Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#268097 by Edgydice Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:56 pm
This company seemed fairly legit, their tracking website was very detailed.
Companies website: http://jepie.net/
The person that called said his name was Alexander.
Fake info for first assignment:
http://www.artvanov.ru
http://artvanov.ru/category/gallery/page/3/default.htm
Our client had his email and website address, so it’s not so complicated.
Artist name Vitaly Ivanov
primary email [email protected]
Alternative email [email protected]

E-mail stating I was hired.






RGB, LLC
To
Sep 11 at 8:49 AM

RESEND--
Hi xxxxxxx You have recently applied for a part time position and sent your paperwork. You are hired. Congratulations! Please make sure to read this email carefully. I am sending your ART TASK (download link) and INSTRUCTIONS on how to proceed.

STEP ONE: DOWNLOAD YOUR ART TASK
I added your task to your user profile. You have to log-in to your member area using your email and 'demo' for password on this page http://jepie.biz/login
Click on TASKS tab for your available tasks.

STEP TWO: REPORT OT START
Send me an email to reply you have downloaded this task. If you have any questions – also send an email in the next 24 hours. Otherwise I may take it as you did not receive this email or it may be in your spam folder. As your manager, I also have 30-50 people plus you per day. So I hope you understand if I do not respond immediately. However, before sending your questions, study your task details carefully. I will give you a call once you complete this 1st task to introduce myself and answer your questions.
During you trial period you will be receiving all tasks directly from your HR manager. If you have any questions about the work in general (pay, communication etc.) – please make sure to study FAQ on the website first.

TIMELINE
We expect you to complete this task one or two days after you receive this mail. Given assignment is has no specific deadline. It’s ASAP. 2-3 days. Once completed – please send you report via email back to me. If you cannot finish your report on time - specify when exactly it will be completed. We count on your responsibility.
I wish to you good luck with the first task our part time employee. If you have some questions about the work and you cannot find the answers on the site, send them by e-mail.



--
RGB, LLC

NOTE
PS: Please add my email to your contacts (address book)., so it would never go to your spam folder. And confirm when done.
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#268109 by Bryon Williams Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:49 am
It is a scam and they do not have a office. If the scammer did it be in Russia. You can not visit pretend places of employment.

This say's all you need to know. Hmmmm why would it be in the spam folder?
Otherwise I may take it as you did not receive this email or it may be in your spam folder.


domain: ARTVANOV.RU
nserver: ns1.hosting.reg.ru.
nserver: ns2.hosting.reg.ru.
state: REGISTERED, DELEGATED, VERIFIED
person: Private Person
registrar: REGRU-RU
admin-contact: http://www.reg.ru/whois/admin_contact
created: 2015.09.03 << Site created 14 days ago.
paid-till: 2016.09.03 One year registration.
free-date: 2016.10.04
source: TCI


Domain Name: JEPIE.NET
Registrar: DOMAINCONTEXT, INC.
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 1111
Whois Server: whois.domaincontext.com
Referral URL: http://www.domaincontext.com
Name Server: EVA.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: LARS.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 05-sep-2015
Creation Date: 05-sep-2015
Expiration Date: 05-sep-2016

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.


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#268125 by vonpaso xlura Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:54 am
Domain Name: JEPIE.NET
Registry Domain ID: 1957627509_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.domaincontext.com
Registrar URL: www.domaincontext.com
Updated Date: 2015-09-05T01:14:33Z
Creation Date: 2015-09-05T01:14:32Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-09-05T01:14:32Z
Registrar: DomainContext, Inc.
Registrar IANA ID: 1111
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Registrant Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Registrant City: Nobby Beach
Registrant State/Province: Queensland
Registrant Postal Code: QLD 4218
Registrant Country: AU
Registrant Phone: +45.36946676
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: [email protected]

Domain Name: JEPIE.BIZ
Domain ID: D65959649-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar: DOMAINCONTEXT, INC.
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 1111
Registrar URL (registration services): whois.domaincontext.com
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Variant: JEPIE.BIZ
Registrant ID: PP-SP-001
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: PrivacyProtect.org
Registrant Address1: ID#10760, PO Box 16
Registrant Address2: Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Registrant City: Nobby Beach
Registrant State/Province: Queensland
Registrant Postal Code: QLD 4218
Registrant Country: Australia
Registrant Country Code: AU
Registrant Phone Number: +45.36946676
Registrant Email: [email protected]
Name Server: EVA.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: LARS.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Created by Registrar: DOMAINCONTEXT, INC.
Last Updated by Registrar: DOMAINCONTEXT, INC.
Domain Registration Date: Sat Sep 05 01:14:37 GMT 2015
Domain Expiration Date: Sun Sep 04 23:59:59 GMT 2016
Domain Last Updated Date: Sat Sep 05 01:24:25 GMT 2015

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#268139 by nthompson Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:54 am
This is definitely a scam! I got the same assignment from a company called SUN LLC. The assignment said the same thing...to contact some sculptor in Russia regarding purchasing a new sculpture because the other one was damaged. They gave me the artist contact information and I emailed him. I was really hard figuring out that this was a scam by searching Google, because apparently they change company names. See below the email between me and the "artist" in Russia:

From Rodion Ivanov Wed Sep 9 11:22:58 2015
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From: Rodion Ivanov <[email protected]>
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Rodion Ivanov Sep 9
To

Hallo!
Unfortunately my English bad, I easy communicate by email using the Google translator.
Yes, I remember, this sculpture sold to USA, and I can make copy if this same client will pay money.

I was busy but if paying - I am free. Original cost $5400, but this copy to original owner I can making for $4000. I take up to one week.

Shipping by air cost = $800, 2-3 days, insurence included.
This company internal Russia, so you not can pay me and I bring money to shipping company.
Becuase permit - only one company can working - this Express Shipping Russia.
This shipping company good relations to Ministry of Art Russia, and make permission ot export artistic goods, paintings, sculpture etc. Fedex and other often have problems custom, this not - everything OK.

I take money Money Gram or Western Union, becuase I not trusting banks. Often problems with banks not wanting return USD because crizis. Last time my client sending me money I waited more 30 days to take money from bank - they not want return money.

So this my important condition - money gram or western union. Becuase I have other clients I work - you pay me, I start working, I am busy man.

I have two stores one Russia one Ukraine, and I travlling time here time there. So before sending money - ask me I can send my name or somebody else name to receive money. Here is information to send money. Request 1 hour before sending. So they will be ready.

First name: Rodion
Last name: Ivanov
city: Moscow
State: Russia

Waiting for confirmation from you.
--
Rodion Ivanov
Last edited by Bryon Williams on Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:48 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Removed personal information.
#268140 by nthompson Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:00 am
I also got a reply from the fake "artist" from this email, because I was provided with two email addresses, so I contacted him at both.

From Rodion Ivanov Wed Sep 9 11:23:18 2015
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Hallo!
Unfortunately my English bad, I easy communicate by email using the Google translator.
Yes, I remember, this sculpture sold to USA, and I can make copy if this same client will pay money.

I was busy but if paying - I am free. Original cost $5400, but this copy to original owner I can making for $4000. I take up to one week.

Shipping by air cost = $800, 2-3 days, insurence included.
This company internal Russia, so you not can pay me and I bring money to shipping company.
Becuase permit - only one company can working - this Express Shipping Russia.
This shipping company good relations to Ministry of Art Russia, and make permission ot export artistic goods, paintings, sculpture etc. Fedex and other often have problems custom, this not - everything OK.

I take money Money Gram or Western Union, becuase I not trusting banks. Often problems with banks not wanting return USD because crizis. Last time my client sending me money I waited more 30 days to take money from bank - they not want return money.

So this my important condition - money gram or western union. Becuase I have other clients I work - you pay me, I start working, I am busy man.

I have two stores one Russia one Ukraine, and I travlling time here time there. So before sending money - ask me I can send my name or somebody else name to receive money. Here is information to send money. Request 1 hour before sending. So they will be ready.

First name: Rodion
Last name: Ivanov
city: Moscow
State: Russia

Waiting for confirmation from you.
--
Rodion Ivanov
Sculptor
Last edited by Bryon Williams on Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:45 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Removed personal information.
#268184 by vonpaso xlura Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:40 pm
Unfortunately my English bad, I easy communicate by email using the Google translator.

He's lying. The writing style and the IP address agree that he is Russian, but running Russian text through a machine translator would not produce English misspellings that aren't valid English words.

The mention of Western Union and MoneyGram shows that it's a scam.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#269140 by Block Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:59 am
I thought this was a legit company too and even done a couple of assignments for them but after I got an email from the company saying that the client needed my help by sending the money to my account and then I send it to the artist and they would pay me a $150 bonus. I got curious and started really researching. That's when I found out it was a scam.
#270524 by Timthetec Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:09 pm
I am checking RPG,llc and came across this forum. I read what is posted. However, knowledge and experience regarding internet information sources to be verified as truthful and factual, not hype. I only have found this forum. So who or where are the other sources you mention? Because we would not be the first to be scammed by them
#270663 by melba63 Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:57 pm
WOW! I too got the same emails and the company seemed real, I've been doing the assignments they sent me.

They even post a business address here in Miami. I wonder if I should go check it out.

I sent them a W4 form with my social security number on it. Should I be reporting this to someone?
#270765 by Dotti Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:44 am
@timthetec:

I'm afraid I do not understand your post. Are you saying you are not sure you believe it is a scam?

It's good that you have learned not to automatically believe everything you read online. That's a good start in protecting yourself. But it is also important to understand the difference in sites when considering quality of information. Places like yahoo answers, while helpful in some ways, are full of members gladly posting random misinformation, and passing it off as fact. On a moderated, specialized forum like hours, we do see the occasional misguided individual jumping in, but it won't be long before a more seasoned member reports the information and it is either removed or corrected.

Members who are on our support team and members like VX, who focuses largely on fake websites, and has been active here for many years, (as you can see on his profile) are very experienced in scams like this. If one or more of these people is telling you it is a scam, then it is. If we honestly don't know, we will tell you, and we will ask for more information to make a better determination.

But, this is a textbook job scam, and if you don't recognize it, then I would strongly recommend you do some research regarding job scams so that you have a basic understanding of what to look for with offers like these. Scammers change fake company names every single day, and if you rely solely on a search of the company name without understanding the scams themselves, you run the risk of getting caught in a scam.

There are literally hundreds of excellent resources online, but here are a few good options to start:
https://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=44
http://about.usps.com/publications/pub300a/pub300a_tech_022.htm
http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/reshipper.asp
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/scammer-seeks-assistant
https://securityintelligence.com/the-most-common-schemes-for-targeting-the-unknowing-money-mule/

Krebs on security has several excellent articles, including these:
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/09/a-one-stop-money-mule-fraud-shop/
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/09/with-stolen-cards-fraudsters-shop-to-drop/

Need to post photos? http://scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3219
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#270896 by HannahsDad Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:01 am
RGB LLC at http://jepie.biz

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RGB, LLC is a business process services company with delivery offices located in the United States. By having our "virtual assistants" (VAs) work from our offices in Southeast Asia we are able to offer significant cost savings to our clients compared to similar USA based service providers who may charge anywhere from $35 to $250 per hour. Magenta VIP Assistant is able to offer better service and results for an average range of $7 to $18 per hour.

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Personal Virtual Assistant, Part Time
Brief description
We are now recruiting for a part-time virtual assistant to provide secretarial, administrative, creative and technical support. Working schedule requires a flexible commitment.
- Make all pre-arrangements for our customers and provide assistance with any request during stay
- Make all arrangements over the Internet / phone (Work from home, 2-3 hours a day).
Most tasks have to be finished within 48-72 hours after the moment of assignment. Some of the tasks require fulfillment during the working hours, and some can be fulfilled during the non-working hours or during weekends. The time limits and the requirements are indicated in the instructions of each task separately.

RGB, LLC
1200 Brickell Avenue #1950 Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 851-5099
Email [email protected]

The address is a virtual office. The telephone number is not in Miami but out in the Keys somewhere.
Created anonymously 5th September 2015 for 1 year only

#273121 by savy2015 Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:21 pm
I really want to put this company on blast. I got a job through them as well and have devoted a lot of time to the task that I got. Yes, one of the first task was "ART PROJECT" where like the rest of you was told to contact the artist to have and copy of a painting done. The artist did contact me back with the same email, saying that he would only take a money gram/western union and that he does not trust banks in Russia. I was definitely a little skeptical but at this point was not sending anything nor was I taking a check for anything as well. So I forwarded the email to Benjamin Aigbe what the artist said. He closed out that particular task and stated sending me other tasks. They ranged from finding garlic supplies in Africa, to textile companies close to my zip code and a birthday party task, where I had to find places that do birthday parties for a client that in coming in from Russia. I really thought that I was working for a real company, I had already looked them up and this particular blog did not show up at first. My guess is they change their names as soon as the month is up. They promise you a monthly income of $2750 that you will receive once your 30 trial period is over. Here is where the scam is. They will contact about a week prior to the end of your 30 days and will say. Further assistance needed for "ART PROJECT", our client was trying to pay for the art work through western union but was having an issue doe to the amount or because it is coming from a corporate account. The client will transfer the money into your checking account, They make sure to let you know that no checks are involved and they send with the email and direct deposit form for you to fill out with your account information. I still thought that this was a real company and because no checks were involved that a transfer shows up right away. It is from one account to another. Right? So I filled out the direct deposit form and sent it back to Benjamin. The money went into my account on a Saturday and was available to me that Monday. The transfer came from KLEIN VISION GRO Pay Period 76968745757. Once I got the money in my account I was to send it Money Gram to the following names.

Up to $2,300 MoneyGram
First Name: MYHAYLO
Last Name: FIDCHENKO
City: Brovary
Country/State: Ukraine(NOT RUSSIA)!!!!
Address: Prospekt Pobedy 124, flat 19
DOB: 10/04/1983
Tel: +38096 739-5980

Send the balance to the second person
First Name: IHOR
Last Name: MISCHENKO
City: Brovary
Country/State: Ukraine(NOT RUSSIA)!!!!
Address: Selskaja street 29 appt 4
DOB: 05/08/1981
Tel: +38094 937-0584

At this point I was very worried that I was involved in a scam, they artist told me that he had already spoke to Benjamin, and if that was the case why he did not do it himself, Right? So I never did the money gram, I kept the money and thank goodness I did because a week later the transfer was reversed it was for $4,265. So i went to the bank put the money back in and closed that account. This has taught so many things and I would of never thought of a fake employment being a scam. The headaches of having to close an account and setting up all the automatic payments was just pure aggravation. So I really do hope that this helps someone and they do not get taken for that much money. Also, That money they promise you at the end will never come.

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