Tuesday, March 15, 2011

chantellion.com SCAM Targets eBay Sellers

http://www.chantellion.com/  FAKE FRAUD SCAM

chantellion.com is a fake escrow site targeting eBay sellers of jewelry and watches.

Are you stupid enough to send a valuable item overseas to a total stranger who only says they paid a fake escrow site they are running?
Will you mark that multi-thousand dollar piece of jewelry or watch on the customs form as a gift worth almost nothing?
Report the buyer to eBay.
Send me details so I can post them to help others.

Read what eBay has to say about using escrow:

Important: Only use Escrow.com.
Using Escrow.com can help keep buyers and sellers safe from fraud. When you use Escrow.com, they collect the money from the buyer and hold it until the buyer and seller agree that the terms of the sale have been met. Once both parties are satisfied, Escrow.com sends the payment to the seller. Escrow.com is licensed and regulated company, and the only escrow service that can be used for eBay transactions.
Escrow is available for any purchase, but typically is used for purchases of $500 or more.

The fraud site claims to be located in Lyons, France.
(these scammers used to use the UPS address in Belgium on their old sites)

The fraud site is hosted by XO Communications.

Their previous site was:
(that site also targeted eBay sellers)

Here are some images of the fraud site:

Here is text from the scam site:

Company Profile
Chantellion is an independent escrow company based in France - Lyon. We were born out of the ever increasing need for fast, reliable transactions which would also not exclude the one value that the Internet Community cherishes most: privacy.
Founded in 2003, the company has grown steadily over the past 2 years, and currently processes secure transactions for goods and services valued at millions of dollars annually for customers worldwide. Our clientele varies from international exporters to online traders who buy and sell over auction sites such as eBay, uBid or Yahoo Auctions.
How We Work!
We contributed to the creation of a new dimension of e-commerce:
we developed a platform that would automate and secure most of the escrow processes in 5 easy steps, while also providing attentive, non-automated customer support through our customer care department.
Chantellion is fully licensed and accredited as an escrow company, Government agencies perform regular audits of independently licensed escrow companies. The audit examinations serve to protect public funds, determine safety and soundness of operations and determine compliance with escrow statutes and regulations.
Chantellion, located in France, is audited regularly by the following entity:
France Department of Corporations
license #931-wZd778
The France Department of Corporations conducts the most stringent examination of all government agencies.
http://chantellion.com/ is also licensed in other states in accordance with our business practices.

An Escrow Service That Is Secure.
Chantellion is hosted on secure servers using the latest in encryption technology. Alternative BS , the operator of this online system is a licensed and accredited escrow company that operates in compliance with currently applicable escrow regulations, and is also subject to the Financial and Business Code of France.

Chantellion adds trust to the transaction and reduces the potential risk of fraud by acting as a trusted Chantellion that collects, holds and disburses funds according to Buyer and Seller instructions. Chantellion services are provided by a licensed and regulated escrow agent.
You can rest assured: ALL transfers are insured. Insurance isn't optional with us: we take money transfer very seriously and as such, we will automatically insure ALL transfers.This service is included in our fee.
Buyers can inspect merchandise before the seller is paid. Sellers ship the merchandise only if Chantellion guarantees payment.
The Insurance is covered by Chantellion for the item and will cover the goods for any damage encountered during transportation.
Developed for the way you do business
The TransactionPoint process was not designed as a "one size fits all" aolution for e-commerce. As an online, rules-based business application, it uses parameters that you define to fit the way you do business in virtually any online trading environment. So regardless of your business complexity or method of payment, it remains the single point of integration for managing-to-closure all your e-business transactions

Time-tested and trusted technology
After2 years of successful transactions, the software and technology utilized by TransactionPoint has proven its worth. It takes Buyers and Sellers from purchase through completion, covering every step in between. From reliable collection and disbursement of funds to tracking and confirming performance by all participants, including third parties, no other solution offers more advantages for handling e-business transactions.
Developed for the way you do business
The TransactionPoint process was not designed as a "one size fits all" solution for e-commerce. As an online, rules-based business application, it uses parameters that you define to fit the way you do business in virtually any online trading environment. So regardless of your business complexity or method of payment, it remains the single point of integration for managing-to-closure all your e-business transactions.
The need for speed in international e-business,
In today's global economy, opportunities won't wait. To successfully compete, companies must have all the necessary financial resources ready at a moment's notice - including letters of credit. Unfortunately, obtaining these can be costly, complex and time-consuming.
Providing faster payment for online international transactions
Fortunately, there's Chantellion. It's a secure payment method for Sellers who demand payment upon shipment and Buyers who want to pay against transport documents. Buyers and Sellers will soon be able to access Chantellion online for even greater convenience.

Your trusted financial partner
Regardless of the source, cost or type of merchandise you're buying or selling online, we act as a financial intermediary, reducing the risk of fraud and providing a level of security that's missing when consumers or business go it alone
As a buyer, our escrow services withhold payment until you've inspected your merchandise. As a seller, we make sure you receive payment once all transactions requirements have been met. Buyer and Seller receive other benefits as well..
Providing faster payment for online international transactions
Fortunately, there's Chantellion . It's a secure payment method for Sellers who demand payment upon shipment and Buyers who want to pay against transport documents. Buyers and Sellers will soon be able to access Chantellion online for even greater convenience.

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cargoforwardinginc.com SCAM

http://www.cargoforwardinginc.com/  FAKE FRAUD SCAM

cargoforwardinginc.com is a fake shipping and escrow site set up by scammers in Romania.
The site is hosted by IXWEBHOSTING
send complaints to:
(expect some lag time as the "help desk" for IXWEBHOSTING is located in Romania)
The site is a spoof of the legitimate company:

Previous fake sites using the same template are posted here:

See what DAS has to say about spotting internet fraud:

These Romanian scammers usually post fake ads for items like ATVs, Tractors and Mororcycles.
They have been known to post ads for tickets.
(same scammers, different template)

You'll notice that the fake site tells you it is on a secure server here:
(image below, total BS)
The site offers no security, you are giving your information to criminals.

Here are images from the fake site:

Here is text from the fraud site:

CargoForwardingInc.com offers transportation services along most of the major international trading routes to customers throughout the world. From its corporate
headquarters it operates an intermodal system, which combines sea, land, and air transportation, enabling the Company to provide fast, reliable, frequent, and complete
door-to-door services around the world.
Since its establishment in 1954, Service to clients through modernization and improvement have always been the hallmark of our company.
The company has over 500 employees and annualized revenues exceeding $200 million.
CargoForwardingInc.com Mission Statement and Vision
Our mission: to provide the highest level of service to our customers, in order to build a trustworthy and long lasting relationship.
CargoForwardingInc.com's Vision is to be a leading competitive global shipping and logistics company, setting high level standards in the industry. A company whose
employees and partners identify themselves with its goals and values.
Our values:
Customer focus
Global culture
Commitment to company's strategy
Excellence through quality
Continuous improvement of management and operational efficiency as well as optimization of systems
Competitive Orientation
Striving for efficiency
Team work
Community involvement
A major strategic goal of the company is growth, both organic and through joint ventures and alliances, in shipping as well as shipping-related areas. As part of our
customer-focused values, CargoForwardingInc.com emphasizes Introversion of customer's values, Adjusting CargoForwardingInc.com's services to customer values and
striving for long term, mutually beneficial relationships with our customers.   CargoForwardingInc.com strives to implement state of the art information technologies,
promote e-commerce and knowledge management.
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Environmental Policy
Our company's activities implemented - inter alia - through constant training of its employees at all levels - are aimed to follow and adopt the highest known standards of
safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life, with strict adherence to and implementation of all the relevant requirements of the various international conventions
dealing with the prevention of environment and property damage.
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Communication and information Services
The Company has developed and operates sophisticated information and communication systems. These systems integrate all of the Company's activities and
operations through a worldwide computer network that links over 200 sites. Customers can be linked to the Company's network and benefit from on-line current
information. The Company co-ordinates and monitors its fleet of vessels, containers and chassis, in addition to other services it provides, using its modern information
and communication systems. The Company's worldwide network includes 3,000 online computer terminals at the Company's head office, area offices, ports and agents'
offices, as well as on board vessels. The system is designed to co-ordinate shipping schedules, optimize the loading of containers onto vessels and to facilitate the
planning of transportation schedules. The system also processes cargo bookings, generates bill of lading and cargo manifests, expedites customs clearance, facilitates
equipment control and the planning and management of intermodal transportation. In addition, the system provides the Company's management with operational data,
including monthly financial results and expenses incurred for each voyage, routes, mileage information and other information.
Quality Assurance
CargoForwardingInc.com has established a quality assurance unit which is charged with obtaining ISO 9002 certification for the Company's units and upholding it thereafter;
coordinating ISM (International Safety Management standards); organization and system services; and handling documentation changes and current needs. All
CargoForwardingInc.com vessels comply with the International Safety Management regulations, and CargoForwardingInc.com is pledged to maintain the highest
standards of safety and quality, as well as to comply with marine-environment protection procedures.

Services we provide - Our company, Cargo Forwarding Inc provides the largest amount of online and ground services, shipping and handling and, the most important,
lately we have introduced the "Third Party Agency" for online transactions over 500 USD. The online services are simple to use, but very important when dealing with long
distance transactions, when the buyer can not inspect the merchandise for himself, nor the seller can protect himself from losing his products.
The online shipping system - offers the posibility to track an online shipping related to a real ground shipping handled by our company and also to create a virtual
shipping so you can know from the begining how much it will cost and how long it will take for the package to arrive to destination.
Third Party Agency - we act as a trusted middle-man for both the seller and buyer, offering them great security and fast movement for national and international
transactions. Our fees are not cheap, but still, when dealing with your money or merchandise as we do the money is not important. If you will not be satisfied with our way
of dealing with your belongings then we will refund you with any fee you have paid.
While you are here, you should check-out some of our website's sections:
The most important issue :
For more information please review our contact page:

Important Information: As a member of Cargo Forwarding Inc, you can file complaints against other users you have engaged in transactions with. Every complaint you file
is sent to the IFCC (Internet Fraud Complaint Center - an FBI program) directly. As we cannot disclose personal information on the user you are filing a complaint against to
anyone else but a legal entity, we will only provide such information to the IFCC .

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aa419 new denial-of-service attack

Shortly after coming back on line from a server upgrade, http://www.aa419.org/ has encountered a denial of service attack.

The announcement was made on Twitter:

 Mitigation is underway. It is a large scale attack and is taking some time.

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