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"European Company Network 2015/2016" Scam from website "www.ecn-register.org"

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"European Company Network 2015/2016" Scam from website "www.ecn-register.org"

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The email message below with the subject: "European Company Network 2015/2016" or "European Business Directory Network," which the sender claims the recipients can insert their companies in the European Company Network (ECN) for 2015/2016 by completing and submitting the attached form, is fraudulent and you should not respond to it with your personal information or follow the instructions in it. The email message and the website: "ecn-register.org" are fakes, created by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their money, personal and financial information.

Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.

The Fraudulent Email Message

From: European Company Network (register@ecn-register.org)
Subject: European Company Network 2015/2016
Attachment: ECN-form.pdf

Madam/Sir,

In order to have your company inserted in the European Company Network for 2015/2016, please print, complete and submit the attached form (PDF file) to the following address:

EUROPEAN COMPANY NETWORK
PO BOX 3079
3502 GB UTRECHT
THE NETHERLANDS

Fax: +31 205 248 107

You can also scan the completed form and attach it in a reply to this email.

Updating is free of charge!

The email contains the following attached form: ECN-form.pdf that the cyber-criminals will ask their potential victims to complete and send to them:

European Company Network form - ECN-form.pdf

Also, avoid visiting the fraudulent website: www.ecn-register.org.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • October 3, 2018 at 6:06 AM by an anonymous user from Palmeira, Braga, Portugal

    Received this:

    "Accounting Department <accounting@accounting-seo.com>

    11:56 (Há 9 minutos)

    para eu, info

    Não sabe a razão pela qual esta mensagem se encontra na pasta Spam?

    Denunciou esta mensagem como spam a partir da caixa de entrada.

    Dear Sirs,

    I have just tried to contact your company by telephone ( 351 962543217) but the call was rejected.

    The reason I have called is to confirm that the invoice no. 216210 and our reminders have been received (we have sent them by email and regular post and no communication was received from your side in this regard).

    The invoice covers the outstanding Editions for our register delivered on the basis of your 3 - year order dated 22/07/2016, contact person Mr Reinaldo Alves. This is the 3rd and final year of the contract.

    Please contact us at your earliest to discuss your account.

    Best regards,

    Accounting Department"

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  • August 9, 2017 at 3:24 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------

    "From: EUBS / Ms Sophie <sophie@eubs-accounting.com>

    Date: 2017-08-09 10:43 GMT 01:00

    Subject: Due date for the Invoice no. 202782

    To

    We hereby inform you that the attached invoice, number 202782, charging your company’s profile insertion into our business register is now issued for payment (due date is 07/08/2017).

    The invoice was posted via regular mail the day it was issued (10th of July, 2017) to []. Please confirm postage receipt and accuracy of postal address.

    If this email’s recipient is not responsible with payment transfer, we appreciate the forward of message to the department in charge.

    In case payment has been transferred by now, please send the proof of wire in reply, for noting the account timely settled.

    Thank you for your time and cooperation.

    Best regards,

    Ms Sophie, Account Manager

    Tel: 0031 208-080-789

    Fax: 0031 205-248-107"

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  • December 13, 2016 at 12:55 PM by an anonymous user from Skopje, Opstina Karpos, Macedonia

    Hi again,

    ENC have contacted us by telephone threatening us to take legal actions if we do not pay within a few days? Anyone had the same experience? Please advise. Hiding I believe will not solve the problem. We had made the mistake at the beginning. The essence is if they have legal grounds to take us to court. I would appreciate if someone would share their similar experience.

    Regards,

    Toni.

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    • January 11, 2017 at 12:25 PM by an anonymous user from Mauá, São Paulo, Brazil

      Yes i had the same experience, but all they said is true or false. They will try to rob you. I am in Switzerland! Each month I receive letters and mails, mails, mails, and mails, but the law is with you and against the criminal like them, have a nice day, S. F.

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    • December 13, 2016 at 1:38 PM by info

      Do not be fooled by scammers who use threats to force their potential victims into sending them money. The organization does not exist, and if they did, they would have already sued this website slander.

      If they continue to call you, let them know you are going to report them to the police.

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  • November 16, 2016 at 6:46 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "Even I have been cheated by this "European Business Directory Network - Fradualent Company."

    Initially they asked to fill in the Registration Form - Stating it is Free of charge and after receiving the FORM they generated an invoice which was not clarified before hand at all.

    They have been repeatedly threatning me to pay my dues with penalty, If I won't they would initiate legal actions against me.

    I have attached here with Communication Mails being received.

    I would appreciate if you could help me regarding this matter.

    Awaiting for your valuable suggestions.

    Thanks

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  • November 9, 2016 at 4:13 AM by an anonymous user from Skopje, Opstina Karpos, Macedonia

    This is the latest from ECN as an answer to my e-mail to delete us from their database

    "Dear хххх

    Thank you for your reply.

    According to the T&C which governs your company's request we have some procedures to follow.

    First, the invoice no. 192211 - for delivered service - needs to be settled in order to take into consideration any other requests from your company.

    Let me know when you are ready - as to start the above mentioned.

    Best Regards,

    Ms Angela

    Account Manager"

    On 11/9/2016 10:55 AM, хххх wrote:

    "Dear Sir/Madam,

    We have also attempted to contact you several times by e-mail to cancel our “alleged” order.

    Again, we confirm that we cancel any form of order that you may consider and we insist that we are deleted from your database, if uploaded, as we strongly believe that we were tricked into what you consider an order for your services by the forms and the correspondence you sent. We have informed the Union of International Associations, and several other international authorities, as well as our domestic authorities about this cheap attempt to extort funds through such spam attempts.

    We are instructing you to delete our company information from your site, if uploaded, and cancel any attempt to invoice us for any services that you may believe you are entitled to by misleading us to this venture.

    Sincerely,

    xxxx"

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    • November 9, 2016 at 4:17 AM by info

      Never respond to their email messages, because you are only telling them that your email address is active, therefore, they will continue to send you more email scams and spam. The scammers who send out the fake email messages cannot tell if the email addresses that they are sending out to are active or not. So, when you respond, you are telling them that your email address is active.

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  • October 27, 2016 at 8:37 AM by an anonymous user from Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya

    The European Companies Network is a sham. They ambush you with the words that they are compiling a register of European companies and would you like to be included. Unknown to you there is some small print at the bottom of the form to the effect that you are agreeing to be a subscriber to a network at a considerable cost.

    This is theft and you should not allow yourself to be cheated . Resist at all costs to be lured into the quagmire

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  • October 7, 2016 at 4:30 AM by an anonymous user from Gdynia, Pomerania, Poland

    WE made the same not reading tiny letters .. just the huge one - free of chargé !!!

    We are going to ignore it but also we are sending official letter with resignation, that we are not willing to be inserted to they network and we are not willing to pay for it.

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    • October 7, 2016 at 6:06 AM by info

      Do not respond to the email messages. The scammers will know that your email address is active and will continue to send you more fraudulent, or malicious emails,regardless of what you say to them.

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  • October 5, 2016 at 4:40 AM by an anonymous user from Skopje, Karpoš, Macedonia

    I also make the same mistake. I filled out the form and sent it to them. I got an invoice asking me to pay. Should I ignore the invoice? DO they have any grounds to pursue legal actions against us?

    Thanks.

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    • October 5, 2016 at 5:43 AM by info

      Please ignore the invoice. The scammers cannot sue you because they are thieves attempting to trick you into sending them money.

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  • August 22, 2016 at 10:57 AM by an anonymous user from Southminster, England, United Kingdom

    The ECN scammers are also now using the domain eucompanynetwork.com and email address register@eucompanynetwork.com

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  • August 16, 2016 at 6:40 AM by an anonymous user from Moscow, Russia

    This is what I've got today from the address (register@ecn-network.com):

    "Dear Madam/Sir,

    In order to have your company inserted in the European Company Network for 2016/2017,

    please print, complete and submit the attached form (PDF file) to the following address:

    EUROPEAN COMPANY NETWORK

    P.O. BOX 34

    3700 AA ZEIST

    THE NETHERLANDS

    Fax: 31 30 310 0126

    You can also attach the completed form in a reply to this email.

    Updating is free of charge!

    If you believe you have received this email in error or you do not wish to receive further

    communication from European Company Network, follow this link to unsubscribe from our delivery list."

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  • July 14, 2016 at 6:47 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "Got an email from the European Business Network with an attached PDF (which I scanned with two different scanners before opening). The PDF is a form to fill in information for a listing on the EBN website. BUT if you read the small print it says that you're subscribing to a listing service for three years at 995 euro per year and it will automatically renew. Here's the text:

    THE SIGNING OF THIS DOCUMENT REPRESENTS THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS AND THE CONDITIONS STATED IN "THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INSERTION" ON WEB PAGE

    WWW.EUROPEANCOMPANYNETWORK.COM. THE SIGNING IS LEGALLY BINDING AND GIVES YOU THE RIGHT OF AN INSERTION IN THE ONLINE DATA BASE OF THE EUROPEAN COMPANY

    NETWORK WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THE INTERNET, AND A CD ROM WITH WORLD BUSINESSES IS GRANTED, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONTRACT CONDITIONS STATED IN "THE TERMS

    AND CONDITIONS FOR INSERTION" ON WEB PAGE WWW.EUROPEAN COMPANY NETWORK.COM. THE VALIDATION TIME OF THE CONTRACT IS THREE YEARS AND STARTS ON THE EIGHTH DAY AFTER

    SIGNING THE CONTRACT. THE INSERTION IS GRANTED AFTER SIGNING AND RECEIVING THIS DOCUMENT BY THE SERVICE PROVIDER. I HEREBY ORDER A SUBSCRIPTION WITH SERVICE PROVIDER

    EU BUSINESS SERVICES LTD "EUROPEAN COMPANY NETWORK". I WILL HAVE AN INSERTION INTO ITS DATABASE FOR THREE YEARS. THE PRICE PER YEAR IS EURO 995. THE SUBSCRIPTION WILL BE

    AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED EVERY YEAR FOR ANOTHER YEAR, UNLESS SPECIFIC WRITTEN NOTICE IS RECEIVED BY THE SERVICE PROVIDER OR THE SUBSCRIBER TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE

    EXPIRATION OF THE SUBSCRIPTION. YOUR DATA WILL BE RECORDED. THE PLACE OF JURISDICTION IN ANY DISPUTE ARISING IS THE SERVICE PROVIDER'S ADDRESS. THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

    SERVICE PROVIDER AND THE SUBSCRIBER IS GOVERNED BY THE CONDITIONS STATED IN" THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INSERTION" ON WEB PAGE WWW.EUROPEANCOMPANYNETWORK.COM

    This is the address whence it came: register@eubusiness.click"

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  • July 13, 2016 at 4:35 AM by an anonymous user from Alcala la Real, Andalusia, Spain

    I read through the fine print and saw the €995 yearly charge contracting for three years would be €2985. If this is a known scam or fraud, their IP address should be investigated and prosecuted for such fraud...

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  • June 9, 2016 at 9:40 AM by an anonymous user from Bude, England, United Kingdom

    Hello,

    I made a mistake - filled in, signed and emailed back the form to the European Company Network.today I received an invoice from them for a 3 year subscription (995 Euro per year).

    I replied to them via email asking them to remove me from their database.

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    • August 23, 2016 at 9:56 AM by an anonymous user from Minsk, Minsk City, Belarus

      I did the same thing and received the following reply:

      "Dear Sirs,

      The registration you have ordered on the 14/07/2016 cannot be cancelled at this stage.

      We have registered your cancellation request and our Credit Department will approve and initiate cancellation procedures for the extension of your current period. However, invoice no. 190764 must be paid.

      Let me know whether you can wire payment by Monday, 29/08/2016 so as to settle your account and avoid any additional fees being added to your bill due to late settlement. Payment was due by the 08/08/2016.

      Have a good day,

      Mr Norbert, Accounting Department"

      *****

      They used the following e-mail: register@eubusiness.click

      So, what would you advise to do?

      Is their demand to pay EUR 995 legal or I can simply ignore them?

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      • August 23, 2016 at 10:31 AM by info

        Just ignore them. They are attempting to steal your money.

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        • September 27, 2016 at 1:27 AM by an anonymous user from Rome, Latium, Italy

          I did the same thing and they sent us another fax, indicating that, if we do not pay, other 99 euros will be charged. What should I do in this case?

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        • August 24, 2016 at 1:59 AM by an anonymous user from Minsk, Minsk City, Belarus

          Thank you for your reply!

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    • August 10, 2016 at 2:29 PM by an anonymous user from Athens, Attica, Greece

      Can you please send me the exact text that you used to answer them so as to remove you from their database?? I did the same mistake and sent it although it has no actual legitimacy since I am not officially allowed to sign documents for the company.

      Thank you very much for replying.

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    • June 13, 2016 at 4:23 AM by an anonymous user from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

      Thanks for posting. We realized we just made a similar mistake, and have asked to be removed from their database.

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"European Company Network 2015/2016" Scam from website "www.ecn-register.org"