My email spambuster Mailwasher Pro is doing overtime since I posted my investigation into Google Treasure Chest and the Robert G Allen Grants swindle. In this second investigation, I showed how the email spam system links the various scam systems together. That is:
By signing up for one sytem, I started receiving email spam from all the various scams around even though they all have the mantra “we hate spammers as much as you do” and they all include privacy policies which expressly state that no email address is shared with anyone else….except third parties!
Bollocks! Of course, my interest was started with Google Treasure Chest, and then I issued a sequence of posts detailing my ever deepening investigations into these scum bastards and their rotten activities.
EMail Spam Reduction – temporarily!
Last week, a malware server was taken offline that had a small impact on the amount of spam I received. (see Methinks the ISP doth Protest Too Much). I reckon the rubbish went down to about 75% of the previous week’s level. In fact, because my Robert G Allen Grants swindle post focussed so much on resourcehurtcentral.com I actually noticed it in my spam by it’s absence!
resourcehurtcentral.com back in the Spam Game
Well I can tell you, it’s back now!
So I decided to see where one of the new spam points…
GoogleBusinessKits@ressourcehurtcentral.com is where the spam notionally comes from. This is despite the fact that I’ve ‘unsubscribed’ from their mailings -twice! So where do they want me to go?
And of course, that’s not the destination – I immediately got redirected to:
This page is worth ignoring, if you are feeling at all suicidal and want to give all your hard-earned money away to twats, that is!!! Otherwise, pay careful attention. NOW!
- Firstly, it’s called Google Money Master at the top of the page.
- The design is awfully like that of the original Google Treasure Chest signup page at securecartcenter.com
- It says “As seen and trusted on Google, CNBC, USA Today, ABC, CNN & Yahoo!” – believe that if you will!
- Now compare this with the statement at the bottom of the page which states “The trademarks in this image are owned by their respective owners who do not endorse this product. Google Revolution, LLC is not affiliated with, endorsed by or in any way associated with Google.”
- From this, we can safely take it that they are only afraid of Google and don’t care a toss for the rest!
Now, please continue, and while carefully noting the 100% Trusted banner, check out the Terms & Conditions link at the bottom. You’ll have noticed the Matrix-like title “Revolution”. It’s about the same – what goes around comes around.
The T&Cs are now a bit more technical and a bit more frightening since the Google Treasure Chest days. e.g. take a look….
Initiation of a complaint or chargeback against Google Revolution for products or services rendered constitutes a severe breach of this Agreement. A “complaint or chargeback” shall be defined as initiating any form of complaint or chargeback with your credit card issuer or bank. Upon receipt of a complaint or chargeback, or threat thereof, Google Revolution will immediately deactivate all Services provided to the Customer, and immediately begin chargeback reversal (anti-fraud) procedures. In the event we lose the chargeback reversal procedures, we will immediately send to collections the full disputed amount in addition to an administrative fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00 USD). Please note that threats of a complaint or chargeback will be treated the same as an actual complaint or chargeback. In all cases, violation of this clause will result in cancellation of all Services provided to the Customer, regardless of services disputed.
This is their way to counter the recommendation by all of the anti-scammer websites to immediately initiate a chargeback against the company to recover your scammed money!
My personal recommendation is to carry on doing this, as recommended by Chris Malta’s scam tips. Cancel your card, get a chargeback and show your card company the scammy “Terms and Conditions” that this supposed company imposes.
You will also note that Google Revolution is owned by:
Honshu Systems, LLC
Attn: Google Revolution General Counsel
2850 Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
Plot Thickens Again!
You’ll see that all postal letters must go to:
15 Park Terrace Leadgate, Consett, County Durham, DH8 7QD United Kingdom.
But if you want to telephone, you have to call the USA here:
Now, Using Google, I Checked the County Durham Address and Did a Search for Bad Scam Comments
The UK ‘Durham’ connection is interesting. There is at least one business registered at this address – called Spring Systems Limited. It’s details are here, https://www.ukdata.com/numbers/06919609.html
I checked Google for bad stuff on Google Money Master and Google Revolution. All the bad comments started about two weeks ago e.g.
- Google Money Master Kit Complaints – SCAM
- Google Money Master: Legit or Scam?
- Google Revolution.com Complaints – It’s a scam
There are many more.
Q.Now when do you think Spring Systems Limited was registered?
A. On 29/5/2009 – about two weeks ago!
It’s pretty clear that this really is a scam, and if not directly a continuation of Google Treasure Chest, Money Tree, Acai Berries, Grants or Green tea scams – it’s using exactly the same methods.
In searching for a reason for the profusion of contacts in County Durham, UK, I’m reminded of a sweet-faced Geordie bint I recently saw promoting Carbon Copy Pro, a similar MLM/pyramid type thing. My personal knowledge tells me that this part of England is like the Wild West at times. I’m from that area!
….Nevada still is, by the look of it! The sheer quantity of new scam business operating with apparent impunity and disregard for the law shows that the Nevada & Utah law enforcers can’t keep a lid on this.
That’s my definition of the Wild West – when laws are not enforced.
The County Durham UK connection is interesting and there are further co-incidences with the smoking gun of lawlessness and criminality that is Nevada, Utah and County Durham…
- On April 16 2008, a man was arrested in Las Vegas for possession of Ricin, a particularly notable and deadly poison, historically favoured by the Bulgarian Secret Police. He also had connections with Reno & Salt Lake City – see Man sickened in ricin case is arrested, charged.
- The report from the other barrel of this double-entendre of a smoking gun is from England on 6th June 2009 – A father and son are being questioned by anti-terrorism officers following the discovery of the poison ricin at a house in County Durham
Spooky connections, eh?