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Scammer: Sebastien Serret - SeptConsult Limited - is running out of arguments
by Rudolf Faix Wednesday, March 2, 2016 8:26 AM

Sebastien SerretI enjoy it every time if a scammer or a businessman who has not fulfilled his commercial due diligence gets in contact with me and tries to explain that he is not a scammer. In the most cases are the scammers confirming their fraud.

Shortly after I have published the article Scammer: Sept Consult - Sebastien Serret - Restaurant booking at the Seychelles I got a contact request at LinkedIn from Sebastien Serret:

  • Yesterday, Sebastien Serret said the following:

    Good Morning Mr Rudolf, I came across your post about me and my company and was wondering about your conslusions. Request to please clarify your points. Thank you

    3:24 AM (GMT+1)

  • Yesterday, Rudolf Faix said the following:

    Good morning Sebastien, please feel free to clarify the points.

    3:30 AM (GMT+1)

  • Yesterday, Sebastien Serret said the following:

    we are a very young management company not the direct client for this project and the chain of restaurants is not based in Seychelles nor Mauritius. Our company is duly registerered in Seychelles for a business strategic reason only and we provide our proof of address and ID from Mauritius as well to any center that we work with. Though we agree that there was a typo error in the MOU regarding the refunded amount but we sent an email to correct it as soon as it was pointed out to us. Hence we would like to request to kindly remove this post. If it can be genuinely proved that we took money from centers and did not pay them or if we gave them some process and then do not pay, then I am totally responsible and will shamefully accept to be labelled as a scam but up and until then, please do the needful.

  • Yesterday, Sebastien Serret said the following:

    Please feel free to add me on Skype for any further information that you may require.

  • Yesterday, Sebastien Serret said the following:

    Skype ID: sedconsulteltd

    3:43 AM (GMT+1)

A typo error in his favor found in a contract shows already the quality from the business of the scammer Sebastien Serret from SeptConsult Limited. I think that the intelligence from the scammer is very limited, because he likes to get the article removed by arguing about trivialities. I did not find anywhere some argument about the main important things like:

  • Why does he not get paid from these ones which hired him?
  • Who is booking at 3 am in the morning a table at a restaurant (the campaign need 10 agents for 24 hours)?
  • Which size has the restaurant that it can handle the bookings received during one day from 10 seats, which are working around the clock?

To clarify these point I have answered:

  • Yesterday, Rudolf Faix said the following:

    The world largest restaurant is the Royal Dragon restaurant in Bangkok.(www.royal-dragon.com). It is even noted in the Guiness Book of records. They have a staff count of over 1,000 people. Do you like to know how many people are making the bookings for this restaurant? Maybe you can explain me who will make a booking at 3am a table at a restaurant? Maybe you can explain also why someone shall pay something for getting work? This one, which hired you for the campaign has to pay you and not this one, which makes the work,

    4:04 AM (GMT+1)

The scammer Sebastien Serret needed 11 hours for sending an answer to these questions and again there is no answer to the open questions. He has sent me the following answer:

  • Yesterday, Sebastien Serret said the following:

    Though we understand your point we also are very clear as to why we charge a security deposit but at no point do we harass or pressure the centers to pay us.

  • Yesterday, Sebastien Serret said the following:

    We will send you proof, reference and even offer you a visit by the end of the month to be able verify about us. If by that time we are not able to do so like I said we will accept all claims.

    3:04 PM (GMT+1)

The scammer Sebastien Serret has confirmed the scam with the above answer. He had not one question answered which I have sent to him. Additional does he need one more month for faking proofs.

He has only converted the "application fees" into a "security deposit". In the MOU is written:

Note: Whereas the Centre is engaged in this type/nature of work and whereas he has represented to the Client to this effect and is keen to undertake and execute this work by paying Application Fees of $ 2,000 upon signature of this MOU.

The offer is nothing else than a advance fee scam. A security deposit has to get paid to the center because they are investing their workforce into the campaign and not to this one, which is investing NOTHING!

The proofs will have the same quality like the recommendations he has given for others in his LinkedIn profile (.pdf). There is written

  • September 25, 2015, Sebastien worked with Céline at Rogers Outsourcing Solutions
  • April 8, 2013, Sebastien managed Ericka at AXA Customer Services
  • March 20, 2013, Sebastien worked directly with Khatleen at Sedeco

but we find about his own experience only:

  • Chief Executive Officer
    SeptConsult Limited
    2014 – Present (2 years) | Seychelles

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
    SedConsulte Limited
    October 2013 – September 2015 (2 years) | République de Maurice

  • Conseiller à l'Environnement et l'Eco-Système (English: Adviser at the environmental and ecosystem)
    Consulat Honoraire de l'Union des Comores (English: Honorary Consulate of the Comoros)
    July 2014 – February 2015 (8 months) | République de Maurice

It is every time very suspect if someone tries to hide something in his experience. A search at Google with the keyword SedConsulte Limited returned two more LinkedIn profiles where the owners have removed SedConsulte Limited from their profile:

Googles search results for SedConsulte Limited

Additional got found:

It is very suspicious if a small company got shut down and everybody tries to hide the information that he has been working for the company. In the most cases is the reason for such a behavior that the company has been a fraud one.

 

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Scammer: Sept Consult - Sebastien Serret - Restaurant booking at the Seychelles
by Rudolf Faix Monday, February 29, 2016 1:47 PM

An unbelievable scam offer has arrived at my site for a verification. The scammer Sebastien Serret from Sept Consult has the idea to offer a "restaurant booking" campaign at the Seychelles.

Already the email itself shows a part of the scam. The provided phone number is from Mauritius (country code +230) and does not fit to the provided address in the attachments from the Seychelles (country code +248). The distance between the islands Mauritius and Seychelles is 1,758 km (1,093 miles). An airplane needs for the distance around 2 hours. Additional is the domain septconsultltd.com registered from an address of Mauritius.

A look at the scam offer:

> On 24 Feb 2016, at 22:49, Sebastien Serret <sebastien@septconsultltd.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hello Chief,
>>
>> Please find attached the MOU & NDA you asked for the restaurant booking.
>>
>> Regards / Cordialement,
>> Sebastien Serret
>>
>> Chief Executive Officer
>> A: Suite 1, Commercial House One,
>> Eden Island, Republic of Seychelles
>> E: sebastien@septconsultltd.com
>> S: sedconsulteltd
>>
>> T: (+230) 57 71 51 06
Attachments:
MOU FOR CENTRES.pdf
Non Disclosure Agreement Centres.pdf

How stupid a scammer can be, gets shown in the campaign description - found in the email attachment MOU FOR CENTRES.pdf:

INBOUND PROCESS
Payment: USD 6.50per Agent per Hour
Seats: 10 seats per shift
Number of shift: 3 of 8hours per day
Working days: 7 days a week
Payment: Monthly
Payment mode: Bank transfer
Payment terms: On login hour basis

It looks like that the restaurant is fully booked 24 hours a day. The people at the Seychelles are not going to bed and have nothing else to do than booking seats in restaurants. One agent can handle easily one booking every 2 minutes. That are 30 bookings per hour per agent or 720 bookings per day per seat. Which size has the restaurant if they can handle 7,200 bookings per day (10 seats * 720 bookings per day)? The problem is only that the Seychelles have a population of around 92,000 which are living on a few of the 115 islands and the average monthly income is around US$ 1,588. The rental price for a one bedroom apartment is around US$ 600 and the price for a McMeal at McDonalds is more than US$ 7. Which people will make restaurant bookings there?

The scam gets confirmed by the asked advance fee found in the attachment MOU FOR CENTRES.pdf. There is written that the scammer likes for his stupid invention $ 2,000:

Note: Whereas the Centre is engaged in this type/nature of work and whereas he has represented to the Client to this effect and is keen to undertake and execute this work by paying Application Fees of $ 2,000 upon signature of this MOU.

As the scam with the upfront fee is not bad enough already the scammer gives one more confirmation for his scam. At page 2 is written that the center will lose in any case $ 1,000 if the client cannot provide the work:

In case the Centre has not gone live within six (6) months upon signature of this contract, due to delay on Client’s part, The Client agrees to refund the Centre the full amount of $1,000 to the Centre.

Wikipedia tells us about the Seychelles, that there are getting three languages spoken: English, French and Creole. The creole part of the population is around 93%.

Domain registration data of septconsultltd.com:

Domain Name: SEPTCONSULTLTD.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1940124162_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2015-06-19T06:42:22Z
Creation Date: 2015-06-19T06:42:22Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-06-19T06:42:22Z
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: Sept Consult
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: Thompson Road
Registrant City: Vacoas
Registrant State/Province: Phoenix
Registrant Postal Code: 73250
Registrant Country: MU
Registrant Phone: +230.52578232
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: septconsultltd@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Sept Consult
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: Thompson Road
Admin City: Vacoas
Admin State/Province: Phoenix
Admin Postal Code: 73250
Admin Country: MU
Admin Phone: +230.52578232
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: septconsultltd@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Sept Consult
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: Thompson Road
Tech City: Vacoas
Tech State/Province: Phoenix
Tech Postal Code: 73250
Tech Country: MU
Tech Phone: +230.52578232
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: septconsultltd@gmail.com
Name Server: NS1.JUSTHOST.COM
Name Server: NS2.JUSTHOST.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-02-29T10:00:00Z <<<

 

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