Raygoza’s Roaches On the Move Again (Still)!

Using Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Disaster in Classic Scam

A plaintiff in the class action against John Paul Raygoza, David Sipes and Ted Molina – meaning an individual already scammed by these thugs – reports a new attempt!

Long story, short -the call received from a woman representing Inc Fortune – classic “you are owed money… send us the tax, and we’ll send your money” scam – was a followup to their illegal use of a domain belonging to the plaintiff.

Their stupidity is absolutely mind boggling.

A direct quote from the person they made the mistake of calling:

“I received the most interesting phone call on Saturday. Caller ID
showed “Private Caller”. I have a client who uses that so I answered.

The lady identified herself as Rachel and said she was calling from
Inc Fortune. I didn’t say anything. She asked, “You know who that is
right?” I said yes.

She proceeded to tell me that she had a check for me in the amount
of $4,xxx.xx ( I wasn’t really paying attention to the number), that the
money was from sales I had made in Japan and that the office over
there had to close due to the earthquake so they were dispersing the
funds. There was only one problem, taxes had to be paid on the money.
The taxes due are $136.00 and I needed to send that money to her
before they could send me my check. Then she said, “So can you send
us a check right away?”

I said, “No.” She seemed truly shocked and said, “No?” I told her that
I’d like some more information. I asked her, “How did I make money in
Japan?” She replied, “From your website. You do have a website don’t
you?” I said, “Yes but I have 2 or 3. I’d like to know which one made
sales.” She said she didn’t have that information but could transfer me to the people who did. I told her no, that I’d like to know how to contact her and started asking for her phone number when she hung up.

Now I know the one website I had was canceled because I didn’t renew
the domain name. And they had told me they weren’t going to use the
second one because it was a WFH (work from home) and Google was
getting too expensive to compete there. (Yeah, right!) They were
supposed to give me one (a site) for weight loss but I can’t imagine many
Japanese people needing weight loss info.

So I got on the internet and typed in my domain name that they all
really liked: http://www.XXXXXXXXXXXX.com.

Lo and behold here’s what I saw:

Scam

Screenshot of Ripped-off Domain

At the bottom it says:
Copyright & copy; 2010 www.affiliatesuccessreview.com

All Rights Reserved.  

So then I went to my hosting company and saw that the name servers
had been changed and were not mine.

Then I went to GoDaddy where the domain is registered and it is still
there under my name. And then I went to the verification site and yes,
it’s still my name there too.”

Research by another plaintiff  in WhoIs records shows that they “appear to have been changed 3 times since she purchased the domain name, despite the fact that she has never activated a website on it. Sounds… like they have done this without her permission for their own gain.”

All of this information is being sent to the California Attorney General, and provides yet more damning proof of Raygoza’s thievery and fraud for the class action suit in progress.

Has desperation set in in LALALand? That Raygoza’s compadres would use what is a well advertised scam method to try to make money in a carelessly executed (phoning a previously scammed contact!!) ripoff is totally amazing.

Hmmmm – unless you remember that these guys figured out a “foolproof” scam, but had no common sense when it came to building and preserving credibility.

They are indeed like roaches – soulless creatures who scuttle in the filth of the criminal world.  No real intelligence – just the basest survival instincts. Make my skin crawl.

Reminders:

  • Give no one online your telephone number unless you want calls from unknown persons
  • Never trust that anyone who phones from an online contact is who they say they are without checking
  • Trust no one who won’t give you their own contact info and provably good references
  • Give no one online banking or credit card info outside of a secured payment site
  • Never believe you must pay to receive a payment
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