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Zesttech Scammer - Selling Stolen source codes and IP of my company claiming as his own

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  1. indianbill007

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    I have been contacted by user ORM ( http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/714718-orm.html )

    that a user - ZestTech http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/801395-zesttech.html contacted him on one of the HAF links and tried to sell him scrappers and also claimed to sell him an Amazon automation software which was developed by my company. ORM got is coded by us some month's back and he was amazed when he saw his own software being resold to him. Not only this I am amazed that this guy is re-selling all my softwares/crawlers , claiming as his own. He is actually an ex- employee and his real name is - **Removed**, he left the job some months ago and probably stole some codes before leaving is now trying to sell it to customers on BHW via HAF.

    Not only this is unethical, this is illegal and I will pursue him legally and lawyers are at work to make a strong legal case against this idiot. I would request mods/admin to ban him immediately and warn all of BHW that whatever he is selling his is stolen. Stealing from a fellow BHW member is un-ethical and shouldn't be tolerated at any cost.

    Here is the chat log with ORM , he is trying to sell his amazon bot and scrapers , all the scrapers in the youtube channel scraperking are mine, the original videos are here - https://www.youtube.com/user/botguruz/videos

    You can see the same videos uploaded on scraperking youtube which are in botguruz channel. My videos were uploaded long back, he just copied and created a new channel. Even by looking at the UI I can say they are my codes, also any mod can check by reversing the codes, they are in .net all codes you will find are mine, he didn't even bother to change the UI in some softwares he is trying to re-sell.

    ---chat ---log---

    This is a guy I spotted in blackhatworld. Seems like he is reselling your other software too. I paid nearly 1.5k for my bot and some fuck is resseling it like its all ok


    heres the information I was able to get, see the skype chat below: (PPH NOW is my skype)




    [13:57:09] Zest Tech: Hello
    [13:57:14] PPH NOW: Hi
    [13:57:15] Zest Tech: How are you today?
    [13:57:21] Zest Tech: Hope you are doing well.
    [13:57:30] Zest Tech: How may I assist you?
    [13:57:37] PPH NOW: you mentioned (on bhw) you got Amazon bot for sale. IS that correct?
    [13:58:22] Zest Tech: This is what I have currently
    [13:58:23] Zest Tech: => Amazon Purchase bot
    https://youtu.be/AyArZXeXsyo


    => Amazon bot
    https://youtu.be/Wcb5vrF-nrU
    [13:58:36] Zest Tech: Amazon purchase bot using Promo code.
    [14:00:10] PPH NOW: Looks interesting. Did you create it yourself or?
    [14:00:34] Zest Tech: Yeah, I have well experienced team
    [14:00:40] Zest Tech: and they have created it
    [14:01:20] PPH NOW: I might have some projects for you guys. Whats your company/team name and do you have any website ?
    [14:03:06] PPH NOW: also, how much a similar bot would cost?
    [14:04:24] Zest Tech: website is under construction but have team of 15 members expert in Scraping/Social bot/Website and mobile app related jobs.
    [14:04:26] Zest Tech: Please take a look on all the jobs that we have done so far :


    Please take a look on this Instagram Account Creator and let me know your words.
    https://youtu.be/En9uiqX4OW8
    Upload proxies, email, first name and last name.And will start creating accounts.


    It will not provide you PVA account. You have to take care of PVA.
    But our team is working on it. Within few days you may get a bot for PVA as well.


    => Instagram User scraper based on Has tag and Users.
    http://youtu.be/23gyco6CZv4?hd=1


    => Facebook Marketing tool
    https://youtu.be/86pHp7q0gzc ( This is facedominator 2.0 UI , just color is changed, all controls are exactly as same place!! )


    => Youtube Scraper
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvCk6N3dnRg&feature=youtu.be


    => Amazon Purchase bot
    https://youtu.be/AyArZXeXsyo


    => Amazon bot
    https://youtu.be/Wcb5vrF-nrU


    => Instagram Comment deletion bot
    https://youtu.be/2HEQuGAJg2E


    => Gumtree Scraper
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfOp_o4RrJw


    => Paginebianche.it Scraper
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCNME6OttH8


    => Courtrecords.Alaska Scraper
    https://youtu.be/fk65MFOl61U


    => WestLaw Next Scraper
    https://youtu.be/Bfqyx-tKE-o


    => Zomato Scraper
    https://youtu.be/RXBvHoh43kM


    => Whitepage scraper
    https://youtu.be/uZLtvsubRSI


    => Whitepage Leadspro
    https://youtu.be/hkr63spYmvk


    => Stayzilla Scraper
    https://youtu.be/7Xr7wWO_JZo


    => Zillow Scraper
    https://youtu.be/xC7nR8txopg


    => YellowPage Scraper
    https://youtu.be/uce0Q-EBU6s


    => Craigslist bot
    https://youtu.be/l4-33llhsGE


    => TripAdvisor Scraper
    https://youtu.be/hASrp6ARrqs
    http://youtu.be/RC2XApbLfrU?hd=1


    => Backpage Scraper
    https://youtu.be/lXUHGIYulW8
    [14:08:20] PPH NOW: Looks good. Whats your name btw?
    [14:09:01] PPH NOW: Can you sell me some of the software you listed there?
    [14:09:09] Zest Tech: My name is Deep
    [14:09:12] Zest Tech: Yeah sure
    [14:09:37] Zest Tech: List me name of the software that you want.
    [14:09:48] Zest Tech: May I know your good name?
    [14:10:20] PPH NOW: My name is Andrej, nice to meet you deep
    [14:10:33] PPH NOW: how much for amazon bot and craigslist bot?
    [14:12:02] Zest Tech: Nice to meet you Andrej :)
    [14:12:47] Zest Tech: how much for amazon bot and craigslist bot?Amazon bot will cost you $300 and Craigslist Scraper only $250
    [14:15:21] PPH NOW: Can you provide me an invoice in .pdf as this is business expense
    [14:15:23] PPH NOW: ?
    [14:15:56] Zest Tech: Yeah sure
    [14:16:12] Zest Tech: Provide me details for Invoice
    [14:16:28] Zest Tech: And you want both bots?
    [14:16:40] PPH NOW: yes
    [14:16:55] Zest Tech: Sounds good
    [14:17:02] PPH NOW: you can just input your name , address on invoice and the price
    [14:17:10] PPH NOW: that will be enough for my accountant
    [14:17:18] Zest Tech: Yeah sure
    [14:17:25] PPH NOW: also, what PP address I should send funds to?
    [14:17:51] Zest Tech: Yeah sure I will provide all the details
    [14:18:16] Zest Tech: For Amazon bot we need 7 days as we have to change structure a bit due to changes in site
    [14:18:34] Zest Tech: And craigslist scraper will be delivered by Sunday
    [14:18:37] PPH NOW: I have to go in 30 minutes, it would be great if we can finilize it before I leave
    [14:18:37] Zest Tech: Good to go?
    [14:18:43] PPH NOW: yes
    [14:19:11] Zest Tech: Yeah sure
    [14:19:23] Zest Tech: Please send me details for Invoice
    [14:19:37] Zest Tech: and sending you PDF invoice soon with PP details
    [14:20:13] PPH NOW: what details for invoice are needed ?
    [14:20:32] Zest Tech: Name, email and address
    [14:20:39] Zest Tech: That's it.
    [14:22:50] PPH NOW: here it is:


    **Removed**

    [14:24:26] Zest Tech: Thank you
    Sending you PDF shortly.
    [14:25:12] PPH NOW: thanks, let me know when its sent
    [14:25:39] Zest Tech: Yeah sure
    I will send you soon
    [14:26:00] PPH NOW: as for paypal, which email I need to send payment to?
    [14:28:15] Zest Tech: Just want to inform, Amazon bot is based on Promo code purchase.you can purchase items using promo codes.
    And can you arrange few promo codes for testing as well? Its designed 2 months ago and need to check it properly.
    [14:28:37] PPH NOW: gotcha
    [14:28:59] Zest Tech: can you arrange few promo codes for testing as well?And we are good to go.
    [14:30:05] PPH NOW: sure, I ll create those today and send you over
    [14:30:54] Zest Tech: Sounds good
    [14:31:06] Zest Tech: Sending you PDF invoice soon
    [14:42:05] PPH NOW: has invoice been sent?
    [14:46:02] Zest Tech: Awaiting my accountant
    Allow me some time
    [14:46:42] PPH NOW: no problem. Do you want me to send payment now or after software has been delivered?
    [14:47:13] Zest Tech: You can send after deliver one software
    [14:47:18] PPH NOW: ok cool


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    I can provide evidence that he was employed with us to the mods, and ORM and chime in and confirm that he tried to sell him stolen software and showed him software which are mine and claimed they are his.

    I will pursue him legally here in India but just want to warn the community to not do any business with this unethical stealer and scamster.

    IB
     
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  2. OldSalt

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    ZestTech has been notified he has 48 hours to respond.

    OS
    PS. Reminder to all who have current issues, keep it PROFESSIONAL. No name calling or other insults.

    Reminder to everyone else:
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    If you are not directly related to the situation, or are not offering information directly related to the situation: do not post in the thread.
     
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  3. ORM

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    I can confirm that ZestTech (**Removed** ex employee) tried to sell me my own software. Basically his business model is reselling the software he stole from company he worked for. Genius.
     
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  4. ZestTech

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    Let me explain the process :
    => I contact freelancers and checking their works through team viewers or through Video demo.
    => Contact new clients after approval from freelancers to show that projects and related videos to the client to prove the expert level of the freelancers.
    => There are many freelancers available in the market and not easy to find out who was the client for whom they developed that tool or for which company they developed it.
    => Yeah, I have submitted that videos after approval from developers who have developed it and they have all the source codes. [Freelancers not mentioning whether they are employee for any company or not and we can not verify that part.]


    => Many source codes are available on web easily through different channels and anyone can get it/ Purchase it. I got some codes and changed as per the demand.


    Now I found few of tools related to @IndianBill and @ORM , So I removed that videos. But I want to say again that I am contacting freelancers as per the client's demand and who have all the source codes of similar tools. I am showing the lists of tools after approval from freelancers only and providing customization to clients based on the demand. I have informed many clients initially that these all tools have been developed by my team of freelancers for clients and can provide customization as we have source codes.


    To develop any tool, its mandatory to explore the details and we have to ask to the clients for something similar tool/website which can easily describe their requirements.They showed referral tools which they want to copy and we are developing tool as per their need with all the customization they want. I think I am clear from my side.

    If I missed any rule, I apologize for that.
    I will maintain the dignity of this forum for sure

    Thank You :)
     
  5. indianbill007

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    Cool story bro,


    But you forgot that this is Blackhatworld and people here are much smarter than you think and the IQ level of people who hangout here is way beyond you.


    So its recommended that you stop your lies and deceit and better lawyer up first cause what you did or are doing is not only illegal but also criminal offence under IT Act 2008 and my lawyers are already at work preparing your legal case to be file and FIR against you in cyber crime cell and I will make sure you get what you actually deserve.



    1. First let me clear your lies and deceit in front of the whole forum and call your freelancer bullshit theory out in front of all people here. Regarding the Amazon bot which you tried to resell to ORM, you were yourself part of the development team and you know the developer personally, he is not some random freelancer like you are claiming, ORM can testify for this as well, You were the BD who was interacting with ORM all the while during the project development. There are no freelancers, they are/were employees of my company under strict SLA (which you also signed by the way) with whom you conspired and stole the source code of Amazon bot and many other softwares which you tried to re-sell here on this very forum(as per the HAF posts made by you) and by luck ORM got in touch with you and your whole crook story was caught. The source code of amazon bot and all the crawlers/bots is a copyrighted and intellectual properly of my company **Removed** and you or your fake freelancers(who is non other than a crook ex-employee friend of yours and will be behind bars too) have no right to resell them. All of you were under SLA when this project was done, don't forget that.
    2. Also let me explain you some business legalities, since this might be your first and last venture. You should read the Indian IT act 2008 again and see the punishments made under it in recent years. When you say that you hire freelancers and sell source codes provided by freelancers and you cannot verify that the freelancers working under you are providing their own work or selling stolen source code, as a business owner you should know that whatever deliverables you are selling, you are fully liable for it legally. That is why we have software licensing agreements and guarantee/warrantee agreements. If you are selling stolen source codes even without knowing that they are stolen, as a business owner, you are legally liable for it. I don't need to explain you all this because I know that these are not any random freelancers like you claim, there is probably one more programmer who left with you and you both stole the codes before leaving and I will ensure you both are behind bars soon.
    3. The videos in the scraper king channel which you have removed now were of **Removed** products, all the videos, none of them are yours or your freelancers which you are claiming and I can prove it right here by the UI, your friend didn't both to even change the control positions, he just change the colours lol. So please stop lying about that, mods can see through your BS easily, don't underestimate their intelligence.


    Whatever be the outcome of this thread, I want every one on this forum to know your real work ethos and let oldsalt decide what is to be done with you here.


    Also I will be pursuing you legally and ensure that you and your crook friends are behind bars, I am waiting on damien to provide me your IPs so a strong case can be made against you by the cyber crime cell.


    Good luck with your stolen codes and unethical business!


    Karma is a bitch :)


    IB
     
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    ZestTech,

    1) Are you denying that you worked for IndianBill007?

    2) If what you did wasn't improper, why have you removed some of the videos from Youtube?

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  7. ZestTech

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    I never worked for any Indianbill007.

    I found same video which has been given by my freelancer, has been posted by @Indianbill007 and probably my freelancer has submitted the same videos and codes to other as well. I am in touch with that freelancer from past few moths and same video posted by IndianBill007 is quite one year old so I should not claim for it. So I have delete that videos.

    For the remain projects posted in my channel had been done by my team and they made it as per the user's demand. I have all the source codes of all that live videos and its mine. If any tool have similar UI then its demand from client. And I can proof that its have completely different working pattern as compare to claimed tool. Our coded Instagram tool is working on the basis of has tag and @IndianBill's tool have different way to perform that tasks.

    OldSalt I have sent you latest setup in PM, please take a look on that and verify that tool. Of Course it has similar UI because its demand from client but all features coded on the basis of has tag.

    Hope everything is clear now and awaiting your reply.

    Thank you :)
     
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    I think you are falling in your own trap buddy. Had you shown all this smartness at work you would have been much better off now.
     
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    Hey, I've bought some bots to ZestTech and he is developping a custom bots for me.
    He have fixed many bugs from other bots too so I can say if he can create custom bots, it may be his own bots
    PD: come back to skype zesttech
    PD2: sorry for my english
     
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    Did you read the thread by any chance or did ZestTech pay you to post here?

    Anyway, the facts are:

    1. He is reselling the software he compile using stolen source codes.

    2. When asked to provide an invoice or PP email address he stopped responding to potential buyer (me) , because he got suspicious his fraudulent activity can be exposed.
     
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    List the bots you have bought from him so we can see if they are his original work or stolen source codes. Don't forge that he can fix bugs, since he has the stolen codes and he can also modify the codes to add new features to make the bot look custom. But I can look at the bot and reverse its code via reflector and say if its stolen or not.
     
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    Sorry man I can't answer your PM because i dont have 15 posts, I've bought some instagram bots with many custom features, you say that these bots are from other?, who is selling instagram softwares?

    I read the thread because he (ZestTech) is dissapeared from skype like one week and I search how to contact him by other ways because I need some updates on the softwares that I bought
     
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    Its obvious ZestTech stole the software because he cant code for shit. Bill I sent you a PM.
     
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    He did not claim he can, but that does not change the fact, that stolen intellectual property is being sold to BHW members and others.
     
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    Please read again all the reply properly and you will get your answer.
    Please read Skype conversation till the end and what I had replied to you. I actually found your activity as a suspicious. You came and agree on each and everything within few minutes without any query. I have inform many details initially from my side. You just ask regarding bots and price and agree on everything.

    Since you were new in my contact, I had offered you pay after delivery, you can check your Skype conversation. I havn't tried to Scam you. And I was ready for all your further queries as well,but you havn't ask further.
     
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    Please proof your point,what I haven't coded for you and please go though the below details properly. You will get the answer:

     
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    Sorry IndianBill007, but I can not provide you details of that freelancer as he did some custom jobs for me and for my clients within crucial deadline. [Sorry I can not show that custom job due to privacy.] But I will surely take care all the lessons that I learnt from here. I will try to verify all the details properly before joining any freelancer.


    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/48410-oldsalt.htmlplease take a look on it asap and resolve this issue. Awaiting your action.

    Thank you :)
     
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    Thanks mate, got your PM, have forwarded the info to oldsalt.

    I have requested some more details which will help me establish that the codes sold to you were stolen or not. Please check your PM.
     
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    Privacy lol, you sell other people's Copyrighted intellectual property openly and you are worried about protecting a criminals privacy? That only shows how much a dignified member of this forum you are.

    That was not a request by the way to provide his identity, since you are a member here and a fellow member's IP was stolen by your acquaintance, it makes you also liable and equal party to the crime and to prove your innocence you have to establish this fact that you REALLY have freelancer and that he is not my another ex-employee who gave you the codes.

    I know for the fact that your freelancer theory is bullshit, but since you claim they are freelancers, the onus is in you to prove that.

    PS: If you are concerned about privacy, don't reveal it openly here, establish it to oldsalt that your friend is indeed a freelancer and you didn't knew him from your job.
     
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    I would request you, OS to keep this SL open as more of his customers are coming and reporting to me that he tried to sell them stolen stuff. I need more time to collect enough evidence against him for the legal case am building against him here in India.

    Also you can see how other customers are coming and reporting that he tried to sell them stolen stuff. I have sent you some more details via PM provided by another member here which will make your decision easier.