Bitcoin imitator: OneCoin a very risky virtual currency

by Rudolf Faix 4. October 2016 03:27

OneCoin LogoThe virtual currency of Bitcoin has many followers. New Providers want to benefit from it and imitate the original. The German consumer magazine FINANZtest warns strongly from the significant risks.

Other providers rely on the enthusiasm for purely digital currencies, the pioneer of Bitcoin has triggered. Whether that is actually profitable for the customer, but is questionable. Newcomers like SwissCoin and OneCoin differ greatly from Bitcoin. In both there are central bodies that verify the system. The currencies have a very limited use. The publishers rely on multi-level compensation plans to attract customers to bring their products further among the people.

If someone is thinking logically then he will get it, that nobody can buy money and nobody can take out more money from a system than the amount of money is inside. Each little child knows already that the market price depends on supply and demand. Which value can have a digital currency which gets traded only by one issuer?

OneCoin does not get accepted by any other money exchanging system found at the world, you get free OneCoins already for signing up, you get additional OneCoins for bringing other victims into the system and you have no chance to use these OneCoins in any shop. Which value can have OneCoins? As soon as the company behind is running into problems or gets shut down from the government you lose all your real money. Each pyramid system or Ponzi scheme breaks down as soon as not enough new victims entering into the system can get found.

OneCoin is a "billion-euro company" according to company founder Ruja Ignatova from Bulgaria. It occurs under the brand names OneCoin, OneLife network and OneAcademy. The website from OneCoin praise their cryptocurrency as the second largest of the world. In two years, Ignatova wants to be the number one and have ten million customers. They buy training packages for prices from 110 euros upwards.

Wow, OneCoin surpasses itself. You need to buy a training package for using it! Does it not show already the scam? You need to get a training for using the crypto currency. Maybe you'll need a training too for using your hard earned real money?

OneCoin describes itself as "centralized" crypto currency. It stands according to the company deliberately "currently not for everyone to act" open, because it is still new. OneCoins can only be traded on an internal network platform. Other trading platforms for crypto currencies are not trading OneCoin. Whether and how OneCoins get mined, bought and sold, depends largely on the management. In June, the company reported about waiting times of two to three months until customers received their coins.

At the same time, Ignatova announced to extend the maximum possible amount of OneCoins from October from 2.1 billion to 120 billion units. If OneCoin has overestimated the demand it can lead to a price crash.

Critics such as the Latvian financial and capital market Commission interfere on the multi-tiered, pyramid-style remuneration system: the company rewarded customers, if they manage to persuade more customers to buying its products, and this cause further purchases.

"The business model of OneCoin is perfectly legal and does not qualify as a pyramid scheme," OneCoin stresses to FINANZtest. The OneLife Network offer genuine products, such as mobile computing device "OneTablet" and real services in the form of training packages with finance. The business model is based "on the basis of a traditional direct sales concept". Let members possible, "to earn their income through referrals and sales training toolkits on cryptocurrency and financial management to non-members." Commission and bonus would immediately depending on the success paid - just as with well-known companies with direct sales offering goods such as kitchen appliance Thermomix, the personal care products of Amway or dietary supplements from Herbalife.

Let us take a look at their product - the "OneTablet". The specifications are getting found at their site:

HD RESOLUTION: 800*480/1024 x 600/1024*768

GOOGLE ANDROID SOFTWARE
Android OS MaPan firmware

COMPONENTS: MTK Quad core CPU

WIRELESS 802.11B/G/N: 802.11b/g/n WI-FI wireless connection

STORAGE: RAM 1GB / Build in 16GB / Expandable up to 64GB

BATTERY POWER: 2500 – 8000mAH / 5V 2A lipo battery

INPUTS TOUCHSCREEN (CAPACITIVE): Multi – point capacitive touch screen

DUAL CAMERAS: Front 0.3MP + back 1.3 million pixels

Front 1.3MP + back 2.0 million pixels

Price: € 550 + SHIPPING + 550 BV (Bonus Volume) GENERATED!

Funny are the specs from the battery power already. It seems like Ignatova is thinking that battery power is a chewing gum. An built-in battery has a fixed capacity and cannot get provided as a value between 2500 - 8000 mAH!

The value of BV (Bonus Volume) is € 1 = 1 BV as it can get shown in their offer:

STARTER PACKAGE
110 €

For those who have no previous financial experience. Includes Level 1 of OneAcademy’s e-learning program. Students will learn basic financial literacy and be introduced to financial products and trading. After completing this module, we issue certification for access to OneExchange. The starter membership gives 1000 promotional tokens which can be put into cryptocurrency mining and generates 110 BV points for network bonuses.

Screenshot from the OneCoin's starter package

For these ones, which are thinking that you'll get something additional value with the starter package and for this reason you are not able to convert € 1 to 1 BV, I'll show you in the next screenshot that this additional offers have no real value, because if you buy the most expensive package for € 7,500 you'll get also 7,500 BV.

Screenshot from OneCoin's Tycoon Plus Trader Package

An tablet with similar specifications can get found from the Maixin Group at Alibaba (Tablet offer from Maixin Group at Alibaba.pdf (2.37 mb)) for the price between US$ 55 and US$ 60 depending on the count of pieces you are ordering.

With other words you'll pay for a product, which has the value of US$ 60 the exorbitant price of € 1,100!!! Let us include the exchange rate between US$ and Euro from today, where € 1 = US$ 1.12284 or US$ 1 = € 0.88993:

Currency you'll get a value you pay for it
US$ 60.00 1,235.12
53.40 1,100.00

The Veto Concept AG from Leipzig is coming from direct sales site too. They presents themselves on the Internet page richcoin.eu as an independent sales partner of OneCoin. The digital currency explained to one of "the hottest financial topics". After the warning from the consumer magazine FINANZtest got published Veto Concept AG stopped publishing their site richcoin.eu. The following amazing content gets shown:

Screenshot from the site richcoin.eu

Translated to English:

Dear visitor,

the website "RichCoin" got discontinued by us. Just use the contact form if you have questions.

Friendly greetings VETO CONCEPT AG

It seems that the "hottest financial product" has been even coming to hot for their business. Think about it what you'll doing if you see a similar content at the site from OneCoin. It happened already at least one time as the system from BigCoin got shut down in the year 2014. Involved in the system from BigCoin has been Ruja Ignatova.

Ruja Ignatova cryptoreal investment trust BigCoin

The website badbitcoin.org, a platform of cryptocurrency fans criticizes multilevel distribution systems. She denounces dubious practices and accumulated negative reports. OneCoin is on their "Badlist", a warning list for not recommended deals.

A digital currency of a central supplier, industrial applied for payment transactions - reminds of electronic money (E money). The currencies were to be classified, the company needs a permit. In the register of approved electronic money institutions of the Federal Agency for financial services supervision (BaFin) are not getting found the companies around OneCoin and SwissCoin.

Would the BaFin classify the currency as e-money, they could order the rescission. Also around classical crypto currencies there subject to authorization activities. In June reported the German magazine "Der Spiegel", the BaFin review OneCoin. The BaFin has not given statement until now. It may be that the digital currencies will facing hot stages for various reasons.

Domain owner of onecoin.eu:
Name: Tsvetelina Lekova
Company: Onecoin Ltd
Address: 12 Tsar Osvoboditel, 1000 Sofia, BG
Phone: +359.24444331
E-Mail: tsvetelina.lekova@ravenr.com

Domain owner of onelife.eu:
Name: Albena Topalova
Company: One Network Services Ltd
Address: PI. P.R. Slaveikov 6A, 1000 Sofia, BG
Phone: +359.24444331
E-Mail: office@onecoin.eu

Domain owner of oneacademy.eu:
Name: Tsvetelina Lekova
Company: One Network Services Ltd
Address: 12 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, 0001000 Sofia, Sofia, BG
Phone: +359.885660254
E-Mail: tsvetelina@onecoin.eu

Update Jan. 19, 2017: Links to richcoin.eu removed as the service of the site got discontinued.

 

Investment scammer bankglory.com - Advance Finance Business LTD - Bankglory Business Limited

by Rudolf Faix 7. September 2016 06:12

Facebook scammer Sarah DeeIt is funny if one scammer calls other offers scam offers without naming them. With such a behavior they like to underline only the credibility of their own offers. For me are already such sentences like the Facebook scammer Sarah Dee has made, "The best and safest sit for invest" and "Don't waste your time for scam sites", already the first signs of plain scam. An investment broker needs to have a very good reputation and a perfect transparency of his company data if he is using such statements as Sarah Dee has done it at her offer. Not one investor will trust someone who is hiding his identity or using a fake profile.

A check of the promoted domain has resulted that the site has been 33 days old and has used a privacy protection service from Scottsdale, Arizona. The complete domain registration data can get found at the end of this article. That is already a fact what is speaking against a transparency of information from an investment company. This result I have posted as a comment on Facebook:

Additional makes it a lot of sense if a company uses a privacy protection service and write their address, "71-75 Shelton Street, London, UK WC2H 9JQ", on the website. Additional they are promising at their website unbelievable returns for investments. You should get 2% daily for 100 days if you are investing at least $20 or if you invest $50 for 30 days you'll shall get 5% daily. I hope that I don't need to mention that such a high return rate is nothing else than scam and shall lead you to forget about all risks and open your wallet immediately. Additional are they offering "At Bankglory we offer an incentive of total 5% commission on every investment you refer through your referral traffic. So the bigger investment you bring more money you will earn.". It shows only how urgently the scammer needs to get some money.

The scammer is so stupid that he offers investments in US$ and rules which are only in the U.S. valid by providing an UK address and ignoring the European Union completely. You can be sure that the provided address on the website is nothing else than a mail forwarding service. This fact gets confirmed by the UK companies house, because at the same address are 7,640 companies registered. If you are thinking now about a big building with many companies in it then you need to take a look at Google Streetview for getting enlightened.

Each company from the European Union needs to have according to the law an imprint at their website. At http://bankglory.com/index.php?a=rules we'll find the real name from the website, which got copied or used from the scammer. There is written: "Advance Finance Business LTD which operates Bankglory.biz". The domain bankglory.biz has existed, but got already shutdown. Now the scammer is using bankglory.com and calls his sham company Bankglory Business Limited. As shown before is the scammer very lazy and did not replace the company name at his rule site, so he has still forgotten registering his new company Bankglory Business Limited at the UK companies house.

The company Advance Finance Business LTD is still registered with the enormous capital of GBP 1 but does not have a director since March 2016:

UK Companies House company registration data of Advance Finance Business LTD:

Company number 09839391
Registered office address: 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9JQ
Company status: Active
Company type: Private limited Company
Incorporated on: 23 October 2015

UK Companies House filing history of Advance Finance Business LTD:

Statement of capital on 2015-10-23: GBP 1

UK Companies House directors of Advance Finance Business LTD:

0 current officers / 2 resignations

BILL, Arlene Rose
Correspondence address: 71-75, Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9JQ
Role: RESIGNED Director
Date of birth: October 1964
Appointed on: 23 October 2015
Resigned on: 8 November 2015
Nationality: British
Country of residence: United Kingdom
Occupation: Director

PITTARD, Christopher James
Correspondence address: 71-75, Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9JQ
Role: RESIGNED Director
Date of birth: December 1969
Appointed on: 8 November 2015
Resigned on: 2 March 2016
Nationality: British
Country of residence: United Kingdom
Occupation: Director

It looks like the directors from Advance Finance Business LTD have an ejection seat. The first director got fired after 2 weeks and the second director got fired after 4 months. More plausible is that the scammer did not have enough money for paying the directors service. Since the begin of March 2016 the company is without a director. So who will pay you in this case if nobody is there who can sign your paycheck?

Domain registration data from bankglory.com:

Domain Name: bankglory.com
Registry Domain ID: 2048309887_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-08-01T15:54:31Z
Creation Date: 2016-08-01T15:54:30Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-08-01T15:54:30Z
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: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4806242598
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: bankglory.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: Registration Private
Admin Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Admin Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Admin Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Admin City: Scottsdale
Admin State/Province: Arizona
Admin Postal Code: 85260
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.4806242599
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4806242598
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: bankglory.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: Registration Private
Tech Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Tech Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Tech Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Tech City: Scottsdale
Tech State/Province: Arizona
Tech Postal Code: 85260
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.4806242599
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4806242598
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: bankglory.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Name Server: DNS1.LEAPSWITCH.COM
Name Server: DNS2.LEAPSWITCH.COM
Name Server: DNS3.LEAPSWITCH.COM
Name Server: DNS4.LEAPSWITCH.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-09-04T06:00:00Z <<<

Facebook profile from the scammer Sarah Dee.pdf (642.17 kb)

Update Jan. 18, 2017: Links to the Facebook profile of Sarah Dee removed as the link https://www.facebook.com/SarahDee69 returns error 404 - not found.

 

Paid To Click provider Adfiver is already unable to pay

by Rudolf Faix 3. February 2016 10:42

Who does not know the announcements from the PTC (Paid To Click) sites, which are promising big earnings during sleeping. The same kind of promotion got done from AdFiver. Only stupid ones are investing in such a Ponzi scheme. Real marketing agencies will not trash money at Pay To Click sites. For this reason you'll find only the amateur advertisements from other affiliate marketers and pyramid schemes at PTC sites. All these advertisements have something in common: You should spend your money for getting nothing in return. The promises are so great that each normal person, which has all senses together, get it that the promotion is only scam.

How much in need of money the owner from AdFiver.com is get shown in the following screenshot. There he is offering 10% bonus if you are waiting with the payout 14 days:

Screenshot of he offer of 10% earnings within 2 weeks

With other words the AdFiver admin is at a normal bank not credit-worthy. A bank will charge you only 5% - 10% per year depending on the risk they have. If we are calculate the offer percentage up to one year than it would be 260%. This case shows already that the Pay To Click system from adfiver.com sucks and how money gets destroyed in this system!

That AdFiver is unable to pay gets shown on the next screen shot. There are too many requests for the available funds:

AdFiver shows that they are unable to pay

The minimum payout from AdFiver.com is $3. Even this small amount is already not available. What will happen if you are not a free user and you have paid a membership? How your referrals will believe you in the case they are not getting paid? Will they believe you again if you like to sign them up at another site?

It seems that the owner of AdFiver tried to get rich fast. For this reason he has programmed the system quick and dirty. For example you got the message that someone with your IP address has seen the advertisement during the last 24 hours. The reason for this failure has been that the programmer of the system has been too stupid to show only the advertisements at your dashboard which are available for you. Intelligence is commercially not available.

How lazy the admn from AdFiver is gets shown at the upgrade page. There he has tried to get paid members by giving a 10% discount until January 31. The problem is that we have already February 3 and the actual prices for the membership are not shown on the site:

Screenshot with membership prices

On the membership site you see directly the scam too. If you buy the "Platinum" membership for $70/year you'll get guaranteed 8 advertisements a day. That means you are able to earn $0.08/day * 365 days/year. As you earn in this case $29.20/year you'll lose with this membership $40.80 per year.

You even lose more if you sign up for the "Ultimate" membership. In this case you'll get 12 advertisements a day. In this case you'll lose $202 per year (Earnings $1.20/day * 365 days/year = $438 - $640 discounted membership fee).

In the case you are a paying member than you pay for getting teased from a stupid programmer and have additional the risk that the system breaks down before your membership expires. Shorter membership periods are not getting offered from AdFiver.

You can make only a little bit money with PTC sites if you are a free member. In this case you'll earn around $0.05 per day from your own clicks and have only the risk that you not get paid as soon as you reach the minimum payout. I got the first time paid and now around 2 months later adfiver.com is already not able to pay $3. What can all happen during the time of one year?

Such people need to hide their domain ownership with a privacy service. Here are the domain registration data from adfiver.com:

Domain Name: ADFIVER.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1916615769_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2015-12-02T23:33:35.00Z
Creation Date: 2015-04-05T01:34:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2025-04-05T01:34:00.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: ABUSE@ENOM.COM
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252982646
Reseller: Namecheap.com
Domain Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Registrant Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Registrant Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: PANAMA
Registrant State/Province: PANAMA
Registrant Postal Code: 00000
Registrant Country: PA
Registrant Phone: +507.8365503
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +51.17057182
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: 971D8FD6A331450C850372EF19EAF4EC.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Admin Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Admin Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Admin Street:
Admin City: PANAMA
Admin State/Province: PANAMA
Admin Postal Code: 00000
Admin Country: PA
Admin Phone: +507.8365503
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +51.17057182
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: 971D8FD6A331450C850372EF19EAF4EC.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Tech Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Tech Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Tech Street:
Tech City: PANAMA
Tech State/Province: PANAMA
Tech Postal Code: 00000
Tech Country: PA
Tech Phone: +507.8365503
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +51.17057182
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: 971D8FD6A331450C850372EF19EAF4EC.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM
Name Server: GRACE.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: KEVIN.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2015-04-04T18:34:56.00Z <<<

 

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Fraud & Scam

Scammer Charles Scoville - Trafficmonsoon likes to win only time now

by Rudolf Faix 28. January 2016 08:24

Each bank and each payment processor has a risk management department. Depending on the effectiveness of the risk management department the fees for their reinsurance is rising or falling. Don't forget you cannot buy money for a discount price.

As soon the behavior of an account differs too much from the standard behavior from the other accounts of the same kind (private accounts, merchant accounts, bank to bank accounts, etc.) the system gives an alarm and the account needs to get manual verified from the risk management department. If you are running a real business than such a verification is not really a problem. You explain your business, show the proves, that you are running a real and trustful business and you get immediately access to your account and funds again. Other is it if you are ignoring the call for documentation from the risk management of your bank. In this case your account will get suspended and you'll get not any access to your funds until you transmit the necessary documentation and your explanation get accepted from the bank or payment processor.

Additional are all your transaction getting scored in an internal scoring system. This scoring system is getting used for calculating your credit risk depending on the funds of the company, her behavior by doing transactions, the upcoming disputes and some other parameters. A good example for this scoring system is the spending limit from the credit cards.

As soon the risk management of one bank terminates your account you need even not try to open an account at another bank because your data are getting shared between the banks. At least in Europe is this the case. It does not make any difference if the risk are a few thousand Euros over the insurance limit from your scoring value or if you are trading in millions of Euros. As soon as you are customer with a high risk you can only use cash.

That Charles Scoville with his business called Trafficmonsoon is a very high risk can get shown in the screenshot below where Paypal has canceled his account. The important information is not the yellow marked part. The most important information is getting found in the first sentence where is written: "... the balance will be available 180 days after the information that no longer allows you to process payments ...". The reason for this limitation is that the dispute time is three months. Paypal does not like to take the risk to lose money if a dispute is arriving in the last minute. Click on the screenshot to enlarge it in the case you are not able to read it:

Paypal account termination notice

The above screenshot shows that the funds from Trafficmonsoon are not enough for Paypal for securing their transactions. For this reason the account from Charles Scoville - Trafficmonsoon got terminated.

Charles Scoville has even invented a new fairy tale for getting less disputes for the remaining funds at Paypal and for getting more money paid out after the end of the opposition period. He has published this new fairy tale at his blog on January 12, 2016:

Thank you for being a valued Traffic Monsoon member.
 
Video Message From Dubai:
 
As you already know from the video, I'm currently in Dubai. One reason for that is to setup an office in the World Trade Center Dubai. Part of this process is also setting up a bank here, and having an additional business registration here in the UAE.
 
We're transitioning from using PayPal to opening our own TM World Bank.
 
VIDEO: Processor Account Balances For Transition:
 
Our goal with opening our bank is to send you TM MasterCards for easier access to your earnings! We'll also have complete control over the funds received by the company for revenue sharing, without any worry about the payment processors taking control of funds.
 
This will also increase quality of our services and reduce risk of click cheating, because with the bank we'll need to verify "Know Your Customer" documents to ensure that each member getting paid is uniquely different from all other members.
 
What this means for you if you use PayPal:
 
For the next 30 days you'll be able to still make purchases with PayPal. We're unable to process withdrawals through PayPal because funds will begin moving into Payza and our own TM World bank account to support withdrawal requests.
 
We do recommend that you start using Payza for purchases for now until we get the TM World Bank completed.
 
If you used PayPal for withdrawals, you'll be able to gain access to your funds with Payza instead during this transition.
 
There will be a space provided for you to enter your payza email address and begin making withdrawals of your earnings through Payza.
 
If you don't have a Payza account, get signed up for FREE here:
 
We'll be moving funds from PayPal to Payza, then our own TM Worldwide Bank.
 
Until the bank is finished getting setup, if you wish to make larger purchases unable to be processed through Payza or SolidTrustPay, you're welcomed to wire the funds to the following bank details:
 
SWIFT CODE: CHASUS33
NAME OF BANK: JP Morgan Chase Bank
ADDRESS:
2610 S STATE ST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84115
BANK ROUTING: 124001545
ACCOUNT #: 734785868
 
Charles Scoville
My Address:
4927 Murray Blvd
Apt Z9
Murray, UT
84123

The problem on this story is that even a bank need to have accounts on other banks and at this accounts have to be funds. Charles Scoville does not have some funds and other available values. Would he have some funds than he would have shown it to Paypal and his account would not get terminated. A company, which is running into problems with a bank, would not say it in public for avoiding negative publicity. Such a company will use the available funds for securing their transactions. The same way nobody is able to open a bank anywhere on the world without having some money. You need to have money or properties for securing all of your transactions. There is no difference if you are a private person, a company or a bank.

With the rejection from the risk management department of Paypal Charles Scoville's data will get found at the secret high risk customer list which gets exchanged between the payment processors and banks. For this reason he will not get any new account at another bank or payment processor.

The offered payment method from Trafficmonsoon with Payza is very risky too, because Payza is already subject of investigations of the U.S. Department of Justice. There is written at https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/victim-witness-assistance/obopay-payza:

Obopay/Payza

"The United States government, including Homeland Security Investigations and the Washington, D.C. Financial Crimes Task Force, is currently conducting a criminal investigation. As part of that investigation, the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia has requested a United States District Judge to pause current civil litigation relating to Payza and Obopay. The Judge has paused the litigation until January 22, 2016. Shortly after that date, additional information will be made available on this website about the status of this investigation.

If you have questions or concerns about your Obopay or Payza account, please email USADC.OBOPAYZA@usdoj.gov or call 202-252-1903. Please include your name, email address, and contact information in your message. Someone will respond to your email or call within 3 business days.

Updated October 21, 2015

How much in need of money Charles Scoville is, gets shown in his blog posting, where he is even using for the Payza promotion his referral link https://secure.payza.com/?ZtQ4708%2f1zX1PKE5FlvQlA%3d%3d. By opening this link appears at the signup page "Referred By AdPageViews". The system from adpageviews.com collapsed last year between July and September. The Alexa statistics from adpageviews.com is showing this:

Alexa statistics from adpageviews.com

The same way will take now Trafficmonsoon. The referral program from Payza:

With our referral program, you can earn money by referring others to Payza. You will be paid $5 USD for the first 10 people you refer to Payza. After the tenth person, you will receive $10 USD for each referral. You will receive your reward money if your referral signs up for a Personal or Business account through your referral link and transacts at least $250 USD. When they fulfill these qualifications, you will be paid through your Payza account within 30 business days.

If you are comparing the system from Trafficmonsoon and AdPageViews with the system from AdSurfDaily than you will not find big differences. One fact about AdSurfDaily can get found:

Ad Surf Daily | USAO-DC | Department of Justice

www.justice.gov/usao-dc/victim-witness-assistance/ad-surf-daily

This website has been established by the United States Department of Justice to assist victims of the Ad Surf Daily Autosurf Ponzi schemes.

That Trafficmonsoon is nothing else than a Ponzi scheme gets shown by the fact that you have to buy AdPacks, click on it and shall get for a $50 AdPack $55 in return. The problem is only that not one advertiser is so stupid and buys advertisements from such a system. For this reason you'll find only the advertisements from the traffic exchange and from a few scammer in the system from Trafficmonsoon. How you'll get the additional $5 earnings in this case? These earnings are coming from new members. As soon not enough new members are buying AdPacks the system will collapse.

Think about it why Charles Scoville hides his identity at the domain registration for all his domains and is now publishing in his blog his address and his bank account? For the domain registration he needs to publish even less information as he has published now. Does such a behavior is making any sense? Maybe the state attorney is now happy because he needs one signature less from a judge for his investigations.

That even the scammers are not so stupid and invest into a collapsing system is getting shown at the screenshot from the Cash Links taken on December 6, 2015:

Screenshot Paying ads from December 6, 2015

Compare it with the screenshot from the Cash Links taken on January 27, 2016:

Screenshot paying ads January 27, 2015

For all this reasons shown above you can be sure that Charles Scoville with his Ponzi scheme Trafficmonsoon tries to win time for maximizing his own earnings. As less people are filing a dispute at their payment processor as more money Charles Scoville will get paid out. Trafficmonsoon will never return because the people will not trust again. All excuses and fairy tales Charles Scoville is publishing have the only purpose to win time and to reduce the amount of people filing a dispute.

Everybody, which has made a payment during the last two month and did get nothing in return, should file a dispute. These ones, which have reinvested all their money, have now lost their amounts.

 

 

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Fraud & Scam

mysocialbutler.org: Offer, Promotion and Reality - How to Fail in Business

by Rudolf Faix 24. January 2016 08:51

Social Butler LogoYesterday I got a spam entry at my contact form from MySocialButler. I'm not an enemy of spam, but if I get an offer for something what I don't need, because I'm nowhere offering something except the free information about scammers, than I enjoy it to beat back by teasing the spammer.

Let us take first a look what Peter@socialb.com from http://mysocialbutler.org has entered into the contact form at my Fraud-Systems-Blog:

Von: http://mysocialbutler.org [Peter@socialb.com]
Gesendet: Samstag, 23. Januar 2016 16:03
An: Rudolf Faix
Betreff: Fraud Systems e-mail - Let us gain you new clients and sales Via social media for FREE

Hello
I was browsing your site and noticed you could use some help with your social media marketing. I understand its hard to keep on top of social media and that leads to frustration but also leaves a lot of money on the table when you give up on it too soon!
i would like to offer you a 10 day FREE trial of our social marketing services.
We focus on Facebook as a base - but we also work with all of the 5 big platforms out there like Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. We learn about your business and post content for you to your page that gets you new customers
If you would like to give us a try, you have nothing to lose and customer to gain!
Just visit www.mysocialbutler.org
See you soon!


Author information

Name: http://mysocialbutler.org
E-mail: Peter@socialb.com
IP address: 172.82.175.172
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko

By reading the message above I like to know:

  • Why does he think that I need some help in social media marketing?

  • From which money he writes in the case of my blogs? I'm not offering or selling something. I'm running my blogs only for the one reason of not getting bored.

  • As he writes that MySocialButler is focused on Facebook, where did he find something on my site Fraud & Scam Systems - Blog about fraud and scam systems found at the Internet what can get offered or sold to Facebook members? Maybe I have overseen something or some information can get misinterpreted?

  • As MySocialButler is focused on Facebook, why does he not provide the Facebook address and why does not get MySocialButler found by an search on Facebook?

  • The worst sentence for any business owner and a big marketing fail is "We learn about your business and post content for you to your page that gets you new customers". The spammer and scammer likes to learn in a few days something about a business, where others need to learning years or their full life for it. It seems the scammer is overestimating his own possibilities.

Such an offer, like seen above, seems to be not only a spam. It seems that someone tries to scam hard working people. In any case is it already a big marketing fail. But the fail is even worse if we take a look at some background information which are getting easily provided by using some free tools found at the Internet.

Alexa, an Amazon company, is metering the traffic generated for the websites. Websites, which have a ranking under the 100,000 best visited websites have a plugin from Alexa where the traffic gets counted and sites ranking above 100,000 are estimated from the traffic of users, which are using the Alexa browser plugin and some other parameters. In any case gives the Alexa traffic ranking a good overview about the visitors for a domain.

If we take a look at the Alexa ranking from mysocialbutler.org than we see the very impressing message:

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

That means nobody is visiting the website from mysocialbutler.org. How someone can offer an Internet or social marketing service when he is not able to promote his own website? Who will so stupid in such a case and order some services from such a company like mysocialbutler.org?

How easy it is to generate traffic for a website can get shown by my own example. I'm the owner of the domain wwpa.eu too. I have been running on this site offers for my VoIP provider business in Austria. I have sold this business around 5 years ago. I only did not change the content of the site because I did not had any idea what I shall do with this domain. This behavior resulted in an Alexa ranking of over 1,000,000. Some people visited the site from the Google search results. The old content is until now available. On October 15, 2015 I got the idea that I still have a database of jokes in German language available and I decided to publish a few of these jokes in a blog with the address witze.wwpa.eu. Only this action boosted the Alexa ranking of the domain wwpa.eu to actually 684,151:

Alexa ranking of wwpa.eu

Additional is the ownership of the domain mysocialbutler.org hidden. The owner is using a privacy protection service to hide his registration data. That shows us that the offer is not coming from a serious company - it is coming from a private person, which likes to get rich quickly without doing something. The domain registration data of mysocialbutler.org:

Domain Name: MYSOCIALBUTLER.ORG
Domain ID: D177421886-LROR
WHOIS Server:
Referral URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2015-11-15T03:45:54Z
Creation Date: 2015-09-15T17:23:18Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2016-09-15T17:23:18Z
Sponsoring Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 146
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Registrant ID: CR204507645
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4806242598
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: mysocialbutler.org@domainsbyproxy.com
Admin ID: CR204507647
Admin Name: Registration Private
Admin Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Admin Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Admin Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Admin City: Scottsdale
Admin State/Province: Arizona
Admin Postal Code: 85260
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.4806242599
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4806242598
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: mysocialbutler.org@domainsbyproxy.com
Tech ID: CR204507646
Tech Name: Registration Private
Tech Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Tech Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Tech Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Tech City: Scottsdale
Tech State/Province: Arizona
Tech Postal Code: 85260
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.4806242599
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4806242598
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: mysocialbutler.org@domainsbyproxy.com
Name Server: NS35.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS36.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-01-23T03:02:53Z <<<

Each normal person, which is interested in any Internet or Social Marketing Solutions, would already put the message into the spam folder or simple delete it. But if we continue the investigations then we see that the fun is even coming better. The spammer has sent his message by providing an email address from the domain socialb.com.

If we open the website from socialb.com whe see the impressing offer that the domain is may be for sale:

Website socialb.com with the message; "This domain may be for sale"

Even the poor content of the website socialb.com has with 22,938,034 a better Alexa Traffic Rank than mysocialbutler.org:

Alexa ranking of socialb.com showing a ranking of 22,938,034

It seems to be that the owner of the site socialb.com failed already with the content of the site, because why else he would like to sell his domain? The formerly page title from the site socialb.com has been: Find Cash Advance, Debt Consolidation and more at Socialb.com. Get the best of Insurance

The domain ownership of socialb.com is hidden by a privacy protection service. Here are the domain registration data from socialb.com:

Domain Name: socialb.com
Registry Domain ID: 245975371_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.namesilo.com
Registrar URL: https://www.namesilo.com/
Updated Date: 2016-01-17
Creation Date: 2005-11-02
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-11-02
Registrar: NameSilo, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 1479
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@namesilo.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.6024928198
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Domain Administrator
Registrant Organization: See PrivacyGuardian.org
Registrant Street: 1928 E. Highland Ave. Ste F104 PMB# 255
Registrant City: Phoenix
Registrant State/Province: AZ
Registrant Postal Code: 85016
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.3478717726
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: pw-5158814b4f1b40894fad9553eef8d7b4@privacyguardian.org
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Domain Administrator
Admin Organization: See PrivacyGuardian.org
Admin Street: 1928 E. Highland Ave. Ste F104 PMB# 255
Admin City: Phoenix
Admin State/Province: AZ
Admin Postal Code: 85016
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.3478717726
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: pw-5158814b4f1b40894fad9553eef8d7b4@privacyguardian.org
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Domain Administrator
Tech Organization: See PrivacyGuardian.org
Tech Street: 1928 E. Highland Ave. Ste F104 PMB# 255
Tech City: Phoenix
Tech State/Province: AZ
Tech Postal Code: 85016
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.3478717726
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: pw-5158814b4f1b40894fad9553eef8d7b4@privacyguardian.org
Name Server: dns5.name-services.com
Name Server: dns4.name-services.com
Name Server: dns1.name-services.com
Name Server: dns2.name-services.com
Name Server: dns3.name-services.com
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the CANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-01-23 18:01:09

At least now 99.9% from the receivers of such a spam message, like Peter@socialb.com has sent out, would trash it without further investigations. This shows that marketing is a foreign word for the site owner from MySocialButler. Maybe he has heard somewhere that marketing is a business and tries now to make money with this information. But everybody can see what he can expect from such marketing skills as the site owner is even not able to promote and generate traffic for his own site. You'll pay for getting nothing in return!

Ok, the domain mysocialbutler.org is nothing else than a forwarding service for the domain mysocialbutler.net, but if we take a look at the Alexa traffic statistics from mysocialbutler.net than we see that even this website does not generate an impressing traffic:

Alexa statistics from mysocialbutler.net

Remember the values from my own German jokes site. The above values are calculated on the result of (Alexa - How engaged are visitors to mysocialbutler.net?):

Bounce Rate: 62.50%
Daily Pageviews per Visitor: 1.70
Daily Time on Site: 1:48

If we take a look at the warnings from ScamAdviser about the site mysocialbutler.net than we see that the site is not really a serious one:

AlertLow Trust Rating. This Site May Not Be Safe to Use.
Site is United States United States based , But The Real Location Is Being Hidden
AlertThe owner of the website is using a service to hide their identity
AlertHigh Number Of Suspicous Websites On This Server (check the server tab)
AlertThis website is 145 Days old
AlertThe website expected life (366 days) is relatively short.
AlertThe website appears to be less than six months old

Like all other untrustworthy websites and domains is mysocialbutler.net hiding the domain ownership by using a privacy protection service:

Domain Name: MYSOCIALBUTLER.NET
Registry Domain ID: 1956731606_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2015-09-01T11:45:53.00Z
Creation Date: 2015-09-01T11:44:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-09-01T11:44:00.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: ABUSE@ENOM.COM
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252982646
Reseller: Namecheap.com
Domain Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Registrant Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Registrant Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: PANAMA
Registrant State/Province: PANAMA
Registrant Postal Code: 00000
Registrant Country: PA
Registrant Phone: +507.8365503
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +51.17057182
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: F352087B38224CBAA8D269AC6AE9B85E.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Admin Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Admin Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Admin Street:
Admin City: PANAMA
Admin State/Province: PANAMA
Admin Postal Code: 00000
Admin Country: PA
Admin Phone: +507.8365503
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +51.17057182
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: F352087B38224CBAA8D269AC6AE9B85E.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Tech Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Tech Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Tech Street:
Tech City: PANAMA
Tech State/Province: PANAMA
Tech Postal Code: 00000
Tech Country: PA
Tech Phone: +507.8365503
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +51.17057182
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: F352087B38224CBAA8D269AC6AE9B85E.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM
Name Server: NS1.GYPSYTRIPSY.COM
Name Server: NS2.GYPSYTRIPSY.COM
DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2015-09-01T04:44:38.00Z <<<

Summary: All what you can expect from MySocialButler is that you lose money for getting nothing in return. It can be that you get some copied content from other websites with all risks. You need to hope that the content is completely rewritten, otherwise you'll see how the major search engines will rank you down. For such a useless service you have to pay monthly $197, $297 or $995 depending on the count of social network sites and on the count of copied articles. If you are lucky you'll reach the same traffic ranking like MySocialButler where 62.5% of the user are escaping as soon as they have seen the first page and the remaining users are gone in average from your site after 1 minute and 48 seconds.

Update January 28, 2016: Today, I got the same message again by using my contact form. As I have been looking at their site I have seen the best promotion ever:

Something like that can happen too, if you like to use the services from mysocialbutler.net. In such a case you can start from the beginning again. The best recommendation is avoid such services coming from script kiddies and amateurs.

Update Jan. 18, 2017: Links to mysocialbutler.org and to socialb.com removed as the domains don't not exist anymore.

 

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