There is a new web site out there called CCH CONSULTING. Of course, they are supposed to have the latest and greatest credit repair information and all for only $200. Here it is. https://id317.securedata.net/creditcollectionhelp.com//merchantmanager/
But lets look at that URL a wee bit closer. What about that first part? What does it mean? Is that supposed to mean it's on a secure server so you don't have to worry about the personal banking information you provide when you pay for the info?
Well, I'm sure that is exactly what they would like you to believe, but let's just investigate that a bit closer and see who and what is really behind that "secure" website.
Let's just reconstruct the obviously phony link. Let's make it a bit simpler and see what we come up with.We do have to keep the width down on images or we end up having problems with the blog so here is a link to our message forum where you can see it full size http://www.creditcollectionhelp.com
ought to be about right.
And here is what we come up with.
Ok, not much to go on there, but what happens when we view the certificate to see if it is genuine or what??
Here is where the lid comes off the pot.
AhHA Cried the blind woman as she shook her wooden leg, Ah Ha! Our old friend EQUIFAX!
Now then, I must ask just what kind of a fool would it take to give Equifax $200.00 to tell them how to fix their credit? Especially when you are going to have to give up private banking and other information and tip them off that you are in fact trying to fix your credit???????
So what tells us that something is fishy with this web site before we ever get started?
The very fact that there is no contact information whatever on the web site. That's no different than you stop at some truck stop and some dude in a long trench coat comes up to you and opens up his coat to show you that it is absolutely lined with supposedly expensive watches and asks if you want to buy a Rolex for only $20.00!!! Would you buy one from him? Of course not. You don't know who he is and if those really are Rolex watches then they are probably hot from some jewelry store burglary or the guy is an undercover cop waiting to arrest somebody for trafficking in stolen property. Either way you aren't likely to buy anything from him for the simple reason that he won't give you his name, his address or his telephone number and that is the first sign that a webpage or an email is a scam.
Reputable business people always put their names, addresses and phone numbers on their web pages because they want you to know who they are and how to contact them if you have problems or need help installing their products and making them work. Scam artists won't do that. They just want your money and hope they never hear from you again.
What else tells you its a scam? The fact that the coding was first done on a blog and then copied and pasted into a webpage using dreamweaver or maybe front page or coffeecup or whatever. The coding is all strange looking unless you don't know what html coding looks like. Then you wouldn't know the difference unless you checked out the source coding on that web site and then checked out the coding on a legitimate website.
Believe me, its easy to do.
So what else told me it was a scam? The fact that the link was posted on a debt collector's message board. That's enough to raise your hackles in the first place.
So watch out for these scam artists and don't fall prey to their shennigans.