Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: mcconnell27-ga
List Price: $2.00
05 Aug 2006 07:18 PDT
Expires: 04 Sep 2006 07:18 PDT
Question ID: 752823
Does anyone know if the company "theotron" www.theotron.com is a valid company they asked me to pay by bank transfer for first payment and their minimum purchase is 1000 dollers. they sent me a invoice with everything on it. but say they dont accept another form of payment for the first payment?
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 05 Aug 2006 09:28 PDT
Dear mcconnell27, Unfortunately, my colleague keystroke-ga is wrong with his comment. Theotron.com is an obvious scam, for the following reasons: - Their Web domain was allegedly registered by this individual: Kelvin Purba(firstname.lastname@example.org) jl. Cik Ditiro No.151 Medan Sumatera Utara,20151 ID Tel. +061.081376250596 That is a fake address. The correct postal code of Cik Ditiro Road in Medan is 20152, not 20151. Reputable companies don't use fake addresses to register their domains; scammers do that. - The alleged owner of the Web domain is located in Indonesia. Why would a Singapore-based company register their domain through some individual in Indonesia? There are domain providers in Singapore, too. On the other hand, Indonesia is an infamous paradise for scammers, so it's very probable that this is just another fraudster. - The "company" claims to be in business since 2000. Yet, the domain was registered only recently, on 15 February 2006. Does this mean that an company with (according to their brazen website) "more than four and one half million registered customers and more than 450 employees globally" waited for 6 years before even registering a domain for their company name? Hard to believe. Even more revealing: The domain will expire after only one year, on 15 February 2007. This is typical for scammers: They register short-lived "disposable" domains which they simply abandon once they are not of use any longer. - And, of course, there is no company of the name "Theotron" or similar registered in Singapore, as the official Companies Register of Singapore shows: https://www.psi.gov.sg/NASApp/tmf/TMFServlet Theotron.com is simply another Indonesia-based fraud. Don't trust them. Regards, Scriptor
From: myoarin-ga on 05 Aug 2006 08:07 PDT
"YES"? I expect that is an answer to the subject and not to the actual question, and I agree, theotron.com looks very suspicious. Here is what allwhois.com says, note the creation and expiry dates for the site: "Registration Service Provided By: VITHOST.COM - WEB HOSTING & DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION Contact: +62.8153308995 Website: http://www.vithost.com Domain Name: THEOTRON.COM Registrant: N/A Kelvin Purba (email@example.com) jl. Cik Ditiro No.151 Medan Sumatera Utara,20151 ID Tel. +061.081376250596 Creation Date: 15-Feb-2006 Expiration Date: 15-Feb-2007 Domain servers in listed order: jkt.cikal.net id.cikal.net Administrative Contact: N/A Kelvin Purba (firstname.lastname@example.org) jl. Cik Ditiro No.151 Medan Sumatera Utara,20151 ID Tel. +061.081376250596 Technical Contact: N/A Kelvin Purba (email@example.com) jl. Cik Ditiro No.151 Medan Sumatera Utara,20151 ID Tel. +061.081376250596 Billing Contact: N/A Kelvin Purba (firstname.lastname@example.org) jl. Cik Ditiro No.151 Medan Sumatera Utara,20151 ID Tel. +061.081376250596 Status:LOCKED Note: This Domain Name is currently Locked. In this status the domain name cannot be transferred, hijacked, or modified. The Owner of this domain name can easily change this status from their control panel. This feature is provided as a security measure against fraudulent domain name hijacking. Keystroke, you haven't yet seen Scriptor's work on this type of question. There are many dubious websites based in Indonesia. Scriptor often documents that the addresses are non-existent or impossible street numbers, wrong zip code for the address, etc., etc. Two dollars is a bit low for the work involved - and low in consideration of money saved by avoiding a scam. Take care, McConnell
From: keystroke-ga on 05 Aug 2006 10:19 PDT
I better just clarify my response........I thought that the question was "Is this company a fraud" (hence my link stating the fact they are a fraudulent company). I meant to say, "I believe the answer is a resounding yes, they are a fraud." In my head I got the answer right, I just didn't put "they are a fraud" :) --Keystroke-ga
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