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canonical name fraudscamalert.com

Domain Whois record

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

Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 16-apr-2014
Creation Date: 21-apr-2002
Expiration Date: 21-apr-2015

Last update of whois database: Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:11:43 UTC
Queried whois.godaddy.com with “fraudscamalert.com”…

Registry Domain ID: 85825096_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2014-04-16 11:25:49
Creation Date: 2002-04-21 19:14:34

Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-04-21 19:14:34
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.480-624-2505

Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited

Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Michael Roman
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 33 Ivan Road
Registrant City: Toronto
Registrant State/Province: Ontario
Registrant Postal Code: M1C 1V1
Registrant Country: Canada
Registrant Phone: (416) 282-4111
Registrant Fax: (416) 282-7353
Registrant Email: maroman@ihac.com

Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Michael Roman
Admin Organization: Michael A. Roman
Admin Street: 33 Ivan Road
Admin City: Toronto
Admin State/Province: ON
Admin Postal Code: M1C 1V1
Admin Country: Canada
Admin Phone: (416) 282-4111
Admin Fax: (416) 282-7353
Admin Email: maroman@ihac.com

Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Michael Roman
Tech Organization: Michael A. Roman
Tech Street: 33 Ivan Road
Tech City: Toronto
Tech State/Province: ON
Tech Postal Code: M1C 1V1
Tech Country: Canada
Tech Phone: (416) 282-4111
Tech Fax: (416) 282-7353

Tech Email: maroman@ihac.com
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
Last update of WHOIS database: 2014-09-06T21:00:00Z
Network Whois record

Queried rwhois.micfo.com with “”…

%rwhois V-1.5:001eff:00 rwhois.micfo.com (by Network Solutions, Inc. V-
%referral rwhois://rwhois.micfo.com:4321
Queried whois.arin.net with “n″…

NetRange: –
OriginAS: AS53889
NetName: MICFO
NetHandle: NET-199-189-248-0-1
Parent: NET-199-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
RegDate: 2011-08-19
Updated: 2012-03-20
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-199-189-248-0-1

OrgName: Micfo, LLC.
OrgId: MICFO-2
Address: 400 Galleria Pkwy, Suite 1500
City: Atlanta
StateProv: GA
PostalCode: 30339
Country: US
RegDate: 2009-12-04
Updated: 2014-05-30
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/MICFO-2

ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.micfo.com:4321

OrgTechHandle: CT374-ARIN
OrgTechName: Terry, Carter
OrgTechPhone: +1-646-688-5268
OrgTechEmail: carter.terry@micfo.com
OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/CT374-ARIN

OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE3115-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abuse Department
OrgAbusePhone: +1-800-900-7744
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@micfo.com
OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE3115-ARIN

OrgTechHandle: RADEM-ARIN
OrgTechName: Rademacher, Russell
OrgTechPhone: +1-800-900-7744
OrgTechEmail: russell.rademacher@micfo.com
OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/RADEM-ARIN
DNS records

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fraudscamalert.com IN MX
preference: 0
exchange: fraudscamalert.com
14400s (04:00:00)
fraudscamalert.com IN SOA
server: ns1.seoadmedia.com
email: maroman@ihac.com
serial: 2013051400
refresh: 86400
retry: 7200
expire: 3600000
minimum ttl: 86400
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fraudscamalert.com IN NS ns2.appraiserchat.com 86400s (1.00:00:00)
fraudscamalert.com IN A 14400s (04:00:00) IN PTR janky.gr8modelling.com 14400s (04:00:00)
250.189.199.in-addr.arpa IN SOA
server: ns1.micfo.com
email: support@micfo.com
serial: 2012102801
refresh: 86400
retry: 7200
expire: 36000
minimum ttl: 3600
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type covered: NSEC (47)
algorithm: RSA/SHA-1 (5)
labels: 5
original ttl: 10800 (03:00:00)
signature expiration: 2014-09-16 16:01:52Z
signature inception: 2014-09-06 16:01:52Z
key tag: 15047
signer’s name: 199.in-addr.arpa
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next domain name: 251.189.199.in-addr.arpa
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WhoIs – www.pageinsider.com

Content farming site for Google Adsense Purposes.

This site has been identified as a adsense troller and content farming. They do not provide any logical beneficial statistical information for the simple fact of attracting whoever have key in some search word mainly domain names.


Address lookup
canonical name pageinsider.com

Domain Whois record

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

Whois Server: whois.srsplus.com
Referral URL: http://www.srsplus.com
Name Server: NS-1421.AWSDNS-49.ORG
Name Server: NS-1679.AWSDNS-17.CO.UK
Name Server: NS-312.AWSDNS-39.COM
Name Server: NS-629.AWSDNS-14.NET
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 16-feb-2012
Creation Date: 30-apr-2010
Expiration Date: 30-apr-2020

Last update of whois database: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:34:53 UTC
Queried whois.srsplus.com with “pageinsider.com”…


Page Insider pageInsider@activedots.com
2510 Channing Way #8
Berkeley, CA 94704

Domain Name: pageinsider.com

Administrative, Technical, Billing Contact:
Page Insider pageInsider@activedots.com
2510 Channing Way #8
Berkeley, CA 94704

Record created on Apr 30 2010.
Record expires on Apr 30 2020.
Domain servers:

Domain Service Provider:
CompuCated Domains

Network Whois record
Queried whois.arin.net with “n

NetRange: –
OriginAS: AS16509
NetHandle: NET-23-20-0-0-1
Parent: NET-23-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Assignment
Comment: The activity you have detected originates from a dynamic hosting environment.
Comment: For fastest response, please submit abuse reports at http://aws-portal.amazon.com/gp/aws/html-forms-controller/contactus/AWSAbuse
Comment: For more information regarding EC2 see:
Comment: http://ec2.amazonaws.com/
Comment: All reports MUST include:
Comment: * src IP
Comment: * dest IP (your IP)
Comment: * dest port
Comment: * Accurate date/timestamp and timezone of activity
Comment: * Intensity/frequency (short log extracts)
Comment: * Your contact details (phone and email) Without these we will be unable to identify the correct owner of the IP address at that point in time.
RegDate: 2011-09-19
Updated: 2012-03-02
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-23-20-0-0-1

OrgName: Amazon.com, Inc.
OrgId: AMAZO-4
Address: Amazon Web Services, Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2
Address: 1200 12th Avenue South
City: Seattle
StateProv: WA
PostalCode: 98144
Country: US
RegDate: 2005-09-29
Updated: 2009-06-02
Comment: For details of this service please see
Comment: http://ec2.amazonaws.com/
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/AMAZO-4

OrgTechHandle: ANO24-ARIN
OrgTechName: Amazon EC2 Network Operations
OrgTechPhone: +1-206-266-4064
OrgTechEmail: aes-noc@amazon.com
OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ANO24-ARIN

OrgAbuseHandle: AEA8-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Amazon EC2 Abuse
OrgAbusePhone: +1-206-266-4064
OrgAbuseEmail: ec2-abuse@amazon.com
OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/AEA8-ARIN

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email: awsdns-hostmaster@amazon.com
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103.21.23.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns6.ultradns.co.uk 900s (00:15:00)
103.21.23.in-addr.arpa IN SOA
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email: root@amazon.com
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VA gets GIBill.com domain, Oregon and other states get cash in settlement

If you’re a veteran who has surfed the Web looking for benefits information, you may have alighted on GIBill.com. Until now, that domain and others have been operated by a marketing company called QuinStreet, which bills itself as “the leader in vertical media and marketing online.”

But under a settlement announced Wednesday, QuinStreet will turn GIBill.com over to the Department of Veterans Affairs and will pay $2.5 million to cover the costs of the 20 states who have been investigating the company’s practices. Oregon’s share will be $225,000, the Oregon Department of Justice announced.

The states accused QuinStreet of misleading veterans by guiding them to apply their GI Bill benefits only to for-profit institutions and by implying that it was an official government website. QuinStreet denied that it misled veterans, but said it agreed to terms in order to provide clarity.

The GI Bill assists veterans who attend schools, including public universities like Portland State University and the University of Oregon.


ComplaintsBoard.com Threats – autumcameron3@gmail.com

from: Rev@ScamFraudAlert – Protecting Consumers and Businesses autumcameron3@gmail.com
to: admin@scamfraudalert.com
date: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 9:48 AM
subject: ScamFraudAlert – Protecting Consumers and Businesses Contact Us Form – Site Feedback

We would like to ask the above URL to be removed within 24 hours. We would strongly suggest you to take our request very seriously and not to wait for forced sanctions to be brought in.


The confirmation email must be sent to autumcameron3@gmail.com once the thread is removed.

Thank you.


We noticed your company’s site is listed on http://www.complaintsboard.com

If you haven’t seen it already, I included a link below.


You may know who this complaint is from. Unfortunately, whether the complaint is justified or not, a listing on a powerful website like www.complaintsboard.com is eventually going to show up on the front page of Google when searching for your company name, or your personal name, and can be devastating to your business. In some industries, up to 70% of potential customers do an internet search on a company before deciding whether or not to purchase. Because most companies have very few positive reviews on external websites, a complaint can unfairly give people a bad impression of your company, and cost you tens of thousands of dollars in sales.

Our competitors will offer to remove this complaint, but when questioned, what they really mean is that they will try to hide the complaint, or move it down Google’s rankings over a period of months, so that less people see it. The complaint will still exist. We, on the other hand, erase the complaint completely. It is our guarantee, and you don’t pay us until the complaint is gone from complaintsboard.com and the search engine. This process usually takes 1-2 days. Our organization has been in business for over three years and we have helped hundreds of clients protect their business from complaints. Prices are likely less than you think.

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Please reply “remove” to this email if you would no longer like to receive emails from our firm. We send emails for the sole purpose of letting business owners and webmasters know that their business has a complaint online on a negative media site.

Daily Income Career Network – www.getpaideachday.ws

I was searching for a job and came across a link that led to a website titled Daily Income Career Network. I already believed this was a scam from the very start because most jobs that involve working from home do not offer a lot of pay. I gave the necessary information: Name, Email, and Phone Number and watched the video provided on the site.

The individual explaining how the program work had given off red flags about what this program is intended to do. Most importantly, he indicates that you are suppose to provide credit card information. He also stressed that any potential employees should be honest about the credit card information as well as repeatedly stating that this job is not a scam. After watching the entire video, I decided to do some research and came across several other sites that seem to confirm my suspicions, particularly Scamdex and Work-at-home-forum.

Scamdex is a blog that has already described how the scam works and work-at-home-forum provided information through an exchange of some of the people who were concerned about anything affilated with free cash machine.

From the information that I have gathered from other sites, this data entry job does seem like a scam, you will not see any money from this because it will go directly to the individual or people who are in charge of this pyramid scheme. I am desperately seeking a job at the moment and feel that anyone out there who is looking to make money should avoid this.

Stay away from this scam and keep looking, there are honest jobs available that will pay you more than the nothing that you will get from this. The advertisement for this job was originally discovered on CNNmoney.com.

There are multiple advertisements on craiglist as well so job search carefully


WhoIs Colocation America – colocationamerica.com

The WhoIs registar does not provide the PUBLIC with the name of the owner. The physical address listed is a mail drop in Las Vegas, NV. The trademark application filed November 26, 2007 list Albert Ahdoot as CEO

Colocation America is own and operated by Albert Ahdoot who at one time operated Net Global Marketing  a firm accused of running a SPAM operation by Earthlink. According to his Attorney Paul S. Sigelman of Sigelman Law or Paul Sigelman Law Firm, Albert Ahdoot is not the owner filed with Godaddy, the domain registar. He has since admitted that Albert Ahdoot is the Owner.

Our hosting experienced with this firm/individual was nothing more than a complete disaster. Two bogus lawsuits were filed to SILENT ScamFraudAlert from sharing their hosting experienced with the GENERAL PUBLIC.

From what we have learned, Albert Ahdoot also goes by Albert A. Ahdoot is the Founder/CEO/OWNER of Colocation America Corporation. A registered Nevada Corporation with it’s primary place of business  downtown Los Angeles, CA data centers.

Mr. Ahdoot is a RESELLER of Colocation services as he rents and lease rack space from Digital Realty Trust, Multacom.com, UnitedLayer, Above.com, Cogent Communication, Level 3 Communications and other ISP providers across continental USA and resells colocation spaces.

Legal Threats  – Letters

Mr. Ahdoot and his Attorney actively seek to have remove any negative comments posted   about Mr. Albert Ahdoot business practices and his company Colocation America Corporation online from ever appearing either through the legal process – The Courts or by other means such as spamming and issuing bogus daily press releases.
What we’ve observed so far is Albert A. Ahdoot dba Colocation America Corporation dba Colocation America, Inc. dba ColocationUSA, dba Los Colocation America dba Colocation America, Colocation America Facebook, ColocationUSA Twitter, datacenterandcolocation, colocationAmerica – la.bbb.org  is spamming  search engines such as google so as to limit negative comments posted online about Colocation America and Mr. Ahdoot from appearing on page one of searches.

Address lookup
canonical name  Colocationamerica.com

Domain Whois record

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

Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS1.26DNS.COM
Name Server: NS2.26DNS.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 12-jul-2010
Creation Date: 29-mar-2005
Expiration Date: 10-oct-2012

Last update of whois database: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 01:29:54 UTC
Queried whois.godaddy.com with “colocationamerica.com”…

9360 W. Flamingo Rd.
Suite 110-178
Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Created on: 29-Mar-05  <======
Expires on: 10-Oct-12
Last Updated on: 12-Jul-10

Administrative Contact:
America, Colocation Support@ColocationAmerica.com
9360 W. Flamingo Rd.
Suite 110-178
Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
United States
+1(800)296-8915 Fax —

Technical Contact:
America, Colocation Support@ColocationAmerica.com
9360 W. Flamingo Rd.
Suite 110-178
Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
United States
+1.800-296-8915 Fax —

Domain servers in listed order:
Network Whois record

Queried whois.arin.net with “n ! NET-67-203-25-144-1″…

NetRange: –
OriginAS: AS21769
NetHandle: NET-67-203-25-144-1
Parent: NET-67-203-0-0-1
NetType: Reassigned
RegDate: 2009-01-12
Updated: 2009-01-12
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-67-203-25-144-1

CustName: Recreative Co.
Address: 5441 North East River Road
Address: Suite # 1002
City: Chicago
StateProv: IL
PostalCode: 60656
Country: US
RegDate: 2009-01-12
Updated: 2011-03-19
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/customer/C02130283

OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE1755-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abuse Department
OrgAbusePhone: +1-800-296-8915
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@colocationamerica.com
OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE1755-ARIN

OrgTechHandle: NOC1792-ARIN
OrgTechName: Network Operations Center
OrgTechPhone: +1-800-296-8915
OrgTechEmail: noc@colocationamerica.com
OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NOC1792-ARIN

OrgNOCHandle: NOC1792-ARIN
OrgNOCName: Network Operations Center
OrgNOCPhone: +1-800-296-8915
OrgNOCEmail: noc@colocationamerica.com
OrgNOCRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NOC1792-ARIN

RAbuseHandle: NOC1792-ARIN
RAbuseName: Network Operations Center
RAbusePhone: +1-800-296-8915
RAbuseEmail: noc@colocationamerica.com
RAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NOC1792-ARIN

RTechHandle: NOC1792-ARIN
RTechName: Network Operations Center
RTechPhone: +1-800-296-8915
RTechEmail: noc@colocationamerica.com
RTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NOC1792-ARIN

RNOCHandle: NOC1792-ARIN
RNOCName: Network Operations Center
RNOCPhone: +1-800-296-8915
RNOCEmail: noc@colocationamerica.com
RNOCRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NOC1792-ARIN
DNS records

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The Mediation Group – www.mediation-group.com

It has come to our attention that The Mediation Group address below  request upfront fee for loan modifications. This practice is illegal according to California Law.

18375 Ventura Blvd. Suite 627
Tarzana, CA 91356

We were contacted by The Mediation Group for a loan modification. They are asking for $2,000 fee. I read on the BBB website that it is illegal to charge a fee for this. Does anyone know if this is a legitimate company?


Souce: BBB Trustlink

California Law Senate Bill 94

On October 11, 2009, Senate Bill 94 was signed into law in California, and it became effective that day. It prohibited any person, including real estate licensees and attorneys, from charging, claiming, demanding, collecting or receiving an upfront fee from a homeowner borrower in connection with a promise to modify the borrower’s residential loan or some other form of mortgage loan forbearance. Senate Bill 94’s prohibitions seem to have significantly impacted the rampant fraud that was occurring and escalating with respect to the payment of upfront fees for loan modification work.


California Says Kramer & Kaslow Law Office Runs Foreclosure Scam

VAN NUYS, Calif. (CN) – California’s attorney general claims the Kramer and Kaslow Law Office is running a foreclosure scam that has suckered “thousands of California homeowners.” The state claims the law office and a long list of other defendants “prey on desperate consumer homeowners facing foreclosure” by selling participation in bogus “mass joinder” lawsuits and “litigation settlement(s),” but “No settlements exist and in some cases no lawsuit has even been filed.”

The state claims the defendants send bogus mailers announcing “Litigation Settlements,” telling homeowners they can join a “national litigation settlement” with their lender, but “No settlements exist and in some cases no lawsuit has even been filed.”
Attorney General Kamala Harris claims: “Thousands of California homeowners have fallen for defendants’ scam, and defendants have exported their mass joinder scheme nationwide.”

Lead defendant Kramer & Kaslow is run by Philip Allen Kramer, its president, CEO and director, the state says. It claims that Kramer, “acting alone or in concert with others, has formulated, directed, controlled, authorized, or participated in the acts and practices set forth in this complaint. Kramer is a resident of Los Angeles County.”
The complaint states: “Defendants prey on desperate consumer homeowners facing foreclosure and the loss of their homes by selling participation in so-called ‘mass joinder’ lawsuits against their mortgage lenders. Veterans of the loan modification industry, defendants use deceptive advertising and  telemarketing to recruit consumers to join these lawsuits, at a cost of thousands of dollars each. Consumers are led to believe that joining these lawsuits will stay foreclosures, reduce their loan balances, entitle them to monetary benefits and potentially get them their homes free and clear of their mortgage.
Defendants often initiate the scheme by sending misleading mailers, including ‘Litigation Settlement Notification’ mailers to homeowners notifying them that they are potential plaintiffs in a ‘national litigation settlement’ with their lender. No settlements exist and in some cases no lawsuit has even been filed.

Defendants’ mailers nevertheless state that homeowners may receive their homes free and clear of a mortgage, stop foreclosures, and receive thousands of dollars in compensation for damages. The mailer states it is a ‘final notice’ and that a phone in response is required, luring homeowners into contacting defendants.
Once homeowners call the telephone numbers, defendants engage them with additional false and misleading claims. Defendants’ telemarketers, who are not attorneys, provide misleading advice to homeowners regarding legal procedures and the likely results and benefits of joining the mass joinder lawsuits. Defendants tell consumers that judges have already ruled that the banks were practicing predatory lending and that consumers have already received the promised results. Defendants make false and misleading claims the mass joinder lawyers have achieved substantial victories against the bank lenders, including obtaining homes free and clear, stopping foreclosures, and obtaining orders rescinding notices of default. Defendants claim that the attorneys handling the mass joinder lawsuits have tried thousands of cases, and only take on qualified clients likely to be helped by the lawsuit.
“Homeowners are told that a settlement could happen at any moment and only those who have joined the lawsuit will receive the promised benefits. Defendants repeatedly make false or misleading statements to homeowners to get them to sign a retainer agreement and pay them thousands of dollars. Once homeowners sign a contract to join a ‘mass joinder’ lawsuit and defendants take their money, as much as $10,000, from their bank accounts, homeowners find they are unable to speak with an attorney with knowledge of the lawsuit. Basic questions such as whether the homeowner has been added to the lawsuit go unanswered. Some homeowners pay defendants thousands of dollars only to lose their homes shortly thereafter to foreclosure.
“Thousands of California homeowners have fallen for defendants’ scam, and defendants have exported their mass joinder scheme nationwide. In this action, plaintiff seeks an order permanently enjoining Defendants from engaging in their unlawful business practices, granting restitution for affected consumers, imposing civil penalties, and granting all other relief available under California law. By the filing this lawsuit, Plaintiff does not seek to interfere with any consumer lawsuits or opine on the validity of any legal theories used to challenge alleged fraud by mortgage lenders or servicers.

However, defendants should not be allowed to violate California law by recruiting consumers into joining even potentially legitimate lawsuits by means of false and deceptive advertising.”

The state claims the defendants also engage in illegal “running” or “capping” to recruit participants in their alleged lawsuits.
It seeks injunctions and $2,500 in penalties for each violation of the state business code, including untrue or misleading representations and unfair competition, “but not less than $5 million.”

    Here are the defendants: The Law Offices of:

  • Kramer and Kaslow dba K2 Law
  • Mass Litigation Alliance
  • Consolidated Litigation Group;
  • Philip Allen Kramer;
  • Mitchell J. Stein & Associates, Inc.;
  • Mitchell J. Stein;
  • Christopher Van Son;
  • Mesa Law Group Corp.;
  • Paul Warren Petersen;
  • Attorneys Processing Center, LLC;
  • Data Management, LLC;
  • Gary Digirolamo;
  • Bill Merrill Stephenson;
  • Mitigation Professionals, LLC;
  • Glen Reneau;
  • Pate, Marier and Associates, Inc.;
  • James Eric Pate;
  • Ryan William Marier;
  • Home Retention Division;
  • Michael Anthony Tapia dba Customer Solutions Group and
  • Home Retention Division;
  • Lewis Marketing Corp;
  • Clarence John Butt;
  • Thomas David Phanco.

23901 Calabasas Rd # 2013
Calabasas, CA 91302-3307
(818) 224-3900


Peak Power Direct – peakpowerdirect.com

PAUL DRAPER pauldraper23@googlemail.com
to: starinitiative, me, investmentfraud, inquiry, info, Hong, enquires, email, consumer.queri., complaint, DRAPER
show details 4:32 AM (36 minutes ago)

I am a victim who has inested a large amount of money in to this Boiler room investment scam.

I have attached files which contains lots of details, this may lead to a major international scam which has made many millions in a short period of time being closed down and the ring leaders caught.

There is a registerd Company direct and his UK passport number
The director is also registered in Honk kong with other companies that may be scams.

There are bank account details, Address, web links and many names of others in the attachments.

Please, Please help to bring these crooks to account and court & save any further people looseing more money.

Paul Draper

From: PAUL DRAPER pauldraper23@googlemail.com
To: customs.hotline@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk”
Hong Kong Police
cc DRAPER PAUL p.draper7@ntlworld.com
date Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 2:35 AM
subject UK Passport No.707279842 belongs to a company director involved in a international boiler room scam
hide details 2:35 AM (2 hours ago)


This message may not have been sent by: pauldraper23@googlemail.com Learn more Report phishing
I would like to submit the following attachments & provide information of a major internation boiler room investment scam, I am a victim and would like to see the criminals behind this scam caught.

This scam has netted may millions from investors in a short time and I beleave it may be liked to something much bigger which may be along the lines of drugs, terrorism or money laundering.

Ref Crime report No.s & agencies.

UK FSA – Ref No. 001407650-BEN
UK Police Action Fraud – Ref No. NFRC110600253435.
Grimsby Police – Crime Log No. 545 8/6/2011

Paul Draper
Tel: 01472 317429.

Peak Power Direct Boiler room investment scam.

Additional information.

Registered company Director name of the guy who registered PPD in HK. But also, we know he started 9 other companies all of which are likely to be scams. I just researched Energy Climate International and found its the same style as PPD so I reported it on Scampond. However, I’m running out of
time to research the others so I’ll list them here and hope you can share the work.

Overseas Passport No.: 707279842
Passport Issuing Country: ?? UNITED KINGDOM
No. CR No. Company Name Company Status Remarks

4. 1511804 Energy Climate International Limited
5. 1562308 Peak Partners Limited
6. 1552310 Peak Power Direct Limited
7. 1573126 Pingyao Mining Group Limited
8. 1598804 Premier Fuel Partners Limited
9. 1552319 Shanxi Coal Corporation Limited
10. 1452807 Uni Partners Limited

http://www.192.com shows a likely address in London NW8 and even
the middle initial matches.

Below is the details for the new bank they are using.

I understand that someone was asked to pay money
into a Cyprus bank.

There is a chance that they were caught off guard with the first bank account being frozen, doing a search on the bank details. It may open up some more avenues into their operation Following rejection of an amount being transferred to the first bank account, Jonathon Massey advised paying it into an alternative bank:

BENEFICIARY ADDRESS: 10 Georgiou Gennadiou Street
3041 Old Town, Limassol, Cyprus
BANK NAME: Hellenic Bank PLC
BANK ADDRESS: IBC Limassol Branch 240
Limassol, 3508, Cyprus


BENEFICIARY ACCOUNT IBAN NUMBER: CY55005002400002400753016601

admin@peakpowerdirect.com goes through a GoDaddy account that was set up in December 2010 but the originating ip address reverse ARP Look up shows this to be on asianet.co.th (True Internet Co., Thailand) Lots of other ip addresses appear in eamils but all originate in Thailand.

Web sites

peakpowerdirect.com is on Godaddy, set up early 1 December 2010 shanxicoalcorp.com is on Godaddy, set up 17 December 2010
shanxicoalcorp.cn is on Godaddy, set up 28 December 2010
scib.cn is on GoDaddy, set up 23 December 2010
registrant of above two is a trademark company in Beijing
chinese translates to: Guangdong times technology company ltd
(they are currently trying to sell the scib.cn domain)
Domains owned by Domains by proxy Inc.

All these sites use the same style html and are totally false fabrications.
chinacoalpress.com is on Godaddy, set up 2 March 2011

* Fake web sites (all on Godaddy)
These have all expired but DNS records and cached pages remain.
All have been set up during first half of 2011.

* Now closed web sites possibly related:

* The investor login facility does not work with the credentials supplied
by admin@peakpowerdirect.com

* Similar or possibly related scams include:
– World ****** Research
– World ****** Capital
– World Capital Research
– Siesma Oil Research
– Centex Resources
Interestingly, some 419 scams purport to involve (bogus) representatives
of Hang Seng Bank with Tel/Fax 852-3017-6607 (same area as PPD are using)
Various other scams use similar telephone numbers. Do a Google search.

IP address search findings.

This was carried out by :
T.J. Altman
Director of Operations
Thai-Spy.com Thailand Private Investigators
Bangkok . Pattaya . Nationwide & Regional

There’s only one fixed station (“land-line”) phone listing for first name Mark and middle name Richard, but the surname doesn’t match.

There’s only one business with a listed director’s name with the same criteria, but again the surname doesn’t match.

The IP addresses can only be traced back as far as Asianet/True Internet.

This means it’s probably only a low-bandwidth connection like ADSL rather than a frame relay or other high capacity circuit. That being the case, the only way you’ll be able to find out more is by getting a lawyer to get a court order to get True to release their connection logs. Or to file a criminal case in Thailand against Mr. Bettany and ask the police to use their power to find out who was using those IP addresses on the data and times in question. By regulation, the Thai ISPs must keep their connection logs for a set period, and those would show which phone number was used to connect to those IPs.

This is about the PPD website and email closure…

What happened is that first, the website main page links were changed so that all of them linked to the same page. Then, some time later, the whole PPD site was closed down. Now, any attempt to find peakpowerdirect.com results in a DNS lookup failure. This means the servers that keep a record of all internet addresses have now deleted their records for peakpowerdirect.com.

Of course, it is now possible that the domain name will be up for sale, but who would want to buy it, with its sordid history!?

Given the sudden ‘problem’ with the HK bank account and the fairly sudden close of the PPD website and email, I’m pretty certain that it was action by the authorities that closed them down. I also think it may well have been our posting all the scam reports that caused the action.

Incidentally, I noticed from examination of the PDF files received from PPD that they were all created in May 2010. Since they did not open the Godaddy-based domains and email address until December 2010, that means they must have been planning the scam for at least seven months before they went public on the internet. Maybe this is how they got a bank account in the name of Peak Power Direct. They probably started off appearing to be quite legitimate.

Also incidentally, that business card of Jon Massey’s is absolutely ridiculous – its 2 megabytes!! I could have done the same thing in
2 kilobytes!

Thinking about the time scales, I’m thinking that maybe “Jon Massey”
is actually “Mark Bettany”. He seems to be the head of the gang.
I’ll bet that he failed to pay some his salesmen and thats why one of them leaked the name. If the bank account was frozen this could well be the reason. I wonder how much was/is in the account?

Further new information:
1. You can get more details from the following web site. http://www.fraudwatchers.org/forums/showthread.php?p=134177#post134177

3. The current list of reports (as far as I know) is:



4. My contact ian.laube@incitecpiv​ot.com.au found out the following information from a contact. (never met him but he is a friend of a friend etc) is Australian but works in Shanghai in Mandarin House. He helps Australian businesses communicate in negotiations with Chinese companies.

My contact (never met him but he is a friend of a friend etc) is Australian but works in Shanghai in Mandarin House. He helps Australian businesses communicate in negotiations with Chinese companies. As Aaron states inhis email he went to Chong Hing Finance Centre and spoke to the receptionists. My tip is that these three girls may hold the key to providing quite abit of useful identification to the people behind PPD. If the Police were motivated enough to ask questions it may be of some help to their case. The difficulty apparently, so am now led to believe, is that China is sounregulated and the International capital of “scammers”. To make matters worse the China Crime Investigation Bureau is probably nearly as corrupt as the directors of PPD in any case.
Aaron spoke to me in a subsequent communication and advised that he was of the opinion the China Tax Bureau were historically a lot more motivated in doing investigation some times than the police. They take a dim view of Companies operating in their country and avoiding paying tax. (which I assume they are) Your thoughts.

Dear Ian,

As promised, I paid a visit to the company yesterday and would like to report my findings together with my earlier observations and results of my research.

1. I checked with one of my local Chinese friends who is experienced in doing due diligence on Chinese companies. She checked with the local authorities and could find no record of the business registration of that company with the local authorities. Furthermore, she checked with the local investment commission and they too could not find any records.

2. Both myself and my friend noted a big anomaly in regards to the location of Shanxi Coal & PPD. While both locations actually exist, the phone numbers listed are area coded for Dongguan in Guangdong (PPD) & Guangzhou in Guangdong respectively. Furthermore the contact fax machine is in Hong Kong.

3. The name of the President of Shanxi Coal is very curious.
The Chinese of this name is firstly written in traditional characters – unusual for the boss ofa supposedly mainland company. Secondly, the Chinese name is nothing buta phonetic transliteration of Michael Zhen, suggesting the Chinese at least is a made-up, non-legal name – especially as it is incredibly rare to have a Chinese name with more than 3 characters. Furthermore the document was stating that this was quite an essential person to the investment deal.

4. What I find incredible is that PPD are trying to get foreign investors to invest into a Chinese coal mine that has such great terms. Coal is in hot demand throughout China and there is no shortage of Chinese investors willing to put in the money and time to invest in a good opportunity. PPD doesn’t even have its website in Chinese and throughout the whole process have not once mentioned Shanxi Coal’s Chinese name leaving it difficult to establish the actual existence of this company.

5. I visited the company and have attached a photo on the ground floor listing the tenants for the 12th floor. It is the Executive (Shanghai) Business Services Centre. After arriving on the floor I was greeted by 3 attractive Chinese receptionists. I asked them if 12/F was with them. They confirmed this statement and I asked if Peak Power Direct was there. It took a moment of hesitation but they all answered yes it was. I asked if I could meet with anyone from PPD. They asked if I had an appointment and I said that I was just travelling around China right now and was in Shanghai for the day and while I was here wanted to talk to someone from PPD.

They said I needed to make an appointment and said that I can leave my contact details or name card with them. I said I didn’t bring my card as I was on holiday and said I could wait, but that I was only in Shanghai for today. After a bit more talking, one of the girls suddenly remembered that all the PPD staff had taken a business trip to Thailand and so they weren’t in the office today and unavailable. Once again they asked for my name and details and I gave them my Chinese name. I asked how many people from PPD worked at this office and they said 3 OR 4. I asked if they could give me any company profile on PPD or other information and they said they couldn’t.

I spoke to them in Chinese the whole time so as to: 1. Mask the fact that I too am Australian, give them the novelty factor that works well here and so encouraging them to speak to me more than what would happen otherwise.

Based on my conversation with them, the girls’ actions and attitudes I do not feel they were being honest and they did not want me there asking these sorts of questions. I left soon afterwards on good terms but hopefully with their suspicions not raised too much.

From all of my work I have spent looking into this case I am 99% sure that this is a scam and would actively encourage other potential investors to avoid both PPD and Shanxi Coal.

South Australian Fraud squad & Communication they have received from ASIO.

The chap I spoke to works for the South Australian Fraud squad and has been ringing all victims in our state as a result of communication they have received from ASIO which is the Oz big brother body who are contacting everybody through the IMT trails out of Australia to PPD. It is fair to say that there are many international investigatory bodies that are way down the track on the trail of Mr Massey and his comrads so I am told. The thing that blows me away is thus. This chap today told me that ASIO have found that Peak Power Direct have extracted no less than $53 million from Australian idiots just like me………. this is unbelievable..He told me (no names of course) of one man whom lives in my home state and is 68 years old and had been quite wealthy but was hit hard in the GFC and reduced to not much more than owning his home and a bit of cash. This chap has unfortunately taken a line of credit out on his home and invested $750k and now realises he has lost the lot.

So then add up the UK as well as the states and we can see why this is now one of the biggest scams to come into working for some time. They don’t believe there are any more than 6 or 7 individuals involved but there operation is very sophisticated. They have established that the entire phone network they use is VOIP service over the internet so whilst appears as a landline is totally untraceable and devoid of physical address. There were quite a few questions he could not answer as may impact their investigation but he did say that they have made some major ground in the last 4 weeks which would coincide with PPD pulling out I suspect.

Person claimed to be behind Scam

The person behind this operation is a Mr Mark Richard Bettany DOB 12/08/73 he is located in Thailand Bangkok.

Company details
Can be checked with the China-Britain Business Council

Checking out all the companies of the Roche guy and he started all companies at the same time .The first lot in around in May to Sep 2010 and the rest in May 2011. I am not sure if this is coincidence or not.

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I originally did not dispute the charge when it appeared on my AmEx because I thought it was a reputable research company being used by my son for college research. Only after charges kept accruing did I call my son and found out he never used the service and never authorized the subscription. Based on other reports, there should be a class action lawsuit against this company. They are criminals.
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Safe National America

Consumer are complaining about unauthorized charges made to their credit card accounts

Safe National America Stole 45 frommy bank account St petersburg, Florida
Safe National America
111 2nd Avenue NE
St petersburg Florida
United States of America
Phone: 800-587-0332

My checking account was debited for $45 yesterday and I did not know where it came from until I called the bank and they gave me Safe National America’s name and phone number (800) 587-0332. I called and the guy said that they will credit my account within 7-10 business days.

I have been shopping for PayDay loans recently and I am sure that one of these companies are responsible for doing this. I read another report and the guy said that he only used 2 companies and one of them was Check n Go. I used Check n Go also, so maybe they are the culprits.
Did anyone else use Check n Go?

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Name: Safe National of America Inc
Phone: (800) 587-0332
Address: 111 2nd Ave NE
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Website: www.bestsavingsource.com
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Principal: Mr. Nicholas Potter, President
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The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions is warning consumers to verify the license of any lending professional they are considering doing business with.

It has been reported that 100 DAY LOANS is sending out unsolicited email messages offering consumers a personal loan.

The company is not licensed by the Washington State of Department of Financial Institutions. The company is not registered to do business in Washington by either the Department of Revenue or the Washington Secretary of State.


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Not Licensed To Offer Payday Loans In Washington

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions is warning consumers to verify the license of any lending professional they are considering doing business with.

It has been reported that TLC Fast Cash a/k/a tlcfastcash.com is offering online payday loans for which consumers authorize repayment from their checking accounts.

The company is not licensed by the Washington State of Department of Financial Institutions. The company is not registered to do business in Washington by either the Department of Revenue or the Washington Secretary of State.

If You Feel You’re A Victim

If you feel you have been a victim of a loan scam, please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC HELP (382-4357), or online at www.ftc.gov. Because the scammers have access to bank account information and social security numbers, victims should consider themselves victims of identity theft and take appropriate precautions. The Federal Trade Commission has information for victims of identity theft available online at www.ftc.gov

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FTC Takes Actions – Residential Relief Foundation

We have not yet fallen behind in our mortage payments but have been late at least 3 times. i have not been able to work as many hours as usual and my husbands company has not given him a decent raise in over 6 years,although at 61 he is very grateful for a steady job.he has asked our mortage company to modify our payments as it gets harder and harder to make them on time,and we must let other bilss go paying late to do so. we have not had a new car in over 20 years. we do not go out for movies,dinner and please someone tell me what a vacation is. all this is ok,there are others in much worse shape and we give all we can to help.gmac does not want to give an inch ,so my husband went looking online for mortage modification help. it was like opening a flood gate . i keep telling him that we should go see a lawyer in our own town,and not send money to someone who say’s “we can’t do anything till we get your money up front”,and is not even in our state.am i right? he is planning on giving “Residential Relief Foundation” a thousand dollars we don’t have ,and i am so afraid it will be money trown away.

FTC Complaints

Residential Relief Foundation. The FTC alleges that the defendants falsely claimed their loan modification program could result in waiver of late payments, late fees, and legal fees; conversion of adjustable rates to fixed rates as low as 1 percent; reduction of principal balance; and up to 40 percent lower mortgage payments. They used a logo similar to the Great Seal of the United States and told consumers that it is nearly impossible for homeowners to obtain mortgage modifications on their own. Claiming quick results and a high success rate, the defendants charged a $1,495 up-front fee, advised people to stop making mortgage payments, and falsely claimed that reports they create would enable them to obtain the promised results, according to the FTC’s complaint. They also allegedly improperly disposed of consumers’ information in unsecured dumpsters. In addition, the FTC charged that in marketing debt relief services for credit card debt, the defendants falsely told people they could become debt free in 12 to 36 months, remove late fees and penalties, and reduce debts up to 50 percent.

At the FTC’s request, a federal court halted the operation, appointed a receiver, and froze the defendants’ assets, pending trial. The FTC seeks to stop the defendants’ deceptive claims permanently and make them forfeit their ill-gotten gains.

The defendants are Residential Relief Foundation Inc., Silver Lining Services LLC, Mitigation America LLC, Michael Valenti, and Bryan J. Melanson, Jillian N. Melanson, Dennis Strzegowski, and James W. Holderness, also doing business as the Law Office of James Holderness. They are charged with violating the FTC Act and the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule by falsely claiming they would obtain loan modifications and significantly lower mortgage payments for consumers, and that reports they create would enable them to do so. They are also charged with misrepresenting an affiliation with the federal government, falsely claiming to have taken reasonable and appropriate measures to protect consumers’ personal information from unauthorized access, and improperly disposing of consumers’ information in unsecured dumpsters, in violation of the FTC Act.

The FTC appreciates the investigative assistance of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland, and the Baltimore County Police Department in bringing this case.

“The United States Government’s response to the foreclosure crisis includes programs to support struggling homeowners by modifying their mortgages at no expense to the borrowers,” said Neil Barofsky, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. “By engaging in the conduct described in the action announced today, fraudsters hurt not only their direct victims, but also the credibility of the Government’s relief efforts. Such conduct must not be allowed to continue.”

The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

U.S. Homeowners Relief. According to the FTC, four companies and six individuals touted a “Government Mortgage Relief Program” that would purportedly reduce mortgage payments as part of the “Obama Act” or the “federal stimulus program,” falsely claiming an affiliation with the government. Claiming a 90 percent or higher success rate, they promised that, in return for a fee of up to $4,250, they could reduce consumers’ monthly mortgage payment and lower their interest rates and principal amounts, or both. The defendants also promised to give full refunds if they failed to obtain loan modifications. The FTC alleged that once consumers paid the fee, they received nothing, did not get refunds, and the defendants stopped responding to their calls or e-mails, disconnected their phone numbers, and changed the name of their business while continuing to make promises and take money from consumers.

At the FTC’s request, a federal court halted the operation and froze the defendants’ assets, pending trial. The FTC seeks to stop the defendants’ deceptive claims and make them forfeit their ill-gotten gains.

The FTC complaint alleges that the defendants claimed to have established relationships with lenders that enabled them to obtain loan modifications on good terms. In mailers that appear tailored to individual recipients, they expressed certainty that the consumers could receive a loan modification by stating that consumers had been “PRE-SELECTED” because their loan situation met the defendants’ criteria, and specified the consumer’s “New 30 Year Fixed Payment.”

The defendants are U.S. Homeowners Relief Inc.;Waypoint Law Group Inc.; American Lending Review Inc.; New Life Solutions Inc.; D.G.C. Consulting LLC; DLD Consulting LLC; Samuel Paul Bain; Macie Mejeco Bain, also known as Macie Mejeco Manns; Aminullah Sarpas, also known as Amin Sarpas and David Sarpas; and Damon Grant Carriger. They are charged with violating the FTC Act and the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule by falsely claiming that people who purchase their services are highly likely to obtain a mortgage loan modification that will make their payments much more affordable, that they are the U.S. government or affiliated with the federal government, and that they will refund consumers’ money if they do not obtain a loan modification.

The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division. On September 28, 2010, a federal judge entered a temporary restraining order that, pending a hearing, halted U.S. Homeowners Relief’s allegedly illegal business practices, froze the defendants’ assets, appointed a receiver to manage their businesses, and allowed the FTC and the receiver immediate access to the defendants’ business premises.


The FTC also has reached settlements with several defendants who were charged with unlawful practices in four actions filed in 2009. In addition to banning the defendants from the mortgage relief business, the settlement orders permanently prohibit them from misleading consumers about goods and services. That includes falsely claiming to be affiliated with the government, misrepresenting loan or refund terms, and misrepresenting their ability to improve someone’s credit history. The orders also prohibit them from selling or otherwise disclosing customers’ personal information.

National Foreclosure Relief. David Ealy and Hugo Tapia have settled charges that they allegedly falsely claimed their “Fresh Start Program” would stop foreclosure or they would fully refund consumers’ money. The FTC’s complaint alleges that many people paid National Foreclosure Relief, Inc. advance fees of up to $1,000 but still ultimately lost their homes to foreclosure. Others avoided foreclosure only through their own efforts. After paying the fee, consumers who contacted the company for information regarding the status of purported modifications were often either ignored or falsely told that negotiations with their lenders were under way.

The settlement orders against Ealy and Tapia also bar them from enforcing any contracts with mortgage relief clients, and each impose a $12 million judgment that will be suspended when the defendants surrender all funds in bank accounts frozen by the court. The full amount of the judgments will become due immediately if the defendants are found to have misrepresented their financial condition.

The settlements were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.


B]U.S. Foreclosure Relief.[/B] Attorney Brandon Moreno and his law firm, Cresidis Legal, have settled charges brought by the FTC and the states of California and Missouri that they allegedly falsely claimed they would get loan modifications for consumers or refund their money, that a lawyer would negotiate the terms of consumers’ home loans with lenders, and that they successfully obtained modifications for at least 85 percent of their clients. More than $614,000 obtained from the eight settling defendants in this matter will be returned to 995 consumers.

The settlement order against Moreno and Cresidis Legal also bars them from violating the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule and enforcing any contracts with mortgage relief clients, and imposes a $1.8 million judgment that is suspended upon Cresidis Legal’s surrender of approximately $131,000 to the court-appointed receiver. The full judgment will become due immediately if the defendants are found to have misrepresented their financial condition.

The settlement was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Federal Housing Modification Department, Inc., Michael Trap, Glenn Rosofsky, and Bryan Rosenberg have settled FTC charges that they misrepresented themselves as a federal government agency or affiliate and falsely claimed that, in return for a $3,000 fee – typically with half due up-front and half due two weeks later – they would get lenders to modify consumers’ mortgages, substantially lowering their loan payments in virtually every instance.

According to the FTC, the defendants misled consumers into believing they were dealing with a real government program, “Making Home Affordable,” that provides free mortgage loan assistance. They claimed a 90 percent success rate, that only selected customers meeting certain conditions could “qualify” for modification assistance, and that Federal Housing Modification Department had attorneys and forensic accountants on staff. The FTC complaint charged that in fact, very few homeowners got modifications, the defendants accepted the advance fees from almost all applicants, and they had neither lawyers nor accountants on staff.

The settlement orders against the defendants bar them from violating the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule, and require them to dispose of customers’ sensitive personal customer information. Each of the settlements imposes a $900,000 judgment that will be suspended based on their inability to pay. The full judgments will become due immediately if they are found to have misrepresented their financial condition.

Rosofsky and Trap have pleaded guilty to federal criminal conspiracy and money laundering charges. These charges, filed by the U.S. Attorney’s office in the federal district court in San Diego, California, arose from Trap and Rosofsky’s activities on behalf of Federal Housing Modification Department.

The settlements were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Crowder Law Group, formerly known as Jackson, Crowder & Associates, PA and doing business as Legal Support Services; Optimum Business Solutions LLC, also known as Attorney Finance Services LLC and doing business as Attorney Finance Services; Bruce Meltzer; and Kathleen Lewis, also doing business as Kathy Lewis have settled charges that they misrepresented themselves as a federal government agency or affiliate and charged a $2,000 up-front fee for services they did not perform. Their personalized postcards to consumers stated, “You may qualify under the new government bailout to refinance your current mortgage . . . .” Some postcards described the defendants’ programs as federal programs and were signed by an attorney in the consumer’s state.

The settlement orders against these defendants prohibit them from violating the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule, trying to collect payment from their customers, and failing to properly dispose of customer information. The orders against Crowder Law Group and Bruce Meltzer, and Optimum Business Solutions and Kathleen Lewis impose a $3.1 million judgment that will be suspended upon the surrender of funds in corporate bank accounts. Litigation continues against Washington Data Resources Inc., Brent McDaniel, Tyna Caldwell, Douglas A. Crowder, and Richard A. Bishop.

The settlements were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Court Judgment

Dinamica Financiera. A summary judgment entered by the court included a $3.7 million judgment against Dinamica Financiera LLC, Valentin Benitez, and Jose Mario Esquer; a $1.3 million judgment against Soluciones Dinamicas, Inc., Valentin Benitez, and Jose Mario Esquer; and a $394,000 judgment against Oficinas Legales de Eric-Douglas Johnson, Inc., Valentin Benitez, and Eric Douglas Johnson.

The defendants falsely promised Spanish-speaking consumers who were behind on their mortgage payments that they would stop foreclosure or obtain mortgage loan modifications. They charged an up-front fee equivalent to each consumer’s monthly mortgage payment, but often failed to live up to their promises. Many people who paid them did not obtain modifications and ultimately lost their homes.

A summary judgment was entered against the Dinamica Financiera defendants by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division.

Contempt Action

Nationwide Financial Aid and Northern Federal Aid. The FTC filed a civil contempt action against Everard Taylor, Elias Taylor, Ebony Taylor, and National Financial Assistance LLC, alleging that they misled consumers with foreclosure rescue claims in violation of previous court orders imposed on Everard Taylor and Elias Taylor. Court orders entered in March and September 2008 prohibited Everard Taylor and Elias Taylor, and anyone who participates with them, from misrepresenting that they would stop, postpone, or prevent foreclosure, and from misrepresenting the terms of a refund policy. Despite the court orders, the FTC alleges that Everard Taylor, Elias Taylor, and Everard’s wife, Ebony Taylor, operated another mortgage relief scam using the names Nationwide Financial Aid and Northern Federal Aid. The FTC seeks to modify the previous orders to ban Everard Taylor and Elias Taylor from selling mortgage loan modification and foreclosure relief services and make them pay at least $126,000 for consumer refunds.

The contempt action was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.

The Commission votes were 5-0 in each of these actions.

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. A complaint is not a finding or ruling that the defendants have actually violated the law. Stipulated court orders are for settlement purposes only and do not constitute an admission by the defendants of a law violation. Stipulated orders have the full force of law when signed by the judge.

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 1,800 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.

Frank Dorman
Office of Public Affairs
Division of Financial Practices
(Mortgage Relief Scams Nov. 2010)
(FTC File Nos. 1023234, 1023018, X100011, X090026, X090065, X090082, X090050, 0823243)