Suspicious: Global Platinum Services - globalplatinumservices.com - Monte Jeremy

by Rudolf Faix 23. January 2017 04:13

Global Platinum Services (globalplatinumservices.com) hides their domain registration data behind a privacy protection service, but at the homepage gets shown one UK address and one US address. Such a behavior does not make any sense. It looks for everybody like they have something to hide and already that makes them very suspicious.

That is not the only alarm signal from a scam. Even their Facebook advertisement with the title "Travel Agent Wanted", shown on the right, shows more than one alarm signals for a plain and simple scam. There is written:

  • No travel Agent or Tourism experience Necessary
  • Full training - Sales, Marketing, Product ExclusiveMentorship Program
  • Low Start Up Costs
  • Personal website & Back office supplier
  • Access to DISCOUNTED Travel Deals

By reading the above points is it nothing else than an offer that you can use their training, web services and office service on your own risk and expenses. That is not an affiliate marketing offer, because you are taking all the work, commercial risks and expenses for the purpose than another one is able to earn. Anybody, who is interested, can open in such a case his own travel agency and trade with the offers from serious big tour operators.

The offer seems to be from a scammer based in India, who likes to hide his location. The reason for this assumption is the sign for the India Rupee (₹) in the for sale posting from Ms. Jade Burrell in the Facebook group to Business (Opportunity Dealer) - US. Jade Burrell does everything to invoke the impression that she is from the US. She is calling herself at her Facebook profile to be a CEO of Taker$ Ent., takersent.com, a domain registered to the provider Doodlebit LLC, 1712 Main St #254, Kansas City, MO 64108, US.

The domain globalplatinumservices.com, created on October 15, 2016, provides two addresses in the footer:

  • MB Holidays LTD 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London WC@H 9JQ United Kingdom Registered in UK Number 09851263
    By taking a look at the UK Company register, we find the following entries for the number 09851263:
    • Company name: XStream MB Holidays Ltd
    • Address: 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9JQ.
      A search for the address in Google returns 18,023 companies at the same address. A complete list can get shown at Endole. As not one building can give enough place for 18,023 companies the address is from a post forwarding service and not a real office address.
    • Incorporation 2015-11-02
    • Statement of capital on 2015-11-02 GBP 1
    • Director: Monte Jeremy, Born: February 1974, Nationality: British, Country of residence: United States
    • Additional warning:

    Confirmation statement overdue

    First statement date 1 November 2016
    due by 15 November 2016

  • PC Platinum Travel, Inc. 7260 West Azure Drive Suite 141-568 Las Vegas, NV 89130
    Here are getting already some reviews found about this company:

The at the homepage provided "Florida registered seller of travel FLA ST36342" and "California registered seller of travel ID #CST 2076446-40" are the registration numbers from:

INTERNATIONAL VACATIONS INC
15400 KNOLL TRAIL DR STE 370, DALLAS, TX 75248-7079
Phone 214-239-2840
License Type License# Issued Expires Status
Seller of Travel ST36342 09/21/05   Exempt - ARC

Their understanding of a best price guarantee can get found at InternationalVacation.com Ripoff from TripAdvisor. At BehindMLM gets found an report with the title Phase 4 Global Review: A 4 matrix tall travel club too. In any case, International Vacations Inc. seems to be more interested in selling memberships to their pyramid system than travel packages. At the Internet are getting found around 600 sites offering memberships, but not one site is offering any travel package.

Global Platinum Services promotes their memberships with commissions up to 75% and on the other site a best price guarantee for their bookings. This contradicts each other, because the normal commission rates for travel agents are between 10% - 16% for package tours in this kind of industry. The average commission for airfare is only 1.36%. The travel industry is fighting over the price for their customers and for this reason all margins have been going down. An offer with with commissions of up to 75% is in this case not really serious. So the pyramid system has to get paid with membership fees and the real commission for the travel agent is in the best case less than 20%. Maybe you'll reach a commission of 75% if you are booking for someone a one night stay in a very cheap hotel and bill him a service fee. The average service fee is $38.

It even looks like that Global Platinum Services is only living from the membership fees. At other review sites are getting even cheaper membership fees mentioned than which are available than today. At the moment are only two offers as opportunity listed:

  1. Platinum Agent
    Setup Fee: $149.95
    Monthly Fee: $69.95 ($839.40/year)

  2. Platinum Plus Agent
    Setup Fee: $199.95
    Monthly Fee: $89.95 ($1,079.40/year)

This example shows, that it does not make any sense to use a privacy service for a domain, which should get used in business. It makes only the complete business suspicious. That someone needs to work and to pay for it, makes the system not more trustfully. Every pyramid system will break down as soon as not enough new victims entering the system can get found.

As it is useless to offer overpriced travel tour packages, because someone needs to pay the commissions for the affiliates and the tour operator likes to earn too, does it not make sense to promote any of this travel packages. For Global Platinum Services makes it more sense and it is more lucrative to sell memberships for their useless platform and use the travel industry for hiding their sham business.

Domain registry data from globalplatinumservices.com:

Domain Name: globalplatinumservices.com
Registry Domain ID: 2066342610_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-10-15T01:23:47Z
Creation Date: 2016-10-15T01:23:46Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-10-15T01:23:46Z
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: globalplatinumservices.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: globalplatinumservices.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: globalplatinumservices.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Name Server: NS1.NY7.COM
Name Server: NS2.NY7.COM
Name Server: NS3.NY7.COM
Name Server: NS4.NY7.COM
Name Server: NS5.NY7.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-01-22T06:00:00Z <<<

Domain registration data of paycation-plus.com:

Domain Name: paycation-plus.com
Registry Domain ID: 1969337266_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-10-22T00:03:47Z
Creation Date: 2015-10-17T11:53:20Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-10-17T11:53:20Z
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: Jeremy Monte
Registrant Organization: Montbriar, Inc
Registrant Street: 4417 Hudson Bend Road
Registrant City: Austin
Registrant State/Province: TX
Registrant Postal Code: 78732
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.5858203765
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: jmonte@montbriar.net
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: Jeremy Monte
Admin Organization: Montbriar, Inc
Admin Street: 4417 Hudson Bend Road
Admin City: Austin
Admin State/Province: TX
Admin Postal Code: 78732
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.5858203765
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: jmonte@montbriar.net
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: Jeremy Monte
Tech Organization: Montbriar, Inc
Tech Street: 4417 Hudson Bend Road
Tech City: Austin
Tech State/Province: TX
Tech Postal Code: 78732
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.5858203765
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
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Tech Email: jmonte@montbriar.net
Name Server: NS11.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS12.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-01-22T10:00:00Z <<<

Domain registration data of internationalvacations.com:

Domain Name: INTERNATIONALVACATIONS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 3940015_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Registrar URL: http://www.networksolutions.com/en_US/
Updated Date: 2015-12-29T08:48:46Z
Creation Date: 1999-02-27T05:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-02-27T05:00:00Z
Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
Registrar IANA ID: 2
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@web.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8003337680
Reseller:
Domain Status:
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: john przywara
Registrant Organization: john przywara
Registrant Street: 2120 DEERFIELD DR STE 404-326
Registrant City: PLANO
Registrant State/Province: TX
Registrant Postal Code: 75023-5243
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: 214 882-7709
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
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Registrant Email: no.valid.email@worldnic.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: przywara, john
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 2120 deerfield dr
Admin City: Plano
Admin State/Province: TX
Admin Postal Code: 75023
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.2148827709
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
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Admin Email: john@INTERNATIONALVACATIONS.COM
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Support, Technical
Tech Organization: Affinity.com
Tech Street: 101 Continental Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Tech City: El Segundo
Tech State/Province: CA
Tech Postal Code: 90245
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.3105243000
Tech Phone Ext:
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Tech Email: cullendave@gmail.com
Name Server: NS3.PAGECONCEPTS.NET
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URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-01-22T15:01:30Z <<<

 

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Bitcoin imitators: SwissCoin operating from Leipzig, Germany

by Rudolf Faix 6. October 2016 08:46

SwissCoin LogoAs "the beginning of the revolution of monetary transactions" extols the Euro Solution GmbH in Cham in Switzerland their new virtual currency SwissCoin. In June 2016 they started it. In a brochure on the "cryptocurrency" they are luring: "Now you are also times from the beginning, when a worldwide movement arises."

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

The distribution model for Swisscoin was copied from Onecoin one on one and is the worst, it lacks the products. Swisscoin has no usability because the cryptic money has to be created first and cannot get used the next few years. The lawyer of the OneCoin procured in court an injunction, his office publicly warns from SwissCoin.

According to the imprint of swisscoin.eu stands behind this project a company with the name Euro Solution GmbH located in Baar / Switzerland, which actually exists. The business purpose got declared on April 18, as following:

Training and education in the fields of Internet and exchange services; Advising individuals and legal entities in the field of strategic and operational issues, the provision of services in this regard at home and abroad and trade in goods of all kinds; whole purpose paraphrase statutes in accordance

Did they not know that they want to establish a new crypto-currency in the market and why this did not get stated? A possible explanation can found in the fact that the company got founded with a capital of only CHF 20,000 (US$ 20,566 according the exchange rate from today). With such a capital equipment you can operate safely many companies, but you can never push a new crypto-currency.

Manager of Euro Solution GmbH is Hans-Werner Marquetant. About him you cannot find very much on the Internet - except to note that he acts or should act as Chairman of the Veto-Concept AG from Leipzig, Germany. He is already 74 years old. This sounds at first glance still reasonably well - until one has ever looked behind the scenes.

The Veto-Concept AG, headquartered in Leipzig languishes for years - more or less unsuccessfully. CEO is a Horst Wefer who turns 70. It can get doubted if he is still active in the company and developes crypto currencies. But the company still has a board of directors - Mr. Manfred Mayer. This man is known among networkers like a sore thumb for many years. Unfortunately, never with a positive sign, but always with negative. And now it is really funny - but not for those who go into the hands of SwissCoin. Because the domain registration of richcoin.eu are abundantly clear about digestion, into whose hands they actually goes: In the hands from Manfred Mayer from the board of the Veto-Concept AG in Leipzig. The attached screenshot is worth a thousand words - just take a look at the email-address:

Domain registration date from richcoin.eu

The imprint of www.swisscoin.eu gives the impression that it was dealing with a company established in Switzerland. This is true indeed - but only on paper. Because the Euro Consult GmbH has in Switzerland does not have its own offices, telephone, etc. That is recognizable by the c / o notice in the Swiss Commercial Register:

c/o EXECUTIVE Office GmbH, Ruessenstrasse 12, 6340 Baar

The phone number +49.3419746815 the email address info@veto-concept.com are now data located in Leipzig, Germany and not from Switzerland!

Domain registration data from swisscoin.eu

There is coming a third company into the game for the reason that everything is as much as possible cluttered and unmanageable - the Euro-Invest Consult GmbH, also from Leipzig, Germany. In August 2015 this company got overtaken by the CEO of Euro Solution GmbH, Baar, Hans Werner Marquetant, 74, from the former CEO Horst Wefer, 70, in a more than desolate economic condition(!). The last published balance sheet of Euro-Invest Consult GmbH for 2009 includes, among other things this note:

The balance sheet loss included loss carry forward of € 27,885.69. Deposits on the other hand in the amount of € 5,650.86.

Since the amounts of the subscribed capital from this GmbH is only € 25,000, is the company already deeply in debts, basically actually already bankrupt! These indeed fits also that the balance sheets for the years starting from 2010 were no longer published.

In summary are on swisscoin.eu somehow three companies involved:

  1. Euro-Invest Consult GmbH, Leipzig, Germany - basically bankrupt
  2. Euro Consult GmbH, Baar, Switzerland - Reestablishment with only CHF 20,000
  3. Veto-Concept AG, Leipzig, Germany - according to the last balance sheet from 2011 economically battered

    The paid up share capital of € 50,000 has changed due to the loss carried forward and the current net income of € 1,934.13 to € 8,190.27.

    Loosely translated, it means that no bank in the world would lend a single penny to this company, because they survive only by taking off from the existing substance. Unless the balance sheets starting from 2012 would not show any earnings again, but since those balance sheets did not got published, I cherish reasonable doubts.

The individuals are involved at swisscoin.eu:

  • Horst Wefer, 70 years old, CEO of Veto-Concept AG, Leipzig, Germany
  • Manfred Mayer, 57 years old, since December 2011 executive of Veto-Concept AG, Leipzig, Germany
  • Hans Werner Marquetant, 74 years old, Chairman of Veto-Concept AG, Leipzig, Germany
    Managing director from Euro Solution GmbH, Baar, Switzerland
    and since August 2015 managing director of Euro-Invest Consult GmbH, Leipzig, Germany

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?

 

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.

 

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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The Truth about Paid to Click (PTC) by the example of buxvertise.com

by Rudolf Faix 15. November 2015 12:24

Screenshot buxvertise.combuxvertise.com tries to impress with "Earn Extra Cash Online" promotion their users. They have written by themselves at their start page that they have paid in total $428,037.70 to their 244,469 members. That is in average around $1.7509 (one dollar and seventyfive cents) for each member since they started at April 17, 2014 - 19 month ago. One dollar seventyfive cents is very impressing for their members in a time range of 19 months. The most people are giving a higher tip to a waiter as buxvertise.com calls an "Earn Extra"! Maybe they are shaming themselves for this low payout and are hiding for this reason their domain ownership by a privacy protection service.

If we take a look at their membership site then we see that the maximum earning per day is $0.0121. In their FAQ's they are declaring that the minimum payout is $7. If we divide the $7 by a daily earning of $0.121 then we see that you maybe get a cash-out after 579 days. These facts are they calling "The only Paid-to-Click Service you'll ever need". I think they have in their slogan a type mismatch. They have forgotten the letter "N" in front of the word "ever"!

Here the screenshots from the member area of buxvertise.com: 

Screenshot buxvertise.com member area - Fixed Advertisements part 1

Screenshot buxvertise.com member area - Fixed Advertisements part 2

Screenshot buxvertise.com member area - Buxvertise Ads

Worse is it coming if you are looking at the mebership upgrade table. Let us calculate that you earn $0.0121 per day as a "free member" * 365 days then you are earning $4.4165 per year. If you pay a membership fee for the "Buxer" of $55/year (yearly payment) you'll earn 150% of the free member - also nearly $6.6248 (six dollars) and make a loss of more than $48.75 per year. Worse is it with the membership fee for the "Eternity" member, which is $380/year (yearly payment) and pays only double of the "free member" - in this case you lose $371,17 per year ($380 membership fee - $4.4165 * 2 = $371.167). I call such offers simple SCAM because you cannot find so many referrals that you can come into winnings, because even the direct referrals are limited and nobody will visit the site daily for a maximum earning of $0.0242 ("Eternity" mamber for the case that you can find someone which is so stupid to work and to pay for getting nothing in return).

Buxvertise membership table:

Screenshot buxvertise.com membership table

Domain registration data of buxvertise.com:

Domain Name: BUXVERTISE.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1855090184_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2015-04-10T13:37:47.00Z
Creation Date: 2014-04-17T12:14:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-04-17T12:14:00.00Z
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: 1C2F9BFEDBE640D79D8D1Fe7EB73DCB4.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: 1C2F9BFEDBE640D79D8D1Fe7EB73DCB4.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: 1C2F9BFEDBE640D79D8D1Fe7EB73DCB4.PROTECT@whoisguard.com
Name Server: MARIA.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: RUDY.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2014-04-17T05:14:09.00Z <<<

 

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