WhoIs Scambook, LLC?

Our investigation of scambook indicate that this is a consumer alertClandestine operation ~ a group of individuals who value consists of zero knowledge of business ethics.

These guys are scumbags. It is extremely important to note that http://www.scambook.com as well as http://www.complaintsboard.com and the many other so called consumer complaint sites now populating the internet use commercial posters usually refer to as BPO – Business Process Outsourcing

Anyone can easily find freelancer commercial posters and service firms from the US, India, Australia, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, UK, Philippine, Moldova and other countries. They will provide content for your sites, blogs, or forums.

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Based on online investigation, we’ve determined that the Founders of scambook.com are Andrew Bachman of Lancaster, Pennsylvania a 2006 graduate of Babson College, Lin Miao founder of Tatto Media a 2008 graduate of Babson College and Jay Edelson of Edelson McGuire Law Firm in Chicago. We will continue to investigate this operation.

It appears like scambook operates out of Greater Boston Massachusetts Area in spite of claim that show a Los Angeles address. They’ve claimed to have been sold. We could not find any press releases online to substantiate such claim as compare to the lunched of scambook.com.

The gist of consumer complaints are as follows:

Some complaints posted on scambook are FABRICATED and BLATANTLY FALSE.

Known Addresses Associated with scambook.com:

  1. 980 N. MICHIGAN AVE. STE. 1400
    CHICAGO,IL 606110000
  2. Wozo LLC ~ Tattoo Media
    101 Federal Street, Suite 1900
    Boston, Massachusetts 02210
    United States
  3.  scambook/tattoo media
    155 Federal Street, Suite 600
    Boston, MA 02110
    United States
  4. scambook LLC
    6565 W SUNSET BLVD
    LOS ANGELES, CA 90028-7206 | view map
    (310) 388-4853
  5. ScamBook LLC support@scambook.com [WHOIS]
    5900 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2050
    Los Angeles, California 90036
    United States
    +1.855-467-3765

NEWLY DISCOVERED BUSINESSES BASED ON FTC FILINGS AND RESEARCHED WORK ONLINE.

  1. Winbigbidlow
  2. Be Great Partners
  3. BALLASTRO
  4. Bullroarer Corporation PTY Ltd
  5. Bune LLC
  6. Misty Mobile
  7. Mob Chance
  8. Bullroarer, Inc
  9. Shaboom Media LLC
  10. Mobile Media Products, LLC
  11. Tatto Media, Inc
  12. GAME PLAN HOLDINGS, INC. (GPLHE)
  13. Chairman Ventures, LLC
  14. Galactic Media, LLC
  15. Virtus Media, LLC

GAME PLAN HOLDINGS, INC. (GPLHE)
112 WATER STREET
SUITE 500
BOSTON, Massachusetts 02109
(617) 512-4453

Complaints ~ Legal

Trademark Pending ~ 85660958

Trademark Application Filed By: MICHAEL F. KRIEGER

KIRTON MCCONKIE
60 E SOUTH TEMPLE STE 1800
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-1032

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Facebook Mission:

Mission

Stop running frauds and online scams that are spreading wildly!

Company Overview

Scambook is a real-time information network that enables you to upload and share with your social network about the latest scams. We instantly connect your scams with the country’s top class action litigators to give you a fighting chance in getting your money back.

Scambook.com is created by Edelson McGuire, the country’s leading class action law firm. Edelson McGuire has an extensive history of experience in complex class action litigation from illegal spyware to cell phone text spamming and they have successfully brought these companies behind these scams to justice. The Internet today is crippled with old and new scams that feed on innocent consumers from around the world. It is time that we collectively bind together and stop these companies from defrauding consumers.

Better Business Bureau Reported that:

On April 30, 2012, a representative of the BBB visited Scambook’s location. It was learned that the location is a virtual office.

980 N. Michigan Ave, Ste 1400
Chicago, IL 60611-7500
(312) 267-2894

Representatives from Scambook were not available, and the location is shared by several other unrelated businesses.

BBB Customer Complaints Summary

10 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 10 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues 4
Delivery Issues 1
Problems with Product / Service 5
Billing / Collection Issues 0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues 0
Total Closed Complaints 10

Reports online have linked scambook.com to one Jay Edelson a class action lawyer also link to one Mr. Rafey S. Balabanian. Both men are associated with Edelson McGuire Law Firm in Chicago.

Someone on Ripoffreport.com reported that the founders of the site are Jay Edelson, Rafey Balabanian, Kevin Yu. This Kevin has been identified on Crunchbase.com as the Creative Director. As you can see, this gets more confusing and deceptive. Our inclination is that these characters are all SURROGATES.

The Law Firm address is below:
350 North LaSalle, 13th floor
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 589-6370
(312) 589-6378

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Recently named among the nation’s top 100 entrepreneurs, Scambook.com co-founder Andrew Bachman continues to succeed in business leadership.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Bachman graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and went on to found a media group. He later sold this group and founded his current company.

At the head of Scambook.com, Andrew Bachman supervises an innovative network that allows consumers encountering dishonest claims or deals to connect with attorneys and each other. Once a user files a complaint about a business, they submit evidence concerning the scam. The company then analyzes the report and links similar damage claims into groups. When required, Bachman’s Scambook.com will link patrons with attorneys and litigation agencies that will support them in recovering money lost. Committed to bringing justice to individual cases as well as spreading the word about scams, Andrew Bachman’s Scambook.com affords users the opportunity to share reports and groups with their social network, thereby raising the visibility of fraudulent advertisers and proprietors. Scambook.com users also take advantage of a dashboard feature that affords views of and news on all past submissions, comments from other people on the site, and more.

Andrew Bachman’s Scambook.com received and mitigated more than $460,000 in damages since its establishment. Poised to assist people dealing with a variety of schemes, Scambook.com holds experience in unauthorized credit card charges, false advertisements, bait and switch tacks, email and social media rip offs, defective product and warranties, and numerous other issues. Andrew Bachman strives to assist a broad community of individuals by offering these services free of charge.

Andrew Bachman’s Schools

Andrew Bachman’s Companies

THE WHOIS LOOK UP IS PROVIDED BELOW:

Address lookup

canonical name scambook.com

aliases

addresses 173.225.113.4
Domain Whois record
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: SCAMBOOK.COM
Created on: 07-Oct-05
Expires on: 07-Oct-13

Last Updated on: 06-Mar-12
Registrant: ScamBook, LLC
5900 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2050
Los Angeles, California 90036
United States

Administrative Contact:
ScamBook, LLC. support@scambook.com
5900 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2050
Los Angeles, California 90036
United States
+1.855-467-3765

Technical Contact:
ScamBook LLC support@scambook.com
5900 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2050
Los Angeles, California 90036
United States
+1.855-467-3765

Domain servers in listed order:

NS-421.AWSDNS-52.COM
NS-540.AWSDNS-03.NET
NS-1202.AWSDNS-22.ORG
NS-1820.AWSDNS-35.CO.UK

network:Country-Code:United_States_of_America
network:Tech-Contact;I:abuse@webair.com
network:Admin-Contact;I:abuse@webair.com

network:Created:20120814
network:Updated:20120814
network:Updated-By:hostmaster@webair.com
network:Class-Name:network
network:ID:173.225.112.0/20
network:Auth-Area:173.225.112.0/20

network:Network-Name:Webair
network:IP-Network:173.225.112.0/20
network:Org-Name:Webair
network:Street-Address:1025 Old Country Road
network:City:Westbury
network:State:NY
network:Postal-Code:11590
network:Country-Code:USA
network:Tech-Contact;I:hostmaster@webair.com

network:Admin-Contact;I:hostmaster@webair.com
network:Created:20120814
network:Updated:20120814

network:Updated-By:hostmaster@webair.com
network:Class-Name:network
network:ID:173.225.113.0/24
network:Auth-Area:173.225.112.0/20

network:Network-Name:ScamBook–block
network:IP-Network:173.225.113.0/24
network:Org-Name:ScamBook
network:Street-Address:5900_Wilshire_Blvd
network:City:Los_Angeles
network:State:CA
network:Postal-Code:90036
network:Country-Code:United_States_of_America
network:Tech-Contact;I:abuse@webair.com
network:Admin-Contact;I:abuse@webair.com

network:Created:20120814
network:Updated:20120814

network:Updated-By:hostmaster@webair.com

ok

Queried whois.arin.net with “n 173.225.113.4
NetRange: 173.225.112.0 – 173.225.127.255

CIDR: 173.225.112.0/20
OriginAS: AS27257
NetName: WEBAIRINTERNET9
NetHandle: NET-173-225-112-0-1
Parent: NET-173-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
RegDate: 2011-03-16
Updated: 2012-03-02

Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-173-225-112-0-1
OrgName: Webair Internet Development Company Inc.

OrgId: WAIR
Address: 501 Franklin Avenue
Address: Suite 200
City: Garden City
StateProv: NY
PostalCode: 11530
Country: US
RegDate: 2001-03-12
Updated: 2012-01-12

Comment: Reassignment information for this block is available at rwhois.webair.com port 4321

Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/WAIR

ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.webair.com:4321
OrgTechHandle: ZW64-ARIN
OrgTechName: IPAdmin-Webair
OrgTechPhone: +1-516-938-4100
OrgTechEmail: ipadmin@webair.com
OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ZW64-ARIN
OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE2550-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abusehandle
OrgAbusePhone: +1-516-938-4100
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@webair.com
OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE2550-ARIN
OrgNOCHandle: ZW64-ARIN
OrgNOCName: IPAdmin-Webair
OrgNOCPhone: +1-516-938-4100
OrgNOCEmail: ipadmin@webair.com
OrgNOCRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ZW64-ARIN

DNS records

DNS query for 4.113.225.173.in-addr.arpa returned an error from the server: ServerFailure

name class type data time to live

scambook.com IN NS ns-421.awsdns-52.com 172800s (2.00:00:00)
scambook.com IN NS ns-540.awsdns-03.net 172800s (2.00:00:00)
scambook.com IN NS ns-1202.awsdns-22.org 172800s (2.00:00:00)
scambook.com IN NS ns-1820.awsdns-35.co.uk 172800s (2.00:00:00)

scambook.com IN SOA
server: ns-1202.awsdns-22.org
email: awsdns-hostmaster@amazon.com
serial: 1
refresh: 7200
retry: 900
expire: 1209600
minimum ttl: 86400
900s (00:15:00)
scambook.com IN MX
preference: 1
exchange: aspmx.l.google.com
300s (00:05:00)
scambook.com IN MX
preference: 3
exchange: alt1.aspmx.l.google.com
300s (00:05:00)
scambook.com IN MX

preference: 3
exchange: alt2.aspmx.l.google.com
300s (00:05:00)
scambook.com IN MX
preference: 5
exchange: aspmx2.googlemail.com
300s (00:05:00)
scambook.com IN MX
preference: 5
exchange: aspmx3.googlemail.com
300s (00:05:00)
scambook.com IN TXT v=spf1 include:sendgrid.net ~all 86400s (1.00:00:00)
scambook.com IN A 173.225.113.4 300s (00:05:00)
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This gets really interesting. The registrant of EdelsonMcGuire.com is listed below. I would have expected it to be the address of the firm.

Address lookup
canonical name edelsonmcguire.com
aliases
addresses 50.56.92.160
Domain Whois record

Queried whois.internic.net with “dom edelsonmcguire.com

Domain Name: EDELSONMCGUIRE.COM
Registrar: TUCOWS.COM CO.
Whois Server: whois.tucows.com
Referral URL: http://domainhelp.opensrs.net
Name Server: NS1.MEDIATEMPLE.NET
Name Server: NS2.MEDIATEMPLE.NET
Status: ok
Updated Date: 14-dec-2011
Creation Date: 16-dec-2009
Expiration Date: 16-dec-2012

Last update of whois database: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 02:20:16 UTC
Queried whois.tucows.com with “edelsonmcguire.com”

Registrant:
Freshthrills, llc
45 Main Street
Suite 1000
Brooklyn, New York 11201
US

Domain name: EDELSONMCGUIRE.COM

Administrative Contact:
Merlino, John studio@freshthrills.com
45 Main Street
Suite 1000
Brooklyn, New York 11201
US
+1.7183953562 Fax: +1.3105642007

Technical Contact:
Administrator, DNS dnsadmin@mediatemple.net
8520 National Blvd.
Suite A
Culver City, CA 90232
US
+1.8775784000 Fax: +1.3105642007

Registration Service Provider:
(mt) Media Temple, dnsadmin@mediatemple.net
877-578-4000
310-564-2007 (fax)

http://www.mediatemple.net/go/support/

To make contact, or to request technical support please first visit the
(mt) AccountCenter: http://www.mediatemple.net/go/support/

Registrar of Record: TUCOWS, INC.
Record last updated on 14-Dec-2011.
Record expires on 16-Dec-2012.
Record created on 16-Dec-2009.

Registrar Domain Name Help Center:

http://tucowsdomains.com

Domain servers in listed order:
NS2.MEDIATEMPLE.NET
NS1.MEDIATEMPLE.NET

Domain status: ok

Network Whois record

Queried whois.arin.net with “n ! NET-50-56-64-0-1″…

NetRange: 50.56.64.0 – 50.56.127.255
CIDR: 50.56.64.0/18
OriginAS:
NetName: RACKS-8-1310392598212279
NetHandle: NET-50-56-64-0-1
Parent: NET-50-56-0-0-1
NetType: Reassigned
RegDate: 2011-07-11
Updated: 2011-07-11
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-50-56-64-0-1

CustName: Slicehost
Address: 9725 Datapoint
City: San Antonio
StateProv: TX
PostalCode: 78225
Country: US
RegDate: 2011-07-11
Updated: 2011-07-11
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/customer/C02795306

OrgTechHandle: IPADM17-ARIN
OrgTechName: IPADMIN
OrgTechPhone: +1-210-892-4000
OrgTechEmail: hostmaster@rackspace.com
OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/IPADM17-ARIN

OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE45-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abuse Desk
OrgAbusePhone: +1-210-892-4000
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@rackspace.com
OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE45-ARIN

DNS records
name class type data time to live
edelsonmcguire.com IN NS ns2.mediatemple.net 43200s (12:00:00)
edelsonmcguire.com IN NS ns1.mediatemple.net 43200s (12:00:00)
edelsonmcguire.com IN SOA
server: ns1.mediatemple.net
email: dnsadmin@mediatemple.net
serial: 2011032401
refresh: 10800
retry: 3600
expire: 1209600
minimum ttl: 43200
43200s (12:00:00)
edelsonmcguire.com IN A 50.56.92.160 43200s (12:00:00)
edelsonmcguire.com IN MX
preference: 10
exchange: mail.edelsonmcguire.com
43200s (12:00:00)
160.92.56.50.in-addr.arpa IN PTR 50-56-92-160.static.cloud-ips.com 86400s (1.00:00:00)
92.56.50.in-addr.arpa IN SOA
server: ns.rackspace.com
email: hostmaster@rackspace.com
serial: 1349013306
refresh: 3600
retry: 300
expire: 1814400
minimum ttl: 300
300s (00:05:00)
92.56.50.in-addr.arpa IN NS ns.rackspace.com 300s (00:05:00)
92.56.50.in-addr.arpa IN NS ns2.rackspace.com 300s (00:05:00)

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34 thoughts on “WhoIs Scambook, LLC?

  1. THEReporter September 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm Reply
  2. THEReporter September 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm Reply

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against BidRack.com
    by Amanda Lee on June 26, 2011

    Yesterday, a new consumer complaint site ScamBook.com reported that they’ve filed a class action lawsuit against the penny auction site BidRack.com. A few months ago we posted about how BidRack had allegedly used images of bloggers who hadn’t even tried BidRack, for testimonials.

    Over the course of the last few months we’ve received many consumer complaints in our forum & comments and even read a BBB article on BidRack and how so many consumers have been reportedly charged for bids that they didn’t think they authorized.

    We’ve found many landing pages for BidRack, perhaps this is where consumers entered their info and didn’t realize they would be charged. Penny auction sites especially and their affiliate marketers shouldn’t be allowed to deceptively market penny auctions in the way that they have been with fake news reports, phony testimonials, ads stating the site is something it’s not and provides items that it doesn’t even offer. A recent Google ad for Bidrack told consumers that there was 1,000 Kindles/day.

    Not unlike those
    used to market other penny auction sites, many landing pages for BidRack tout the site to be a provider of “closeout auctions” with “overstock surplus” and “warehouse closeouts.”

    Read More….

  3. THEReporter September 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm Reply

    November 19, 2009 7:51 PM
    Dean Takahashi

    Facebook has banned offer providers Gambit and Tatto Media from providing offers in games and apps on the social network.

    The development is one of the results of the recent scandal around the quality of offers in social games and apps. Some of the offers have been tainted as scams because they don’t tell consumers about hidden obligations or fees. Earlier today, Offerpal said that it was issuing a set of standards for its advertisers to follow in order to meet the highest ethics standards.

    Tatto Media has had a history of problems with alleged deceptive ads, but Gambit has reportedly been trying to play by the rules. Facebook outlined the actions it was taking on Nov. 5, but it did not name the banned companies at that time. The reason was repeat violations of Facebook’s guidelines for offers. A spokesman for Facebook confirmed that the companies mentioned in the post were indeed Tatto and Gambit

    Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2009/11/19/facebook-bans-offer-providers-gambit-and-tatto-media-due-to-questionable-ads/#DH9K9CDKEzQ4ZjfQ.99

  4. THEReporter September 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm Reply

    Tweets that mention Rohail Rizvi » Blog Archive » Tatto Media Review: Stay Far Away – Topsy.com says:
    09/14/2010 at 9:48 pm

    The following is purely my opinion and my experience of/with Tatto Media. None of it should be construed as a statement of fact:

    I’ve been working with Tatto since the beginning of August. You know the network promising to give away a Lamborghini Gallardo?

    You know why that makes me laugh? It’s because of the fact that in the past two months they haven’t been able to make me a single payment on time. It’s because they’ve promised such rewards as your beloved Lamborghini when in fact they haven’t been able to send me $100 Best Buy Gift Card and a $250 GameStop Gift Card – both of which I have earned through their 5-Year Anniversary contest ( See here – just don’t get starry eyed at the hope of a lambo or any other prize). Instead they sent me a $50 iTunes gift card. Why not just call it the 5-Year Tatto – You’re Never Gonna Get Paid Because We’re Broke Funeral Ceremony?

    Time after time I’ve been promised on-time payment. I’ve been given a multitude of excuses the first one being “oh we like to get paid out by the advertiser before paying out for our new affiliates” to “I’m having communication problems with out accounting department” – a common one I’ve received by my AM Mike Cataldo. As others have made pretty obvious to me – how can you have communication problems when you work in the same building??

    But I’m not the only one having problems with Tatto. Take a look at this thread on WickedFire – Tatto Media Disappeared?

    I’ve had many affiliates come to me and tell me they’re having the same problem and haven’t heard from the managers in months and have been given the same bullshit excuses. I’m still owed $xx,xxx by this network and I think enough is enough.

    Tatto Media needs to stop f***ing around and come clean. Pay your affiliates and stop feeding them bullshit.

    Here’s an AIM conversation I had with one of the partners at Tatto. I’ve hidden their sn to protect their privacy. In my opinion, it’s pretty apparent that Tatto is broke from this conversation.
    Tatto (8:07:11 PM): sorry bro
    Tatto (8:07:14 PM): i know its frustrating
    Tatto (8:07:22 PM): keep on us
    romastaflex (8:07:22 PM): i’m curious..why can’t you guys float?
    Tatto (8:07:23 PM): talk to MC
    Tatto (8:07:30 PM): we’ll …
    Tatto (8:07:34 PM): between you and me
    Tatto (8:07:41 PM): we are a direct advertiser
    Tatto (8:07:49 PM): and our game is float
    Tatto (8:07:55 PM): we do PSMS ringtones
    Tatto (8:07:59 PM): 6 figures daily
    Tatto (8:08:03 PM): we own the back end
    Tatto (8:08:08 PM): we branded as a hybrid network/advertiser
    Tatto (8:08:11 PM): lots of success
    romastaflex (8:08:12 PM): i see
    Tatto (8:08:17 PM): too little support
    Tatto (8:08:21 PM): we thought..
    Tatto (8:08:33 PM): we have so many affiliates and direct advertiser relationships thru CPM buys we use to do
    Tatto (8:08:36 PM): lets pop in offers 95/5 …
    Tatto (8:08:39 PM): build a huge business…
    Tatto (8:08:43 PM): so far so good on the network side..
    Tatto (8:08:45 PM): problem…
    Tatto (8:08:48 PM): we got GREEDY
    Tatto (8:08:53 PM): and we let ANYONE in
    romastaflex (8:09:01 PM): ah
    Tatto (8:09:05 PM): example we did $1,000,000 with evony
    Tatto (8:09:11 PM): $85,000 was Fraud
    Tatto (8:09:16 PM): …
    romastaflex (8:09:17 PM): wow

    Tatto (8:07:11 PM): sorry bro

    Tatto (8:07:14 PM): i know its frustrating

    Tatto (8:07:22 PM): keep on us

    romastaflex (8:07:22 PM): i’m curious..why can’t you guys float?

    Tatto (8:07:23 PM): talk to MC

    Tatto (8:07:30 PM): we’ll …

    Tatto (8:07:34 PM): between you and me

    Tatto (8:07:41 PM): we are a direct advertiser

    Tatto (8:07:49 PM): and our game is float

    Tatto (8:07:55 PM): we do PSMS ringtones

    Tatto (8:07:59 PM): 6 figures daily

    Tatto (8:08:03 PM): we own the back end

    Tatto (8:08:08 PM): we branded as a hybrid network/advertiser

    Tatto (8:08:11 PM): lots of success

    romastaflex (8:08:12 PM): i see

    Tatto (8:08:17 PM): too little support

    Tatto (8:08:21 PM): we thought..

    Tatto (8:08:33 PM): we have so many affiliates and direct advertiser relationships thru CPM buys we use to do

    Tatto (8:08:36 PM): lets pop in offers 95/5 …

    Tatto (8:08:39 PM): build a huge business…

    Tatto (8:08:43 PM): so far so good on the network side..

    Tatto (8:08:45 PM): problem…

    Tatto (8:08:48 PM): we got GREEDY

    Tatto (8:08:53 PM): and we let ANYONE in

    romastaflex (8:09:01 PM): ah

    Tatto (8:09:05 PM): example we did $1,000,000 with evony

    Tatto (8:09:11 PM): $85,000 was Fraud

    Tatto (8:09:16 PM): …

    romastaflex (8:09:17 PM): wow

    ——

    So there you go. Make what you will of that. All I can offer to any other affiliates who are looking to run traffic to Tatto Media in hopes of a shiny new (read: 80k) lambo is that you’ve been warned.

    Update: Surprise, surprise following this blog post they finally paid me after 4 weeks of screwing around and making false promises. This after threatening me that if I continued to ask about my money they would seek counsel. lolz. And they’re insisting I need to send back the $100 iTunes gift cards they sent me before they (hopefully) send out the correct rewards. After all that trouble, now I need to go to the post office. Lame.

    http://www.rohailrizvi.com/tatto-media-review-stay-far-away.htm

  5. THEReporter September 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm Reply

    Domain Name: MYSELLSHOE.COM
    Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
    Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
    Name Server: NS1.SUSPENDED-FOR.SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM
    Name Server: NS2.SUSPENDED-FOR.SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM
    Status: clientDeleteProhibited
    Status: clientRenewProhibited
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Status: clientUpdateProhibited
    Updated Date: 22-nov-2011
    Creation Date: 29-sep-2011
    Expiration Date: 29-sep-2012

    Nameserver Histroy
    DB: 75 : Monday 24 October 2011 (Old Record)
    NS49.DOMAINCONTROL.COM (1503642)
    NS50.DOMAINCONTROL.COM (1504427)
    DB: 78 : Wednesday 7 December 2011 >>> NOW
    NS1.SUSPENDED-FOR.SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM (98739)
    NS2.SUSPENDED-FOR.SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM (98739)

    Domain Name: MYSELLSHOE.COM
    Registrar: godaddy.com, inc.
    Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com

    Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
    Name Server: NS49.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
    Name Server: NS50.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
    Status: clientDeleteProhibited
    Status: clientRenewProhibited
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Status: clientUpdateProhibited
    Updated Date: 29-sep-2011
    Creation Date: 29-sep-2011
    Expiration Date: 29-sep-2012

    Last update of whois database: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:02:00 UTC

    Registrant:
    lin miao ~ email:pthjbs1@yahoo.com.cn
    Room 406,Building 8,Kuokou Residential
    Area Licheng District
    putian, fujian 531100
    China

    Registered through: godaddy.com, inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: MYSELLSHOE.COM
    Created on: 29-Sep-11
    Expires on: 29-Sep-12
    Last Updated on: 29-Sep-11

    Administrative Contact:
    miao, lin Email of pthjbs1@yahoo.com.cn
    Room 406,Building 8,Kuokou Residential
    Area Licheng District
    putian, fujian 531100
    China
    008618750010112 Fax –

    Technical Contact:
    miao, lin Email of pthjbs1@yahoo.com.cn
    Room 406,Building 8,Kuokou Residential
    Area Licheng District
    putian, fujian 531100
    China
    008618750010112 Fax –

    Domain servers in listed order:
    NS49.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
    NS50.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

  6. THEReporter September 29, 2012 at 7:43 pm Reply

    Consumer Complaint:

    This is the same guy calling me at my home from http://www.USCreditLoan.com and he is calling me on my job leaving a name and phone and is representing himself as a Corrections Officer to my boss and told my boss that I was in Big Trouble he leaves the name Steven Morris.
    I was at work the other day and he called and my boss transferred me the phone and it was the same guy calling me at my home about a payday loan application so I just hung up the phone on him. These people are CRAZYand don’t give a rats a**!
    Here are some of the numbers on my caller ID from them 630-256-8511
    855-495-6279
    347-705-7809

    Address lookup
    canonical name http://www.uscreditloan.com

    aliases
    addresses 64.15.205.100
    64.15.205.101
    208.48.81.134
    208.48.81.133
    Domain Whois record

    Queried whois.internic.net with “dom uscreditloan.com”…

    Domain Name: USCREDITLOAN.COM
    Registrar: MONIKER ONLINE SERVICES, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.moniker.com
    Referral URL: http://www.moniker.com
    Name Server: NS1.FABULOUS.COM
    Name Server: NS2.FABULOUS.COM
    Status: clientDeleteProhibited
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Status: clientUpdateProhibited
    Updated Date: 02-jul-2012
    Creation Date: 13-jul-2009
    Expiration Date: 13-jul-2013

    >>> Last update of whois database: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 02:40:24 UTC <<<

    Queried whois.moniker.com with "uscreditloan.com"…

    Domain Name: USCREDITLOAN.COM
    Registrar: MONIKER

    Registrant [1962127]:
    Lin Miao domains@tattomedia.com
    Tatto Media
    155 Federal Street
    SUITE 600
    Boston
    MA
    02110
    US

    Administrative Contact [1962127]:
    Lin Miao domains@tattomedia.com
    Tatto Media
    155 Federal Street
    SUITE 600
    Boston
    MA
    02110
    US
    Phone: +1.6172368005
    Fax: +1.6172368221

    Billing Contact [1962127]:
    Lin Miao domains@tattomedia.com
    Tatto Media
    155 Federal Street
    SUITE 600
    Boston
    MA
    02110
    US
    Phone: +1.6172368005
    Fax: +1.6172368221

    Technical Contact [1962127]:
    Lin Miao domains@tattomedia.com
    Tatto Media
    155 Federal Street
    SUITE 600
    Boston
    MA
    02110
    US
    Phone: +1.6172368005
    Fax: +1.6172368221

    Domain servers in listed order:

    NS1.FABULOUS.COM
    NS2.FABULOUS.COM

    Record created on: 2009-07-13 13:02:24.0
    Database last updated on: 2012-07-02 09:45:40.97
    Domain Expires on: 2013-07-13 13:02:24.0

    Network Whois record

    Queried whois.arin.net with "n ! NET-64-15-205-0-1"…

    NetRange: 64.15.205.0 – 64.15.205.255
    CIDR: 64.15.205.0/24
    OriginAS:
    NetName: SAVV-S231205-10
    NetHandle: NET-64-15-205-0-1
    Parent: NET-64-15-192-0-1
    NetType: Reallocated
    RegDate: 2007-03-07
    Updated: 2007-03-07
    Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-64-15-205-0-1

    OrgName: DBS Administration Pty Ltd
    OrgId: DAPL-9
    Address: GPO Box 278
    City: Brisbane
    StateProv:
    PostalCode: 4001
    Country: AU
    RegDate: 2007-03-07
    Updated: 2011-09-24
    Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/DAPL-9

    OrgTechHandle: BVA28-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Vanderent, Billy
    OrgTechPhone: 1 614 882-4559
    OrgTechEmail: b.vanderent@au.darkbluesea.com
    OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/BVA28-ARIN

    OrgAbuseHandle: BVA28-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName: Vanderent, Billy
    OrgAbusePhone: 1 614 882-4559
    OrgAbuseEmail: b.vanderent@au.darkbluesea.com
    OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/BVA28-ARIN

    RTechHandle: GSH55-ARIN
    RTechName: Shannon, Gary
    RTechPhone: 1 614 882-4559
    RTechEmail: g.shannon@au.darkbluesea.com
    RTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/GSH55-ARIN

    DNS records

    DNS query for 100.205.15.64.in-addr.arpa returned an error from the server: NameError
    name class type data time to live
    uscreditloan.com IN SOA
    server: ns2.fabulous.com
    email: hostmaster@fabulous.com
    serial: 1
    refresh: 10000
    retry: 1800
    expire: 1814400
    minimum ttl: 300
    3600s (01:00:00)
    uscreditloan.com IN NS ns2.fabulous.com 86400s (1.00:00:00)
    uscreditloan.com IN NS ns1.fabulous.com 86400s (1.00:00:00)
    uscreditloan.com IN A 64.15.205.100 3600s (01:00:00)
    uscreditloan.com IN A 208.48.81.134 3600s (01:00:00)
    uscreditloan.com IN A 64.15.205.101 3600s (01:00:00)
    uscreditloan.com IN A 208.48.81.133 3600s (01:00:00)
    uscreditloan.com IN MX
    preference: 10
    exchange: postbox.fabulous.com
    3600s (01:00:00)

    – end –

  7. SFA Reporter October 2, 2012 at 7:25 am Reply

    From what we know, Los Angeles Better Business Bureau are much more friendlier toward Businesses and have been investigated by the National Office for questionable practices and biased rating.

  8. SFA Reporter October 18, 2012 at 3:23 am Reply

    Word Mark: BUSINESS RESOLVE
    Status/
    Status Date:
    NEW APPLICATION – ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER
    10/11/2012
    Serial Number: 85712730
    Filing Date: 8/24/2012
    Registration Number: NOT AVAILABLE
    Registration Date: NOT AVAILABLE
    Goods and Services: Providing an on-line forum for consumers and businesses to resolve their differences in a neutral platform; to protect businesses and individuals against on-line scam and fraud; online platform where refunds or settlement offers are directly sent through the Business Resolve platform
    Mark Description: NOT AVAILABLE
    Type Of Mark: Service Mark
    Published For Opposition Date: N/A
    Last Applicant/Owner: Scambook, LLC
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    Why is this contact information displayed?
    Mark Drawing Code: Standard Character Mark
    Design Search: (NO DATA)
    Register Type: Principal
    Disclaimer: (NOT AVAILABLE)
    Correspondent:
    MICHAEL F. KRIEGER
    KIRTON & MCCONKIE
    60 E SOUTH TEMPLE
    SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-1004
    Classification Information
    International Class Code(s): 038
    US Class Code(s): 100, 101, 104
    Primary Class: Telecommunications.
    Class(es) Status: Active
    First Use Anywhere: 4/1/2012
    First Use In Commerce: 4/1/2012

  9. SFA Reporter October 18, 2012 at 3:24 am Reply

    Word Mark: SCAMBOOK
    Status/
    Status Date:
    NEW APPLICATION – ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER
    10/11/2012
    Serial Number: 85660958
    Filing Date: 6/25/2012
    Foreign Filing Deadline: Tuesday, December 25, 2012

    - Apply for the SCAMBOOK trademark in the European Union >>
    - Apply for the SCAMBOOK trademark in China >>
    - Apply for the SCAMBOOK trademark in Australia >>
    - Apply for the SCAMBOOK trademark in Canada >>
    Registration Number: NOT AVAILABLE
    Registration Date: NOT AVAILABLE
    Goods and Services: Providing an on-line forum for consumers, businesses and individuals against potential on-line scam and fraud
    Mark Description: NOT AVAILABLE
    Type Of Mark: Service Mark
    Published For Opposition Date: N/A
    Last Applicant/Owner: Scambook, LLC
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    Why is this contact information displayed?
    Mark Drawing Code: Standard Character Mark
    Design Search: (NO DATA)
    Register Type: Principal
    Disclaimer: (NOT AVAILABLE)
    Correspondent:
    MICHAEL F. KRIEGER
    KIRTON MCCONKIE
    60 E SOUTH TEMPLE STE 1800
    SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-1032
    Classification Information
    International Class Code(s): 038
    US Class Code(s): 100, 101, 104
    Primary Class: Telecommunications.
    Class(es) Status: Active
    First Use Anywhere: 6/1/2011
    First Use In Commerce: 6/1/2011

  10. SFA Reporter October 18, 2012 at 3:34 am Reply

    About
    Scambook – Complaint Resolution Platform
    Description
    Scambook is an online complaint resolution platform dedicated to obtaining justice for victims of fraud with unprecedented speed and accuracy. By building communities and providing resources on the latest scams, Scambook arms consumers with the up-to-date information they need to stay on top of emerging schemes. Since its inception, Scambook has resolved over $2 million in reported consumer damages. For more information, visit scambook.com.

    Submit a Complaint: http://www.scambook.com/report/submit
    Search for a Complaint: http://www.scambook.com/search

    Visit the Scambook Blog for exclusive consumer news, videos, product recall information, safety tips and more: http://www.scambook.com/blog

  11. SFA Reporter October 18, 2012 at 3:35 am Reply

    About scambook, llc

    Mission

    Stop running frauds and online scams that are spreading wildly!

    Company Overview

    Scambook is a real-time information network that enables you to upload and share with your social network about the latest scams. We instantly connect your scams with the country’s top class action litigators to give you a fighting chance in getting your money back.

    Scambook.com is created by Edelson McGuire, the country’s leading class action law firm. Edelson McGuire has an extensive history of…See More

  12. SFA Reporter October 22, 2012 at 5:06 am Reply

    This new service comes along aiming to put an end to the deeds of scammers and all other kinds of unscrupulous people out there. In essence, ScamBook.com is a site where people who have been had can report what has just happened to them, so that everybody knows about those who are up to no good. Five main types of scams are reportable through the site: false advertising, bait & switch maneuvers, mobile (and social) scams, defective product scams, and unauthorized credit card charges. If you are unfortunate enough to have been the victim of any of these, then you can head to the site and post it for all to see.

    Note that whatever you post on the site is going to stay as an unverified claim until conclusive evidence is gathered. When that happens, what you have posted will become a verified claim, and not only will people know that the person you reported is indeed a crook, but you will get a chance to begin fighting to get your money back.

    http://www.killerstartups.com/web20/scambook-com-report-scams-and-frauds/

  13. SFA Reporter November 5, 2012 at 10:30 pm Reply

    Address lookup
    canonical name http://www.consumer-classactions.com
    aliases
    addresses 72.47.202.200
    Domain Whois record

    Queried whois.internic.net with “dom consumer-classactions.com

    Domain Name: CONSUMER-CLASSACTIONS.COM
    Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
    Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
    Name Server: NS1.MEDIATEMPLE.NET
    Name Server: NS2.MEDIATEMPLE.NET
    Status: clientDeleteProhibited
    Status: clientRenewProhibited
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Status: clientUpdateProhibited
    Updated Date: 07-may-2012
    Creation Date: 30-apr-2010
    Expiration Date: 30-apr-2016

    Last update of whois database: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 06:24:51 UTC

    Queried whois.godaddy.com with “consumer-classactions.com”…

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: CONSUMER-CLASSACTIONS.COM
    Created on: 30-Apr-10
    Expires on: 30-Apr-16
    Last Updated on: 07-May-12

    Registrant:
    Edelson McGuire
    350 N Lasalle
    1300
    Chicago, Illinois 60654
    United States

    Administrative Contact:
    Lakhani, Sema slakhani@edelson.com
    Edelson McGuire
    350 N Lasalle
    1300
    Chicago, Illinois 60654
    United States
    +1.3125577203

    Technical Contact:
    Lakhani, Sema slakhani@edelson.com
    Edelson McGuire
    350 N Lasalle
    1300
    Chicago, Illinois 60654
    United States
    +1.3125577203

    Domain servers in listed order:
    NS2.MEDIATEMPLE.NET
    NS1.MEDIATEMPLE.NET

    Network Whois record

    Queried whois.arin.net with “n 72.47.202.200″…

    NetRange: 72.47.192.0 – 72.47.255.255
    CIDR: 72.47.192.0/18
    OriginAS:
    NetName: MEDIATEMPLE-105
    NetHandle: NET-72-47-192-0-1
    Parent: NET-72-0-0-0-0
    NetType: Direct Allocation
    RegDate: 2007-05-30
    Updated: 2012-03-20
    Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-72-47-192-0-1

    OrgName: Media Temple, Inc.
    OrgId: MEDIAT-10
    Address: 8520 National Blvd.
    Address: Building B
    City: Culver City
    StateProv: CA
    PostalCode: 90232
    Country: US
    RegDate: 2001-05-15
    Updated: 2010-06-29
    Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/MEDIAT-10

    OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE418-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName: Abuse Desk
    OrgAbusePhone: +1-877-578-4000
    OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@mediatemple.net
    OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE418-ARIN

    OrgTechHandle: NA230-ARIN
    OrgTechName: NOC Hosting Operations
    OrgTechPhone: +1-877-578-4000
    OrgTechEmail: dnsadmin@mediatemple.net
    OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NA230-ARIN

    RAbuseHandle: ABUSE418-ARIN
    RAbuseName: Abuse Desk
    RAbusePhone: +1-877-578-4000
    RAbuseEmail: abuse@mediatemple.net
    RAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE418-ARIN

    RNOCHandle: NA230-ARIN
    RNOCName: NOC Hosting Operations
    RNOCPhone: +1-877-578-4000
    RNOCEmail: dnsadmin@mediatemple.net
    RNOCRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NA230-ARIN

    RTechHandle: NA230-ARIN
    RTechName: NOC Hosting Operations
    RTechPhone: +1-877-578-4000
    RTechEmail: dnsadmin@mediatemple.net
    RTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NA230-ARIN

    DNS records
    name class type data time to live
    http://www.consumer-classactions.com IN A 72.47.202.200 43200s (12:00:00)
    consumer-classactions.com IN NS ns1.mediatemple.net 43200s (12:00:00)
    consumer-classactions.com IN A 72.47.202.200 43200s (12:00:00)
    consumer-classactions.com IN SOA
    server: ns1.mediatemple.net
    email: dnsadmin@mediatemple.net
    serial: 2010051401
    refresh: 10800
    retry: 3600
    expire: 1209600
    minimum ttl: 43200
    43200s (12:00:00)
    consumer-classactions.com IN NS ns2.mediatemple.net 43200s (12:00:00)
    consumer-classactions.com IN MX
    preference: 10
    exchange: mail.consumer-classactions.com
    43200s (12:00:00)
    200.202.47.72.in-addr.arpa IN PTR kamberedelson.com 43200s (12:00:00)
    202.47.72.in-addr.arpa IN SOA
    server: ns1.mediatemple.net
    email: dnsadmin@mediatemple.net
    serial: 2012110512
    refresh: 10800
    retry: 3600
    expire: 1209600
    minimum ttl: 43200
    86400s (1.00:00:00)
    202.47.72.in-addr.arpa IN RRSIG
    type covered: NSEC (47)
    algorithm: RSA/SHA-1 (5)
    labels: 5
    original ttl: 10800 (03:00:00)
    signature expiration: 2012-11-16 01:00:47Z
    signature inception: 2012-11-06 01:00:47Z
    key tag: 9263
    signer’s name: 72.in-addr.arpa
    signature:
    (1024 bits)

    532E231508BCF0622D4E8C7C14BAB4EF
    5577633C3C362554559B7A2C46FE628B
    3AFB4B91CDEA28332C31B526F78E5BFC
    2631668547BB82CC13E73FEDAB9A7A9A
    F4CB709C34C26D4FCC8B3DADEE48169B
    E50E53ADFDF35251667E82859F91E0B1
    358845B7FC40DD8C7A28EB480BA2166A
    1A05FC57E68DBF7F0298690ADC3872A5

    10800s (03:00:00)
    202.47.72.in-addr.arpa IN NSEC
    next domain name: 203.47.72.in-addr.arpa
    record types: NS RRSIG NSEC
    10800s (03:00:00)
    202.47.72.in-addr.arpa IN NS ns2.mediatemple.net 86400s (1.00:00:00)
    202.47.72.in-addr.arpa IN NS ns1.mediatemple.net 86400s (1.00:00:00)

    – end –

  14. Louis Marshall February 4, 2013 at 4:34 pm Reply

    Scambook attempted to extort money from me to remove a fictitious complaint against me.

    I’ve filed numerous complaints against them to: California Department of Consumer Affairs, California Department of Justice, California Secretary of State Office, Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs, and the Better Business Bureau.

    You can read the full story via my scam report page: http://www.scambookscum.com/

  15. louismar February 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm Reply

    Scambook attempted to extort money from me to remove a fictitious complaint against me.

    I’ve filed numerous complaints against them to: California Department of Consumer Affairs, California Department of Justice, California Secretary of State Office, Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs, and the Better Business Bureau.

    You can read the full story via my scam report page: http://www.scambookscum.com/

    scambook.com
    5900 Wilshire Blvd., 21th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    (310) 807-4018
    (310) 388-4865
    (877) 966-2278
    ryan@scambook.com
    brian@scambook.com
    Dispute@scambook.com

  16. SFA Reporter April 4, 2013 at 2:59 am Reply

    Be Great Partners Launches $6 Million Incubator Fund

    By Natalie Jarvey Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    One of the newest editions to the Los Angeles incubator and accelerator scene has met its fundraising goal.

    Miracle Mile incubator Be Great Partners, which opened in February, announced Tuesday that it has raised a $6 million fund to invest in startups.

    Be Great Partners, which announced its plans for the fun in February, wants to invest between $25,000 and $50,000 per startup. It will also mentor the companies and provide office space and developer talent.

    Chief Executive Lin Miao said he wants the incubator to do more than just give cash to entrepreneurs.

    “Unlike other incubators that focus on writing checks and helping startups raise larger rounds, we help startups grow and become profitable,” he said in a statement.

    The founding team at Be Great Partners has had a controversial past. Miao was previously the head of Boston ad network Tatto Media, which was sued in 2008 by Washington State, which alleged false and deceptive advertising. The lawsuit was later settled for $500,000.

    Miao went on to found Scambook, a Los Angeles online platform where consumers can complain about businesses. Be Great Partners, which shares founders and office space with Scambook, claims that the site has seen more than $10 million in complaint resolutions on its site.

    A critical website, http://ScambookExtortion.Blogspot.com and http://scamFRAUDalert.org questions whether Scambook is itself a scam. The most recent post, from last year, says that “Scambook is not fair to businesses listed on their website because these businesses must pay…in order to respond to complaints.”

    Be Great Partners has taken over the 21st floor of the Variety Building on Wilshire Boulevard. The recently renovated office, which includes both the incubator and Scambook, has a kitchen, screening room and game room in addition to its open work area.

    http://www.labusinessjournal.com/news/2013/apr/02/be-great-partners-launches-6-million-incubator-fun/

  17. SFA Reporter April 4, 2013 at 3:17 am Reply

    http://www.yldcorp.com is a scam
    http://www.yldcorp.com formerly was http://www.pivcorp.com. Since PIV website was taken down, they have changed their website to http://www.yldcorp.com.

    They have a standard email format:

    Thank you for e-mailing your résumé to us. The employment responsibilities are clear: you will answer the phone and take messages, work on scheduling different meetings, and performing errands for the company for things such as making bank deposits, and we will provide the corporate vehicle. While running errands, you will be provided with a company credit card to make all company purchases.

    You definitely seem more qualified than the others we have gotten e-mails sent from about the position. I would like to perform the next step, but before we are able to set up an interview, we require you to obtain a credit check. YLD prefers you use »freecreditreport-246.com this information as they are currently running a zero cost trial. In the past, YLD has also realized that their reports are the most factual compared to others. We require that any and all applicants to do so as suggested by the BBB(Better Business Bureau). In recent studies, we have also shown people that have low credit scores have been linked to fraud at their workplace. Once more, in agreement to defend our company we do require any and all applicants to fill out a a credit report, at zero cost to you.

    When you completely submit your information they will show you your personal score. After that, you will need to then e-mail me your score, and we can set up for an interview. We ask that you don’t send me your credit report, as it may have private materials on it. Just send me your credit number. In the chance that you find that you have a lower than desirable score, that does not disqualify from scheduling an interview with us, but it does show that you are honest and responsible.

    In the chance that you don’t wish to complete a credit check it’s no problem, we will have to interview some different applicants.

    I am excited and looking forward to hearing back.

    Have a great day,
    Samantha Simpson

    HR Manager YLD
    Samantha Simpson

    - YLD Corp
    Telephone number:+1 866 701 1063
    Fax:1 866 946 2997
    Address: SamanthaSimpson@YLDCorp.com
    Website: YLDCorp.com

    For more info, please go to the topic “A little freaky, not sure if its legit.” You will find tons of info there.

  18. SFA Reporter April 4, 2013 at 3:18 am Reply

    Thank you so much for emailing your resume to our company. The responsibilities of employment are as follows: you will answer the phone and take messages, you will have the task of scheduling all company meetings, and running us errands which includes making bank deposits, in our corporate automobile. While you are running errands, you will be given one of our company credit cards for all corporate purchases.

    You seem way more qualified than the others we have received e-mails sent from about the position. We want to take on the next step with you, but before we can schedule the interview, we require that you obtain a credit check. We heavily prefer you go to »freecreditcheck23.com to acquire this information as they are offering a free check. We have found that scores from them are the most accurate compared to other companies. YLD Corp. requires all new applicants to complete this as informed by the Better Business Bureau. In recent studies, we have also discovered people that have lower than usual scores are linked to more fraud at place of employment. Again, in order to preserve ourselves we will require any applicants to fill out a a credit report, at zero cost to you.

    After you submit all necessary information they will tell you your personal credit score. After that, you will then e-mail me your credit score, and we will set up for an interview. I ask that you do not email me your entire credit report, as it may have private information in the report. Just send the numbered score. If you currently have a less desirable credit score, it will not disqualify from an interview, but it does show us that you have traits that are honest and trustworthy.

    If you don’t wish to complete a credit score it is not an issue, we will just need to interview different applicants.

    I am excited and looking forward to your quick response.

    Sincerely,
    Madison Sims

    HR Administrator
    Madison Sims

    YLD Corporation.
    Phone:+1-866-701-1063
    Fax line:+1 800-036-5056
    Reply to: MadisonSims@YLDcorp.com
    Website: YLDcorp.com

    ** In the chance that you do not want the job and do not feel the need to be contacted again, you only need send a reply stating “Not Interested in Employment” without quotation marks in the subject body.

  19. SFA Reporter April 4, 2013 at 3:19 am Reply

    Welcome,

    Thankyou for e-mailing your resume to our company. The responsibilities of employment are as follows: you will be taking messages, you will work on scheduling meetings, and performing errands for us which will include buying office supplies and making bank deposits, and we will provide a company vehicle. While running errands, you always are provided with a company card(s) for all supply purchases, etc.

    I have the feeling that you are all around more proficient than the others I have received emails from about the position. We would like to take our next step, however, before we can set up an interview, YLD will require that you get a credit check. YLD very much prefers that you use »freecreditcheck29.com to acquire your check as they have made a deal with us to offer a zero cost check. In our past employment positions, we have found that scores from them are the most accurate compared to other companies. YLD Corp. requires any applicants to complete this as informed by the BBB(Better Business Bureau). Recent studies have shown that people with lower than usual scores have been linked to work place fraud. Again in order to protect our company we do need any of our applicants to complete a credit report, free of charge.

    After you submit your information they will tell you your personal credit score. After that, you can email me the credit score you received, and we can schedule for an interview. I ask that you do not email us your full credit report, as this will most likely have private materials on it. Only send me your numbered score. If you currently have a less than expected credit score, it will not disqualify from scheduling an interview with us, but it will show that you have traits that are both responsible and trustworthy.

    In the chance that you don’t want to complete a credit check it is not a problem, we can always interview one of our other applicants.

    I will be excited to be your quick response.

    Hope to speak again,
    Kelsey Robinson

    Human Resource Manager YLD
    Kelsey Robinson

    YLD Corporation.
    Phone number:+1 866 701 1063
    Fax line:1 866 547-5076
    E-mail: KelseyRobinson@YLDcorp.com
    Website: YLDCorp.com

    P.S. In the chance that you do not want our employment and don’t want to be contacted, you only have to message back with “Not Interested in Employment Position” with quotes in your subject line. (This line you see only if you high light after the last line of the email) Message was originally Re-directed via e-mail from job-pdqqjx-987469963
    bmbqjkxzssxytqndga72760584vsaozltn

  20. SFA Reporter April 4, 2013 at 3:19 am Reply

    Applied for a position with YLD Corp, got pretty much the same email in response as the ones previously posted, except that I noticed they changed the name of the credit reporting sight with each email and the name of the HR representative is different with each one. It was blatantly obvious from the initial email it was a scam of some sort but I replied just to see what the response would be. No way did I go to the credit reporting sight, just made up a credit score. When you look at the YLD website it’s obvious they’re not real. Everything on the website reads in a very odd manner, there are grammatical errors that NO company would make on their website!

    Also, the initial email I sent them had my resume pasted in it (which has my phone number, address, etc)…what are the odds my personal information is now in danger?! I have a Master’s degree for crying out loud, I just want a job, stupid scammers!!!
    to forum · permalink · 2009-12-11 14:49:51 ·

    POed

    @sbcglobal.net

    reply to Satria
    Here’s my email from today from them -

    need to talk to you cis12,

    We appreciate you e-mailing your resume to us. The responsibilities of employment are very clear: you will be answering the phone, work on scheduling all company meetings, and performing company errands such as purchasing office supplies, and we will provide a corporate car. When you are errand running, you always are given one of our company credit card(s) to make all corporate purchases, et cetera.

    I get the feeling that you are all around more accomplished than other people I have received e-mails sent from today, about the position. We would like to take on our next step with you, but before I am able to set up an interview, YLD will require you to obtain your credit scored. YLD very much prefers that you use »freecreditreportrus.com to obtain your check as they are running a deal with us to offer a free trial. In the past, we have found that their scores are the most accurate compared to other companies. YLD Corp. requires any potential applicants to do so as instructed by the Better Business Bureau. Recent studies have shown that people that have low scores are connected to workplace fraud. Again in agreement to keep the company safe we do require any and all applicants to fill out a credit report, free of charge.

    After you finish submitting all necessary information their company will e-mail you your personal score. After that, you will then email me your received score, and we can set up for an interview. Please don’t email us your entire credit report, as it will most likely have sensitive information on the report. Just send me the numbered score. If you find that you possess a lower than desirable score, that will not disqualify from an interview with us, but does helps show that you have traits that are both responsible and honest.

    If you don’t wish to participate and fill out our credit score it is not an issue, YLD will just interview one of the different applicants.

    I am excited to be hearing back.

    Hope to hear back from you,
    Morgan Baker

    Human Resource Director – YLD
    Morgan Baker

    YLD Corp.
    Telephone number:+1 866 701 1063
    Fax:+1 800 722 9425
    : MorganBaker@YLDcorp.com
    Site: YLDCorp.com

  21. SFA Reporter April 4, 2013 at 3:20 am Reply

    Yes, we have a new topic that has been discussing that.

    »www.yldcorp.com is a scam

    They have the following sites active.

    • »yldcorp.com/ aka »www.yldcorp.com/

    • »pivcorporation.com/ aka »www.pivcorporation.com/

    • »fidsky.com/ aka »www.fidsky.com/

  22. SFA Reporter April 4, 2013 at 3:20 am Reply

    http://www.pivcorp.com scam / Cocacolacake.com?
    Hello! New Poster here. I came here because I was doing some research on an email I got in response to a CraigsList job posting I applied to. Since I’m kind of wary to begin with, I decided to do some research. Yeah, it’s a scam, and every posting on this forum verified it. The email address this guy gave me was Daniel@cocacolacake.com. It’s the same wording as previous posters :

    “My name is Daniel Jacobs and I am the hiring manager for our company. I took some time going over your resume and I find everything very impressive and interesting. I then took it upon myself to compare your credentials to those of other applicants, and yours surely stands out the most, and I would say you are a great fit for the position.

    That being said, we would like to get you situated in your starting $21/hour position ASAP. We have one of the highest started paying salaries in the city at the moment, and large room for growing. Not to mention that the average employee at our company is employed with us for at least 5 years.

    I do have one document to request from you that I had not found in your resume. We require all potential candidates for our company to get a credit report done. You may use your very own credit report agency, or use an accredited one that we have had prior experience with such as FreeCreditReport which can be found here:click here. It’s free and we have had success with them in the past. I do not expect you to e-mail the personal information in your credit report over the internet but we do expect you to bring it with you to the interview. Your score will not affect your chances of being hired, it is just a formality we need to abide by.

    After you have that done and printed out, or saved on a USB drive, let me know and we will schedule a meeting within 5 business days, so we can discuss and go over your jobs duties, salary, employee benefits, and other important information. Additionally, I will give you a tour of our offices, and my colleagues.”

    Funny – if you try to research Daniel Jacobs, nothing comes up. Also, the website was recently created (like so many others posted on here), and if you go to the domain, it’s “under construction.” Hm! A little shifty, don’t you think?

    »whois.domaintools.com/cocacolacake.com

    So – thank you, everyone, for posting the previous information. Now that I know this is a definite scam I will no longer be sending out any resumes off of CraigsList posts. These guys are total jags… it’s extremely disappointing, but oh well

  23. SFA Reporter April 4, 2013 at 3:27 am Reply

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    March 06, 2009
    back
    Attorney general dumps creator of Internet come-ons

    Seattle company to pay $500,000 under new settlement

    SEATTLE – After the Washington Attorney General’s Office found an Internet company’s “MyLuvCrush” promotion to be a not-so-sweet nothing designed to prey on hopeful romantics, its creator agreed to dump the ads. Seattle-based Tatto Media, Inc. agreed last November to stop misrepresenting to computer users that someone had a “crush” on them. Instead, the company continued its misleading come-ons. So the state returned to court, securing a new $500,000 settlement and a warning to businesses that attempt similar ploys:

    “Tatto Media will pay for its broken hearts and broken promises,” Attorney General Rob McKenna said.

    “The lawsuit and $500,000 settlement sends a clear message,” added Senior Counsel Paula Selis, an assistant attorney general who heads up the Consumer Protection High-Tech Unit. “We don’t tolerate businesses that repeatedly flirt with the law.”

    The Attorney General’s Office alleged that Tatto Media, which designs advertising promotions for other online companies, violated the November 2008 agreement that prohibits it from misrepresenting to computer users that someone in their local area has a romantic interest in them.

    The company will pay $487,272 in civil penalties under a new settlement filed today in King County Superior Court, as well as $12,700 in attorneys’ costs and fees. An additional $250,000 in civil penalties are suspended, provided Tatto Media doesn’t violate the new agreement.

    The Attorney General’s Office doesn’t know how many Internet users may have been duped by the company’s advertisements but began investigating after reading negative comments on blogs and discussion sites about a promotion called MyLuvCrush. The promo targeted users of Reunion.com, Facebook and MySpace with an ad resembling an e-mail message sent from a secret admirer. Users who tried to read the message were taken to a Web site where they were instructed to enter a cell phone number and enrolled in a text-messaging horoscope service. A fictitious suitor’s name was then sent to the user’s cell phone.

    Selis said the company broke the agreement by running similar promotions on sites such as Facebook, PerfSpot.com and True.com. They included more secret crush ads to promote the horoscope service, as well as bogus e-cards aimed at enticing users to install a “MyFunCards” browser toolbar for sending e-cards.

    DOCUMENTS:

    Tatto Media Complaint
    Tatto Media Consent Decree
    Screenshots
    Tatto Media November 2008 Assurance of Discontinuance

    -30-

    Media Contacts: Kristin Alexander, Media Relations Manager – Seattle, (206) 464-6432, kalexander@atg.wa.gov

    Paula Selis, Senior Counsel, (206) 464-7662

  24. SFA Reporter April 4, 2013 at 3:29 am Reply

    Be Great Partners Launches New Incubator/Accelerator
    posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    It seems like there are almost nearly as many startup incubators and accelerators launching in the Los Angeles area as startups. The newest? Be Great Partners said Monday that it has launched a new technology incubator and accelerator, in the Variety Building at 5900 Wilshire Blvd. Be Great Partners said its flagship company it has been incubating is Scambook, an online service which helps people complain about businesses and help get those issues resolved. The incubator said it was founded by Lin Miao. The incubator/accelerator did not give any details on its acceleration program, how or whether it makes investments, or other details.

    The firm’s founder, Lin Miao, also has drawn some controversy in the past—TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington has called Miao’s last company, Tatto Media, a scam, for billing people for products they never receive and using mobile billing text to sign people up for unwanted services.

    Be Great Partners’ press contact not reply to requests for comments on the TechCrunch article. Tatto Media was also fined by Washington Attorney General for its “Internet come-ons” and unauthorized text-messaging billing.

    http://www.socaltech.com/mobilestory.php?storyid=0047951

  25. SFA Reporter April 4, 2013 at 3:41 am Reply

    Hello,

    This year Tatto Media manage to cheat my company out of a very large sum of money, and after being promised my money countless times I was never paid a dime. It wasn’t just me who was cheated out of money, however; for a period of months, nearly all their affiliates had their payments withheld for absolutely no apparent reason, under orders by Lin Miao and Andrew Bachman, Tatto’s founders.

    I’ve gathered a lot of very incriminating information concerning Tatto, Lin, and Andy from a variety of sources, outlining illegal and deceptive practices related to things from payment practices all the way to their fake acquisition by Ozura World. If you are owed money from Tatto Media, do not bother trying to contact them for your payment, it’s a lost cause. Do not try to threaten them or take legal action alone, as they have created fake “evidence” apparently showing (fake) illegal placements for affiliates who threatened them, and fabricated other excuses for non-payment. The best way to get your money back is in a group.

    Instead, PM me here and I’ll come into contact with you. I am gathering a group of people who have been cheated by Tatto, so we can take legal action as a group and have more power and leverage. They may be able to create false excuses for non-payment for a single affiliate who sues them, but when they have 100 affiliate knocking on their door requesting their money, and inside information detailing the fact that they instructed their employees not to pay their affiliates and instead to lie to them, they’re not going to lie their way out of that one.

  26. SFA Reporter April 4, 2013 at 3:49 am Reply

    Andrew Bachman and Lin Miao
    Founder Scambook.com

    Built Tatto Media from Babson College dorm room in 2006, sold in April 2011 for $60million USD. Founded Scambook.com, the leading consumer complaint forum on the internet to force deceptive businesses to provide real value to their customers. Founded the Bachman Miao Scholarship fund at Babson College.

    Age: 26
    Ethnicity: East Asian

  27. [...] 03. scamFRAUDalert Scam Fraud Alert [...]

  28. SFA Reporter April 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm Reply

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  29. […] Bogus Consumer Review Site – WhoIs scambook, llc? […]

  30. SFA Reporter March 16, 2014 at 3:12 pm Reply

    Address lookup
    canonical name : webtrafficpolice.com

    aliases
    addresses 98.124.198.1
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    Queried whois.internic.net with “dom webtrafficpolice.com”…

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    Whois Server: whois.enom.com
    Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
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    Updated Date: 22-sep-2013
    Creation Date: 10-jul-2001
    Expiration Date: 10-jul-2014

    >>> Last update of whois database: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:09:42 UTC <<<

    Queried whois.enom.com with "webtrafficpolice.com"…

    Domain Name: WEBTRAFFICPOLICE.COM
    Registry Domain ID: 74850463_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.enom.com
    Registrar URL: http://www.enom.com

    Updated Date: 2013-09-22 11:57:04Z
    Creation Date: 2001-07-10 14:30:14Z

    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-07-10 14:30:00Z
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    Registry Registrant ID:
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    – end –

  31. anonymous411911 April 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm Reply

    The owners of Scambook, LLC ( Scambook.com ) are:

    Timothy Sykes
    900 Mix Avenue, Unit 22
    Hamden, CT – 06514

    AND

    Justin Mabanta
    1712 Ravanusa Drive
    Henderson, NV – 89502

    AND

    Robert E. Dicky Children’s Irrevocable Trust
    7716 Depot Road #1
    Lisbon, OH – 44432

    AND

    Seva Holdings Group LTD
    Wilma House
    Hibiscus Square 2D F
    TURKS & CAICOS

    AND

    Shaboom Media LLC
    401 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1200
    Chicago, IL – 60611

    which is owned by:

    Lin Miao & Andrew Bachman
    10 High Street, Suite 900, BOSTON, MA – 02111

    SOURCE:

    http://www.ilsos.gov/corporatellc/CorporateLlcController?command=mms&fileNbr=03502392&type=MBR

    http://www.ilsos.gov/corporatellc/CorporateLlcController?command=mms&fileNbr=03502422&type=MBR

  32. SFA Reporter April 9, 2014 at 6:37 pm Reply

    FTC Moves Against Massive Mobile Cramming Operation That Heaped Millions in Unwanted Charges on Consumers’ Bills
    Defendants Pitched ‘Love Tips,’ ‘Fun Facts,’ and Free Justin Bieber Tickets

    For Release
    December 16, 2013

    The Federal Trade Commission is taking action to stop a mobile phone cramming operation that has placed tens of millions of dollars on consumers’ mobile phone bills without their permission. In its complaint, the FTC seeks to shut down the operation and recover money lost by consumers.

    The FTC’s complaint charges that Lin Miao and Andrew Bachman, through a number of companies they owned and controlled, pitched “love tips,” “fun facts,” and celebrity gossip alerts sent by text message to consumers, but placed monthly subscription fees for these “services” on consumers’ mobile phone bills without their authorization. The practice, known as mobile cramming, relies on the fact that consumers often don’t closely examine their monthly statements, or many assume that charges are legitimate.

    “This case puts another dent in the armor of scammers who use mobile cramming to take advantage of consumers across the country,” said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “The FTC will continue working to protect consumers from unwanted third-party charges on their mobile phone bills.”

    According to the complaint, consumers allegedly received text messages with random factoids that they dismissed as spam without realizing they had received them through a paid subscription service they did not knowingly buy. The defendants also allegedly used misleading website offers to obtain valid consumer phone numbers that they used to sign up consumers for their services without their knowledge.

    In one instance, a website told visitors they had won free Justin Bieber tickets, which they could claim by filling out an online quiz. Part of the process required consumers to enter their phone number, and while consumers didn’t receive the Justin Bieber tickets, their phone numbers were likely signed up for one of the defendants’ paid services.

    The charges continued to appear on consumers’ bills until the consumers noticed them and took action to unsubscribe. The charges, typically $9.99 per month, often appeared on consumers’ bills with inscrutable names like “77050IQ12CALL8663611606” and “25184USBFIQMIG” and in many instances, consumers did not notice the variations in the amount of their bills from month to month.

    When consumers did notice the charges, the process of getting a refund was often highly cumbersome. In some cases, consumers could reach representatives of the company, who would promise refunds that never arrived. In other cases, consumers were able to get partial refunds from their phone company, but only for a limited number of months – sometimes far less than the length of time they were billed. The number of consumers seeking refunds from their phone companies was as high as 40 percent in some months, and some carriers suspended the defendants from placing charges on consumers’ bills.

    The FTC’s complaint alleges that the defendants violated the FTC Act by deceiving consumers, leading them to believe they were obligated to pay for the defendants’ premium text message services. The defendants also violated the FTC Act by unfairly billing consumers for services they did not ask for.

    The defendants in the case are Tatto, Inc. (also doing business as WinBigBidLow and Tatto Media); Bullroarer, Inc. (also doing business as Bullroarer Corporation Pty. Ltd.); Shaboom Media, LLC (also doing business as Tatto Media); Bune, LLC; Mobile Media Products, LLC; Chairman Ventures, LLC; Galactic Media, LLC; Virtus Media, LLC; Lin Miao and Andrew Bachman.

    The Commission vote authorizing the staff to file the complaint was 4-0. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Dec. 4, 2013, and a temporary restraining order with an asset freeze was granted against the defendants on Dec. 5, 2013.

    NOTE: The Commission files a complaint when it has “reason to believe” that the law has been or is being violated and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. The case will be decided by the court.

    The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.
    Contact Information

    MEDIA CONTACT:

    Jay Mayfield
    Office of Public Affairs
    202-326-2181

    STAFF CONTACT:

    Heather Allen
    Bureau of Consumer Protection
    202-326-3224

  33. SFA Reporter April 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm Reply

    Business Category
    Tatto Inc
    155 Federal Street Suite 600,
    Boston, MA 02110

    CELLULAR TELEPHONE SERVICE

    1. Winbigbidlow
    2. Be Great Partners
    3. BALLASTRO
    4. Bullroarer Corporation PTY Ltd
    5. Bune LLC
    6. Misty Mobile
    7. Mob Chance
    8. Bullroarer, Inc
    9. Shaboom Media LLC
    10. Mobile Media Products, LLC
    11. Tatto Media, Inc
    12. GAME PLAN HOLDINGS, INC. (GPLHE)
    13. Chairman Ventures, LLC
    14. Galactic Media, LLC
    15. Virtus Media, LLC
    16. scambook, Inc.
    17. scambook llc
  34. Barry lind June 3, 2014 at 2:06 pm Reply

    SCAMBOOK IS A MASSIVE SCAM!!! The only SCAM is SCAMBOOK. They extort money from small businesses. When someone files a complaint with scambook (real, fake, madeup by scambook, or a competitor) – scambook then contacts the complaint the complaint is against and DEMANDS $500/month every month to remove any compalints….so the compalints do not stay if you pay.

    Extortion. Google “SCAMBOOK” and page thorugh….you will see all of the compalints AGAINST scam book. These jokers had to leave Illinois because the Attorney General there filed suit.

    Sacambook extorts money from small business. This is ciber crime.

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