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Saturday, June 26, 2010

The College Survey Scam

College students are a population that can reliably be characterized as “poor” and “constantly in need of money”; I am no exception. While this is unfortunate enough in itself, even worse are the existence of scams designed to prey off this demographic. I got an email today from a “James Scott” (very likely a fake name) from UniversitySurvey.org, claiming to offer summer part-time work for college students:

Our market research program offers competitive payment for participants in 
simple on-line surveys and evaluations. Our Internet-based program is designed
as a part-time job with a flexible schedule.



Sounds innocuous enough in itself. But if you actually go to the website, you’ll find that the direction of money flow isn’t as expected: first you have to sign up for their program and pay a $29.99 fee. This should send up a red flag for any individual with half a brain. Indeed, a quick inspection of the email headers reveals some questionable tidbits.




Received: from 85-130-2-78.2073232469.ddns.cablebg.net ([85.130.2.78] helo=ee)
by luna.superhosting.bg with esmtpa (Exim 4.69)
(envelope-from <j.scott@universitysurvey.org>)
id 1OSdhB-0000Mh-42



The email was sent from some Bulgarian cable ISP. If you do an nslookup on the UniversitySurvey.org domain, you’ll find that its address (91.196.124.22) is registered to a Bulgarian webhost.




If you plug that IP address into whois, you’ll find that this domain is registered in Bulgaria. Maybe this James Scott guy is some clever American entrepreneur who’s decided to set up shop in southeastern Europe. More likely, it’s just a lowlife, unemployed Slavic scumbag looking to get rich (like that will ever happen).



If I didn’t have better things to do (and if I could actually speak Bulgarian), I’d be giving that ISP (and the scam’s payment processing company) a nice long call. Ah well…just don’t fall for it!



P.S.: On the website they list a US contact address: “10685-B Hazelhurst Dr., Houston, Texas 77043 US”. In any case, this is still highly suspect…



P.S. 2: They also claim to have 24/7 customer support. Wouldn’t hurt to shoot ‘em a message and see just how fake they are.

77 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the post. i got the email from the same guy today. the website is a total scam! watch out, people!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for clearing it up! I got this same e-mail today and was very concerned about its legitimacy.Glad i researched it!

Anonymous said...

thanks! I almost paid the 30 dollars! Thank god I decided to google it first.

hramos said...

In gmail maps 10685-B Hazelhurst Dr., Houston, Texas 77043 US looks like a warehouse. In any case there are companies working there and university surveys does not appear. The fact that they do not reveal their US corporate identity is suspicious as well.

Anonymous said...

I got one from the same guy but at collegesurveys10.info. here is the email:
Dear Student,

We are looking for college students for our summer online market research program.

This is a part-time job position which offers a competitive pay, and allows you to set your own schedule. You will be asked to provide your opinions and feedback on a variety of topics including the quality, packaging, style, usability, and overall appeal of a number of different types of products and services. This in turn will benefit the companies that create or manufacture these items. The program is web-based and can be done from anywhere and at anytime.

If you are interested, please email me back soon, as positions are limited.

Sincerely,
James Scott

Be careful out there!

Anonymous said...

is it bad if i responded to the email but didnt pay the money?

Anonymous said...

yea, i got an email from the same guy. He also sent me two more wanting me to join and even sending me a discount code for the membership fee! What a scam!!

Anonymous said...

He is a Douchebag.Don't trust any kind of message like that.Unless otherwise you know the company in person.

SM said...

Yeah, I had my suspicions when I got the e-mail. Like my father says "There's nothing more real than the money you earn with your own hard work and sweat"

so true!!!!

Anonymous said...

I just got the email today and replied to James Scott saying I was interested in learning more. There was no “call to action” in the first email…it didn’t tell me where to go or how to sign up. A very big sign that this isn’t professional.

Anyway, after seeing the ‘joining fee’ and then reading the testimonials, I looked it up as a scam online. Did anyone read the last four testimonials? They are the same…I’m sorry but Americans don’t typically say "boy am I glad I did” and “boy am I glad I stuck with it”. AVOID

Anonymous said...

I got the same message too good to be true...I’m glad that I research it.

Anonymous said...

I fell for it! I paid ten dollars, but what I am more worried about is if I need to change my credit card.. I am not 100% sure of what other information I had to give...What should I do?

Shauntal said...

Dude, change your card. save yourself a lot of hassle.

But I almost fell for it too. Then I decided to be smart and google. I've checked a lot of reviews and thy all say the same thing.

Anonymous said...

Thank god I found your article. I've read 10 before this that said it was a waste of time but not a scam. I almost fell for it because it's only $10 too. Thank you soo much!

Seira雅 said...

Here is the email I got today:
Dear Student,

Are you interested in working part time during the semester?
Our market research program offers competitive payment for participants in simple on-line surveys and evaluations. Our Internet-based program is designed as a part-time job with a flexible schedule.

Please feel free to e-mail me back for details. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Michael Black



Note: If you would like to not be contacted again, please reply to this mail writing R E M O V E in the SUBJECT field of your e-mail.

It sounds almost the same as one described in your blog.The man's e-mail address is recruit@university-jobs10.info. I think this e-mail is also a fake one.

Anonymous said...

very helpful article! Thank you,I almost fell for it!

Anonymous said...

Yet another grateful person's response. Appreciate your taking the time and making it your business to save other people's broke, naive *$&es. =)

Anonymous said...

I had the same thing... except mine was from Ann Brown.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I also received one just like this from Ann Brown. I was so close to e-mailing back. Good thing I didn't. And actually, I've heard of people using out of the country hosts/isps. They could be very well in the US. It sucks that there are so many scams like this.

Tess said...

Wow. it's extraordinary that the two options for the likely perpetrator are A) a clever American, or B)a "lowlife, unemployed Slavic scumbag looking to get rich"
... because an American looking to get rich couldn't possibly be any of the above.
Otherwise, good article; but I'd be more worried about improving your international relations.

Anonymous said...

I got one from Sophie Moore.

Anonymous said...

Interesting address. I got one from Sophia Moore as well...


Dear Student,

We are actively looking for students who are interested in taking online evaluations and surveys as a part of our research program. This is a great way to earn money on the side while studying. The program is web-based and will allow you to work on your own schedule.

In return you will help market research companies by providing your opinions on topics such as current events or on products and services that you use every day. Your answers will help shape the products and services of tomorrow.
You will express these opinions by taking online surveys on your own free time with no limited schedule.


Sincerely,
Sophia Moore

College Research
10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #11967, Houston, TX 77043, USA

Anonymous said...

I got the same email as the last from Sophia moore. They're starting again. AVOID!

Anonymous said...

Yup, I've gotten 2 such emails from Sophia Moore as well...

Anonymous said...

got one from Sophia Moore...Watch out guys...

Anonymous said...

I got the same message from Sophia moore....rofl. these people are retarded.

Anonymous said...

I received an email from a Sophia Moore of College Research. Her contact info is the same Houston address that has been posted above. The email is the same as the one many people have pasted into their comments. You guys be careful out there. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. We're all in college, so let's put that knowledge to good use and we won't fall for half-wit schemes like this one. Take care!

Anonymous said...

Got the same email:


Dear Student,

We are looking for college students for our online market research program.

This is a part-time job position which offers a competitive pay, and allows you to set your own schedule. You will be asked to provide your opinions and feedback on a variety of topics including the quality, packaging, style, usability, and overall appeal of a number of different types of products and services. This in turn will benefit the companies that create or manufacture these items. The program is web-based and can be done from anywhere and at anytime.

If you are interested, please email me back soon, as positions are limited.

Sincerely,
Sophia Moore

College Research
10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #11967, Houston, TX 77043, USA


Note: If you have received this e-mail by error or you would like to be excluded from future communication from us, please reply to this e-mail writing the word R E M O V E in the SUBJECT field.

Just hoping people will google the address and find this page.

Anonymous said...

Got the same email today...

Dear Student,

I would like to invite you to our research program: a nationwide project helping college students earn extra cash by taking part in online evaluations and surveys.

You will help market research companies by providing your opinions on topics such as current events or on the products and services that you use every day. Your answers will help shape the products and services of tomorrow. Our web-based program is designed as a part-time job in which you set your own schedule.
If you are interested in taking part in our program, I would be happy to provide you with details.

Best regards,
Sophia Moore

College Research
10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #11967, Houston, TX 77043, USA

Anonymous said...

Got this scam too!!!

Dear Student,

Are you interested in working part time during the academic year?
Our market research program offers competitive payment for participants in simple on-line surveys and evaluations. Our Internet-based program is designed as a part-time job with a flexible schedule.

Please feel free to e-mail me back for details. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Sophia Moore

College Research
10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #11967, Houston, TX 77043, USA


Note: If you would like to not be contacted again, please reply to this mail writing R E M O V E in the SUBJECT field of your e-mail.

Anonymous said...

eduprograms@npcollegesurveys.info

that's the e-mail addy they sent mine from just wanted to put it up because so far doing a search on it with google gives up nothing (except the whois info and you would have to be at least a little computer savvy to realize its a scam by looking at it). Also anyone know how these people are getting college e-mail addresses? I don't use my e-mail address for anything except school related busniess so I'm a little worried about that.

Anonymous said...

As mentioned above by someone, I'm glad I "GOOGLE'D" it to get this page :P
Some people are good at scamming probably.

Anonymous said...

How did they get the school edu addresses....

Anonymous said...

Every school has a directory, student and faculty. Very easy to look up on school websites. And then I'm sure they just spam like crazy!

Anonymous said...

hey, thanks for this. i received a msg from a name tess albert, addressed here 10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #13510 Houston TX 77043 UNITED STATE
good thing i googled and labded to your blog :)

Jessica Nelms said...

Dear Student,

We are actively looking for students who are interested in taking online evaluations and surveys as a part of our research program. This is a great way to earn money on the side while studying or during the summer. The program is web-based and will allow you to work on your own schedule.

In return you will help market research companies by providing your opinions on topics such as current events or on products and services that you use every day. Your answers will help shape the products and services of tomorrow.
You will express these opinions by taking online surveys on your own free time with no limited schedule.


Sincerely,
Sophia Moore

College Research
10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #11967, Houston, TX 77043, USA


Note: If you have received this e-mail by error or you would like to be excluded from future communication from us, please reply to this e-mail writing the word R E M O V E in the SUBJECT field.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the post! I wondered how they got my school address as well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comments here. I'm in the Philippines and I got 2 letter from Tess Albert re getting paid to do surveys but then you have to pay some amount first. It says that it is now open in the Philippines. When I clicked on the address, it led me here. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I am from Malaysia and I have been receiving some mails from a Tess Albert. I think they are targeting Asians. I decided to do a check and the truth prevailed.

Anonymous said...

Maybe its something we subscribed for. I dont use this email for anything unless its school related. however i have used it for only three things non school. ISV (International student volunteers), Amazon.com Student, and Student Advantage (a student discount card). Anybody else ?

Anonymous said...

Me again (Anon from July 17, 2012 8:09 PM)
I think it was Amazon student because after i signed up for it i started getting emails from "S. Moore" 5 days later.
MYSTERY SOLVED!!

no seriously, i think it was amazon.

Anonymous said...

Back on March 13, 2011 12:15PM Tess commented on this scam.. GUESS WHAT - I got a email from Tess today with this same game outlined in it. Looks like you were right about the scumbag..

Anonymous said...

hi, i'm from Malaysia too, got an e-mail from this Tess Albert too...i knew it was something like a scam...there's no way to earn easy $$ i guess, so i googled for this suckers name and add & it brought me here, i guess i'm not the only 1 who got the e-mail eh...

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for this comments...I received this letter from Tess Albert and strangely the address in Houston led me to this forum. Lucky I smelled something fishy about this registration that needs to pay upfront first and check my homework here. It's a scam!

Anonymous said...

The address in Houston is the same address for a Yellow Pages scam

Anonymous said...

Mine is from Tess Albert and different message entirely but same B. Hazelton and Houston Address
OK, so this was just weird.

Almost surreal. Like I couldn't make it up if I even tried.

==> HINT: The good part starts somewhere around the 2 minute mark.

Pretty cool stuff huh?

I'm all for my fellow marketers 'raising the bar', more power to them but the part where *I* have to work that much harder just to keep up? Not so cool.

Here's the skinny.

A huge part of IM's appeal is the fact that you have total freedom to do whatever you want,whenever you want. But behind it all, there's a lot of hard work involved, right?

Heck, I work! in my pajamas all the time but sometimes it's from dusk to dawn, and don't get me started on the sheer amount of new money-making fads out there.

Talk about information overload!

So apparently this crazy Malaysian dude has cracked the system yet again, generating $12,614 on vacation halfway around the world on a fresh site under 29 days .

Best part? He barely spent an hour a day on the site.

Someone please take my money!

Seriously though, a couple of hater types expressed concern that there might be ... dare I say ... SHENANIGANS involved in Peng Joon's little enterprise ( I was too, at first) but Peng Joon actually DOES this in the video ...not just talk about it.

So you're getting REAL WORLD tips a! nd techniques ...not just theory.

I'm the worst person in the world at traffic stuff and all that Panda/Penguin crap and this was super easy to understand.

There's also all kinds of ninja-level non-SEO stuff too if that's what you're going for.

But enough jibber-jabber

==> Watch it for yourself here

Talk Soon

Tess

P.S. PJ does a LOT more than just sell "Marketing" stuff online. He's also a public speaker and a Clickbank Premier Vendor, some weird title Clickbank gives to their top 100 earners.

Almost all of his strategies are free as well so that's doubly cool.

==> Check out the video here

P.P.S. PJ is offering a HUGE bonus with WFNH... I promised to keep my lips sealed but here's what I can say - it's CRAYZEE.

==> Here's that link again


10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #13510 Houston TX 77043 UNITED STATES



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Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

You guys know this address,

10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. Houston TX 77043 UNITED STATES

is for a lawn mower repair business called altaquip?

Anonymous said...

thank you for this as well as the posters who mentioned about TESS ALBERT! I received 4 emails but I was worried of a hacker so I couldn't open the email itself. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Anonymous said...

Looks like they are changing things up a bit. I just received a similar message, but it was from a Brandon Graham!

Anonymous said...

I'm in Australia and I have received about 6 emails from a Tess Albert. I do not open them, but immediately delete. Don't know how I have been accessed - I am not a student and have not gone to Amazon Student, Just delete anyone you don't know withouit opening.

Anonymous said...

I'm from Singapore and I also receive this email from Tess Albert yesterday .it's highly suspicious to me so I checked it out and leads me here.i guess now this scammer are targeting Asia.

Anonymous said...

I am in South Africa and got the email, I sent the requested private reply and are still waiting for the reply on what I need to do.

I was sent to this address to watch the invitation video http://mm.mybinaryrecoded.com/goldjv/za/

The web address are registered in Bulgaria but the site is hosted in the Netherlands, it definately looks like a scam. The people in the video are Americans. I will keep you posted on what I was told to do.

Thanks for your posts and for the site.

Shidah Fernandez said...

OMG. So glad I googled up this Tess Albert thingy. Been spamming my e-mail almost daily. And the best part is they even commissioned someone to create an app for the Apple Store and Android Market for the Global Option Trading to look legit.

Anonymous said...

Wow the first article was June 2010 and now October 2012 the scam email is still circulating. Amazing. I am guessing that it must work for them or they wouldn't still be doing it. Still using same US address in Texas.

Anonymous said...

That address in Texas is for a U.S. mail box service (like Mail Boxes Etc and the UPS store). They provide postal services for businesses and individuals. I have a postal box there, that's how I know. It's a legitimate address, but this "University Survey" could still be a scam. If you feel like you have scammed, report it to the police. All mail service providers are required to keep records of their customer's true identity. I had to provide two forms of identification (passport and driver's license) to set up mine.

Hope that helps.

Jon

Anonymous said...

Dear Student,

Are you interested in working part time besides studies or during the summer?
Our market research program offers competitive payment for participants in simple on-line surveys and evaluations. Our Internet-based program is designed as a part-time job with a flexible schedule.

Please feel free to e-mail me back for details. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Sophia Moore

College Research
10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #11967, Houston, TX 77043, USA


Note: If you would like to not be contacted again, please reply to this mail writing R E M O V E in the SUBJECT field of your e-mail

--------------

I just received one, I'm glad I Google everything, thanks for the information.

Anonymous said...

Tess albert got to Israel too. Come on man! We have troubles of our own leave us in peace! :))

Anonymous said...

Hi benjamin,

You've been selected by a Multi-Millionaire to be
one of a few to get this powerful information.

You'll be one of the very 1st to get it!

This is Miss Albert's latest email


This will change your life FOREVER!

Your Success Partner,

Tess


10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #13510 Houston TX 77043 UNITED STATES

Anonymous said...

The address is for a mailing service
this is the place

USA2ME.com

Phone: (281) 361-7200 View Additional Phone Numbers 10685-B Hazelhurst Dr., Houston, TX 77043 info@usa2me.com http://www.usa2me.com

Always check emails I get 15 to 30 a day that are phish or like scams. I keep this account for trash. I never get these in my good accounts. It is wise to use a couple of accounts. If you use one for just family and friends it is harder for a hacker to get their info. At this time I have 5 emails that I check and 3 or 4 that I've never checked they have fake contacted info. I didn't use my full name on my trash account just letters. Stay safe

Anonymous said...

I've also been receiving messages from some Tess Albert when I checked my spam inbox...actually I confess I've been worrying why did this guy choose my email over so many people.... I've received the same email from Tess Albert in my other emails too. I'm lucky to have found this site. Thanks ;)

Anita (PSU Student) said...

The address is also listed for Panda Research
10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #7902
Houston, TX 77043
which is a "survey" company that is know for frauding it's members and housing scam surveys and tactics for accruing new members.

Maria Cao said...

I received this email from tess albert as well ...

waiting for her reply and make them taste their own medicine ... hahaha

Anonymous said...

Hu, I'm from Switzerland and also I got a message of Tess Albert, so not just one, but ja - doesn't make sense to take it serious...

Anonymous said...

Tess is now selling credit cards. Same mailing address.

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It's easy and you get all the advantages you need!

- Quick Approval if Eligible
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All you have do to is to take a look through all
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the offers in order to determine which card is best for you.

Apply for the Credit Card of your choice by filling
out a secure online application,and it's done!

Get Your Card Today! --- Click Here ----

Regards,

Tess

10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #13510 Houston TX 77043 UNITED STATES

Anonymous said...

Hi there, i'm from Manila, Philippines

Would just like to update you..

Got an email from Tess Albert again and she's now offering a home-based job..

----

Hi

Did you know that businesses all around the world are hiring people just like you to help manage their social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube?

There is a lot of money in it, and the best part is that you don’t need any qualifications, prior experience or specialised skills. All you need is a few spare hours per week, a computer with an internet connection and a good knowledge of how to use Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Click here to apply now

There are currently positions open worldwide for people just like you to begin work on simple jobs such as:
Posting Facebook comments – 1,032.34 PHP per hour
Commenting on and ‘liking’ YouTube videos 832.59 PHP per hour
‘Tweeting’ special offers and promotions – 8,322.95 PHP per week part time
Social Media Manager – 43,279.34 PHP per week full time
Managing Facebook groups and contests - 1,106.95 PHP per hour
Click here to apply now

They have a wide range of positions available, and many more are being added daily, however there are also lots of people interested in these jobs and the positions are filling fast so I recommend that you apply now if you are interested.

Regards

Tess

10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #13510 Houston TX 77043 UNITED STATES


beware!


Anonymous said...

Dear Student,
The scam email is still circulating. This is the New Chain Letter:
Types of chain letters. First type is of no actual danger to anyone and involves no financial investments,

still they can be very annoying! we can safely say that 99.9 percent of all chain letters are scams.
The chain letter is like a sort of living creature. It must continually take in fresh meat to keep going.

Just as in any ecosystem, however, there’s never an unlimited supply of food for the chain letter, so eventually it dies.
However, before it does, those on top might have already received tons of cash.
http://www.bustathief.com/chain-letters/
chain letters are illegal in some but unethical in all countries of the world if they request money or other

items of value and promise a substantial return to the participants.

How does a chain letter know how many times it's been around the world? They get the letter and sent it

forth to ten of their friends-10 people (1%) will respond and become part of the chain. After this start-up generation

there are now 11 people in the chain and 1,000 mails have been sent.
After the second generation, they have a total of 1,111 people in the chain and a total of 1,111,000 mails have

been sent. Chain letters promise huge returns... Don't let these claims blind you to the fact that chain letters are pure hoaxes.
Even if you thought you could make money, would you want to do it by scamming other people? Usually chain

letters have written up to five people on the list. It could go on for maximum up to the 7th generation, where

the scheme would count a billion people in the pyramid, scheme and you would have sent an astonishing ten thousand million e-mails!

Urban is an expert in fraud investigation, SEO, online marketing and business.

Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1118639 This is just an excerpt of Chain Letter Scam To read more go to Fraud Information Website.


Benjamin Franklin: Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.

newbie or expert!
it's always Best to Google or Bing everything.

Anonymous said...

got this in my spam folder. had a few (pretty aggressive ones) prior to this one:

"Hey

Good news! Your application has been accepted!

Please review the details of the position Here.

When I last checked there was only 2 positions available in your area
so I recommend you apply now before all the positions are gone.

To your success,
Sallie Forster


10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. # 13510
Houston, TX 77043"

Anonymous said...

i had this message from Tess albert i am glad i tried to search the net with regards to the message bellow and found this comments thank you for this blog..
How does a Guaranteed $5k in the
next 15 days sound?
Oh yeah...and you don't need NOTHING
to get started…
Click here for access now!
This is what you've been waiting for
so go...go now!
Opportunities like this NEVER happen,
but see for yourself that this one is
NOT too good to be true!
Enjoy,
Tess


10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #13510 Houston TX 77043 UNITED STATES

Anonymous said...

Hi ,
Join us TODAY at 3:00PM EST (12:00 PST)
Thank you for registering for:
"$45,322 with JUST your Mobile Phone"
3:00PM EST (12:00 PST)
1. Click here to join.
(This link should NOT be shared with others.)
2. You will be connected to audio using your computer.
Please turn up the sound.
Please click here to send your feed


10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #13510 Houston TX 77043 UNITED STATES


THIS TESS ALBERT I GUESS THE SAME WITH THE MAN WHO SCAMMED ME..
SEE SHE ALWAYS EMAIL ME 5 TIMES A WEEK...GOSH! IM SORRY TESS, ITS BETTER BE A RAT WITH A LOT OF CHEESE THAn A ROT LIKE YOU.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys. I'm in the UK and getting several e-mails a day from 'Tess Albert' - also a few other names. I never open any of them and delete them as soon as they show up, but I came over here to find out what was actually going on. (BTW I'm not a student although I do use Amazon quite a lot.) This seems to be one of the most proliofic and obvious online scams and I'm astonished that nobody seems to have done anything to shut it down yet.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I am laughing so hard right now!
I am not really sure how this person or group found me. I have been receiving trick emails for over a week and it has gone from a kind warning to the subject box saying "where the hell are you?!"

Don't open emails guys, many sends the people a notification that your looking at the email. Sometimes just opening it can have an attached virus.

Anonymous said...

I was led to believe by someone called Sofia Moore that I am applying for a job with them at SwedishMedical.net. They took my banking information to transfer money to my account then asked me to transfer it back to them via Western Union for a fixed percentage (8%) on every transfer. They used my banking information to generate a wire transfer debt on my behalf for more thna $800,000 US Dollars. Thankfully the bank stopped it on time. Watch out for any money generating schemes

Jae-king said...

Just got one from Tess Albert with the headline "I think you were scammed (proof)" and I opened it to read that she thinks that I was scammed and there is a way to get even! Just click the link. Oh and I wasn't supposed to show anyone the email. Psh. I googled that address and came upon this blog. I wouldn't have believed her anyways.

Hip and Cool Travel said...

That mailing address they use is also for a mail forwarding service (USA2ME.com)

Peter hates Scammers! said...

March 2015 and these scams coming from this address is still going on.

Usually Quantum PC Support is who calls me in Australia.

Quanum is a Multi National company with offices in London, Melbourne, and Huston. (yeah I believe in Santa Claus too)

A Google map search for the Huston address gives a single story building which looks like a warehouse, or mechanic's workshop.
Not a multi-story building as described to me, by the phone operator that was trying to convince me to allow him access to my computer via AAMMY, or Teamviewer.
This operator gave a very good impression of Paul Hogan, (the actor that played Mick in the "Crocodile Dundee" movies) tainted with an Indian accent.

A Google web search of the address, gave many businesses with the same postal address.

I believe the only legitimate business that operates at that address is USA2ME, a drop shipping company.

All the other businesses just get their mail forwarded on from there to an overseas, or at-least another US address that they don't want to give out.

A whois search of Quantum PC Support, and every/most of the other businesses web-addresses (including USA2ME) all showed ownership by a person with an Indian name, and often Indian postal address.

I'm not saying that USA2ME is a scammer, but they are certainly handling mail for scammers.

I personally would not trust any business operating from this address.