Tuesday, October 26, 2010

central-safepay.com FRAUD

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is a fake escrow site run by Romanian scammers targeting victims in the UK
The scammer is listing cars for sale on the internet and asking for wire transfer payments to banks in the UK.
The site is being hosted in Russia.
Its a clone of many other fraud sites listed here:
The scammer's use of this template caused the company BuyerGuardian.com to go out of business in 2008.
Story here:

Here are some images of the fraud site:

Here is some text from this fake site:

How Central SafePay works:
How does it work?
1. Buyer and Seller Agree to Terms
Both parties agree to terms of the transaction, which includes a description of the vehicle, sale price, number of days for the Buyer's inspection, and any shipping information. Either the Buyer or Seller signs in to Central SafePay and creates a transaction. If either the Buyer or Seller is not a registered user, they must register with Central SafePay. Registration is free.
The initiating party defines the terms of the transaction and provides information about the vehicle. This information includes:
* E-mail address of the other party
* Length of inspection period
* Party responsible for paying the escrow fee
* Delivery options
* Shipping costs
The initiating party confirms the information entered, and agrees to the escrow instructions. The other party is notified by e-mail, to sign in and agree to the terms of the transaction provided by the initiating party. After both parties have agreed to the terms, the Buyer will be asked to submit payment to Central SafePay.
2. Buyer Pays Central SafePay
The Buyer submits an available payment option. Central SafePay verifies the payment. Processing time varies by payment method. When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. After payment is secured, the Seller is notified by Central SafePay to ship the vehicle to the Buyer.
3. Seller Ships vehicle
Upon payment verification, the Seller is authorized to ship vehicle and submit tracking information if available. Central SafePay verifies that the Buyer receives the shipment. The inspection period will not begin until Central SafePay has confirmed delivery of the vehicle or the Buyer marks the vehicle as received on the transaction screen.
4. Buyer Accepts the Vehicle
The Buyer has a set number of days for an inspection and the option to accept or reject the vehicle. For more information, FAQs - Return Questions. When the Buyer accepts the vehicle or the inspection period expires (at which point, the Buyer automatically accepts), the disbursement of payment will begin. Please note that Central SafePay may perform additional verification before funds are released. Payment is sent to the Seller with escrow fees and shipping costs deducted, if applicable.If the buyer rejects the car, he must notify Central SafePay and then ship the car back to the seller. Once the seller has confirmed the car, Central SafePay will refund the payment in full and the seller is responsible for the returned shipment.
5. Central SafePay Pays the Seller
Central SafePay pays the Seller by the method selected by the Seller. The transaction is complete.

What are the benefits of using Central SafePay?
Central SafePay is a professional and registered British Corporation that is the only company in the world that is dedicated 100% to protecting consumers from fraud when buying a motorcycle, scooter, car, lorry or SUV online. By acting as a third party Central SafePay facilitates secure vehicle transactions that protect both the buyer and the seller. We also make buying a vehicle an easier and more enjoyable experience than previously was available.
How Central SafePay protects online vehicle buyers
Secure vehicle transaction protects buyers financial interest
Verify seller’s identity for both private parties and dealers
Verify vehicle history and being able to present a full history report.
Verify vehicle registration is legitimate and free and clear or lien holder is verified
Seller isn't paid until registration is received (or lien holder is contacted) and transferred through Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
Seller isn't paid until vehicle is approved by the buyer
Manage entire vehicle transaction with the buyer's interest first and foremost
The only consumer advocate company that's 100% dedicated to vehicle transactions
Central SafePay protects your privacy and never share your personal information
How Sellers are protected:
Secure vehicle transaction protects sellers financial interest
Verify buyer’s identity
The Seller is authorized to ship only after Central SafePay verifies good funds.
Registration is transferred to buyer only after the we have received the funds
Central SafePay protects your privacy and never share your personal information

Of course this is false information:
Central SafePay is registered to the Companies House under the legal name of "TRADE ROUTES LTD" and can be searched on the Companies House website either by its legal name or by the unique registration number: 6122518

Central SafePay
Address: Equipoint Building, 1506 Coventry Rd, Yardley, Birmingham,
West Midlands,
B25 8AD,
United Kingdom
Phone: (+44) 0843 2899299
Fax: (+44) 0844 7748268
Email: support@central-safepay.com

Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!
Sir Walter Scott
NEVER use instant payment services like Western Union or MoneyGram to buy items on the internet.

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us-army-delivery.com FRAUD

http://www.us-army-delivery.com/ FAKE FRAUD SCAM
and the newer site
http://us-army-logistics.com/  FAKE FRAUD SCAM

New site here:

Most likely related post of newer site:
Keep an eye on this newly registered domain:
and this one
http://usarmy-pov-transport.com/ now very active

As of 11-23-10, over 1200 people have viewed this post including the DOD (Dept of Defense)
Help defend the reputation of the US Army by sending an email to the web host thats allowing these scammers to operate from their servers.
Send complaints to:
Contact your Congressional Representatives and complain.
Contact the British Embassy and COMPLAIN.

This is the most popular post on my blog, yet has a very poor amount of feedback.
Please post information in the comments area below this post to help others.
...also view this page:

Has anyone sent complaints to the hosts below?
The FTC?
Has anyone filed complaints at:
Silence is the scammer's best friend.
Nothing is going to happen unless you complain.
Here is your big chance to help others.
Pass the word and ask your family and friends to send complaints too.
Make some noise, this is a travesty.

us-army-delivery.com is being hosted by this company in the UK
role:           Vision Internet Limited Hostmaster
address:        Vision Internet Limited
address:        PO Box 82
address:        Hyde, Cheshire.
address:        SK14 6FF
address:        United Kingdom
phone:          +44 1457 763501
fax-no:         +44 1457 762866
e-mail:         hostmaster@visn.co.uk
remarks:        trouble:      abuse@visn.co.uk

us-army-logistics.com is being hosted by:
Registration Service Provider:
    Fasthosts Internet Limited, domains@fasthosts.co.uk
    +44.8708883760 (fax)
org-name:       Fast Hosts LTD
org-type:       LIR
address:        Fasthosts Internet Limited
                Discovery House
                154 Southgate Street
                GL1 2EX Gloucester
                United Kingdom
phone:          +44 1452 561874
fax-no:         +44 1452 541633
Send complaints to:

If each visitor here sends them an email and complains bitterly, they might take the site down.
If they fail to respond you can always contact the British Embassy and request assistance:
The British Embassy in Washington, DC 
3100 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 588-6500

Here are some images of the fake sites:

The site is currently being used in association with scam ads of Craigslist.
The scammers are asking for payments using Western Union.
One of the seller's email addresses is Tom1east@gmail.com

Here are some excerpts from the scammer's emails:

After verifying the trustworthiness of the seller and the availability of the Vehicle for immediate shipping, we have approved your buy it now transaction and offered you, as the buyer, full purchase protection for the amount you agreed on with the seller.
    The seller Thomas Easterling, started the transaction over the  U.S. Army Shopping & Safety Service. US Army requires the payment to be done through wire transfer service to an US Army financial verified agent.
    You are receiving this e-mail because you are going to buy a vehicle and your seller requested to use U.S. Army Shopping & Safety Service. The U.S. Army Shopping & Safety Service offers a set of services that build protection into every step of the vehicle buying process. Some of the elements are automatically included when you buy a vehicle covered by the program element (not all elements are available for all vehicles) while some of the elements are available for a small fee. The U.S. Army Shopping & Safety Service Program is your safety net in the rare circumstance that something goes wrong.

Instructions for payment :

    * Buyer and Seller Agree to Terms
                Both parties agree to the terms of the transaction, which include a description of the Vehicle, sale price and any shipping information.
    * Buyer deposits the money to US Army Financial Service agent using Western Union
                The Buyer submits a payment, selecting Western Union, to our financial Agent .
    * US Army logistics department Delivers the Vehicle
                Upon payment verification, US Army logistics is authorized to ship the Vehicle and submit the tracking information.
    * Buyer Accepts the Vehicle
                The Buyer has the option to accept or reject the Vehicle after the inspection period.
    * US Army Pays the Seller
                US Army pays the Seller by military account that is associate with the U.S. Army ID number used to open this transaction. The transaction is complete.
                This way US Army Shopping and Safety Service acts as a secure third party to protect the Buyer and the Seller.

    Western Union  is the only service that has ultimate authentication of the identity for the receiver of funds. Several IDs and utility bills are required before the funds are paid. Therefore, no one else except our Agent can pick up the money. Your payments cannot be lost in the mail, like money orders or checks.
    Go to a local Western Union Office and send the cash payment to the verified name of  our agent.
    The funds will not be released under any circumstances. We will hold the payment until you sends us the confirmation that you received, inspected and  agreed to keep the Vehicle. When we have your confirmation we will transfer the funds to the seller.
    Buyer  will have 7 days to inspect the vehicle and send us the confirmation !

 Thomas Easterling is a verified Us Army Member Since 09-26-2004
The seller has a 5,000 US Dollars deposit in our account purchase protection account

Service:    3 to 5 days Door to Door
Delivery Start time:    Same day with the payment confirmation.
7 days return policy
Shipping company:    U.S. Army Logistics Department
Vehicle Location:    West Palm Beach, FL AFB Warehouse
Shipping Status:    Pending

   If you need answers to your questions, please fell free to reply to this email
                        or contact us using the Live Support button.

 US Army Financial Agent Payment Details :

How to complete payment?

            1. The payment must be sent by wire transfer using Western Union transfer service to our agent representative.
            2. Once the payment is made, send us the receipts from Western Union by Fax or send a scanned copy ! You must send the receipts of both transfers !
            3. Fax the payment receipt to the following fax number: +1 (301) 576-6614 , you can also send a copy of the receipt by email at : support@us-army-delivery.com
    The type of the Western Union transfer must be "money in minutes" not money for the "next day" !
    Once the payment transfer cleared and our agent representative confirms the payment, we will instruct the Military Logistics Department will start the delivery process. We will hold the funds until you send us your confirmation that you are satisfied with the vehicle you received. As soon as we receive your confirmation we will release the payment to the seller.
* Agent's Name:  Stanley Reyes  (use this as "Receiver" at Western Union office)
* Address:  25 Peachtree St.
* City/State/Zip:  Atlanta, GA, 30303
* Country:  United States (US)

 NOTE: Once we receive the payment confirmation, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. We will secure the funds for you until you receive the vehicle and we will release the funds only with your approval. If the vehicle will not be as described, you will have to send it back on the seller's expense and we will give you a full refund.

 Protection Purchase and Refund:

    If for any reasons the buyer doesn't want to keep the vehicle,US Army Shopping Department will give the buyer all the money back and US Army logistics
will take back the vehicle at no extra cost for the buyer!
         1. The contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to US Army Shopping Department. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
         2. This transaction is protected by US Army services such as insurance, feedback and dispute resolution.
         3. You may buy and sell with confidence in all transactions with this US Army member.
         4. If you need to dispute this transaction, keep the transaction number at hand when contacting US Army service. Any complaints must be filled within 10 days from the verification date.
    This e-mail message was sent to you from US Army SafeHarbor team, with the full support of the US Army Vehicle Purchase Protection center.
NOTE: Penalty for False Statements

    The US Criminal Code (Title 18 US Code Section 1001) provides that whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully - (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or (3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry; shall be fined or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.


   If you need answers to your questions, please fell free to reply to this email
                        or contact us using the Live Support button.

U.S. Army Service
The presence of logos, URLs or other information identifying private companies or other non-federal agencies does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.

One of the scammers is using:
Brian s. enajay67@googlemail.com
Hello again,
Like I said you before the car it's in perfect conditions and it's into US Army possesion in our military base in  NORTH DAKOTA !
The final price is 2700$ !
The delivery won't be a problem, as I told you we have 1 free shipping per year, with no charges for you.
Shipping may take anywhere between 4-5 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car.
For this transaction I will use only US Army Shopping Service as a third party.
Here is how the service works:
First US Army shopping will send you by email the payment invoice with infos where you must to send the payment !
After you will make the payment, US Army logistics department will shipp you the car to your shipping address !
US Army shopping service  will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep it. So,you can see the car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 7 days to inspect it.If you decide not to keep it US Army logistics will refund your all money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.
The payment must be send to US Army financial agent! Only after you will send the payment to US Army financial agent the US Army logistic department will start the shipping process !
So you can confirm the payment you must send the fax with the copy of the transfer receipt to US Army Shopping service !
If you are interested in buying it just mail me back with:
- Your Full Name - Required by US Army shopping service (You'll receive important guidelines + instructions from them.)
- Your Shipping Address  - Required by the Logistics Department (They will contact you by email with delivery/pickup instructions 1 day ahead so you can communicate what time schedule work best for your to receive the car)
Again I want to point out that because I am going to Afgaanistan this sale is my top priority and I am looking for a fast transaction, with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.
Email me back your full name and shipping address so we can start the transaction!
Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!

I receved this from a victim's dad:

My Son Just got scammed out of $4500 he western unioned for a truck on Craigslist. This is the scammers email.
At this moment I am in the military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The truck is already at the delivery department in MA sealed and ready for the delivery. The delivery can't be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the truck along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like US Army Shopping Safety Service. The payment will be handled by the Army's Financial Dept and you will benefit of 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the truck on my expense. More details at http://www.us-army-delivery.com/
Basically it is like this, you deposit the payment at them, they deliver the truck to you (it takes 2-3 days), you inspect the truck and if it is ok, you have them release me the money and that's it, deal done.
If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your full name and address where you want it sent and we can start the transaction.
scammers name and email: Thomas Easterling tom02east@gmail.com
please dont do business with him.
The sad part is my son just got back from army bootcamp and wanted to spend his hard earned and deserving money. He trusted everything because the scammer used the us army as a third party.

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transcom-freight.zzl.org FRAUD


Same scammers, new site:
Any Questions?
Email us at Transport-Freight@hotmail.com 

is a fake shipping site.
Remember, there is no such thing in real life as a shipping and escrow company.
The concept was created by scammers to screw you out of your money.
The scammers are using the email addresses:
calutmumos@live.com.au see items on the internet using this email
horses, motorcycles
They are Romanian scammers.

Here are some images of the fake site:

Why Use Escrow?
Transcom Freight adds trust to the transaction
Transcom Freight reduces the potential risk of fraud by acting as a trusted third party that collects, holds and disburses funds according to Buyer and Seller instructions.
Escrow services are provided by a licensed and regulated escrow company.
When to use Transcom Freight: Escrow is well-suited for items purchased on auction sites, automobiles, motorcycles, domain names, jewelry, specialized computer
equipment, and other high-ticket items.
When to use another payment service: If you know and trust the other party involved in the transaction.
Protection for both Buyer and Seller
Buyers receive and inspect the merchandise before the Seller is paid.
Sellers receive their money if the Buyer accepts the merchandise.

Company Info
Transcom Freight is a Full Service International Moving Company offering Door to Door Service in the United Kingdom and worldwide. Our highly trained and experienced staff stands ready to provide full services. We've spent years perfecting the transportation of automobiles. As our business has grown, we've remained focused on providing the best value to every one of our clients. We stay in front with customized enclosed auto transport equipment, advanced communication technology, innovative services and highly trained and enthusiastic employees.

Our business has grown through thousands of satisfied customers. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of every customer, every time we have an opportunity to serve them. Automobile transportation is our only business.

We are one of the first companies that introduced and installed The Qualcomm Satellite Tracking in all transporters. The Qualcomm Satellite Tracking enables Intercity Lines to know the exact location of their vehicles at all times and provides an extra measure of security. Each one of our vehicles is fully insured.

The next time you need to transport your classic car, vintage race car or show car, contact Transcom Freight. In addition to car transport, we can arrange vehicle transport services for motorcycles, heavy equipment, boats, RV's, and custom car and truck shipping! We hope that you find this website to be user friendly and that you use it to find out more about us and the services we offer.It is intended that we develop this site further to enhance the quality of service we offer our clients.
Transcom Freight
Company registration No. 07214860
Mary Howe Place
Narellan Vale, NSW
Australia 2567

Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!
Sir Walter Scott
NEVER use instant payment services like Western Union or MoneyGram to buy items on the internet.

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masterairexpress.com FRAUD


Interesting new site.
The address given on the site is:
Headquaters/ Europe Central Despatch Center.Unit 7, Holyrood Court Business Centre,
Holyrood Street,
London,SE1 2EL,
United Kingdom

A quick Google search indicates the address is for a highly rated Pizza Parlor.
(maybe you'll have better luck ordering a pizza as opposed to getting a package delivered to you)

Here are some images from the obviously fraud shipping site:

Master Air Express is the pre-eminent suppliers of International Express Courier, Time Definitive and inter-office pouch delivery solutions to London's legal, investment banking and professional service sector organisations. Using the latest computerised tracking, communications systems and technology means that we will always be able to inform you of the progress of your consignment as well as providing proof of delivery via the web or through batch e-mail.

MaE's leading position has resulted from a fully 24 hour 365 day consistently high service standard, competitive pricing, constant investment in technology and heavy customisation of our service for individual clients.

For the provision of International Express Courier, UK Overnight Courier, Time Definitive Courier and Inter-Office Pouch services, MaE will deliver a competitive advantage over the larger integrators by providing comparable buyer value more efficiently.

MaE is better equipped to deal with any consignment delivery issues that arise. Master Air Express strive not to be the biggest but the best. MaE retain a high profile blue chip client base by delivering not only courier consignments but promises.

About Master Air Express Services


We aspire to be the premier provider of freight services in all markets; committed to understanding and delivering on customer expectations - on time, anytime, every time.

What we do

As a truly global door-to-door express parcel delivery service, Master Air Express delivers across UK and to more than 200 countries worldwide.


Master Air Express is committed to service excellence, sustained profitability and growth through employee engagement and efficient and effective processes.

What we do

Businesses have become increasing reliant on air logistics to meet their time-critical logistics needs and no other express air freight company has access to the network infrastructure that we do. We have our own, fully containerised, air freighter linehaul network, which operates more than 50 nightly inter-capital freighter services.

On the ground, we operate a road linehaul network to adjoining capital cities, together with an extensive radio controlled pick up and delivery fleet. More than 850 radio controlled courier vehicles provide door-to-door pick up and delivery.

Our Partners

In addition to our own national linehaul and regional networks, Master Air Express utilises the GPO Corporation's vast UK network. We also have unique access to the belly space on some 500 daily Bristish Airways passenger flights.

Early achievement of world's best practice performance in linehaul carriage of mail for GPO equipped us to begin forging long-term alliances with the best of UK's private and public sector organisations.

Our dispatch center is a 24/7 facility, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. Normal business hours are from 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday

Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!
Sir Walter Scott
NEVER use instant payment services like Western Union or MoneyGram to buy items on the internet.

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