Here is another scam recovery agent from Tel Aviv.
But who are they?
According to their website:
TheGlobalPayback.com is owned by Rozenti Consulting and Media LTD registration number 516011665
Well that is not a UK LTD company number, too many digits for a number starting with a five.
Israel though, was built upon British Free Palestine and they inherited the LTD term. The name Rozenti Consulting and Media LTD does check out with that registration number:
ROZENTI CONSULTING AND MEDIA LTD | Israel Company Reports - Search Israeli Companies (israelbizreg.com)
ROZENTI CONSULTING AND MEDIA LTD (datacheck.co.il)
These are the only mention of the company on the entire web though - they have no website and there are many legal advisors on justanswer.com citing them as a fraud.
But there is no contact detail harvesting, automated fake chat??
Could it be that they've been put off using that? Or could it mean that the clients have gotten wise to it. Either way, good riddance.
The blog certainly seems up-to-date too, but how could they recover if they are legitimate? What process could they follow?
They have their own terms and conditions page too, which is encouraging, but it is a fairly unedifying set of T&Cs. It cannot be in respect of any particular country of course, as they claim to be able to recover anything.
Well, just looking at the site, it is a fairly poorly chosen domain name - TheGlobalPayBack.com
It doesn't tell you who they are, where they are, or what they recover, and the cynical amongst us may suspect that this is entirely by design.
It also sounds like an environmental action group, which is hardly the image they are going for.
Another issue is that this appears to be a rebrand from a website here:
1ST Option – Debt Recovery Services (firstoptiondebtrecovery.com)
Let's have a look at the blog and dates - there are none! They do say they have recovered $9,850,000 just like their counterparts.
Same address: Habarzel 11, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Same company: Rozenti Consulting and Media Ltd
Same fake testimonials with actors
Definitely appears the same:
The Global Payback -Recover Your Lost Funds!
So which one is a rebranding of which?
Either way a rebranding is a sign that they are trying to hide their past - avoid!!!
All of the telephone numbers appear to be 0203 UK forwards, feigning a UK address even though they give an Israeli one. This could just be that they are picking up a UK IP address and are giving us the best number to call.
Down at the bottom, in fine print, we see:
Disclaimer: The Global Payback provides free consultations. Chargeback and other fund recovery programs contracted thereafter are subject to retainers, fees and/or commissions depending on the individual case history and the type of service selected. The Global Payback does not offer any financial investments or advice. For residents in the United Kingdom only, The Global Payback does not assist consumers with complaints concerning mis-sold investment products which have been purchased from firms regulated by the UK Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and/or the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), such as contracts for differences
Now this is something that they have had to specify in order to trade presumably. At no point do they claim to be regulated by anyone in the UK.
They do have testimonials that are obviously actors, such as the below.
This is cause for serious concern - it means that these people may well be the origin of all of the Bitcoin Auto Trader scams as this kind of tactic is synonymous with companies of that sort. No respectable recovery company would even consider this.
Let's see if we can track down who they are by other means:
Their IP has the following listed:
NetRange: 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
Parent: NET152 (NET-152-0-0-0-0)
NetType: Direct Allocation
Organization: 2020 Communications LLC (COMMU-184-Z)
OrgName: 2020 Communications LLC
Address: 24700 Northwestern Hwy. STE 700
Comment: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 866.460.3503
OrgAbuseName: Nowlan, James
OrgAbuseName: Duda, Ryan
So they are hosted in Michigan.