Passport and other Internet Scams - 2013Before you purchase any product or service from any Internet provider, especially those listed and at the links below, PLEASE read the following information.
We are pleased to report that Privacy World has passed the test of time and we're still here since the dawn of the Internet. We hope to continue serving you for many more years to come. Our motto is " Your Satisfaction is Our Guarantee. "
There are many honest providers on the Internet and we trust you'll learn Privacy World is one of them. Unfortunately today there is no shortage of crooks especially using the Internet, including BOTH the Internet providers and customers we are sad to report!
We present the following information in hopes of warning you against potential frauds and rip offs and wish you a safe shopping experience .
The following web site/s have been placed here at this scams and caution url to help you make a decision whether or not you should proceed with a purchase from the below or any web site.
Crooks or honest providers, What Do You Think?
Passport FraudThose interested in obtaining a second nationality or passport should read the following information very carefully and bear the following in mind. Any legitimate document suitable for reasonable visa free travel will start at Euro 45,000 (US$60,000) AND UP.
Dr. Eric Hoffman aka Georg Adem and other names used by this crook in the past to defraud many persons, avails himself of ripping people off by using a simple appeal, "greed". Make a passport offer that is too good to be true. Offer a European Union passport in a few weeks time for knock down prices, i.e. US$10,000 to US$15,000.
Anyone with half a brain should realize its not possible to obtain a legitimate travel document for such a price. The gullible and uninformed fall for the ploy and get ripped off big time. Understand its simply not possible to obtain a legitimate travel document in such a short period of time and at such ridiculous prices, period.
Other tell tale signs of a potential fraud is a 'passport' agent using a FREE web hosting outfit. Crooks offer free or very inexpensive passport consultation as their bait and hook technique. Then the closer is the cheap price with the crooks agreeing to a small down payment, with the "full" payment balance required after a scanned copy of your 'passport' is emailed to you. Anyone with a photo shop program can make a plausible passport copy, email it to you and steal your money.
Once they have your money, you'll never hear from them again, or you'll get a cock and bull story about the passport was intercepted, the courier killed in an automobile crash, etc. and so forth. At the end of the day all you'll get for you're money is a good screwing.
Always conduct your due diligence before parting with your money. The "passport agent" or internet provider should have been in business for many years. A web search at Google or Yahoo should come up with some interesting tid bits of information on an internet provider or passport agent!
If we've received one compliant about someone being ripped off in a passport scam, we've received a hundred complaints asking us for help trying to get the persons money back from those crooks defrauding people. Sorry but you'll never see your money again. We ask: Why didn't you take the time and make an effort to conduct your due diligence BEFORE parting with your money? Why didn't you check out Privacy Worlds' scam site BEFORE you got ripped off? Why didn't you avail yourself to Privacy World's passport services?
The best Privacy World can due is to place these passport fraud warnings at our scam page (the page you're reading) in hopes of educating the uninformed and gullible. Privacy World trusts that by offering legitimate documents and delivering them in a timely and professional manner will service the serious person's privacy needs as to second citizenships, etc..
Remember a company stays in business a long time by being honest and fair with their customers, whilst delivering the products as contracted for with their customers in a timely and professional manner.
Privacy World is proud to be one of the longest existing privacy web sites on the net! Verify this by going to the "Way Back Machine" at http://www.archive.org/ and place our web address www.privacyworld.com into the "Take Me Back" box and click search.
This site a fraud?
Fortunately the above site have been shut down, thanks mainly to our efforts. End of story about offshoredome.com. However, once a crook or crooks have one of their sites shut down, as with offshoredom.com; like a cockroach you may think you've gotten rid of them, but they are sure to return in another form, so do be careful.
Now offshoredome is located at http://www.offshoredome.ws/ It looks like this site may be operated by people using very questionable practices, so be extremely careful if you are foolish enough to conduct business with them. First hint of trouble: Why would a legit business switch from a dot com domain to a little know dot ws domain? We suggest you follow the links below and if you are brave enough to transact business with offshoredome, we wish you luck.
More important offshoredome falsely accuses a long time trusted associate of being dishonest, which is an outright lie! It looks like offshoredome is just disgruntled because the associate accurately and with proof provides proof of scams, etc. while offshoredome makes claims WITHOUT any proof. Further, where there's smoke, there's fire. Many independent sites report the same or similar scams so logic dictates offshoredome is lying. Why? Common sense should prevail. If a site or person lies, then they are obviously hiding something. If they do lie about a competitor who has exposed them, then there is a VERY high probably that site will steal from and rip you off.
Other scam alert web sites are linked below and have carefully documented many rip offs and scams. We urge you to carefully check them out and as the age old adage goes, "caveat emptor." In addition Privacy World will endeavor to keep you updated on various scams and crooks looking to steal your hard earned money using anfractuous and illegal methods.
At the very least you should conduct your due diligence on every company or Internet site that you are thinking about doing business with. A search at "Who Is/Verisign" http://www.netsol.com/cgi-bin/whois/whois , is a good starting point.
We'd advise that in the event you wish to acquire any product or service from any provider, you conduct your due diligence and proceed with extreme caution and at your own risk if any of the below warning signs appear.
Some warning signs of potential problems could be:
- No business address listed at site
- The use of a web based e-mail address like hushmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.
- Free web hosting site used for passport offers
- No money back guarantee
- Offers of products and services that are "Too Good To Be True", i.e. much lower prices for products than offered at other similar web sites
Check www.google.com for any listings of scams on the company. Also you can check with various chat groups and ask if they know about the provider and if they are known to be reliable. In addition check with " Who Is " to see how long the company has been around. A business doesn't stay in business for many years unless they are honest, provide good service and delivers the goods.
Some sites you may want to peruse are:http://www.scambusters.org/