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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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