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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 <<<

 

Tech Support Scammer - Pashin Infotech Pvt. Ltd. - Pintu Singh - likes to get rich quick by scamming
by Rudolf Faix Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:14 AM

Facebook logo from Pashin Infotech Private LimitedPashin Infotech Pvt. Ltd. is an in Liulah, India registered company. Pashin Infotech Private Limited seems to be not successful in their business and for this reason they are trying to make money with fraud. They are offering a Tech Support campaign which is a plain scam and full of lies. The provided domain mscorp-payment.com at their Facebook page got already deleted. The scammer, director Pintu Singh seems have to been so stupid to use the name of Microsoft (mscorp) in his domain name. Such domains have a very short expiration time. As soon the first complaints are coming up and that happens by Tech Support Scam very fast, the domain gets deleted from the authorities.

It seems that Pashin Infotech failed with their own Tech Support strategy at the beginning of the year 2014 because their last entry at their Facebook page is from February 18, 2014. It seems to be easier for their director Pintu Singh to scam others than to work on their own campaign. Everybody can get it how difficult it is to sell Tech Support by cold calls. Nobody gives up a business where he is earning good! For this reason the scammer Pintu Singh got the idea that others should pay to him for getting his scam campaign. The worst case that can happen is that the center owner pays for going to jail.

That scammer are even too lazy to type a email message can get shown in the from a call center forwarded email with the attached script:

From: Pashin Solutions [mailto:pashinsolutions@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:31 AM
Subject: Tech Support Script

PFA

--

Thanks & Regards,

 

Pintu Singh

Managing Director

Pashin Infotech Private Limited

+918100266097

Attachment:
Tech-Support Script.doc

I have copied the content of the script here, but you can download the word document from the link Tech-Support Script.doc too. The campaign requires three different agents. The one agent which is cold calling, a supervisor and an agent which makes the verification with the victim. This campaign can get started from everybody and he even don't need to pay the scammer Pintu Singh from Pashin Infotech because Pintu Singh or Pashin Infotech is not providing anything. By taking a look at the following script you'll see that this campaign is nothing else than an outbound scam system. Why do you need to pay a scammer?

The agent's script shows that this campaign is a plain outbound campaign. You can even not be sure that the called one owns a computer or a device with Internet connection:

Agent’s Script:

Hi! This is ……………. And I am calling you from the computer technical department ‘FOR ‘Universal Pc Care’

How r u doing today?

This call is in regards to your computer as we have been receiving some errors report and warning messages from your computer to our centralized server and its indicating that your computer has some harmful malicious files with malwares and spywares. Are you aware of that?

Yes or No (Customer).

You are not aware of these harmful viruses and malware which is getting downloaded in your computer just because of those infections are hidden in nature, which is why your Antivirus is also not able to detect that.

And they keep getting into your computer and corrupt the hard drive and mother board of your computer and taking your computer to the verge of getting crashed, and also you are not getting update of these infections just because the security system of your computer has also been compromised.

So is your computer on right now, so that I can show you the problems which are there in your computer and you would be able to see them right now.

Look at the left -hand side bottom corner of your keyboard you would find a CTRL key and just beside that there would be a 4 flagged windows key / start key. Press the windows key and the alphabet R key (R as in roger) both at the same time (simultaneously) and you will find a small dialog box appearing at the extreme left-hand side of your computer screen named “Run”. Then you will find a ‘white bar’ beside ‘open’. Now in that white bar type in ‘eventvwr’ (explain using phonetics) and then click on ‘Ok’ or press ENTER. Can you see a new window as ‘EVENT VIEWER’? And at the left hand side of the box you will find event viewer local and there would be a sub option of windows log/ application, security, system. If it comes as window log so double click on windows log you would be getting an option as application security, setup, system just below windows log, now double click on ‘application’ and then you would find list of events which will have blue “I” as information, Red circled errors and yellow triangular icon as a warnings. Now slowly, just scroll down the page and give me a rough count how many errors and warnings are there?

Now again on the left hand side of the page you will find an option ‘system’ under windows log.

This is the system log of the computer Just give a double left click on system and again you would find a list of information, errors and warnings. So just scroll down the page and let me know how many red errors and yellow warnings are there?

Now do you have an idea what these errors and warning are? And how come these get into your computer….

Whenever you are going to Google and when you click on any search suggestions by google or when you surf any social networking sites like YouTube and face book by mistake or accidently your computer tends to download unwanted and harmful files and once these files gets into your computer they keep multiplying them and thereby harming your computers motherboard and slowly corrupts it, thereby it acts like a slow poison for it.

Your Computer then sends Error reports and messages to our centralized server which is specially developed by our technical team as a receptor so that we can retrieve them and find out from it is coming, with the help of the IP address we can figure out the Geographical location of the computer or laptop and then with the help of the geographical location we derive the street address and then we figure out the phone numbers associated with it and then we give a call, only when we see that the issue requires your immediate attention.

Okay, so right now what I will transfer this call to one of our senior technician who will explain you further about this problem of your computer.

We can see that the scam starts already in the third sentence. For such calls you don't need a scammer like Pintu Singh from Pashin Infotech. As this guy is a notorious scammer he will scam you too and not only the called computer users. You cannot trust such a criminal for this reason you need to have your own payment processor. Please remember that nobody will give you money as a gift. Everybody is hard working for his money and does not have more than he needs to survive.

A scammer, which is making such stupid calls need to put into jail and the key to his cell needs to get thrown away. In such a case are the call centers the scammers and creatures like Pintu Singh the instigator or ringleader. In any case as long as the Indian authorities are only interested in making money from their own corruption the reputation of the whole country will go down to a country of scammers. Isn't it a nice outlook for the future? As longer it takes until every real businessman does not take action against the scammers as harder it will be it for him to make a real, legit and genuine business in the future. It does not help anybody if the CEO from Google is an Indian. One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel!

Let's come back to the Technical Support Scam offered from Pintu Singh - Pashin Infotech. As next we read how the supervisor needs to continue the scam:

Senior Supervisor’s Script:-

Hi my name is _________and I am the senior technician. How are you doing today? I believe my agent has shown you the errors and the warnings in the application and system logs of your computer? Do you have any idea what these errors and warnings are? Well they are just a sign that your computer has been badly corrupted and it is full malware and spyware that requires your immediate action. I believe that you know that whenever you buy a computer you get a warranty. And you know that warranty comes with a limited time period of one year. So as you have using this computer from the past ‘X’ no. of years. So the software maintenance warranty of your computer has expired. That’s the reason all the software’s present in your computer and the anti-virus is not working properly and not protecting your computer from these malicious files. These malicious files are so small and hidden in nature that in spite of having anti-virus on your computer, your computer is still getting infected by these malicious files which you yourself can see with your eyes. These malicious files keep on multiplying in numbers and corrupt the boot sector and the hard-drive of your computer. And once it completely gets blocked then your computer might crash down. And I believe that you don’t want your computer to crash down. Right?

So what I will do right now is that I will get you connected to one of our certified technician who will fix up all your problems and will also install all the required software’s to protect your computer so that in the coming future your computer will be absolutely safe and secure and your computer will not crash down. The service provided by the technician and the software’s that out technician will be installing on your computer will be absolutely free but in order to activate the software maintenance service on your computer you need to pay only a one- time payment of _________dollars/pounds for _________no. of years. And in that coming long________ no. of years if you do face any problems with your computer or if you require any software’s for your computer it will be provided to you free of cost within this extended warranty period. You don’t have to pay for that again and again.

Now close down everything and come down to the main screen of the computer and click o n to the internet explorer so that I can connect yourself to one of our certified technician, now once you get the internet page on the screen in the address bar you just need to type in www.logmein123.com and hit enter, now you will see in the next page support connection enter your six digit code so just bare with me I’ll be generating a trail code for you so that connect yourself to the technician…and your six digit code would be 123456 now click on connect to technician…now you will get an option RUN so click on that and again you need to click on RUN so click on again…now you just need to click on every positive options like allow, ok, continue…now you have been successfully connected to one of our certified technician.

Just hold on now I will ask my technician to send you the registration form on your computer screen which you need to fill from your side. You don’t have to provide me any of your personal information or the card numbers to me over the phone. If you have printer in your home then you can take the print out of the receipt after making the payment and you will also get the invoice ant the order no. in your e-mail as well.

LogMeIn is a service and has is not responsible for the scam itself, only their service is getting used for the scam. LogMeIn Inc. gets traded at the NASDAQ. At the Better Business Bureau Boston we can find during the last three years 88 complaints and 31 customer reviews from which is only one positive. I wonder why the CEO from LogMeIn Inc. does not give an oder to make their product more secure? Are they afraid that they would lose some customers, which are only scammer? Is he an Indian too and does he like to help his compatriots in scamming innocent computer users?

After the scam action from the supervisor the victim shall confirm that everything is OK. The only problem is that even if the answer from the victim is that he does not have some problems now that the recording will not help in front of the law court. I think this action should only soothe the conscience of the agents for the case they have something what normal people are calling conscience:

VERIFICATION SCRIPT

Hi this is …….. And I m from the verification department, how are you doing today?

Well, the purpose of this transfer is to check or confirm that you were not pressurized or misled at any point of time.

  1. So can you confirm to me “Was the agent polite and courteous with you?”
  2. Did he explain you what exactly the issues were in your computer or was he just rushing through with what he had to say?
  3. Did you at any point of time hand over any of your card information or your Banking details over the phone?
  4. Please be aware that we are not a part of Microsoft and that we are an independent service provider for windows and MAC operating computers
  5. Now you can let the computer be on and leave the controls and once the work of the technician will be completed you will be informed about the same with a message on the computer screen.
  6. Do you have any more questions for me?
  7. So it was pleasure talking to you, thank you for your time and patience and take care of yourself.
  8. Bye Bye.

Not only these ones, which are participating at the scam system, are making themselves guilty, these ones, which are knowing about the scam and do nothing against it, are the same way guilty like the scammers itself!

Everybody should think about an old prophecy from the Cree (native Americans): "When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money."

 

Scammer: BA Communications Inc. - Edward Baptist - tries to get your hard earned money with lies
by Rudolf Faix Friday, October 23, 2015 3:03 PM

BA Communications hides themselves in absolutely anonymity and likes to process your payments. They are using only free services like a website from wix.com, gmail for their emails and even the chat on their website is one of a free service.

Screenshot of the Website from BA Communications

At their website they are writing that they are already “more than 10 years in business”. Maybe they are dreaming since more than 10 years about making a business. With their own promotion they are already proving that they did not even earn enough that they are able to pay the few dollars a year for an own domain. It seems that they even don’t have a valid credit card for registering an own domain, but they like to process your payments you'll receive.

For 10 years in business is even their Alexa ranking and status sheet of their subdomain from wix.com very poor:

Alexa global ranking of bacommunications1.wix.com

With an actual Alexa ranking of 19,862,907 in the global Internet statistic they have maybe one visitor at their homepage during one year. This is a result of the facts that even no search engine is listing them and no other sites are linking to their homepage. With this fact they are proving only that they are not able to do any business and they are not understanding how to make any business.

If we take a look at the provided address on their website: 2722 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031 and compare it with the provided phone number 206-222-7389 then we see in the prefix that the phone number has the area code from Seattle. There is a little distance of 1,135 miles or 1,827 km between this two points. So even if they are picking up the phone then you'll know that they are using a phone forwarding service and are not getting found at the provided address.

At the US Phone Directory we'll find already a few actual complaints and comments about the phone number 206-222-7389.

Edward BaptistAt LinkdedIn we'll find Edward Baptist as a multi talented staff, which is working at the same time for for Worldwide Data and Leads Producers Inc. and BA Communications Inc. I don't know which manager will accept such a double function. If someone is really working for two companies he will run one time in big conflicts.

Edward Baptist
Worldwide "Data and Leads Producers Inc". (National Marketing Manager)
Los Angeles, CaliforniaMarketing und Werbung
Actual: Worldwide Data and Leads Producers Inc., BA Communications Inc.
Before: QSS America,INC
Education: University of California, Los Angeles

Edward Baptist has published October 19, 2015 in LinkedIn Pulse the article (3 DAYS SPECIAL PROMOTION) “70,000 SPECIAL LEADS FOR ONLY $100, 150,000 SPECIAL LEADS FOR ONLY $200 AND 300,000 SPECIAL LEADS FOR ONLY $350”. There he is using the Skype Id allbestdatausa. Today he has been online on Skype and the Skype Resolver returned the IP address 201.247.51.153 which is located at:

Geolocation data from IP2Location (Product: DB4 updated on 9/30/2015)
 
IP Address Country Region City ISP
 
201.247.51.153 El Salvador San Salvador San Salvador Cte S.a. De C.v.

With other words the guy likes to be in the U.S., but he is living in El Salvador where the average monthly household income is less than US$ 700. This the reason why he is using the free services from wix.com for the homepage. He can simple not spend some money for hosting and a real domain.

Under these conditions you need to read his offers:

WE HAVE THE BEST SERVICE AND RATES IF YOU WANT TO PROCESS PAYMENTS ONLINE (YOUR PAYMENTS OR YOUR CLIENT´S PAYMENTS)

WE DELIVER YOUR PAYMENT FOLLOWING A “TRANSPARENT, EASY AND FAST PROCEDURE”. WE CAN PROCESS PAYMENTS FROM ANY COUNTRY

We have the BEST PAYMENT GATEWAYS and PAYMENT PROCESSORS WORLDWIDE.

If you have RESTRICTIONS to RECEIVE ONLINE OR BANK PAYMENTS or if you do NOT have the option to RECEIVE PAYMENTS FROM YOUR CLIENTS “WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU”

PROCEDURE is EXTREMELY EASY and FAST and you have your PAYMENTS in HOURS.

WE CHARGE ONE OF THE LOWEST RATES AND PERCENTAGES IN THE WORLDWIDE MARKET AND PROCEDURE IS HIGHLY TRANSPARENT, FAST AND EASY.

CONTACT US IF YOU NEED TO RECEIVE PAYMENTS ONLINE FROM ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

WE ARE LOCATED IN: 2722 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031


E-MAIL: ba.communications1@gmail.com

SKYPE ID: bacommunicationsusa

WEB: www.bacommunications1.wix.com/bacomm


FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/BaCommunications1


TWITTER: BaCommunications1


PHONE-FAX UNITED STATES: 1- 206-222-7389

To be a payment processor or offering a payment gateway the company needs to have a very good reputation and not hiding themselves in the anonymity of the Internet. I'll recommend everybody, which needs such a service to speak with his bank manager. He will provide you with contacts details of the major credit card companies for making a contract.

Everybody, who is getting scammed by taking such an offer, is guilty by himself if he get scammed. You should make in any case a background check about your future business partner. With such business partners like BA Communications Inc., Worldwide "Data and Leads Producers Inc" and Edward Baptist you can only make business by asking for an up-front payment and not on a post paid base.

Update Jan. 18, 2017: Link to http://hld188.com/details-222-7389-6.html removed as the domain already not exists anymore.

 

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