Hello Laides and Gentlemen, Today I will be exposing the cover of a sick twisted person who is hellbent on scamming as many people as he can. He goes by the name of 'Steven', many people will know him by his AIM messenger handle of 'StevenWMills' BHW URL: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/61467-atlusphere.html Now credit is to be given to his rather clever and well thought out plan because its quite shocking indeed. It all started with this email that was sent from his regular newsletter of which I am signed up to from previously trying to get in on his elusive 'CPA JV's'. Please examine exibit A. Behold the new amazing partner program where you just cover the initial months advertising payment and can earn 30% cut from the profit made everymonth. (Notice the Anyone written in caps lock to try and lure as many victims as possible) Great I have 3 accounts mentioned on that list guess I will reply to the email and let 'Steven' know of my interest. So I email him and soon enough get a reply not from 'Steven' but from some guy called 'Arthur' Examine exibit B. Notice the email address 'firstname.lastname@example.org' we will be referncing this further into the case. OK so everything so far seem's legit enough I mean it all makes sense 'Steven' must be a really busy guy, why not? OK so the discussion progresses and I email him back after a few emails back and forth, it comes to my attention that when trying to email this particular email address I get a delivery subsystem failure indicating his email on his end is offline or not working. Exibit C. So I wait it out thinking its just some small downtime and soon enough I get an email from 'Arthur' on his what looks to be his personal gmail account. Exibit D. Now how could I not spot it here? well I did I can see the email is 'email@example.com' This email is created just this year?! man o man how could I overlook that. Anyway even not spotting that my scammy senses were tingling so I made repeated attempts to contact the so called real 'Steven' I emailed away, phoned his number on his site, AIM IM him and even sent a PM on BHW asking about who Arthur was. Guess what I did not a single fucking response from him. I ask 'Arthur' whats up with 'Steven' not responding and this is the response: Exibit E. Skype Chat Log: [17/02/2012 15:34:03] jatinder.singh542: yes [17/02/2012 15:34:11] jatinder.singh542: but why can i not get through to him lol [17/02/2012 15:34:35] jatinder.singh542: do you have his mobile number [17/02/2012 15:34:36] Arthur McDonnell: He's not at home, he's in New York this week so he has been on and off periodically..more off than on which is why I'm helping out [17/02/2012 15:35:03] jatinder.singh542: why is him aim always on [17/02/2012 15:35:10] jatinder.singh542: but he never responds [17/02/2012 15:35:12] Arthur McDonnell: He's like me Always leaves his PC on [17/02/2012 15:35:40] jatinder.singh542: I think its bad practice it gives a false sense of not replying [17/02/2012 15:35:46] jatinder.singh542: at least it should be set to away [17/02/2012 15:36:11] Arthur McDonnell: Well, typically he responds as soon as he gets back, but because he's on a trip, he hasn't been able to as much...he has ignored me a lot too [17/02/2012 15:36:34] jatinder.singh542: hope the support wont be like this lol [17/02/2012 15:37:03] Arthur McDonnell: Well, as you can see, I'm almost always on...he is too, when not away. Plus you can always reach via e-mail if for some reason we're not, and you will get a response ASAP OK this sort of makes sense also until we view the evidence of him being online and then offline and not constantly online like he would be if his PC was always on and he was indeed away. This bit you will have to belive me on and I am sure there are others that can vouch for me as him not being contantly online for the past 3 days. Right now the proof is he is currently offline. Exibit F. I guess I was desperate like many are and do not heed the warning signs and agreed to send the money which 'Arthur' requested be made to him personal paypal address which is the same as his Gmail address the total cost for the three network accounts first month advertising costs of $450. I only sent the money after trying very hard to contact 'Steven' who till now has not even responded that fucking asswipe. The only thing I was relying on was his BHW forum status as jr.vip and people being able to vouch for him in the past as to the JV working even if the fucker never responded. Exibit G. Also notice the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, Someone on the forum on one his threads was refering to 'Steven' being some soulvision person before hand. I don't know too much about that so I can't talk about that in detail. OK so the payment is sent and so are the network account infromation BTW. Now I talk with arthur and ask when should I expect to see traffic this is his direct quote: Exibit H. Skype Chat Log: [17/02/2012 19:20:25] jatinder.singh542: ok [17/02/2012 19:20:36] jatinder.singh542: when you reckon they will start [17/02/2012 19:21:13] Arthur McDonnell: Since it's Friday, probably Monday morning [17/02/2012 19:21:46] jatinder.singh542: kl Seems fishy as fuck, I know trust me! So I notice this guy after going offline does not appear to come back online on skype again even till now. Also all weekend I have been continuing my efforts to get in touch with 'Steven' have failed, even when he comes online and goes offline etc. I can also say I am trying to contact 'Arthur' himself on his gmail with no luck at all. All this fucking ghost magic disapearing act bullshit after this direct quote: Exibit I. Skype Chat Log: [17/02/2012 15:36:34] jatinder.singh542: hope the support wont be like this lol [17/02/2012 15:37:03] Arthur McDonnell: Well, as you can see, I'm almost always on...he is too, when not away. Plus you can always reach via e-mail if for some reason we're not, and you will get a response ASAP What a load of horse shit! By now the illusion is clear and it is quite evident that 'Arthur' is just that sly turd face fucker 'Steven' I was also quite suspicous when I noticed 'Arthur' only had the 1 skype contact who was me and now has a total of 2 contacts, I wonder who the other sad loser is that is being scammed. Exibit J. This rampant scammer needs stopping as fast as possible. I don't care what BS he can come up with he can't explain all this shit that is in front of you. Give me fucking money back ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry I forgot to all include one damning piece of evidence which is 'Arthur' saying 'Steven' is not reachable apparently gets and email saying to thank me for joining the JV and remind me that we chatted via AIM along time ago. This was sent after I made 'Arthur' aware that I thought this is all very fishy and I don't trust who he is. Pretty fucking amazing that he sends him that email but aint got the time to respond to all the shit I have been sending him!!!!! Please examine: [17/02/2012 15:33:18] Arthur McDonnell: Hey Jatin, Steven wanted me to tell you Hello and that he looks forward to working with you, he said he spoke with you a while ago. [17/02/2012 15:33:33] jatinder.singh542: when did he [17/02/2012 15:33:41] jatinder.singh542: i never spoke to him [17/02/2012 15:33:50] Arthur McDonnell: He said you guys spoke months ago but working together, but never did [17/02/2012 15:33:59] Arthur McDonnell: Via AIM, I believe he said [17/02/2012 15:34:03] jatinder.singh542: yes He contacted me the very next day after previous convo where I was suspicous as soon as I came online with this. Pretty amazing how fast he works with communicating to get my money. Then once he has it he becomes a ghost and does not come online again!