Beware Of The Fraudulent Travel Website Globevoyage.net
Last month we warned our readers about a fraudulent domain and money mule scam at viajessalvattiera.com. It seems the same Russian scammer, Anzhelika Kondrateva, has registered a total of 19 suspected fraudulent websites since Sept! The most recent, Globevoyage.net was registered on 12/6/2016 (as well as globevoyages.net on 9/01/2016) which redirects to globe-voyages.com, a legitimate travel related business called Globe Voyages located in Luxembourg which has been online for 15 years registered in 2001! Here is a screen shot of the Legitimate website below:
The scammers has basically stolen the identity of the Legitimate Business, Globe Voyages by 1st, registering the fake domain name Globevoyage.net and 2nd, redirecting that domain to the legitimate site.
Why would they do that you ask? It’s simple.
They want people to think they are the real legitimate business so they will accept their fake job offer they are recruiting for through unsolicited emails sent to job seekers from the fraudulent domain! Beware!
Below is the list of the 20 domains that Anzhelika Kondrateva has registered so far since Sept, and we suspect every one of them are or were being used for fraud:
Domain Name Create Date Registrar globevoyages.net 2016-09-01 1and1.com steja-travel.com 2016-09-08 1and1.com viajessalvattiera.com 2016-09-21 1and1.com voyagesdelige.com 2016-09-21 1and1.com hollidaystravel.com 2016-11-15 1and1.com dragowski.net 2016-11-18 1and1.com dragowski.us 2016-11-18 (registration services) whois.schlund.de viajesalvatiera.com 2016-11-22 1and1.com voyagesideliege.com 2016-11-22 1and1.com maxonss.com 2016-11-28 1and1.com krupinskinieruchomosci.com 2016-11-28 1and1.com krupinski-nieruchomosci.com 2016-11-28 1and1.com latviastours.com 2016-12-05 1and1.com globevoyage.net 2016-12-06 1and1.com molltona.net 2016-09-07 1and1.com viatgi-sl.com 2016-09-06 1and1.com viattigi.com 2016-09-01 1and1.com euroitallia.net 2016-09-01 1and1.com themaxon.com 2016-11-28 1and1.com
berylcruises.com 2016-12-13 1and1.com
Keep in mind job seekers, a legitimate business will never require it’s employees to handle company transactions under the employee’s name or require the employee to use their own bank account to cash checks or accept direct deposits from customers or clients and then wire the cash overseas or put the cash on a reload it card! If you are asked to do this..cease all communication immediately! It’s a money mule scam!
What To Do If You Are A Victim
If you suspect you have fell victim to an employment scam like this, you need to contact your bank immediately and close your account IF you have provided your account 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 personal information like your social security# birthdate etc , you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. These criminals can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name. Doing this will alert you for at least 90 days about any suspicious activity.
In the hands of a thief, just your name, address, Social Security number or date of birth, can be used over and over months- even years down the road to:
Open new lines of credit
Seek medical attention
Drain savings and retirement accounts
Provide an alias when arrested
Get a job or file false tax returns
Get Payday Loans in your name
Obtain service agreements for cellular service or utilities
Obtain Government Documents such as a drivers license or passport
That’s why I highly recommend you get some sort of ongoing identity theft protection such as the services offered through companies like LifeLock-Visit Their Website Here or Identity Force-visit their website here! LifeLock and Identity Force are both reputable companies that monitors your accounts and alerts and protects you from identity theft.
Have you received a suspicious email offering you an “opportunity” as an Payment Processor or other position for Globevoyage.net or globevoyages.net? Feel free to copy and paste the email in the comments so we can help alert and prevent others from becoming victims.
Have you received an email with a suspicious job offer or perhaps considering or accepted a work from home job offer and you don’t know if it’s a scam or not? Let us check it out for you. Send us copies of these emails on our Contact Us Page or our Facebook page below and we’ll let you know. If we find it is a scam we will publish an article to warn others.