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This fraud should not be confused with any other company of the same or similar name - the following website screenshot and fraud evidence refer to this fake company alone and no other. They trade on the genuine Stone Capital Advisors name and the fraud obviously has nothing to do with the genuine company.
Stone Capital Advisors (Stolen Identity) screenshot (23-Apr-2010)
Stone Capital Advisors (Stolen Identity) screenshot (23-Apr-2010)

Stone Capital Advisors (Stolen Identity) is from the same stable as the 
Morgan Trading Co./Morgan Investment Co. frauds. It also abuses the good name of a famous financial house. The criminal's website is based on a stolen copy of the XE Capital website which is self-evident. The illegal money mule job on the Stone Capital Advisors website is virtually identical to the one on the Morgan Trading Co. and First Fidelity Investment Corp fraud websites which confirms the pedigree beyond doubt. The criminal's domain was only registered on 18-Apr-2010 for the usual 'criminal's domain' minimum period of only one year and not surprisingly, the crooks have no web presence whatsoever in their own right. Their US contact/location details are simply stolen from the genuine Stone Capital Advisors, they are not registered in England & Wales as they claim to be and their UK and Russian contact details are demonstrably bogus. The criminals also have previous identical aliases of First Fidelity Investment Corp and Barington Capital Group (Stolen Identity). Clear evidence of a serial fraudster. This criminal's website is hosted on a 10-IP 'Fastflux' zombie botnet which is definitive evidence of a criminal fraudster - no legitimate website is hosted on a zombie botnet. They also have a mirror site on the Yahoo 'Small Criminal's Network' using the domain stone-capital.org. Thanks to Kimmo Bear for the 'heads-up' on this one.

Evidence of Criminal Fraud:

i) The criminal's website domain stone-capital.net is hosted on a 10-IP 'Fastflux' zombie botnet which is irrefutable evidence of fraud - no legitimate company is hosted on a zombie botnet. See the DNS data below and here for a description of this type of botnet hosting.

ii)
According to the Company profile on the 'Services' page: "Stone Capital Advisors is an international private investment firm which has been successfully in operation since its inception in 1991".
However, their domain stone-capital.net was only registered with GODADDY.COM, INC. on 18-apr-2010A clear indication of a fraudulent domain.

iii) The criminal's website is based on a stolen copy of the XE Capital website. That much is self evident and clear evidence of fraud. The full XE Capital site is limited to registered members, so the crooks have stolen other pages from elsewhere, e.g. the fake Equity page has been stolen from this Abbott Capital page and this Abbott Capital page and so on.

iv) A Google search for "Stone Capital Advisors" shows that these criminals have no web presence whatsoever in their own right, but obviously there is a considerable presence from the genuine company whose identity has been stolen by these criminals - it is their usual MO, all part of creating a convincing fraud.
Surprisingly, I can find no company by the name of Stone Capital Advisors registered in the New York Business Entity Register. Check for yourself.

v) The website carries the following clear money mule criminal solicitation under the 'Careers' tab:

Careers

New available in-home assistant positions ($2,500 USD monthly + commissions)

Stone Capital Advisors offers a motivating and exciting work environment. Work is organized around clear performance goals and expectations, and every employee, regardless of background, tenure or position, is given the opportunity to be a key contributor. Stone Capital's success is heavily dependent on its people; it is through their commitment and contributions that Stone Capital is, where it is today. In return, Stone Capital is committed to coaching and developing its most important asset: our people.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a stable, yet dynamic, entrepreneurial and growing company. Stone Capital offers a challenging and rewarding work environment, competitive wages and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, accidental death insurance and 401K).

Applicants interested in the available in-home administrative assistant position are required to submit an application for employment. All fields of the application should be completed. One aspect of the employment application consists of an assessment section. There is also a resume section for future assistants to provide their previous work experience and/or education. Both the assessment and resume, will assist manangement in selecting a worthy candidate for the available position(s). The assistant will not be responsible for any out of pocket expenses while employed with Stone Capital Advisors. Our primary source of communication with assistants are by e-mail, online assistant support area, and telephone, it is the assistant's responsibility to upkeep daily accountability and communication with Stone Capital.

The processing assistant will be compensated in the amount of 5% per closing assignment on top of the guaranteed $2,500 USD monthly salary. Assistants will be receiving 3-5 assignments weekly that shall be processed via one of the preferred processing methods available at that time. All assistants will undergo online training to become familiar with all the preferred processing methods of our clients. The online assistant course will be initiated after hire. The information supplied by each applicant is extensively verified by our Human Resources department.

Essential skills required:

    * You must be at least 21 years old
    * Basic understanding of the PC and its services (e-mail, internet, ...)
    * US citizen
    * Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
    * Ability to develop and manage relationships
    * Attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and self-manage

Please complete and submit the form below to apply for the assistant position. After receiving your application you will be contacted by e-mail or telephone upon approval of your application. Presentation and relevance will be used in the selection process, the information supplied by each applicant is extensively verified by our Human Resources department.

An asterisk (*) denotes a required field.
*Full Name:

*Address:

*City:

*State:

*Zipcode:

*Phone:

Cell Phone:

*Email address:

*Re-Enter Email address:


*How soon can you start?

*Where do you currently bank?

Comments / Brief Work History:


Successful candidates will be invited to sign a formal independent contractor agreement and to provide some form of legal identification.

What are my hours of operation?

Company hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm EST Monday to Friday. Typically assistants will work 5-10 hours per week, this will be composed of a 1-2 hour work day. All staff receives a minimum of 25 days holiday per year + bank holidays.

Can I really work at home?

Stone Capital is a firm believer and supporter of family and advancement opportunities. This is why the positions available with us give assistants and representatives the opportunity to work from home. It is believed that if a person is given the chance to work in a comfortable environment, the employee is more likely to perform at their maximum potential. Studies have shown that business overhead expenses are reduced drastically when allowing employees to work from home.

Do I need to pay anything out of my pocket to be able to work for Stone Capital Advisors?

Absolutely NOT. We do not require you to pay anything out of pocket.

Who will the transactions be made out to and does this require a license?

The transactions will be made out directly to you by our finance department. You are not required to have a license for this position, you are an independent contractor and you are responsible for claiming gross annual income on your annual tax filings. At the end of each fiscal year you will receive a total of your processed transactions in order to file an individual income tax form and provide your income to the United States government. We will be glad to assist you on this matter. You will only need to pay taxes on your monthly salary and commissions.

Why is a bank account required?

A personal checking account is required in order to receive your salary deposits, this also guarantees all the investor funds to be FDIC insured.

Why aren't online banks acceptable?

Online banks are not permitted because each assistant will need take occasional trips to their financial institution.

vi) That is a crystal clear illegal money mule function of accepting (stolen) funds into a private bank account and transferring them back out less a percentage and on its own defines the company without doubt as criminal and bogus and is clear evidence of criminal fraud.

vii)
No legitimate company is going to advertise for this sort of illegal part time, 'work from home' money transfer position among the unlicensed, untrained, inexperienced and uncertified general population overseas, to do so defines the company as both bogus and criminal. It will get your bank account closed, your assets frozen, lose you all the money that you have transferred and could earn you a criminal record - do not be tempted. You will NOT get paid any salary - as soon as the first transaction comes back as fraudulent it is all over.


viii) The Spam - see the previous identical Barington Capital Group (Stolen Identity) fraud for a typical spam.

ix) Fake 'Contact Us' Details from website:

Stone Capital Advisors

Tel: +1 (347) 436-8310
Fax: +1 (800) 862-9985
Email: info@stone-capital.net     1410 BROADWAY BUILDING
NEW YORK, NY 10018-5007

Full company name: Stone Capital Advisors LLC
SIC Code and Description: 628236, Financial Advisory Services
Registered in: United States, Russian Federation, England and Wales

Registered US office: 1410 Broadway, New York, NY 10018-5007
Registered RU office: 11/34 Richurinsky Street, Saint-Petersburg, 123066, Russia
Registered UK office: 43 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QA, UK

• - The above New York contact details are simply the contact details of the genuine Stone Capital Advisors, except for the fake website, telephone & Fax. number.
• - A Google search for the telephone number +1 (347) 436-8310 returns no results.
• - A Google search for the Fax. number +1 (800) 862-9985 returns no results.
• - The number "628236" is not listed as a valid SIC code number.
• - A Google search for the address 11/34 Richurinsky Street, Saint-Petersburg returns no hits for these crooks, in fact it returns no hits at all. It is clear that the crooks have simply taken the original fake Lichurinsky Street and Michurinsky Street from their previous frauds and changed one letter to the equally fake Richurinsky Street...
• - Both Cabot Square and Michurinsky Street then Lichurinsky Street (now changed to the fake Richurinsky Street), were also last used by the Morgan Trading Co./Morgan Investment Co. crooks and the First Fidelity Investment Corp crooks - they've just changed the numbers a bit, but they still Google as fake.
• - The UK Postcode finder lists no such number as 43 Cabot Square - it is a fake address.
• - The postcode E14 4QA checks as the exclusive postcode of Morgan Stanley International, 25 Cabot Square, LONDON, E14 4QA

All clear evidence of fake contact details and fraud. [These criminals have a habit of changing their 'Contact Us' details - please notify me of any discrepancies].

x) A UK Companies House webcheck shows that Stone Capital Advisors. are not registered in the UK and a similar webcheck shows that neither are they registered with the UK FSA, (Financial Services Authority), which they would have to be to be able to legally trade in the financial sector in the UK. Surprisingly, I can find no company by the name of Stone Capital Advisors registered in the New York Business Entity Register. Check for yourself.
The above evidence clearly demonstrates beyond any doubt that the Stone Capital Advisors website has been set up very recently by money laundering criminals purely for the purpose of spamvertising an illegal money laundering 'mule' job. 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 activity - please don't delay - these criminals will not respond to any communication from you, (all their whois data is 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.

 
Main Domains

stone-capital.net
stone-capital.org

Registrar

GODADDY.COM, INC. - 18-apr-2010
Melbourne IT, Ltd (R52-LROR) (Yahoo as reseller) - 14-Apr-2010
Host & IP Address

'Fastflux' zombie botnet - see dns data below
Yahoo - 69.147.83.187 69.147.83.188 98.136.50.138
 
Criminal Registered Nameserver Domains

my-macbook-is-cool.com
the-rang-baranga-dns.com

Registrar

XIN NET TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION - 02-apr-2010
XIN NET TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION - 24-mar-2010
Host & IP Address

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Key:
Active
Suspended/Disabled
Parked

Domain Whois Data: [These are criminal registered domains - the whois details are fake or stolen and may be redacted]
Registrar:     GODADDY.COM, INC.
Status:        clientDeleteProhibited
Dates:         Created 18-apr-2010   Updated 18-apr-2010  Expires 18-apr-2011
DNS Servers:   NS1.THE-RANG-BARANGA-DNS.COM  NS2.MY-MACBOOK-IS-COOL.COM

Registrant:
Sandra Troudt
************
************
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: STONE-CAPITAL.NET
Created on: 18-Apr-10
Expires on: 18-Apr-11
Last Updated on: 18-Apr-10

Administrative Contact:
Sandra Troudt
************
************
United States
************

Technical Contact:
Sandra Troudt
************
************
United States
************

Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.THE-RANG-BARANGA-DNS.COM
NS2.MY-MACBOOK-IS-COOL.COM


Registry Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Status: clientRenewProhibited
Registry Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Registrar:     XIN NET TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Status:        ok
Dates:         Created 02-apr-2010   Updated 07-apr-2010  Expires 02-apr-2011
DNS Servers:   NS1.MY-MACBOOK-IS-COOL.COM  NS2.MY-MACBOOK-IS-COOL.COM  NS3.MY-MACBOOK-IS-COOL.COM  NS4.MY-MACBOOK-IS-COOL.COM 

Domain Name      : my-macbook-is-cool.com
PunnyCode        : my-macbook-is-cool.com
Creation Date    : 2010-04-03 05:33:11
Updated Date     : 2010-04-08 11:14:40
Expiration Date  : 2011-04-03 05:33:07

Registrant:
  Organization   : Qpb Diy
  Name           : Qpb Diy
  Address        : BaoChun Rd. 556, No. 46, 1F, Apt. 7018
  City           : Bejing
  Province/State : Beijing
  Country        : CN
  Postal Code    : 100176

Administrative Contact:
  Name           : Qpb Diy
  Organization   : Qpb Diy
  Address        : BaoChun Rd. 556, No. 46, 1F, Apt. 7018
  City           : Bejing
  Province/State : Beijing
  Country        : CN
  Postal Code    : 100176
  Phone Number   : 010-010-03621409-03621409
  Fax            : 86-010-03621409-03621409
  Email          : 7p0b72c@126.com

Technical Contact:
  Name           : Qpb Diy
  Organization   : Qpb Diy
  Address        : BaoChun Rd. 556, No. 46, 1F, Apt. 7018
  City           : Bejing
  Province/State : Beijing
  Country        : CN
  Postal Code    : 100176
  Phone Number   : 010-010-03621409-03621409
  Fax            : 86-010-03621409-03621409
  Email          : 7p0b72c@126.com

Billing Contact:
  Name           : Qpb Diy
  Organization   : Qpb Diy
  Address        : BaoChun Rd. 556, No. 46, 1F, Apt. 7018
  City           : Bejing
  Province/State : Beijing
  Country        : CN
  Postal Code    : 100176
  Phone Number   : 010-010-03621409-03621409
  Fax            : 86-010-03621409-03621409
  Email          : 7p0b72c@126.com

Registrar:     XIN NET TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Status:        ok
Dates:         Created 24-mar-2010   Updated 24-mar-2010  Expires 24-mar-2011
DNS Servers:   NS.XINNET.CN  NS.XINNETDNS.COM 

Domain Name      : the-rang-baranga-dns.com
PunnyCode        : the-rang-baranga-dns.com
Creation Date    : 2010-03-25 07:34:22
Updated Date     : 2010-03-25 07:34:22
Expiration Date  : 2011-03-25 07:34:19

Registrant:
  Organization   : Odr Mio
  Name           : Odr Mio
  Address        : BaoChun Rd. 095, No. 27, 1F, Apt. 9126
  City           : Bejing
  Province/State : Beijing
  Country        : CN
  Postal Code    : 100176

Administrative Contact:
  Name           : Odr Mio
  Organization   : Odr Mio
  Address        : BaoChun Rd. 095, No. 27, 1F, Apt. 9126
  City           : Bejing
  Province/State : Beijing
  Country        : CN
  Postal Code    : 100176
  Phone Number   : 010-010-87585556-87585556
  Fax            : 86-010-87585556-87585556
  Email          : fa6awkf@126.com

Technical Contact:
  Name           : Odr Mio
  Organization   : Odr Mio
  Address        : BaoChun Rd. 095, No. 27, 1F, Apt. 9126
  City           : Bejing
  Province/State : Beijing
  Country        : CN
  Postal Code    : 100176
  Phone Number   : 010-010-87585556-87585556
  Fax            : 86-010-87585556-87585556
  Email          : fa6awkf@126.com

Billing Contact:
  Name           : Odr Mio
  Organization   : Odr Mio
  Address        : BaoChun Rd. 095, No. 27, 1F, Apt. 9126
  City           : Bejing
  Province/State : Beijing
  Country        : CN
  Postal Code    : 100176
  Phone Number   : 010-010-87585556-87585556
  Fax            : 86-010-87585556-87585556
  Email          : fa6awkf@126.com

Domain ID:D158876988-LROR
Domain Name:STONE-CAPITAL.ORG
Created On:14-Apr-2010 18:22:01 UTC
Last Updated On:14-Apr-2010 18:22:05 UTC
Expiration Date:14-Apr-2011 18:22:01 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Melbourne IT, Ltd (R52-LROR)
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:C127126364493533
Registrant Name:Sandra Troudt
Registrant Organization:Private Registration US
Registrant Street1:PO Box 61359
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Sunnyvale
Registrant State/Province:CA
Registrant Postal Code:94088
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.5105952002
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:contact@myprivateregistration.com
Admin ID:C127126364493530
Admin Name:PrivateRegContact Admin
Admin Organization:Private Reg US
Admin Street1:PO Box 61359
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Sunnyvale
Admin State/Province:CA
Admin Postal Code:94088
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.5105952002
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:contact@myprivateregistration.com
Tech ID:C127126364493532
Tech Name:PrivateRegContact TECH
Tech Organization:Private Reg US
Tech Street1:PO Box 61359
Tech Street2:
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Sunnyvale
Tech State/Province:CA
Tech Postal Code:94088
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.5105952002
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:contact@myprivateregistration.com
Name Server:YNS1.YAHOO.COM
Name Server:YNS2.YAHOO.COM


Network Data (Valid for domain stone-capital.net)

DNS Lookup: stone-capital.net A record
Searching for stone-capital.net A record at j.root-servers.net [192.58.128.30]: Got referral to M.GTLD-SERVERS.net. (zone: net.)
Searching for stone-capital.net A record at M.GTLD-SERVERS.net. [192.55.83.30]: Got referral to ns2.my-macbook-is-cool.com. (zone: stone-capital.net.)
Searching for stone-capital.net A record at ns2.my-macbook-is-cool.com. [24.167.235.89]: Reports stone-capital.net.
Response:
Domain Type Class TTL Answer
stone-capital.net. A IN 86400 76.205.84.153
stone-capital.net. A IN 86400 64.150.231.223
stone-capital.net. A IN 86400 74.138.230.73
stone-capital.net. A IN 86400 88.164.201.28
stone-capital.net. A IN 86400 70.143.28.218
stone-capital.net. A IN 86400 200.49.146.20
stone-capital.net. A IN 86400 82.143.216.162
stone-capital.net. A IN 86400 66.253.206.58
stone-capital.net. A IN 86400 24.167.235.89
stone-capital.net. A IN 86400 71.196.133.215

Looking up at the 2 stone-capital.net. parent servers:

Zombie Botnet Nameservers Botnet Nameserver 'A' Records (Zombie Site Host IPs)
ns2.my-macbook-is-cool.com [24.167.235.89] 200.49.146.20 24.167.235.89 64.150.231.223 66.253.206.58 70.143.28.218 71.196.133.215 74.138.230.73 76.205.84.153 82.143.216.162 88.164.201.28
ns1.the-rang-baranga-dns.com [0.0.0.0] Timeout

The data shows a standard 10-IP site hosting 'fastflux' zombie botnet where the criminal owned nameserver ns2.my-macbook-is-cool.com [24.167.235.89] hosted by RoadRunner on IP 24.167.235.89 is acting as zombie botnet controller 'herding' the rotating zombies, (as determined by RDNS), in the 'A' records list which are hosting the fraud site (as determined by TRACERT). For details of this type of botnet hosting see here. From RDNS data, the IP 24.167.235.89 appears to be a compromised end user machine, (zombie) or criminal owned machine that has deliberately been infected with a virus. Unfortunately past experience has shown that it is useless to report it to RoadRunner abuse team as such reports in the past have only resulted in a dumb 'script' request for log data and attempts to enlighten them are futile. The nameserver also rotates through a series of other zombie hosts. Only the domains are vulnerable in this type of network.

DNS Lookup: stone-capital.org A record
Searching for stone-capital.org A record at h.root-servers.net [128.63.2.53]: Got referral to a0.org.afilias-nst.info. (zone: org.)
Searching for stone-capital.org A record at a0.org.afilias-nst.info. [199.19.56.1]: Got referral to yns2.yahoo.com. (zone: stone-capital.org.)
Searching for stone-capital.org A record at yns2.yahoo.com. [66.196.84.168]: Reports stone-capital.org.
Response:
DomainTypeClassTTLAnswer
stone-capital.org.AIN120069.147.83.187
stone-capital.org.AIN120098.136.50.138
stone-capital.org.AIN120069.147.83.188
stone-capital.org.NSIN86400yns2.yahoo.com.
stone-capital.org.NSIN86400ns8.san.yahoo.com.
stone-capital.org.NSIN86400ns9.san.yahoo.com.
stone-capital.org.NSIN86400yns1.yahoo.com.

Looking up at the 2 stone-capital.org. parent servers:

ServerResponse
yns2.yahoo.com [66.196.84.168]69.147.83.187 69.147.83.188 98.136.50.138
yns1.yahoo.com [98.136.43.32]69.147.83.187 69.147.83.188 98.136.50.138

The host of this criminal's domain is Yahoo's 'Small Criminal's Network' on IP addresses 69.147.83.187, 69.147.83.188, 98.136.50.138

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