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USA Federal Trade Commission Stops Foreign Operation That Scammed Many Small Businesses and Nonprofits Into Paying Millions of Dollars for Bogus Online Directory

Construct Data Publishers, a.s. d/b/a Fair Guide; Wolfgang Valvoda, individually and as an owner, officer, or director of Construct Data Publishers a.s.; and Susanne Anhorn, individually and as an owner, officer, or director of Construct Data Publishers

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2013/03/ftc-stops-foreign...
more documents: https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/132-3001/fair-guide-co...


November 2016


From:    EU Business Register <register@ebr-accounting.click>
Send reply to:    EU Business Register <register@ebr-accounting.click>
Subject:    Business Register 2016/2017

Hello,

In order to have your company inserted in the EU Business Register for 2016/2017, please print, complete and submit the attached form (PDF file) to the following address:

EU BUSINESS REGISTER
P.O. BOX 34
3700 AA ZEIST
THE NETHERLANDS

Fax: +31 205 248 107
You can also scan the completed form and attach it in a reply to this email.
Updating is free of charge.


August 2016

European Company Network 2016/2017
Aug 2016
European Company Network <register@eucompanynetwork.com>

Dear Madam/Sir,

In order to have your company inserted in the European Company Network for 2016/2017, please print, complete and submit the attached form (PDF file) to the following address:

EUROPEAN COMPANY NETWORK
P.O. BOX 34
3700 AA ZEIST
THE NETHERLANDS
Fax: +31-30-310-0126
You can also scan the completed form and attach it in a reply to this email.
Updating is free of charge.

May 2016

register@ebrdirectory.com
May 2016
European Company Network 2016/2017

Dear Madam/Sir,
In order to have your company inserted in the European Company Network for 2016/2017,
please print, complete and submit the attached form (PDF file) to the following address:

EUROPEAN COMPANY NETWORK
P.O. BOX 34
3700 AA ZEIST
THE NETHERLANDS
Fax: +31 30 310 0126
 
You can also attach the completed form in a reply to this email.
Updating is free of charge!

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THE SIGNING OF THIS DOCUMENT REPRESENTS THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS AND THE CONDITIONS STATED IN "THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INSERTION" ON WEB PAGE WWW.EUROPEANCOMPANYNETWORK.COM. THE SIGNING IS LEGALLY BINDING AND GIVES YOU THE RIGHT OF AN INSERTION IN THE ONLINE DATA BASE OF THE EUROPEAN COMPANY NETWORK WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THE INTERNET, AND A CD ROM WITH WORLD BUSINESSES IS GRANTED, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONTRACT CONDITIONS STATED IN "THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INSERTION" ON WEB PAGE WWW.EUROPEAN COMPANY NETWORK.COM. THE VALIDATION TIME OF THE CONTRACT IS THREE YEARS AND STARTS ON THE EIGHTH DAY AFTER SIGNING THE CONTRACT. THE INSERTION IS GRANTED AFTER SIGNING AND RECEIVING THIS DOCUMENT BY THE SERVICE PROVIDER. I HEREBY ORDER A  SUBSCRIPTION WITH SERVICE PROVIDER EU BUSINESS SERVICES LTD "EUROPEAN COMPANY NETWORK". I WILL HAVE AN INSERTION INTO ITS DATABASE FOR THREE YEARS. THE PRICE PER YEAR IS EURO 995. THE SUBSCRIPTION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED EVERY YEAR FOR ANOTHER YEAR, UNLESS SPECIFIC WRITTEN NOTICE IS RECEIVED BY THE SERVICE PROVIDER OR THE SUBSCRIBER TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF THE SUBSCRIPTION. YOUR DATA WILL BE RECORDED. THE PLACE OF JURISDICTION IN ANY DISPUTE ARISING IS THE SERVICE PROVIDER'S ADDRESS. THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SERVICE PROVIDER AND THE SUBSCRIBER IS GOVERNED BY THE CONDITIONS STATED IN" THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INSERTION" ON WEB PAGE  WWW.EUROPEANCOMPANYNETWORK.COM

June 2014

European Company Network
Tel: 0031 208 080 789 / Fax: 0031 205 248 107
roxanne@eubusinessservices.com / eubusinessservices.com

April 2014

payment details from an EU Business Register "invoice":

WBM LTD.
BENEFICIARY ADDRESS: SOFIA, BULGARIA
BANK: ALLIANZ BANK BULGARIA AD
BANK ADDRESS: 79, MARIA LOUISA BLVD., 1202 SOFIA, BULGARIA
IBAN: BG37BUIN95611000303807
SWIFT: BUINBGSF
A/C#:1000303807

A new scam solicitation has been received from:
EUROPEAN COMPANY NETWORK / P.O. BOX 3079 / 3502 GB UTRECHT / THE NETHERLANDS / Fax: +31 205 248 107 / Email: register@ecnreg.com / WWW.EUROPEANCOMPANYNETWORK.COM

January 2014

A new scam solicitation has been received from: EU Business Register
register@ebrguide.com
EU BUSINESS REGISTER / P.O.BOX 3079 / 3502 GB UTRECHT / THE NETHERLANDS

December 2013 / January 2014

A new scam solicitation has been received from: European Trade Register
Tel: 0031 208 080 789
Fax: 0031 205 248 107
P.O. Box 2021, 3500 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
christine@eubusinessservices.com
eubusinessservices.com

December 2013 / January 2014

A new scam solicitation has been received from: tvv televerzeichnis verlag gmbh po box 616165 d-22449 hamburg borsteler chaussee 85 - 99 a Haus 6 D-22453 hamburg germany t 49 40 51 49 0 telefax 49 40 51 48 49 50 e-mail: legal@tvv-verlag.com volksbank dusseldorf neuss eg köningsallee 98a 40215 düsseldorf germany account: 4272 496 019 BIC / SWIFT: GENODEDIDNE

December 2013 / January 2014

A new scam solicitation has been received from: European Trade Register P.O. BOX 3079 3502 GB, Utrecht The Netherlands / register@etr2014.com / fax: +31 20 524-8107

October 2013

A new scam solicitation has been received from: Europe Business Guide / P.O.BOX 3079 / 3502 GB UTRECHT / THE NETHERLANDS/ FAX 31 205 248 107/ register@epbguide.com / P.O.Box 2021 / 3500 GA UTRECHT / toppk7863@yahoo.com

September 2013

EuBusinessServices.com
Payment account in Ireland, address given is a mailbox rental location, yet the supposed company demanding payment is in the Netherlands:
BENEFICIARY NAME: Partners Collect Ltd /EU Business Register
Beneficiary Address: Suite 206, 3 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2, Ireland
Bank: AIB BANK
IBAN: IE70AIBK93136517629028
SWIFT: AIBKIE2D
A/c#: 17629028

supposed collection agency / company "Waldberg&Hirsch Global Collections" does not exist. http://www.whgcollections.com/
Waldberg&Hirsch Global Collections Ltd.
Herengracht 518
1017 CC Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 208 908 145
Fax: +31 202 031 481
E-mail: info@wghcollections.com

September 2013

A new scam solicitation has been received from: European Central Register for the collection and publication of VAT Registration Numbers, Address Jaargetijdenlaan, 100-102, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. email reg-uk@vat-reg-no.org Other correspondence come from Factoring International AG, Talstrasse 12, CH-8852, Altendorf, Suisse email info@factoring-international.com
resource notes:
Caution: European Central Register of VAT Registration Numbers is a scam

June 2013

A new scam solicitation has been received from: EU Business Register / P.O. Box 3079 / 3502 GB Utrecht / The Netherlands / email: register@ebrbusinessreg.eu / Fax: +31 205 248 107 / http://www.ebrbusinessreg.eu/

July 2013

A new scam solicitation has been received from: EU Business Register 2013/2014 / P.O. Box 3079 / 3502 GB Utrecht / The Netherlands / email: register@ebrbusinessreg.com / Fax: +31 205 248 107 / http://www.ebrbusinessreg.com/

June 2013

A new scam solicitation has been received from: EU Business Register / P.O. Box 3079 / 3502 GB Utrecht / The Netherlands / email: register@ebrbusinessreg.eu / Fax: +31 205 248 107 /

April 2013

A new scam solicitation has been received from: World Trade Register / P.O. Box 3079 / 3502 GB Utrecht / The Netherlands / email: info@worldtraderegister.net unsubscribe@worldguide2012.info / Fax: +31 205 248 107 / www.eubusinessregister.com

March 2013

A new scam solictiation has been received from: EU Business Register / P.O. Box 3079 / 3502 GB Utrecht / The Netherlands / email: register@eu-business-list.eu / Fax: +31 205 248 107 / www.eubusinessregister.com

February 2013

A new scam soliciation has been received from: European Trade Register / P.O. Box 3079 / 3502 GB Utrecht / The Netherlands / email:  register@regbusinesslist.eu / Fax: +31 205 248 107 / Business Registration 2013/2014 /

January 2013

A new scam soliciation has been received from: European Trade Register / P.O. Box 3079 / 3502 GB Utrecht / The Netherlands / email: Angela Lacroix angela_lacroix@europeanbusinessdirectory.net unsubscribe@europeanbusinessdirectory.net / Fax: +31 205 248 107

January 2013

A new scam soliciation has been received from: World Trade Register / P.O. Box 3079 / 3502 GB Utrecht / The Netherlands /  email: register@businessregi.net / Fax: +31 205 248 107

December 2012

A new scam soliciation has been received from: European Trade Register / PO BOX 3079 / 3502 GB, Utrecht The Netherlands / fax: +31 20 524-8107 / register@etr2013.com / info@service1ebg.com

October 2012

A new scam soliciation has been received from: TVV TELE VERZEICHNIS VERLAG GmbH / P.O. Box 616165 / D-22453 Hamburg GERMANY / Phone: +49.40.51 48 49 0 / Telefax: +49.40.51 48 49 50 / Email: publishing@tvv-verlag.com

May 2012

A new scam soliciation has been received from: World Trade Register P.O. Box 3079 3502 GB Utrecht The Netherlands  email: register@2businessdir.eu Fax: +31 205 248 107 remove@2businessdir.eu

May 2012

TVV Tele Verzeichnis Verlag GmbH (claiming to be from Hamburg) is reported as being active in Central Europe (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia).

April 2012

A new scam solicitation has been received from: World Trade Register / PO BOX 3079 / 3502 GB Utrecht / The Netherlands / email: register@businesslist2012.eu / fax: 31 205 248 107 / remove@businesslist2012.eu

February 2012

A new scam solicitation has been received from: World Trade Register / EU Business Services Ltd / PO BOX 3079 / 3502 GB Utrecht / The Netherlands / email: register@2businessdir.com / fax: 31 205 248 107 / remove@2businessdir.com

October 2011

A new scam solicitation has been received from: European Trade Register / EU Business Services Ltd / PO BOX 3079 / 3502 GB Utrecht / The Netherlands / email: register@etr2012.com / fax: +31 (20) 524-8107 / unsubscribe@etr2012.com / email1@web2etr.net /

September 2011

A new scam solicitation has been received from: Annuaire Pro Belgique SPRL / Industriestrasse 38 / Eupen / www.annuairepro-bruxelles.be / info@annuairepro-bruxelles.be / Numéro d'enterprise: 809.511.322 / fax 800 389 48

August 2011

A new scam solicitation has been received from  World Business Guide / International Directories Group Ltd. 0034 91 188 1696 / Fax: 0034 91 791 9167 / andreea@idg-wbg.com / idg-wbg.com

May 2011

A new scam solicitation has been received from eu business register / EU Business Register, C/ Azcona, 58, local · BOX 252 · 28028 · MADRID · SPAIN · Fax: +34 91 791 9167 / contact@eubusinesslist.com / C/ Azcona, 58, local / marco fernandez / bricinternational@gmail.com / international directories ltd /

This is remarkably similar to the same scam running at www.eubusinessregister.com which lists EU Business Services Ltd. / PO Box 2021, Utrecht, The Netherlands / info@eubusinessregister.com and also to ebg-online-2011.com

October 2010

A new scam solicitation has been received from world business guide / po box 3079 3502 GB, utrecht / the netherlands / email: register@wbg2011online.com / fax +31 20 203 1129 / international directories group ltd / register@wbg2011now.com / noreply@reg3ebg.com

September 2010

A new scam solicitation has been received from world company register / register@wcr-online.com / noreplyfiozu@registration20107.net / international directories group / PO Box 3079 · 3502 GB · Utrecht · The Netherlands

February 2010

A new scam solicitation has been received by fax from www.globetradecontrol.com / info@globetradecontrol.com fax 44-2079002519 / 44-207-9002519 / 1-212-898 1249 / Euro Business Contact 2010 / Globe Trade Control

November 2009

A new scam solicitation has been received from: TVV Tele Verzeichnis Verlag aka Portail des Entreprises de Belgique http://www.portail-des-entreprises-de-belgique.be/ or www.ondernemings-portaal-belgie.be

November 2009

A a new scam solicitation has been received from: World Business Guide is a product of International Directories Group Ltd

A website has been started specifically to call attention to and for action against the persons operating as EU Business Services Ltd which uses the following publication names:

EU Company Directory
Euro Business Guide (European company registration)
European Business Connection
World Business Directory

For more information see: http://www.stopecg.org/world_business_directory.htm and http://www.stopecg.org/

Similar scam operations include:

World Company Directory (info@worldcompanydirectory.com, register@worldcompanydirectory.com, http://www.worldcompanydirectory.com/

DAD Deutscher Adressdienst De Internet-Bedrijvengids bvba Construct Data publishers Verlag / the FAIR Guide


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About the Directory Scams Fraud Alert

Directory scams undermine legitimate communications and leads to harassment of associations and correspondents

The UIA and the Federation of European and International Associations Established in Belgium (FAIB) have received several pleas for assistance from organizations being harassed with the threat of legal action if they do not pay for listings in publications like the "World Business Guide".

Having submitted information in good faith on the understanding that doing so was free of charge or obligation they are then facing a form of extortion when informed that the small print stated that this was a contract for a service fee and that payment is now due.
 

The good news is that these situations do not appear to be legally binding and that there is now action being taken at the EU level.

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