scambook.com is associated with tattoo media ~ boston

Our investigation so far indicates that this is a Clandestine operation.

These guys are pros

Based on our investigation online, we’ve determined that the Founders of scambook.com are Andrew Bachman of Lancaster, Pennsylvania a 2006 graduate of Babson College, Lin Miao founder of Tatto Media a 2008 graduate of Babson College and Jay Edelson of Edelson McGuire Law Firm in Chicago. We will continue to investigate this operation.

It appears like scambook operates out of Greater Boston Massachusetts Area in spite of claim that show a Los Angeles address. They’ve claimed to have been sold. We could not find any press releases online to substantiate such claim as compare to the lunched of scambook.com.

The gist of consumer complaints is as follows:

Some complaints posted on scambook are FALSE.

Scambook do not provide merchants the opportunity to a rebuttal and request fee payment in the range of $99 – $500 for removal

Known Addresses Associated with scambook.com:

  1. 980 N. MICHIGAN AVE. STE. 1400
    CHICAGO,IL 606110000
  2. Wozo LLC ~ Tattoo Media
    101 Federal Street, Suite 1900
    Boston, Massachusetts 02210
    United States
  3.  scambook/tattoo media
    155 Federal Street, Suite 600
    Boston, MA 02110
    United States
  4. scambook LLC
    6565 W SUNSET BLVD
    LOS ANGELES, CA 90028-7206 | view map
    (310) 388-4853
  5. ScamBook LLC support@scambook.com [WHOIS]
    5900 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2050
    Los Angeles, California 90036
    United States
    +1.855-467-3765

Complaints ~ Legal:

Trademark Pending ~ 85660958

Facebook Mission:

Mission

Stop running frauds and online scams that are spreading wildly!

Company Overview

Scambook is a real-time information network that enables you to upload and share with your social network about the latest scams. We instantly connect your scams with the country’s top class action litigators to give you a fighting chance in getting your money back.

Scambook.com is created by Edelson McGuire, the country’s leading class action law firm. Edelson McGuire has an extensive history of experience in complex class action litigation from illegal spyware to cell phone text spamming and they have successfully brought these companies behind these scams to justice. The Internet today is crippled with old and new scams that feed on innocent consumers from around the world. It is time that we collectively bind together and stop these companies from defrauding consumers.

Better Business Bureau Reported that:

On April 30, 2012, a representative of the BBB visited Scambook’s location. It was learned that the location is a virtual office.

980 N. Michigan Ave, Ste 1400
Chicago, IL 60611-7500
(312) 267-2894

Representatives from Scambook were not available, and the location is shared by several other unrelated businesses.

BBB Customer Complaints Summary

10 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 10 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues 4
Delivery Issues 1
Problems with Product / Service 5
Billing / Collection Issues 0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues 0
Total Closed Complaints 10

Reports online have linked scambook.com to one Jay Edelson a class action lawyer also link to one Mr. Rafey S. Balabanian. Both men are associated with Edelson McGuire Law Firm in Chicago.

Someone on Ripoffreport.com reported that the founders of the site are Jay Edelson, Rafey Balabanian, Kevin Yu. This Kevin has been identified on Crunchbase.com as the Creative Director. As you can see, this gets more confusing and deceptive. Our inclination is that these characters are all surrogates.

The Law Firm address is below:
350 North LaSalle, 13th floor
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 589-6370
(312) 589-6378

Mark Hall of Herbal Nutrition Network Story

Recently named among the nation’s top 100 entrepreneurs, Scambook.com co-founder Andrew Bachman continues to succeed in business leadership.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Bachman graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and went on to found a media group. He later sold this group and founded his current company.

At the head of Scambook.com, Andrew Bachman supervises an innovative network that allows consumers encountering dishonest claims or deals to connect with attorneys and each other. Once a user files a complaint about a business, they submit evidence concerning the scam. The company then analyzes the report and links similar damage claims into groups. When required, Bachman’s Scambook.com will link patrons with attorneys and litigation agencies that will support them in recovering money lost. Committed to bringing justice to individual cases as well as spreading the word about scams, Andrew Bachman’s Scambook.com affords users the opportunity to share reports and groups with their social network, thereby raising the visibility of fraudulent advertisers and proprietors. Scambook.com users also take advantage of a dashboard feature that affords views of and news on all past submissions, comments from other people on the site, and more.

Andrew Bachman’s Scambook.com received and mitigated more than $460,000 in damages since its establishment. Poised to assist people dealing with a variety of schemes, Scambook.com holds experience in unauthorized credit card charges, false advertisements, bait and switch tacks, email and social media rip offs, defective product and warranties, and numerous other issues. Andrew Bachman strives to assist a broad community of individuals by offering these services free of charge.

Andrew Bachman’s Schools

Andrew Bachman’s Companies

THE WHOIS LOOK UP IS PROVIDED BELOW:

Address lookup

canonical name scambook.com

aliases

addresses 173.225.113.4
Domain Whois record
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: SCAMBOOK.COM
Created on: 07-Oct-05
Expires on: 07-Oct-13

Last Updated on: 06-Mar-12
Registrant: ScamBook, LLC
5900 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2050
Los Angeles, California 90036
United States

Administrative Contact:
ScamBook, LLC. support@scambook.com
5900 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2050
Los Angeles, California 90036
United States
+1.855-467-3765

Technical Contact:
ScamBook LLC support@scambook.com
5900 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2050
Los Angeles, California 90036
United States
+1.855-467-3765

Domain servers in listed order:

NS-421.AWSDNS-52.COM
NS-540.AWSDNS-03.NET
NS-1202.AWSDNS-22.ORG
NS-1820.AWSDNS-35.CO.UK

network:Country-Code:United_States_of_America
network:Tech-Contact;I:abuse@webair.com
network:Admin-Contact;I:abuse@webair.com

network:Created:20120814
network:Updated:20120814
network:Updated-By:hostmaster@webair.com
network:Class-Name:network
network:ID:173.225.112.0/20
network:Auth-Area:173.225.112.0/20

network:Network-Name:Webair
network:IP-Network:173.225.112.0/20
network:Org-Name:Webair
network:Street-Address:1025 Old Country Road
network:City:Westbury
network:State:NY
network:Postal-Code:11590
network:Country-Code:USA
network:Tech-Contact;I:hostmaster@webair.com

network:Admin-Contact;I:hostmaster@webair.com
network:Created:20120814
network:Updated:20120814

network:Updated-By:hostmaster@webair.com
network:Class-Name:network
network:ID:173.225.113.0/24
network:Auth-Area:173.225.112.0/20

network:Network-Name:ScamBook–block
network:IP-Network:173.225.113.0/24
network:Org-Name:ScamBook
network:Street-Address:5900_Wilshire_Blvd
network:City:Los_Angeles
network:State:CA
network:Postal-Code:90036
network:Country-Code:United_States_of_America
network:Tech-Contact;I:abuse@webair.com
network:Admin-Contact;I:abuse@webair.com

network:Created:20120814
network:Updated:20120814

network:Updated-By:hostmaster@webair.com

ok

Queried whois.arin.net with “n 173.225.113.4
NetRange: 173.225.112.0 – 173.225.127.255

CIDR: 173.225.112.0/20
OriginAS: AS27257
NetName: WEBAIRINTERNET9
NetHandle: NET-173-225-112-0-1
Parent: NET-173-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
RegDate: 2011-03-16
Updated: 2012-03-02

Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-173-225-112-0-1
OrgName: Webair Internet Development Company Inc.

OrgId: WAIR
Address: 501 Franklin Avenue
Address: Suite 200
City: Garden City
StateProv: NY
PostalCode: 11530
Country: US
RegDate: 2001-03-12
Updated: 2012-01-12

Comment: Reassignment information for this block is available at rwhois.webair.com port 4321

Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/WAIR

ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.webair.com:4321
OrgTechHandle: ZW64-ARIN
OrgTechName: IPAdmin-Webair
OrgTechPhone: +1-516-938-4100
OrgTechEmail: ipadmin@webair.com
OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ZW64-ARIN
OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE2550-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abusehandle
OrgAbusePhone: +1-516-938-4100
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@webair.com
OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE2550-ARIN
OrgNOCHandle: ZW64-ARIN
OrgNOCName: IPAdmin-Webair
OrgNOCPhone: +1-516-938-4100
OrgNOCEmail: ipadmin@webair.com
OrgNOCRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ZW64-ARIN

DNS records

DNS query for 4.113.225.173.in-addr.arpa returned an error from the server: ServerFailure

name class type data time to live

scambook.com IN NS ns-421.awsdns-52.com 172800s (2.00:00:00)
scambook.com IN NS ns-540.awsdns-03.net 172800s (2.00:00:00)
scambook.com IN NS ns-1202.awsdns-22.org 172800s (2.00:00:00)
scambook.com IN NS ns-1820.awsdns-35.co.uk 172800s (2.00:00:00)

scambook.com IN SOA
server: ns-1202.awsdns-22.org
email: awsdns-hostmaster@amazon.com
serial: 1
refresh: 7200
retry: 900
expire: 1209600
minimum ttl: 86400
900s (00:15:00)
scambook.com IN MX
preference: 1
exchange: aspmx.l.google.com
300s (00:05:00)
scambook.com IN MX
preference: 3
exchange: alt1.aspmx.l.google.com
300s (00:05:00)
scambook.com IN MX

preference: 3
exchange: alt2.aspmx.l.google.com
300s (00:05:00)
scambook.com IN MX
preference: 5
exchange: aspmx2.googlemail.com
300s (00:05:00)
scambook.com IN MX
preference: 5
exchange: aspmx3.googlemail.com
300s (00:05:00)
scambook.com IN TXT v=spf1 include:sendgrid.net ~all 86400s (1.00:00:00)
scambook.com IN A 173.225.113.4 300s (00:05:00)
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This gets really interesting. The registrant of EdelsonMcGuire.com is listed below. I would have expected it to be the address of the Law firm.

Address lookup
canonical name edelsonmcguire.com
aliases
addresses 50.56.92.160
Domain Whois record

Queried whois.internic.net with “dom edelsonmcguire.com

Domain Name: EDELSONMCGUIRE.COM
Registrar: TUCOWS.COM CO.
Whois Server: whois.tucows.com
Referral URL: http://domainhelp.opensrs.net
Name Server: NS1.MEDIATEMPLE.NET
Name Server: NS2.MEDIATEMPLE.NET
Status: ok
Updated Date: 14-dec-2011
Creation Date: 16-dec-2009
Expiration Date: 16-dec-2012

Last update of whois database: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 02:20:16 UTC
Queried whois.tucows.com with “edelsonmcguire.com”

Registrant:
Freshthrills, llc
45 Main Street
Suite 1000
Brooklyn, New York 11201
US

Domain name: EDELSONMCGUIRE.COM

Administrative Contact:
Merlino, John studio@freshthrills.com
45 Main Street
Suite 1000
Brooklyn, New York 11201
US
+1.7183953562 Fax: +1.3105642007

Technical Contact:
Administrator, DNS dnsadmin@mediatemple.net
8520 National Blvd.
Suite A
Culver City, CA 90232
US
+1.8775784000 Fax: +1.3105642007

Registration Service Provider:
(mt) Media Temple, dnsadmin@mediatemple.net
877-578-4000
310-564-2007 (fax)
http://www.mediatemple.net/go/support/
To make contact, or to request technical support please first visit the
(mt) AccountCenter: http://www.mediatemple.net/go/support/

Registrar of Record: TUCOWS, INC.
Record last updated on 14-Dec-2011.
Record expires on 16-Dec-2012.
Record created on 16-Dec-2009.

Registrar Domain Name Help Center:
http://tucowsdomains.com

Domain servers in listed order:
NS2.MEDIATEMPLE.NET
NS1.MEDIATEMPLE.NET

Domain status: ok

Network Whois record

Queried whois.arin.net with “n ! NET-50-56-64-0-1″…

NetRange: 50.56.64.0 – 50.56.127.255
CIDR: 50.56.64.0/18
OriginAS:
NetName: RACKS-8-1310392598212279
NetHandle: NET-50-56-64-0-1
Parent: NET-50-56-0-0-1
NetType: Reassigned
RegDate: 2011-07-11
Updated: 2011-07-11
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-50-56-64-0-1

CustName: Slicehost
Address: 9725 Datapoint
City: San Antonio
StateProv: TX
PostalCode: 78225
Country: US
RegDate: 2011-07-11
Updated: 2011-07-11
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/customer/C02795306

OrgTechHandle: IPADM17-ARIN
OrgTechName: IPADMIN
OrgTechPhone: +1-210-892-4000
OrgTechEmail: hostmaster@rackspace.com
OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/IPADM17-ARIN

OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE45-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abuse Desk
OrgAbusePhone: +1-210-892-4000
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@rackspace.com
OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE45-ARIN

DNS records
name class type data time to live
edelsonmcguire.com IN NS ns2.mediatemple.net 43200s (12:00:00)
edelsonmcguire.com IN NS ns1.mediatemple.net 43200s (12:00:00)
edelsonmcguire.com IN SOA
server: ns1.mediatemple.net
email: dnsadmin@mediatemple.net
serial: 2011032401
refresh: 10800
retry: 3600
expire: 1209600
minimum ttl: 43200
43200s (12:00:00)
edelsonmcguire.com IN A 50.56.92.160 43200s (12:00:00)
edelsonmcguire.com IN MX
preference: 10
exchange: mail.edelsonmcguire.com
43200s (12:00:00)
160.92.56.50.in-addr.arpa IN PTR 50-56-92-160.static.cloud-ips.com 86400s (1.00:00:00)
92.56.50.in-addr.arpa IN SOA
server: ns.rackspace.com
email: hostmaster@rackspace.com
serial: 1349013306
refresh: 3600
retry: 300
expire: 1814400
minimum ttl: 300
300s (00:05:00)
92.56.50.in-addr.arpa IN NS ns.rackspace.com 300s (00:05:00)
92.56.50.in-addr.arpa IN NS ns2.rackspace.com 300s (00:05:00)

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