beach
Admin State/Province: Queensland
Admin Postal Code: QLD 4218
Admin Country: AU
Admin Phone: +45.36946676
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: Domain Admin
Tech Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Tech Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Tech City: Nobby Beach
Tech State/Province: Queensland
Tech Postal Code: QLD 4218
Tech Country: AU
Tech Phone: +45.36946676
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Name Server: ns4039.hostgator.com
Name Server: ns4040.hostgator.com
DNSSEC:Unsigned
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@websitewelcome.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.713-574-5287
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-01-10T04:54:33Z <<<

 

Security Deposit Scammer: HiFlyer Outsourcing - Vikram Pratap Singh - KrunalKanth Solanki
by Rudolf Faix Wednesday, November 9, 2016 1:59 AM

HiFlyer OutsourcingThe well known serial scammer, Vikram Pratap Singh, is still dreaming about getting a security deposit for his sham campaigns.

Everybody is stupid, who thinks that he needs to pay anything for getting some work. If you do so, you are only filling the pockets of a scammer like Vikram Pratap Singh and his criminal staff with the name or scammer profile KrunalKanth Solanki.

HiFlyer is offering actually a video uploading process. If you see such offers you should answer the following questions for yourself to see if the offer can be a true and legit one. If you are ignoring these warning signs then you cannot call yourself to be a business man or woman. In such a case you are even not an amateur business person:

  • Which client is able to offer such a work?
  • Who pays you for a work only for the reason that others are able to view videos for free of charge?
  • Do you really think that one company is so stupid to pay for something where they are not able to generate any profit?
  • Are you really so stupid and think that any video portal lets someone spamming?
  • Why a company shall pay you for something what they can get free of charge?
  • There are getting a lot of free services and free software found at the Internet, which is able to do exact this work. Why someone shall pay in such a case for a manual handling?
  • What do you get and what is the real value of the goods for which security deposit gets requested?
    A security deposit can get only requested for a physical value which is given to you and you need to return it after the work is done. In such a case you'll get your money returned if you give back the thing you have gotten.
  • Are already getting found some negative reviews in the Internet about the company?
  • Is the person, who is offering the job or work in the social networks, showing his real face or does the person don't like to provide a man-hunt picture by himself?
  • Why shall search a client for a campaign broker in a low wage country like India?
  • Would it not be cheaper for the client to search directly for a center from a low wage country?

Vikram Pratap Singh is already a very long time with his sham companies and offers known:

Here is the scam offer from HiFlyer Outsourcing - KrunalKanth Solanki:

From: KrunalKanth Solanki [mailto:krunalkant.s@hiflyeroutsourcing.com]
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2016 2:44 PM
To: diya.m@hiflyeroutsourcing.com
Subject: Multiple Video Upload Process

Hello,

Hope you are in good health & Wealth, having great time!!!

We are one of the leading companies in Outsourcing Business since the last more than 6 years.

Currently, we have certain projects, in many of these projects, we are the direct client located in India and take complete responsibility for workload/payment, while in certain projects; we will introduce you to the client directly for signup.


Multiple Video Upload Process

This is kind of Awareness program and the Videos that are downloaded from clients CRM need to upload on the preapproved portals.

All the videos that will be upload is on the purpose of the branding, marketing & Promotions which will increase the ratings of the client on social media & internet.

 

Web Link Category of Videos:
https://vimeo.com/ •Celebrities
http://www.dailymotion.com/in •Multinational companies (Advertisements)
https://www.youtube.com/ •Politician’s speech
http://www.freemake.com/ •Educational videos
https://www.shutterfly.com •Anything kind of ethical videos

 

SCOPE OF PROJECT:

CLIENT WILL SEND LINKS OF VIDEOS WHITCH ID GENUNE AND ETHICLE, CENTER FIRST NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE VIDEOS FROM CLIENTS CRM AND THEN UPLOAD IT ON PORTALS.

Process Detail:

  • Payout per hour: $8 per agent login basis (up to 48 hour in week)
  • Shift: 1 shift of 8 working hours (12:00pm– 8:00pm | 8:00pm – 4:00am | 4:00am – 12:00pm)
  • Software/CRM: By client
  • Minimum seats: 10 systems
  • Advance billing: 4 Week
  • Server Setup cost: As actual
  • Working days: 6 (Mon-Sat)
  • Invoicing: Every Saturday
  • Payment Cycle: Weekly (Every Tuesday)
  • Payment mode: Bank wire
  • Contract: 18 months
  • Training: Online/Onsite

 

TECH REQUIREMENT:

  • INTERNET REQUIREMENT: LEASE LINE OF 4 MBPS WITH BACK UP.
  • SERVER: FIREWALL, DELL/IBM
  • SYSTEM: MINIMUM CORE 2 DUO / QUAD CORE WITH 2GB RAM & 80GB HD.

Security Deposit: INR 2,50,000.

Note: This amount shall be kept and paid to brokers, Consultancy firms and similar channels that source and acquire such projects for us. Shame shall be refunded ones the project goes Live within 7 working days.

Royalty: 5% from regular billing & 10% from advance billing.

 

Video Upload Process

PROCESS STARTUP FLOW ……

  1. You need to Share your company profile & sign MOU with us.
  2. We will share your profile with client and client will arrange call after review profile
  3. Client will do Skype call (We will be arrange as per both party’s availability).
  4. Client will send questionnaire (If required).
  5. Client will send Technical questionnaire.
  6. Office visit online by client (On Skype).
  7. 3rd party Background verification will be done by client.
  8. SLA discussion call will be done by client.
  9. SLA Draft you will get to verify.
  10. SLA Soft copy you will get on mail & Hard copy you will get by courier.
  11. After SLA you can start hiring of the agent.
  12. Advance billing transfer.
  13. Client will provide training (ONLINE).
  14. You will get Actual workload (From next Monday)

 

Please reply for more detail

Thanks & Regards,

Team Hiflyer Outsourcing

 

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