1stcoastconstruction.com Suspicious Website Alert
1stcoastconstruction.com is a suspicious website that was registered with BIZCN.COM, INC. in China on 03-mar-2015 for one year and appears to be hosted in the Netherlands. The domain is registered to a Kelley Craig in Pittsburgh PA which is a bit odd since the business address shown on the website is 95070 HITHER HILLS WAY
FERNANDINA BEACH Florida 32034-8721, Phone # (904) 425 7337.
Take a look at the screenshot of the 1stcoastconstruction.com website below, then look at the screen shot of the website in this previous post Innovat-Construction.com Scam Alert and you will see the websites are identical.
Also an identical registration page is at http://1stcoastconstruction.com/r.php?i=2 as well.
Is 1stcoastconstruction.com a LEGITIMATE Website?
I don’t believe it is especially since it is registered to someone in Pittsburg!
There is a legitimate Licensed Certified General Contractor by the name of Roger Scott Ketelsen operating under the business name:
1ST COAST CONSTRUCTION LLC (DBA Name)
Main Address: 95070 HITHER HILLS WAY
FERNANDINA BEACH Florida 32034-8721
Which is the same business address listed on the suspected fake website.
He has held this license since 2006 and it expires in 2016 so he has been in business at least since 2006, however there is NO indication that I have been able to find that he has ever created a business website which makes him and his business the perfect target for scammers to put up a fake business website mainly because to a potential victim it would appear legitimate.
It’s doubtful and very suspicious that he has been in business since 2006 however the website was just registered March 2015 for 1 year and is registered and hosted overseas. Also I doubt that Kelley Craig in Pittsburg is the actual person who registered the domain and could possibly be a victim of Identity theft.
This has all the typical red flags of a scam and we are 99% certain this website is fake and is simply being used as a front for a money mule employment scam just as the identical website at Innovat-Construction.com is, and we don’t believe the legitimate business owner is connected to it whatsoever or is even aware this website exists.
What To Do If You Are A Victim
If you have fell victim to an employment scam, you need to contact your bank immediately and close your account IF you have provided this information to the scammers. Next file a police report with your local authorities and then file a complaint with the FBI’s internet crime center at http://www.ic3.gov/
If you provided your Social Security number to them, you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. They can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name, register scam websites in your name etc. This will alert you for at least 90 days about any suspicious activity. I highly recommend you get some sort of identity protection such as the services offered through companies like LifeLock-Visit Their Website Here!
If someone has contacted you offering a job with 1ST Coast Construction, please copy and paste the emails in the comments below so we can help alert and prevent others from becoming potential victims.