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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 - ADS O CLICK LIMITED - UK Company Number 10219203
by Rudolf Faix Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:58 AM

By searching for the source of the phone number 0800-014-8573 (UK), provided by the Scammer: Peter Bragansa - petebrag@gmail.com - Tech Support Payment Gateway, I found the company ADS O CLICK LIMITED, registered since June 7, 2016 in the UK. Director and secretary is YADAV, Birendra, born January 1988, having Indian citizenship and is living in India. The filed statement of capital on June 7, 2016 is GBP 1.

The phone number 0800-014-8573 gets used at the websites of adsoclick.com, 247masters.com and from the Tech Support Scammer: Seven Monies Services Ltd. - Geetika Dawer - Arora Ashish operating from Canada.

The owner of the domains adsoclick.com and 247masters.com is Sam Todds, CMB Solutions, 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura, New Delhi, 110032, India. +91-919-654483130, cmbsolution@outlook.com

adsoclick.com provides now an empty website and 247masters.com even don't resolve. That means that the DNS-Server does not provide any IP address for a website.

Even CompaniesInTheUK (screenshot right) is warning about the count of companies registered with this postcode using the words: 18,060 companies also use this postcode, this might be a mail forwarding service address.

Alexa returns about the domains adsoclick.com and 247masters.com the information: We don't have enough data to rank this website.

The Internet archive WayBackMaschine has captured the content from 247masters.com 3 times between January 9, 2016 and October 1, 2016.

As the Google cache shows about 247masters.com that the website has been active until 15. Febr. 2017 14:21:33 GMT. There got promoted:

Instant Online Technical Support for All Computer Related Issues

24/7 Masters is an Online Technical Support Services provider company. We provides online support for Laptops, Computers and Printers for all Brands and Models with our certified experts. Our Tech Support experts are Certified technicians and offer instant tech support for all issues and problems related to Laptops, computers and Printers. We do offer tech support for all Antivirus Brands, Network and Wireless Products, Emailing and Windows Operating System. Whether technical problems are small or big just dial our number 0800-014-8573 and get them fixed instantly by our certified engineers. We are supporting our customers with full dedication which results in instant and quick solutions.

ADS O CLICK LIMITED has been using the phone numbers 0800-014-8573 (UK), 0144-439-0111 (UK) and 1800-674-185 (Australia).

Which kind of tech support ADD O CLICK LIMITED offers, gets shown at a Facebook posting:

Hey HH! Love your channel here in Australia. I just pranked Microsoft support (1800 674 185). Apparently they don't support my Raspberry Pi running Linux.... :'))

The same 0800-014-8573 (UK) phone number gets used promoted at the website of informationkarma.com.

The domain informationkarma.com got registered by: Ashish Arora, 2667 Markwood Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 4K5, Canada, +1-905-997-0256. AshishArora@gmx.net

At the homepage informationkarma.com gets provided as address 71-75, Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, Wc2H 9Jq, United Kingdom.

At the same address gettting found:
1stformations.co.uk and gardenstudios.com - both websites are providing virtual offices enabling scammers to register fake UK companies.

The building found Google Streetview at the address 71-75, Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, Wc2H 9Jq, United Kingdom:

The website informationkarma.com provides the UK company number 10219203 - the registration number from ADS O CLICK LIMITED.

The Alexa Traffic statistics for the domain informationkarma.com shows that maybe the domain informationkarma.com has one visitor per day and can never be the source of tech support calls. With other words is the domain informationkarma.com a big secret in the world wide web:

Domain registration data of adsoclick.com:

Domain Name: adsoclick.com
Registry Domain ID: 2032847443_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-10-04T18:17:44Z
Creation Date: 2016-06-01T15:48:40Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-06-01T15:48:40Z
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: Sam Todds
Registrant Organization: CMB Solutions
Registrant Street: 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura
Registrant City: New Delhi
Registrant State/Province: DL
Registrant Postal Code: 110032
Registrant Country: IN
Registrant Phone: +91.919654483130
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: cmbsolution@outlook.com
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: Sam Todds
Admin Organization: CMB Solutions
Admin Street: 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura
Admin City: New Delhi
Admin State/Province: DL
Admin Postal Code: 110032
Admin Country: IN
Admin Phone: +91.919654483130
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: cmbsolution@outlook.com
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: Sam Todds
Tech Organization: CMB Solutions
Tech Street: 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura
Tech City: New Delhi
Tech State/Province: DL
Tech Postal Code: 110032
Tech Country: IN
Tech Phone: +91.919654483130
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: cmbsolution@outlook.com
Name Server: NS51.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS52.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-02-26T00:00:00Z <<<

Domain registration data of 247masters.com:

Domain Name: 247masters.com
Registry Domain ID: 1984065627_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-10-04T16:52:48Z
Creation Date: 2015-11-26T15:22:26Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-11-26T15:22:26Z
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: Sam Todds
Registrant Organization: CMB Solutions
Registrant Street: 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura
Registrant City: New Delhi
Registrant State/Province: DL
Registrant Postal Code: 110032
Registrant Country: IN
Registrant Phone: +91.9654483130
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: cmbsolution@outlook.com
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: Sam Todds
Admin Organization: CMB Solutions
Admin Street: 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura
Admin City: New Delhi
Admin State/Province: DL
Admin Postal Code: 110032
Admin Country: IN
Admin Phone: +91.9654483130
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: cmbsolution@outlook.com
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: Sam Todds
Tech Organization: CMB Solutions
Tech Street: 32 Nishant Kunj Pritam Pura
Tech City: New Delhi
Tech State/Province: DL
Tech Postal Code: 110032
Tech Country: IN
Tech Phone: +91.9654483130
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: cmbsolution@outlook.com
Name Server: NS1.247MASTERS.COM
Name Server: NS2.247MASTERS.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-02-24T04:00:00Z <<<

 

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: 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.

 

Scammer: Vrogem Global Solutions - Gourav Jain
by Rudolf Faix Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:40 AM

The scammer Gourav Jain from Vrogem Global Solutions tries to sell dream work to call centers. He did not get it until now that at the traditional outsourcing countries is it forbidden by law to give access to consumer and customer data for outsiders  Only stupid ones will take such campaigns where they need to pay for working in the case if the campaign even exists..

The email offer of the scammer Gourav Jain:

Vrogem Global Solutions

Greetings..!!!

Dear Center

We are offering Genuine Inbound and Outbound Process with advance payouts. Direct signup with client , on line and onsite signup option available.Currently available Projects are:

1. Vodafone Inbound ( Value Added Services)
2. Verizon Inbound
3. XML Tagging ( Non Voice)
4. Chat Support
5. More Process are available

For more details please contact Gourav : 8013815198 or mail us at vrogemglobal@gmail.com

Only Inbound Calls, No sales or transfer....


Regards:
Gourav Jain
8013815198
Vrogem Global Solutions


CALL CENTER SETUP | INBOUND PROJECTS | INTERNATIONAL COMPANY SETUP | PAYMENT GATEWAY SOLUTIONS | VOIP SOLUTION | LEADS | 

Copyright © 2015 vrogem global, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because we got your contact from database as a reputed and fast growing call center or it company.

Our mailing address is:
vrogem global
20/ Janata Sarani
Calcutta 700001
India

The scammer Gourav Jain from Vrogem Global Solutions confirms In the following email that he has no contract with the client by asking for upfront fees:

From: gourav jain <vrogemglobal@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: Call Center Projects
To: Hamza Khan <hamzaalikhan7@gmail.com>


Dear Mr. Hamza Ali Khan,
 
Sorry for late reply, Yes we do have upfront as we are providing genuine inbound projects, but all projects will sign up after reference check of existing centre and payment proof.
 
 
 
Regards,
Gourav Jain 

Everybody, which pays for getting work, is guilty by himself if he gets scammed. The stupid scammer Gourav Jain from Vrogem Global Solutions is hoping that he finds some call center owners, which are more stupid then himself.

 

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