Tag Archive: GTC

Turkey Bans Google

I can’t vouch for the information as I don’t live in Turkey, but I’ve just found out that Turkey has blocked Google.com Google Groups from internet access for it’s citizens.  See:

Turkey & My Foreign Perspectives with Bea Vanni: Goodbye Google Alert: Hello More Bans for Turkey

While my Turkey blog is less frequent these days, I still track the latest and this one deserves attention. Now Google sites are banned in Turkey; this time the lawsuit hails from Denizli, home of a dear friend of mine.

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) reports that the Second Criminal Court of Peace in Denizli on June 24th banned Google and did not give a reason to add to the lame excuses of bans across Turkish Courts. When will Turkey learn that they cannot patrol the internet to any advantage of their state?

Turkey, internet and freedomNow this is quite serious – and weird.  Turkey, after all, contains NATO/US rocket bases and even wishes to join the EU.  Peace, friendship, allying and self-protection are all wonderful things.  But for most of them, we need some form of  common value system.

See this link for extra confirmation of the ban.  It also means that while people may write fondly of their Turkish holiday experiences, if they now pop into an internet cafe, their Google and YouTube queries or postings will draw a blank.

This is one measure of freedom in my book and puts a big question mark over Turkey’s status.

BTW, there’s even a Google Treasure Chest connection  here, because Turkey controls the northern part of Nicosia, Cyprus, which contains some of the addresses used in the GTC scam.

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Google Treasure Chest – Phone and Address List

Pre-script

Comments are now closed on this posting as Google Treasure Chest is dead.
However, the problem has not gone away – the menace continues.

For further information, all chat on this and subsequent scams is now here:
Google Revolution, Different Name, Same Scam!
and here:
More on Google Profits and Pacific Webworks/


Introduction

Notice how I call this a scam. This has being going on since 2007 . It’s only this year has some sort of order been applied to some websites. But now, because of the initial actions, there’s a veritable zoo of copycat websites that have sprung up, still using the original secretive methods and styles. To say that Google Treasure Chest is now behaving properly is missing the point. It’s activities like this that have spawned this chimera of shifting targets and thus, it’s still the original system designer’s fault and they should be penalised accordingly.

This list is derived from the posts and comments that have cascaded from an original posting of mine, Google Treasure Chest – it’s a scam and a half!

I’m calling this list a “Google Treasure Chest” list purely because that’s where I started. As time has progressed there’s been so much blurring of the edges that it can probably be applied to anything that’s appeared in these related postings and all the other websites that have picked up on this scam.

The information is arranged chronologically is it was received at this website and shows the wide variety of contacts that people have had to endure – notice how some phone numbers have been quoted at different addresses! This demonstrates either complete incompetence or laissez-faire by the various ‘web-masters or a series of deliberate attempts to obfuscate and mislead. Either way, the effect is the same.

See this video howto about get use your credit card company to beat the scammers.

Governmental and Other Consumer Help Contacts

This is a short list of consumer help and official governmental scam reporting organistions.

How To Use This Table Below

  • Sites called GTC refer to Google Treasure Chest. The rest you’ll have to guess at or look at the original comment on this website where all this info has been posted originally. I haven’t gone to other websites to get extra stuff – life’s too short.
  • Saying this, the GTC phone numbers at the bottom tend to work according to people that have left a message or comment. So if you need to cancel your ‘golden opportunity for wealth’, then try these.
  • I’ll try and keep this list updated with new numbers as I come across them. They aren’t guaranteed to work – but it’s a starting point…

Current Best Practice (to get out of this scam) – 4 June 2009 (SP)

  • Cancel your credit card / get your credit card company to do a charge back (See this video howto)
  • Phone 866 957 0020

In both cases, the people who’ve got their money back have been persistent and straight to the point.  Don’t hang up until they cough up!

DATE: REF: SITE PHONE (s) ADDRESS
06 4 2009 (SP) GTC 866 951 1406 2510 Warren Ave Ste. 3363, Cheyenne, WY 82001
09 4 2009 Holly GCK 1 866 591 1406 (dialled wrong probs) 2510 warren ave ste 3363 Cheyenne, wy 82001
09 4 2009 (SP) IMT 1 866 870 4257 2375 E Tropicana Ave STE 8, Las Vegas, NV 89119 6563
09 4 2009 (SP) GTC 866 951 1406 970 W Broadway Ste E347, Jackson, WY 83001
10 4 2009 kay GTC 866 951 1406 405 East, 12450 South, Suite G,Draper, Utah 84020 (returns)
10 4 2009 can’t believe I was so stupid GTC FOR REFUNDS CALL 866957 SANDY UT
10 4 2009 can’t believe I was so stupid GTC (801) 944 0838 Six Figure Consulting, 2755 E Cottonwood Pkwy, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
11 4 2009 liam GTC 888 705 1275
11 4 2009 Jonathon GTC 866957 SANDY UT
11 4 2009 (SP) GK/ DCB/ GATM 1 800 497 4988 / 1 866 321 2728 4240 West Flamingo Rd Suite #201, Las Vegas, NV 89103
13 4 2009 (SP) KMD Jose Menendez 17425 Nw 77th Ct, Hialeah, FL 33015
13 4 2009 Richard Michael GBK For refunds call 866957 Sandy
13 4 2009 (SP) FKI/IPF 888 247 3851
13 4 2009 K0lumbus IPF/ FKWI (888) 247 3851 Orem, UT
13 4 2009 Liam GTC/ FSI 888 705 1275
13 4 2009 Liam GS 1 888 247 2155
13 4 2009 Richard Michael GTC/ FSI 001 866 951 1406 970 w broadway ste, E347 Jacsons WY 83001
14 4 2009 LaShawn Blanchard GTC 888 705 1275 970 W Broadway Ste E347, Jackson, WY 83001
14 4 2009 Not Kevin PGP 1 800 309 6980
14 4 2009 Samantha GTC/ KLB For refunds call 866957
14 4 2009 Jessica GTC 1 866 951 1406
15 4 2009 Kim GTC/ FLI 1 866 951 1406
15 4 2009 Kim GS 1 888 247 2155
15 4 2009 Kendall GTC (866) 951 1406
16 4 2009 Tim GTCK/ GC 1 800 390 6035 (Toll Free) / 1 208 345 4245 (Direct)
16 4 2009 CallMeRay GTC/ RCB 866 951 1406
16 4 2009 Bill Nevis GTC/ FKI 877 208 6571 / 866 870 4257 51 W Center St #621, Orem UT, 84057
16 4 2009 Janice GTC 1 866 951 1406
17 4 2009 Shawn Michael GTC 866957 SANDY UT
19 4 2009 Sneed GTC 866 951 1406
19 4 2009 Killer GTC/ BM/ BKWC 888 248 9285 Blazingkeywords.com, Customer Care, 224 S Main St #218, Springville UT, 84663
20 4 2009 Lilly GTC 866 951 1406
21 4 2009 Tiffany W GTC for refunds call 866957 sandy ut
22 4 2009 Brian GTC 866 951 1406
27 4 2009 Peggy Conyers GTC 866 9511 406 support / 866 957 0020 UT refunds
28 4 2009 Keith Elliot GTC 888 760 6767 (obtained from VISA!)
01 5 2009 Not Kevin GATM 1 800 497 4988 / 1 801 578 9020 / 1 866 321 2728 1810 E Sahara Ave, Suite 1-341, Las Vegas, NV 89104
01 5 2009 Slim1202 GTC 001 866 951 1406
03 5 2009 (SP) eM / GTK 1 800 309 6980
04 5 2009 Not Kevin (via Complaints Board) GTC 00 1 866 957 0200
17 5 2009 Not Kevin GTC / many various names 1 888 256 9025
1 888 258 5204
1 888 256 9024
1 888 249 7889
1 888 256 1248
51 West Center Street #621 Orem Utah 84057
970 W Broadway Ste. E347 Jackson WY 83001
21 5 2009 Tara Boyd GTC / MaxDeal / DealMax / Max Inter national / MaxGXL 866 957 0020
866 951 1406
888 256 1248
866 415 2029
888 705 1275
888 247 2155
800 309 6980
1 866 870 4257
1 800 497 4988
866 321 2728
28 5 2009 Cinthya GTC / Philippines 866 957 0020
866 200 5473 (Philippines)
email [email protected]

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Watch Out for the Scam Double-Bluff!

Pre-script

Comments are now closed on this posting as Google Treasure Chest is dead.
However, the problem has not gone away – the menace continues.

For further information, all chat on this and subsequent scams is now here:
Google Revolution, Different Name, Same Scam!
and here:
More on Google Profits and Pacific Webworks/

@AmazonHow Internet Scammers Get Attention

As you will know, websites LOVE to be seen.  We LOVE lots of hits!  It’s a kind of fame thing if all you want to do is shout and be heard;  it’s a life or death business thing if you need to make money from your visibility.

This much is obvious.  But as I’ve trawled the dark side, looking for more filth like:

  • Google Treasure Chest
  • Google Money Kit
  • etc

…it’s become obvious that fifth columnists are at work!  How?

Try these google searches:

Okay.  You’ll see that I’ve done two similar searches for each of the three operations:

  • Google Treasure Chest (GTC)
  • Success University
  • CarbonCopyPro

Google Treasure Chest

If you examine the search results (first page only!) you’ll see that GTC returns a load of obviously bad things about them, including my post, google-treasure-chest-its-a-scam-and-a-half/, which set the ball rolling for me all of er.. 19 days ago!

Success University and CarbonCopyPro

Success University and CarbonCopyPro have a lot of results that purport to be investigations and ‘the truth’ about the organistions.  There are a lot of actual ‘truth revealed’ about the ‘scam’ going on these websites.  You think “oh great, now I can really find out what’s going on..”

Now check the videos!!!

You’ll discover that these are shameless plugs to continue the pyramidal building of these MLMs

It’s staggeringly successful when you consider it!. Like a spy in the camp, what they’ve done is squeezed themselves to the top of the Google rankings in both good and bad terminology searches!  So if you want to find the dirt on CarbonCopyPro, add it to the words ‘scam’, ‘ripoff’, ‘fraud’ or suchlike – and there they are!  Go in and check the link, and it’s a plug!  If you want to find good things about CarbonCopyPro, do the same but mix it with ‘success’, ‘wealth’ or ‘professional’ or ‘winner’ – and there you go!  It’s another plug!

This is the proof of the Scam Double-Bluff

Like in a game of poker, the many faces of the schemer wins each time.


Google Treasure Chest Scamming Plug

Of course, our old GTC friend isn’t without some similar scheming….  Pay a visit to,

workathome-scams.com

‘Mike Taylor’ in this beautifully worded webpage says,

WARNING: If You Do Not Read This Webpage You May Get Scammed!

‘Mike’ recommends two ‘schemes’ with his ‘brutally honest opinion’, as he calls it, from all the horrible scam schemes out there.  These are,

  • Google Money System (warning bells going yet?  SP!)
  • Process Rebates

Google Money System takes you to

securecartcenter.com/Nzg3OHwxMjF8Mjg5NTIzfHYy/m2qem4b9/g

…which is our old friends at securecartcenter.com again.  So the number one recommendation is the number one scammer.  Can you spot a connection?

Process Rebates

This second ‘recommendation’ needs special mention and is a firm warning to the gullible. You are redirected (naturally) to,

processaffiliaterebates.com/index2-control-25feb.php?caCode=AFFREBATE&p=0&caid=14849&cid1=0&cid2=1261&cid3=0&cid4=False&sid=&stID=67&new=1&subid=CD51354&misc3=-CD51354

A WHOIS reveals that they are ‘protected’ by Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.  From spammers, they claim, although it’s an ideal way for spivs to cover their tracks.  You’ll also see that 97% of site vistors are from the USA….  more of that later.

At the website you’ll find a nice little lady yabbering away in the bottom right corner of the screen called Diana DeAngelo.  Fill in the boxes with some garbage and you’ll be taken to an even bigger spiel and even more wordy words.  Be careful.  She’s seriously got ‘the voice’ – like Saint Bob from BandAid.  It’s a nice homely American accent….  I could feel my pockets automatically emptying themselves under some strange volition.

But before you plough ahead and hand over your $157, check down at the bottom at the various disclaimers etc.  Try processaffiliaterebates.com/disclaimer.htm

You’ll discover that the business is based in Nicosia, Cyprus and all your dealings with the company will be governed by Cyprus laws.

They mention this elsewhere in the reams and reams of clauses on this and the ‘Terms of Use’ page also.  They don’t say whether it’s the North or the South…   Now I’m not against Cyprus or anything, but would the spiel look as convincing coming from a natural Cypriot called Stavros?   Here I’m reminded that one of the biggest business scandals of the last 20 years was Polly Peck and it’s Cypriot owner Asil Nadir.  He even owned Del Monte at one point!  (he say yes!)  Since his prosecution, Nadir has fucked off to Northern Cyprus (Turkish) from where he cannot be extradited.  The border between the North and South of Cyprus runs right through the middle of… yes you’ve guessed it… Nicosia!

So you have to ask yourself,

…in which part of Nicosia is processaffiliaterebates.com registered?

Because if it’s the north, which it most probably is, the laws there are considerably different to the rest of the world, no matter how much Turkey wants to be part of the European Union!  And remember, 97% of  processaffiliaterebates.com’s hits come from the USA, not Northern Cyprus.

Intellichat

Hopefully you’ve spotted the shit flying by now, or have at least smelt the aroma.  As you attempt to close the processaffiliaterebates.com webpage, a message from an attractive young lady pops up.  It looks like you can chat to a real person….

No you can’t.  Type in ‘hi’ as prompted and you’ll get some automated sales pitch.  You can type various things in and a few sensible sounding answers pop back.  But the clue is in the link to the people who’ve made this javascripted tool, http://www.intellichat.com/

Like in Terminator, the robots are taking over the world.


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