Beware Of The Bizde Inc Scam
Looks like our webdesign and tax prep scammers have found a way to expand their money mule operation into the Online shopping/auction business! A new site was just registered on 04/11/2015 at IP address 220.127.116.11, with the URL http://bzdinc.org. What’s interesting is that after doing a little research, I found that apparently back in February there was a website, http://bizdeint.com hosted at Vooservers in the UK at IP address 18.104.22.168.
Bizdeint.com is no longer online, but while it was online it redirected visitors to another website at http://www.bizde.com/ which happens to be a ebay type shopping site where sellers can list items for sale and buyers can purchase from them and conduct the transaction through the website. Bizde.com is based in Istanbul Turkey has been online since 2005 and is registered through GoDaddy on a dedicated server and is registered through the year 2020. Based on these credentials, Bizde.com is a legitimate website and business. Here’s a screen shot of the legitimate website they redirect their visitors to:
However.. Bizdeint.com and Bzdinc.org are not legitimate! Just like Bizdeint.com, Bzdinc.org also redirects visitors to the legitimate site Bizde.com in an attempt to appear as a legitimate business to their potential “employees” which back in February they were sending emails like this one found at RipoffReport.com Dated Feb 25th 2015:
Below is the email that this company uses to try to scam individuals. You can clearly see the misspellings and upon further investigation, you will find that this person and company has attempted to pull this scam on many other people.
Dear Confidential User,
I am a HR-manager at Bizde Inc. Due to major expand our Company is seek new staff for logistic assistant job position. Smart Delivery is solving logistic issues of any difficulty level. Also we are known as one of the best intermediary between buyers and sellers all over the world. Our goal is to make internet purchases safe and affordable for any customer. We have found your resume in CareerBuilder database and believe you are the best candidate for a part time position we have.
– US Citizenship – Over 18
– Education: High School/College
part-time/full tume : $2,000 after 30 days of on-the-job training period and $2,500 next month salary as a permanent worker plus bonuses;
For more information, please reply back with your contact e-mail or phone number to : firstname.lastname@example.org
And then on Feb 26th 2015 another victim filed this complaint:
I was offered a job from Sandra Brown who said she saw my resume on career builder. If I was interested in Administrative Assistant/Sales Support to send her an email with my name and phone number. So I jumped on it. Next thing I had an Employment Agreement and then a Payment Agreement. I would be accepting money’s from auctioned items. So I was the middle man so to speak. I opened a new bank account I sent a picture of myself holding my DL. Thank God I didn’t give them my SS#.And then I waited over the weekend. Two days ago I received and email and a phone saying that $743.00 was wired into the account with instructions to take that money and send it in a moneygram to Paris France. Well I did, today I got a phone call from my bank saying that JP Chase reported that is was fraudulent funds and they wanted their money back. What ever you do NOT accept any money and do send any money for these people.
So now the same scammers that was doing this in Feb just created a new domain to do it again!
Is Bzdinc.org and Bizde.com The Same Company?
I don’t believe the 2 sites are connected or are the same people. I believe the scammers behind Bzdinc.org are merely forwarding visitors to Bizde.com just to fool unsuspecting victims into falling for their scam. I doubt very much that the owners of the legitimate website at Bizde.com are even aware this is happening. At least not yet.
Therefore if you receive an email with a job offer similar to the offer in the email above, claiming to be someone from Bizde Inc, do NOT accept the offer! Not unless you want to be held liable for hundreds of dollars in stolen money!
What To Do If You Are A Victim Of An Employment Scam
If you have fell victim to this scam at Bzdinc.org, Bizdeint.com or a similar scam, you need to contact your bank immediately and close your account, hopefully BEFORE they try to reverse the transaction. 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/
Next you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. These scammers now has your Social Security number so they can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name. This will alert you for at least 90 days about any suspicious activity. In addition, you might want to consider purchasing identity theft protection like the services offered at LifeLock.
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