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canonical name http://www.sev-co.com

Domain Whois record

Queried whois.internic.net with “dom sev-co.com
Domain Name: SEV-CO.COM
Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com
Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 20-sep-2011
Creation Date: 20-sep-2011
Expiration Date: 20-sep-2012

Last update of whois database: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 11:58:51 UTC
Queried whois.publicdomainregistry.com with “sev-co.com”…

Registration Service Provided By: OPENHOSTING
Contact: +111.1111111111

Domain Name: SEV-CO.COM

Vadim V Ramp vadimramp@yahoo.com
Jukova 3
Moskovskaya oblast,109744
Tel. +111.1111111

Creation Date: 20-Sep-2011
Expiration Date: 20-Sep-2012

Domain servers in listed order:

Administrative Contact:
Vadim V Ramp vadimramp@yahoo.com
Jukova 3
Moskovskaya oblast,109744
Tel. +111.1111111

Technical Contact:
Vadim V Ramp vadimramp@yahoo.com
Jukova 3
Moskovskaya oblast,109744
Tel. +111.1111111

Billing Contact:
Vadim V Ramp vadimramp@yahoo.com
Jukova 3
Moskovskaya oblast,109744
Tel. +111.1111111


Queried whois.ripe.net with “-B
% Information related to ‘ –’

inetnum: –
descr: VPS Hosting
descr: 3, Ostapovsky pr.
descr: 109316, Moscow, Russia
country: RU
admin-c: DK1481-RIPE
tech-c: DK1481-RIPE
notify: info@openhosting.ru
notify: lir@rtcomm.ru
mnt-by: AS8342-MNT
changed: l.belikova@rtcomm.ru 20070404
source: RIPE

person: Dmitry Kischukov
address: VPS Hosting
address: 3, Ostapovsky pr.
address: 109316, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: info@openhosting.ru
phone: +74995020299
fax-no: +74995020299
notify: info@openhosting.ru
nic-hdl: DK1481-RIPE
changed: info@openhosting.ru 20070403
source: RIPE

% Information related to ‘’

descr: RTCOMM-RU
origin: AS8342
notify: noc@rtcomm.ru
mnt-by: AS8342-MNT
changed: rus@rt.ru 20030120
changed: rus@rt.ru 20031105
changed: rus@rt.ru 20040809
source: RIPE
DNS records

DNS query for returned an error from the server: NameError

name class type data time to live
http://www.sev-co.com IN A 10800s (03:00:00)
sev-co.com IN MX
preference: 10
exchange: smtp.openhosting.ru
10800s (03:00:00)
sev-co.com IN SOA
server: ns.openhosting.ru
email: sup-dns.openhosting.ru
serial: 1
refresh: 10800
retry: 10800
expire: 10800
minimum ttl: 10800
10800s (03:00:00)
sev-co.com IN A 10800s (03:00:00)
sev-co.com IN NS ns2.openhosting.ru 10800s (03:00:00)
sev-co.com IN NS ns.openhosting.ru 10800s (03:00:00)
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11 thoughts on “www.sev-co.com

  1. russel says:

    File a police report stating what had happened. And then Inform your bank what happened so in that way they will not think that you are part of the scam. I did all of those and I am still waiting for paypal to reply with regards to what happened. Please let me know when you have resolved yours as I will inform you as well what I did to resolve it as soon as I do. Hopefully… Are you from the Philippines?

  2. Rice says:

    I was scammed. -$3,700 on my Paypal account. They contacted me thru oDesk. I got the money and sent it to Russia. Now all of my 3 Paypal accounts blocked. I called Paypal and all they said that its my responsibility and that they cant do anything about it. What did you guys do? Please let me know so that I can do them too.

  3. russel says:

    That’s my question as well. i was scammed too. And I also have a negative balance on my paypal account. What did you guys do? What will happened to us? I already reported this to the local authorities and informed them what happened and my bank too.

  4. ann says:

    I have the same problem here. I’ve got a negative balance of almost $2,000 in my Paypal account. I’m just wondering is the supposed buyer/client innocent or are they in on the scam as well?

  5. paulo says:

    help i was scammed! i recieved the money then send it to russia through western union .now paypal had my acct on hold with negative balance. what do i do now?

  6. arkangel says:

    I likewise applied for this job in oDesk. I went through the same process – they sent me an application form, I filled it out and sent it back to him. He sent a contract immediately right after for me to sign and send back via email. That’s when I realized that this thing is too good to be true. I checked out scam warning websites and found that people asking anyone to transfer money for a commission are outright SCAMS!

    Another thing that wasn’t quite right was the fact that when you go their website, it’s basically empty – the website shows very general information that makes one think about what do they really offer.

    I was just amazed at what these scammers would do just to make them look believable – they even have professional looking websites now!

    What have I learned from all these? That nothing worthwhile comes easy, it may sound trite, but it is still very true. If it is too good to be true, then it ain’t real! 😉

  7. Adrian Guarin says:

    Here is the application that was sent by Vadim, and I have sent back the information with my personal details.
    SeV Co.

    Date of Application: 9/21/11

    Please complete all sections of the application form as the information provided on this form will be used as part of the selection process. If you wish to apply for more than one vacancy, a separate application form must be completed for each vacancy.

    PERSONAL DETAILS Vacancy Details
    Date of Birth: Gender: Reference:
    xx-xx-xx Male X0 Female 0
    Full Name: Job Title:
    Adrian V. Guarin Customer Manager

    For internal applications:
    Staff number:
    City/Town: Sibulan
    Province: Negros Oriental
    Country: Philippines Senior Manager:
    ZIP: 6201

    Contact numbers: Where did you see this vacancy advertised?
    Home: xxxxxxxxxxx
    Mobile: xxxxxxxxxxx Have you attached any continuation sheets?
    Any information which you think is relevant but is not covered elsewhere please write on a separate sheet and attach.
    Fax: n/a
    Email: Ad_guarz@yahoo.com Yes 0
    No 0

    Do you have Verified PayPal account? 0 Yes x0 No (Be Sure to Chose One!)

    Your e-mail address: Ad_guarz@yahoo.com
    Your PayPal e-mail address: Ad_guarz@yahoo.com
    Are you available to work: X0 Regular Full-time: Yes

    0 Regular Part-time, Hours:

    0 Temporary-Hours: ______________________________________________

    Please give below the names and addresses of people to whom we may apply for information about your work, experience and attendance record and indicate your relationship. One of them must be your most recent or current employer (if previously employed). If you have just left school/college, you may supply details of your Head Teacher/Principal.
    1 General Manager 2 Relationship: Manager 3 Relationship: Co-worker Name: Juliet XXXXX Name: Marlon XXXXX Name: Karessa XXXXX
    XXX, Negros Oriental, Phil XXX, Negros Oriental, Phil XXX, Negros Oriental, Phil
    ZIP: 6201 ZIP: 6200 ZIP: 6200

    Phone #: +63939XXXXXXX Phone #: +63999XXXXXXX Phone #: +63926XXXXXXX Fax: Fax: Fax:
    Email: julXXXX@yahoo.com.ph Email: vilXXXXX@yahoo.com Email: karXXXX@yahoo.com
    Can we contact?
    Yes – X No 0 Yes – X No 0 Yes 0X No 0

    I certify that the above information (and any further information enclosed) is correct and I agree that the Employer may take reasonable steps to verify this information (e.g. by obtaining proof of qualifications). I agree to the Employer processing and retaining the personal information contained on this form for any purposes connected with my application.

    Signed – Date: September 22, 2011

    We are an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or disability. We assure you that your opportunity for employment depends solely on your qualifications.

  8. Adrian Guarin says:

    Here is the Job Description that was sent to my other email account.

    SeV Co. Tel: (495) 970-37-46
    Int’l Customer Care: +1 347 441-0921 (USA)
    European Tel/Fax: 0871 528 8481 (UK)

    Position: Customer Manager Salary: 5% from transaction
    SeV Company started its operations in 2008 with a staff of freelance amateurs. Having passed a long way since that time, the Company turned into a serious and professional one that has a large number of clients all over the world. SeV Company develops software applications, promotes trade companies at eBay and deals with free trade at eBay. Our specialists search for interesting items and sell them at different auctions, including eBay.
    Most of our clients are from USA where the main payment system is PayPal. Moreover, PayPal is the major payment tool at eBay auction. And it is obvious, as according to various evaluations, PayPal market share within internet payments makes up to 18% around the world and up to 63% in USA.
    For Paypal payments all clients are divided into three categories:
    1. Countries where PayPal users can pay for and get the payment for the goods and services (www.paypal.com/worldwide/ – “Send. Receive. Withdraw.”)
    2. Countries, where the users can pay for goods and services, but have no opportunity to receive the payments (www.paypal.com/worldwide/ – “Send Money to Anyone in the Growing PayPal Network”).
    3. Countries where PayPal is not represented.
    Unfortunately, Russia is a part of the second category, where the users only have an opportunity to pay for something, but not to get the payment, which makes it much more difficult to maintain business in Europe and USA. We cannot reject the clients from these countries. Having had negotiations with Finance Analysts and Lawyers, we have found a way out – to hire an Account Manager to work with clients from the first category, where the users can both pay for goods and services and get the PayPal payments. The Manager will be a connecting link between the Company and the Client. The scheme of work with participation of Manager consists of 3 people:
    1. The Company (SeV Co.)
    2. The Client, who is about to buy goods or services from the Company
    3. The Account Manager, hired by the Company
    and looks like following:
    1. The Client, willing to pay through PayPal, purchases service or goods from the Company
    2. The Client receives the service or goods and transfers the payment for the purchase to the Manager’s PayPal account
    3. Account Manager withdraws the money from PayPal system, gets 5% from the received sum of money, and sends the rest to the Company.
    This letter is an official job offer for the Account Manager Position.
    1. Fluent English – both spoken and written
    2. Verified PayPal account
    3. 18 + years old
    4. 1-2 hours a day, excluding weekends
    5. The candidate has to be a resident of the country that is represented in the list “Send. Receive. Withdraw” at http://www.paypal.com/worldwide/

    We offer:
    1. Stable work with a long-term prospect, while, according to the analytical reports, PayPal is not going to represent the service of receiving payments in Russia in the nearest future, therefore, we are interested in a long-term employment
    2. Additional income that does not require much time – all the job comes to the following actions: receiving of money transfer – withdrawing it from PayPal system – taking 5% commissions – transferring the rest 95% to the Company. The Manager will get 1-3 transfers per week, $1000 – $5000 each (sometimes more), so that in case of 2 transfers per week $1000 each, the Manager earns $100, spending approximately 2-4 hours a week.
    3. Bonuses for every $10000, which makes up $200.
    4. Trainings – before the start of the work and in the process you will be given all instructions, you will also be able to ask all the questions.
    IMPORTANT: We will never ask you to send us money beforehand! We will not ask for money for hiring you or training. Employee does not have to pay from hisher own money. It is a real job, with real goals and tasks.
    Frequently asked questions:
    1. Why the Company cannot receive PayPal payment themselves?
    Russia is a country, where the PayPal users can ONLY pay through Paypal, but cannot receive the payments.
    2. Why the Company is ready to entrust rather large amounts of money to an unknown person?
    In the process of hiring, the Manager will have to sign an agreement, designed by professional lawyers and corresponding to international laws and norms of international business. The given agreement will let both Parties defend their rights in case of unfair behavior of any of the Parties. Therefore, we can be confident about our finance security.
    3. What are the guarantees that I will receive my 5% commission?
    First of all, prior to the work starts, the Manager and the Company will sign an agreement, securing the rights of both Parties.
    Secondly, if one pays attention to the details of the scheme, one will see that the Manager gets the money on his/her Papal account, then withdraws it and takes 5% of the sum and ONLY after that transfers the rest 95% to the Company. So the Manager gets his/her 5% guaranteed.
    4. After signing an agreement, will I be hired by the oDesk.com?
    No, you won’t. oDesk does not grant the necessary tools for such scheme of work.
    5. Who will pay for PayPal and bank commissions?
    All the commissions connected to receiving, withdrawing or sending the money are paid by the Company.
    For example, the Client sends $2000 to the Manager’s PayPal account, PayPal keeps back its commission of around $70 from this sum, than the Manager withdraws money from PayPa system*, takes 5% which equals to $100, sends rest of the money to the Company (which will be charged by the bank at around $50). So the Manager has to send to the Company $2000 – $70 – $100 – $50 = $1780.
    *Depending on the country, PayPal can also charge commission for converting dollars into the local currency, in this case the commission is also paid by the Company, and is kept back from the sum sent to the Company.
    6. Sounds interesting, but why are you ready to pay 5% for such an easy work?
    It is not an easy work. This work requires attentiveness, accuracy and honesty.
    If you are interested in this opportunity, please, fill in the Application form, attached to this letter.
    If this job is not interesting for you, please, let us know, and we will search for another candidate.

  9. Adrian Guarin says:

    Good Day. I have been contacted with Vadim Ramp through my email since he had entered and posted a job at http://www.odesk.com. I can see that this is a verfied scam report because I can that all the said information here are true. He sent me an application form and job description as Customer Manager with huge compensation. I was asked to verify the Paypal Account I have, will wire the money and send it back to the company name Sev-co. I have filled out the application form with my personal details, and I have sent it through Vadims email account. Lucky enough I told him that this would take seven to ten banking days to verify the account because was having a second thought that this was a SCAM. He told me to update him when the account was already verified. He is still expecting for my reply. Please let me know what would I reply to him.

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