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Apollo Forwarding, Inc. scam screenshot 06-Apr-2009:
Apollo Forwarding, Inc. scam screenshot 06-Apr-2009:

This fraudster bears no relation to any other company of a same or similar name and should not be confused. The above website graphics and the details below are intended to identify this criminal alone.

The
Apollo Forwarding, Inc. scam is just one of many reshipping fraud scam websites, spamvertising the usual reshipping fraud job that will only get you a visit from the police and possibly a criminal record. The website has been stolen in its entirety from the OneUSAaddress.com company as is self evident, so none of the content is relevant to the criminals. Their domain apolloforwarding.org was only registered on March the 15th. 2009 with Public Domain Registry, their location and contact details are completely bogus, (there is no such company at their supposed location of 500 N. Walnut St. La Habra, CA - it is a school), and there is no such company registered in the state of California. They are clearly a fake company.

Evidence of Criminal Fraud:

i) They claim on their 'About Us' page: "Apollo Forwarding is a global leader in worldwide shipping and package forwarding services to more than 220 countries and territories. We provide access to USA retailers and a growing global marketplace through a network of online services and global transportation.", yet a Google search for "Apollo Forwarding, Inc." shows that they have no internet presence at all, (except for their own fake website, of course). (Not to be confused with any other company of the same name).

ii) Their domain apolloforwarding.org was only registered with Public Domain Registry on March the 15th. 2009 for the customary criminal minimum period of only one year. They have a second domain of apolloforwarding.com (Public Domain Registry - March the 12th. 2009) which has a MySQL problem at the moment.

iii) Their website has been clearly stolen in its entirety from the OneUSAaddress.com company and modified by the addition of a 'Careers' menu option that contains the fraudsters' reshipping fraud job and doesn't appear on the genuine website.

iv)
The payload of this fake site is the usual part-time, work from home reshipping fraud position of "
Agent":

Agent
     
Location: ALL US
Type: Parttime

In order to provide the customers of the high service level we need the staff in all the american states for the Agent position. We don't care about your location, age and education level. The most important is your readiness and possibility of carrying out the Company's tasks. The Company guarantees a fixed salary of $200 p/month, in addition we pay $10 for every processed letter and not less than $30 for every processed box plus the month bonuses. Our most successful agents earn more than $5,000 p/month working 2-3 hours p/day! The average salary of the Apollo Forwarding Agent in February was $1,980.

Responsibilities:

    * Receiving the correspondence to your address;
    * External inspection of the correspondence;
    * Making photos of the received boxes, documentation scan/photographing;
    * Repacking the goods;
    * Consolidation of several products in on box;
    * Printing the customs documents ans prepaid shipping labels;
    * Receiveng the boxes and the other production from the Company, which are necessary for repacking and consolidation of the correspondence, receiving the money for sending the correspondence to the customers;
    * Sending the correspondence to the customers with the prapaid shipping labels or for the money of the Company;


Requirements:

    * 1-2 hours of free time in the period of 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. every workday;
    * Personal computer availability with the Internet, photocamera and printer;
    * Responsibility and quickness in job performance;


Register at: http://www.apolloforwarding.net/agentSignUp/ 

v) The above 'job' is the well documented job of handling stolen goods, consisting of accepting goods to your home address and forwarding them on to these criminals in Russia or the Ukraine. Don't do it unless you have a liking for the inside of police stations and prison food. If you want to know more about this particular scam, type "Reshipping Fraud" into Google - there is plenty of authoritative information out there.

vi) The Spam:

----- Original Message -----
From: Viyaslav Keir
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 12:57 PM
Subject: Looking for Agents in USA


A fast-developing American Company Apollo Forwarding dealing with receiving, repacking, consolidation and resending the post correspondence all over the world and one of the world leaders in the field announces the supplementary recruitment for a part-time home-based position. In order to provide the customers of the high service level we need the staff in all the american states for the Agent position. We don't care about your location, age and education level. The most important is your readiness and possibility of carrying out the Company's tasks.
The Agent obligations:
- receiving the correspondence to your address;
- external inspection of the correspondence;
- photographing the received packages, scanning/photographing documents;
- repacking the goods;
- goods consolidation in one package;
- printing the customs documents ans prepaid shipping labels;
- receiveng the boxes and the other production from the Company, which are necessary for repacking and consolidation of the correspondence, receiving the money for sending the correspondence to the customers;
- sending the correspondence to the customers with the prepaid shipping labels or for the money of the Company;
Requirements:
- 1-2 hours of free time in the period of 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. every workday;
- personal computer availability with the Internet, camera and printer;
- responsibility and quickness in job performance;
The Company guarantees a fixed salary of $200 p/month, in addition we pay $10 for every processed letter and not less than $30 for every processed box and the month bonuses. Our most successful agents earn more than $5,000 p/month working 2-3 hours p/day!
The average salary of the Apollo Forwarding Agent in February was $2,180.
If you like the agent vacancy and you consider yourself to be convenient for this job, please read more about our company on our corporate site:
www.apolloforwarding.org and send your resume on our email: support@apolloforwarding.com
You will be able to start working in 5-7 working days after we received your resume and when all the necessary documents are signed.

Just more confirmation of the illegal 'reshipping donkey' job of handling stolen goods that they are spamvertising. Unless you want a criminal record - don't even think about it.

vii) Fake Website contact details:

Apollo Forwarding, Inc
500 N. Walnut St.
La Habra, CA 90631-3769
UNITED STATES

HUB Manager
James Bennett tel.+1 6098794608
USA (NJ - Atlantic City)


• - The address of 500 N. Walnut St., La Habra, CA Googles as the address of The La Habra City School/District Office and not these crooks - clear evidence of fraud.

viii) A California State Business Register check shows that the company "Apollo Forwarding, Inc" is not registered as a company in their supposed location of California - check for yourself. Clear evidence of a fake company and therefore criminal fraud.

ix) No legitimate company would advertise for private citizens to do a part-time job working from home reshipping parcels overseas in this way - the only possible need for such a service is to 'launder' stolen goods obtained from credit card or auction fraud, which is exactly what the scam is all about.
The above evidence clearly demonstrates that the Apollo Forwarding, Inc. website is a stolen fraudulent website set up with intent to recruit for illegal activity. If you are an abuse team that has received an abuse report regarding these fraudsters, please consider immediate termination of their services in view of the absolutely undeniable evidence of criminal fraud - please don't delay - these criminals will not respond to any communication from you, (their whois data is invariably false), but will simply take advantage of any attempt at communication as a delaying tactic to allow them time to carry on their criminal activity and prepare their next network.

Website Domains

apolloforwarding.org
apolloforwarding.com
apolloforwarding.net

Registrar

Directi Internet Solutions (PublicDomainRegistry.com)
Directi Internet Solutions (PublicDomainRegistry.com) (MIRhosting.com)
Directi Internet Solutions (PublicDomainRegistry.com) (MIRhosting.com)
Reg. Date

15-Mar-2009
12-Mar-2009
09-apr-2009
IP Address

202.71.102.112
202.71.102.112
202.71.102.112
Host

EASTGATE (Telekom Multimedia of Telekom Malaysia Berhad)
EASTGATE (Telekom Multimedia of Telekom Malaysia Berhad)
EASTGATE (Telekom Multimedia of Telekom Malaysia Berhad)


Criminal Registered Nameserver Domains
Domain

sol-jobs.com
Registrar

Directi Internet Solutions (PublicDomainRegistry.com) (MIRhosting.com)
Registration Date

04-feb-2009

Key:
Active

Parked/Suspended
Parked


DNS Data:
Valid for domains: apolloforwarding.org, apolloforwarding.com

How I am searching:

Searching for apolloforwarding.org A record at d.root-servers.net [128.8.10.90]: Got referral to C0.ORG.AFILIAS-NST.INFO. (zone: org.)
Searching for apolloforwarding.org A record at C0.ORG.AFILIAS-NST.INFO. [199.19.53.1]: Got referral to ns1.apolloforwarding.com. (zone: apolloforwarding.org.)
Searching for apolloforwarding.org A record at ns1.apolloforwarding.com. [202.71.102.112]: Reports apolloforwarding.org. Response:
Domain Type Class TTL Answer
apolloforwarding.org. A IN 14400 202.71.102.112
apolloforwarding.org. NS IN 14400 ns2.apolloforwarding.com.
apolloforwarding.org. NS IN 14400 ns1.apolloforwarding.com.
ns1.apolloforwarding.com. A IN 14400 202.71.102.112
ns2.apolloforwarding.com. A IN 14400 202.71.102.113

Looking up at the 2 apolloforwarding.org. parent servers:

Server Response
ns2.apolloforwarding.com [202.71.102.113] 202.71.102.112
ns1.apolloforwarding.com [202.71.102.112] 202.71.102.112

The host for this criminal fraudster is EASTGATE (Telekom Multimedia of Telekom Malaysia Berhad) on IP address  202.71.102.112


***Latest News*** Webpage Created April 6th. 2009

Later: The domains apolloforwarding.org and apolloforwarding.com have both been suspended by the registrar. Please notify me of any active domains for this criminal.

***Latest News*** 23rd. April 2009
New domain notified by site contact - apolloforwarding.net registered with Directi Internet Solutions Pvt. Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com (09-apr-2009) (MIRhosting.com). The criminal is now using 'stealthed' nameservers - new network:
DNS Data: (Valid for domains: apolloforwarding.net)

How I am searching:

Searching for apolloforwarding.net A record at l.root-servers.net [199.7.83.42]: Got referral to j.gtld-servers.net. (zone: net.)
Searching for apolloforwarding.net A record at j.gtld-servers.net. [192.48.79.30]: Got referral to ns2.sol-jobs.com. (zone: apolloforwarding.net.)
Searching for apolloforwarding.net A record at ns2.sol-jobs.com. [202.71.102.113]: Reports apolloforwarding.net. Response:
Domain Type Class TTL Answer
apolloforwarding.net. A IN 14400 202.71.102.112
apolloforwarding.net. NS IN 14400 ns2.apolloforwarding.com.
apolloforwarding.net. NS IN 14400 ns1.apolloforwarding.com.
ns1.apolloforwarding.com. A IN 14400 202.71.102.112
ns2.apolloforwarding.com. A IN 14400 202.71.102.113

Looking up at the 2 apolloforwarding.net. parent servers:

Server Response
ns1.sol-jobs.com [202.71.102.112] 202.71.102.112
ns2.sol-jobs.com [202.71.102.113] 202.71.102.112

The criminal is now using the criminal registered nameserver domain sol-jobs.com, (Directi Internet Solutions Pvt. Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com (MIRhosting.com) (04-feb-2009)), in a 'stealthed' DNS configuration.

The host for this criminal fraudster is still EASTGATE (Telekom Multimedia of Telekom Malaysia Berhad) on IP address  202.71.102.112


***Latest News*** 25th. April 2009
News from Simon Bear - the domain apolloforwarding.net has been suspended by the registrar - please notify me of any active domains for this criminal.