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Beware of "International Society of Business Leaders and Executives & Professionals" Scam

2018-02-08T05:41:59  +
Beware of "International Society of Business Leaders and Executives & Professionals" Scam

If you have received email messages like the one below with the subject: "Your application to join our network of International Society of Executives & Professionals," please delete them. The links in the fake email messages go to the websites: "www.isoep.co", "www.networksbusinesses.com", "isoepapplication.com" and other similar websites. The websites claim to belong to an organization that calls itself "The International Society of Executives & Professionals" or "Exclusive Network of Business Leaders" that are advertised by unsolicited emails, which claim that the recipients have been specially selected for membership in this "elite network," and urging them to 'confirm' their information. The websites will then ask the recipients to register, which is a deceptive way of collecting personal information, so recipients of the fake email messages should delete them, and should never follow the instructions in them.

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The Fake "International Society of Business Leaders" Email Message

Subject: Your application to join our network

Confirmation (invites@networksbusinesses.com)

I am pleased to inform you that based on your professional background, you have been selected to apply for inclusion into the International Society of Business Leaders. Our research department nominates a handful of potential candidates based on a variety of criteria such as your current professional standing, recent accomplishments, honors/awards, published articles, as well as information present on authoritative media outlets, social networks, and professional directories.


Based on this, I feel you would be a fitting addition to our elite network of professionals. As we compile our data from a variety of secondary sources, you must verify your information by completing your application here. There is no cost to apply or to be included.

Please note, the submission deadline is 2/29/2016, so it's important you finalize your application before this date.

Sincerely,
Matthew Stern
Managing Director

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  • Posted: 2018-04-20T09:32:55 by an anonymous user from or near: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

    Dear All
    Unfortunately, I didn't have the same luck that the previous post.
    I fell for hxxps://www.thewabp.com/.

    But I coming up for these guys to take my money back (USD 589,00).
    Be careful people.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-09T19:19:25 by an anonymous user from or near: Doha, Baladiyat ad Dawhah, Qatar

    I saw them on LinkedIn & thought they might be interesting, so I registered.

    upon receiving a call from them, I found out during the call that they are scammers, it is just from experience where I have been in similar situations before, and working in the field of IT security gave me some edge.

    anyways, when I found out they were scammers, I locked my office door during the phone call and asked my secretary to note that I am busy, haha... this is so funny...

    When the nice lady calling her self Jessica Lee started asking me these questions about my career I went on and on for about 45 Minutes, telling here some goals and dreams I have, and how I wish to tell my story of success to the world... haha...

    after about an hour of me just talking about BS, and wasting her time, she then asked me for Credit Car Details, and I claimed not to have one and that I can't pay haha...

    I then told her to call me back in 24 hours and maybe I can work something out.

    Tomorrow's subject with her will be "amnesia" I will pretend not to recall anything that we talked about, haha...

    The following 2 numbers I received calls from:
    646-307-1469
    646-753-5588

    100% SCAM!! even their website is not sophisticated enough to be business leaders BS.

    I will try to waste their time as much as I can, join me in "waste the time of scam leaders" just pay 59.99 haha... JUST KIDDING


    Be Careful ppl.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-05T11:32:18 by an anonymous user from or near: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

    Now they are hxxps://www.thewabp.com/

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-22T03:22:15 by an anonymous user from or near: Kuwait City, Al Asimah, Kuwait

    Thank you..The same thing happened to me..Beware..I luckily did not buy his conversation..

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-17T08:23:24 by an anonymous user from or near: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Thanks so much! I got a call from them, followed by this email:


    "Dear Abraham Wright Enoh,

    Thank you for your interest in joining the International Society of Business Leaders! As discussed through the conversation with your account director, we were unable to successfully process your membership. In order to complete your membership enrollment, you will need to call your credit/debit card company and approve the $589.00 USD transaction from "Professional Group".

    After you have approved the charge, please reply to this email or call us directly 1-646-307-1469. Once we receive your reply we will attempt to re-process your membership purchase. If successful, your account representative will reach out to you to complete the enrollment process.

    If you have any questions or require any assistance, please let us know.

    Sincerely,
    The International Society of Business Leaders / Finance Department
    1-646-307-1469 / customerservice@isobl.com
    www.isobl.com"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-22T13:04:09 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Weber [mailto:weber@manosproowier.com]
    Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:16 PM
    Subject: Your networking profile needs to be updated - Please do now

    Networking
    Welcome marie

    I'm glad to inform you that you qualify for 2018 membership in the Executives and Professionals network, the largest professional association for business executives and professionals in the US

    Confirm Your Bio > >

    (4) New Message:
    - Please confirm your bio today.
    - Your have (55) new views.
    Go here to verify your information >
    ohhfreees

    What you were just sent is an-ad

    If you wish to unsubscribe from all future Executive Leads mailings, please visit here
    Executive Leads Inc. 626 RXR Plaza Uniondale, NY 11556

    2018 Professionals Who's Who, Inc. All rights reserved.

    our_unsub_var_1] your information from our inventory by submitting your preference this way
    Cole Dimaria 845 Nc Highway 33 W Chocowinity Nc 27817-8026"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-21T12:11:18 by an anonymous user from or near: Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States

    received a variant of this from speituurywelrr.com domain. The domain is chalked full of redirects disguised as ZENDESK consulting and other rotating/random landing pages for WordPress. Links lead to Arabic tagged on some random subpages?

    Very sketchy. Whois shows company in FL owns the domain.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-13T10:45:02 by an anonymous user from or near: Bristol, England, United Kingdom

    I did answer, thinking it is likening to Who's Who in the world, being curious. Gave my contact details. A phone call came through from a woman in Texas 512-488-3571. Seemed polite enough, asked a few questions on 'why' my business standing could or could not be upheld in the merit of joining. In three minutes and 5 seconds, the call dropped - nothing ever heard from again.
    Guess they realise they calling long-distance as I'm on a mobile.

    Over to you.
    EMR

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-12T04:33:50 by an anonymous user from or near: Wellington, New Zealand

    Thanks for info. Just got mine in the mail. Will delete.
    Much appreciated.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-12T04:04:59 by an anonymous user from or near: Varese, Lombardy, Italy

    Thanks!
    Just got it. Very suspicious

    DELETED!

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-08T06:17:37 by an anonymous user from or near: Carolina, Puerto Rico

    Thank, just got an email,
    Deleted!

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-08T05:29:10 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: The ISoBL
    Date: 2018-02-07 14:13 GMT 02:00
    Subject: Don't Miss Your Chance To Join An Elite Business Network...

    Dear ,

    I am pleased to inform you that based on your professional background that you may qualify for inclusion into the exlusive International Society of Business Leaders network. Our research department selects potential candidates based on a variety of factors such as your current professional standing, recent accomplishments, honors/awards, published articles, as well as information present on authoritative media outlets, social networks, and professional directories.

    I believe that you would make a fitting addition to our premier network of professionals, and therefore I am extending you the opportunity to apply for membership in the International Society of Business Leaders by submitting your application here, or by clicking the button below. There is no cost to apply or to be included. Please note, the submission deadline for selected candidates is 2/28/2018, so it's important you finalize your application before this date.
    APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE ISoBL
    Sincerely,

    Tom Davison
    Managing Director, Research & Selection Department
    ISoBL
    Copyright © 2018 The International Society of Executives & Professionals, All rights reserved.

    Our mailing address is:
    1051 Franklin Avenue
    Garden City, NY 11530

    Click here to unsubscribe and stop receiving emails from the ISoBL"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-05T09:40:13 by an anonymous user from or near: Poco da Pedra, Ceara, Brazil

    Just got the e-mail, thanks for the warning

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-02-08T02:57:14 by an anonymous user from or near: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

      me too!! I've already deleted it! thank you for this information.

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-05T08:38:12 by an anonymous user from or near: Kolding, South Denmark, Denmark

    I just got this today:

    "I am pleased to inform you that based on your professional background that you may qualify for inclusion into the exlusive International Society of Business Leaders network. Our research department selects potential candidates based on a variety of factors such as your current professional standing, recent accomplishments, honors/awards, published articles, as well as information present on authoritative media outlets, social networks, and professional directories.

    I believe that you would make a fitting addition to our premier network of professionals, and therefore I am extending you the opportunity to apply for membership in the International Society of Business Leaders by submitting your application here, or by clicking the button below. There is no cost to apply or to be included. Please note, the submission deadline for selected candidates is 2/28/2018, so it's important you finalize your application before this date.
    APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE ISoBL
    Sincerely,

    Tom Davison
    Managing Director, Research & Selection Department
    ISoBL"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-02T16:09:51 by an anonymous user from or near: Basel, Basel-City, Switzerland

    Thanks for the information I just got one and decided to double check for scam after replying, I would not block them as spam Thanks for helping to create this awareness

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-02T08:42:54 by an anonymous user from or near: Almere Stad, Provincie Flevoland, Netherlands

    Received today; once a year I get this letter:

    "Dear xxx

    I am pleased to inform you that based on your professional background that you may qualify for inclusion into the exlusive International Society of Business Leaders network. Our research department selects potential candidates based on a variety of factors such as your current professional standing, recent accomplishments, honors/awards, published articles, as well as information present on authoritative media outlets, social networks, and professional directories.

    I believe that you would make a fitting addition to our premier network of professionals, and therefore I am extending you the opportunity to apply for membership in the International Society of Business Leaders by submitting your application here, or by clicking the button below. There is no cost to apply or to be included. Please note, the submission deadline for selected candidates is 2/28/2018, so it's important you finalize your application before this date.

    APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE ISoBL
    Sincerely,

    Tom Davison
    Managing Director, Research & Selection Department
    ISoBL

    Copyright © 2018 The International Society of Executives & Professionals, All rights reserved.

    Our mailing address is:
    1051 Franklin Avenue
    Garden City, NY 11530"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-31T18:15:50 by an anonymous user from or near: Braintree, England, United Kingdom

    They keep emailing ppl. Be careful and don’t reply. Mark it as spam

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-30T17:08:35 by an anonymous user from or near: Huntington Beach, California, United States

    I received a phone call from these folks asking me to 'register' over the phone. Said I signed up on LinkedIn and they were following up. I'm glad this was posted here as a scam. It sounded fishy, so I elected to hang up.

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-01-31T12:54:40 by an anonymous user from or near: Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

      Also received a call today. They are using the following internet page:
      hxxp://www.theipn.org/

      Calling themselves The International Network of Business Professionals. So-called Elite Worldwide Business Society Made Up Of Top Professionals Spanning All Major Industries & Countries.

      The website says no cost to be listed, but during the call they force you to go for 5 years or life-time membership. Costing 570 USD for 5 yrs and 790 USD for life-time. Told them to send me an email to think about this as it sounded strange. Could not be done and should be paid immediately. Girl asking for credit card number, etc
      NO GO I said, send me an email first with information and will pay later if I'm interested at all. Also stated that the call number was different couple of times she tried to call me earlier today. She hung up immediately. Please be aware!!! This is fraude and scam.

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-20T15:24:31 by an anonymous user from or near: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

    Received exactly the same email:

    ------------------
    . Please note, the submission deadline is 1/31/2018, so it's important you finalize your application before this date.
    APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE ISoEP
    Sincerely,

    Tom Davison
    Managing Director, Research & Selection Department
    ISoEP
    Copyright © 2018 The International Society of Executives & Professionals, All rights reserved.

    Our mailing address is:
    1051 Franklin Avenue
    Garden City, NY 11530
    ----------------------

    The website is fake, main page does not work.
    Just delete these messages.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-19T16:51:24 by an anonymous user from or near: Mazatenango, Suchitepeque, Guatemala

    received mail, responded and have a call of a sick woman speaking like hell and have every 15 minutes dam scamming calls from:

    colorado
    Nebraska
    ohio
    Colorado
    Idaho
    trenesee

    # are
    615-398-4949
    360-717-6004
    208-314-6530
    239-432-0200
    208-314-6532
    720-605-2325
    380-333-3002
    402-382-9102
    720-605-2326

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-18T21:21:26 by info

    Received via email:

    "I received a call from the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BUSINESS LEADERS, urging me to subscribe me to this entity by providing my credit card.

    I suspect is a CLAIM online fake entity. The phone numbers from I received the call are:

    1-401-305-1767 and again 1-4702603709.

    Regards,

    J Dreyfus"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-18T16:55:24 by an anonymous user from or near: Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom

    I received this exact email this evening, decided to check them out as I have never come across them in my 30-year career.

    Stay away, this is a big scam, sadly another group of lazy people fraudulently trying to get rich quick from hard working people.

    There are several variants of this email, Beware SCAM!!

    We'll done threat alerts!

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-15T15:08:28 by an anonymous user from or near: Leyton, England, United Kingdom

    Hi... I am so glad I checked this out. Thank you for the warning.

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-01-16T15:37:32 by an anonymous user from or near: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

      Hi... I am so glad I checked this out. Thank you for the warning.

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-15T14:32:22 by an anonymous user from or near: Paris, Île-de-France, France

    Received the same email and did not confirm.
    Thanks.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-15T09:47:17 by an anonymous user from or near: São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    I was going to click on the link, but decided to check it out. Thanks for the information!

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-15T08:15:05 by an anonymous user from or near: Southwark, England, United Kingdom

    Thank you so much. I just received one of such emails and I decided to check them up before clicking the link.
    Thanks.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-15T08:14:35 by an anonymous user from or near: Paris, Île-de-France, France

    They get the email contact from Linkedin and contact outside the US people like me living in France with the usual email below. Thanks for warning us.

    "Dear xxx;

    I am pleased to inform you that based on your professional background, you have been invited to apply for inclusion into the exclusive International Society of Executives & Professionals. Our research department selects potential candidates based on a variety of factors such as your current professional standing, recent accomplishments, honors/awards, published articles, as well as information present on authoritative media outlets, social networks, and professional directories.

    I believe that you would make a fitting addition to our premier network of professionals, and therefore encourage you to confirm the details of your application here, or by clicking the button below. There is no cost to apply or to be included. Please note, the submission deadline is 1/31/2018, so it's important you finalize your application before this date.
    APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE ISoEP
    Sincerely,

    Tom Davison
    Managing Director, Research & Selection Department
    ISoEP"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-15T08:08:16 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: The ISEP [mailto:applications@jointheexecutivenetwork.com]
    Sent: Monday, January 15, 2018 2:51 PM
    Subject: See If You Qualify To Join An Elite Network Of Professionals

    Dear,

    I am pleased to inform you that based on your professional background, you have been invited to apply for inclusion into the exclusive International Society of Executives & Professionals. Our research department selects potential candidates based on a variety of factors such as your current professional standing, recent accomplishments, honors/awards, published articles, as well as information present on authoritative media outlets, social networks, and professional directories.

    I believe that you would make a fitting addition to our premier network of professionals, and therefore encourage you to confirm the details of your application here, or by clicking the button below. There is no cost to apply or to be included. Please note, the submission deadline is 1/31/2018, so it's important you finalize your application before this date.

    APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE ISoEP

    Sincerely,

    Tom Davison
    Managing Director, Research & Selection Department
    ISoEP

    Copyright © 2018 The International Society of Executives & Professionals, All rights reserved.

    Our mailing address is:
    1051 Franklin Avenue
    Garden City, NY 11530

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-15T08:02:46 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: The ISEP
    Date: 15 January 2018 at 14:49
    Subject: See If You Qualify To Join An Elite Network Of Professionals

    Dear Antonino,

    I am pleased to inform you that based on your professional background, you have been invited to apply for inclusion into the exclusive International Society of Executives & Professionals. Our research department selects potential candidates based on a variety of factors such as your current professional standing, recent accomplishments, honors/awards, published articles, as well as information present on authoritative media outlets, social networks, and professional directories.

    I believe that you would make a fitting addition to our premier network of professionals, and therefore encourage you to confirm the details of your application here, or by clicking the button below. There is no cost to apply or to be included. Please note, the submission deadline is 1/31/2018, so it's important you finalize your application before this date.
    APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE ISoEP
    Sincerely,

    Tom Davison
    Managing Director, Research & Selection Department
    ISoEP
    Copyright © 2018 The International Society of Executives & Professionals, All rights reserved.

    Our mailing address is:
    1051 Franklin Avenue
    Garden City, NY 11530"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-12T02:47:50 by an anonymous user from or near: Doha, Baladiyat ad Dawhah, Qatar

    Tricks you to believe that they are part of the same company where they advertise. I am referring to "Native Ads" which tricks your eyes. For me, I saw the ad in Linkedin. Just under the logo, I found the message "Register to the exclusive- International Society of Business Leaders." I clicked and gave my details in the fields requested. It looked legit.

    The company knows how to advertise on popular professional network websites and can deceive you. After getting your details, they analyze your nationality and your work in order to prepare sets of dummy interview questions. They will pose as someone who will audit your application and later will congratulate you that you have passed. Next thing to hook you is to let you know that they have a huge network of business leaders and they have an Annual Membership. However, for a limited time, they can offer a lifetime membership at a discounted rate. With a personal touch, they will tell you of a story about their personal life which they will relate to your nationality/ from where you came from.

    It's likely to build rapport with you. Once they get your trust, they throw in the selling pitch. They will take your credit card details and CVV. Once they got your details and your friends' name, it's done deal. They know how to use it. Never ever give anything away. It will authorize them to use your name and they will charge your credit card without another layer of approval from you. The worst thing is that they will claim that they part of Linkedin or part of the social media where they advertise. Once you ask for refund, they will ask you to sign another form and seal the deal by giving you another discount. All in all, they are society of professional scammers. From their advertising tactics up to the selling and purchase tactics. It's all planned. And, everyone is the target.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-10-12T05:50:31 by an anonymous user from or near: Ivanhoe East, Victoria, Australia

    I guess I am a person with Low IQ, most probably below 100. My IQ is not officially tested. I spent thousands of dollars and now I do not have enough money for advertisement by untrustworthy companies. I should have googled about them first before saying yes to them.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-01T11:55:11 by an anonymous user from or near: Ocala, Florida, United States

    I'm not a professional and received the same email. Just out of curiosity I googled them and ended up here. Lol! It's an obvious scam.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-01T11:10:01 by an anonymous user from or near: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    Total Scam! Just got the email this morning, did a search before clicking the link and the first search brought me here. Thanks for your work!
    My email client allows me to see the name of the link before clicking and it was evident that it did not belong to the society that it claimed to be.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-01T11:04:04 by an anonymous user from or near: Saint-Gely-du-Fesc, Occitanie, France

    Just received an email from ISoEP. Looks like they are still alive. I believe they found my email address on LinkedIn.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-10-26T18:55:44 by an anonymous user from or near: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    It is a scam!!!

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-10-26T14:50:27 by an anonymous user from or near: New York, New York, United States

    It is a total scam and should be avoided at all costs. Do not, I repeat do not give them a dime. You will regret it and never see that money again. You are basically buying air.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-10-05T09:27:11 by an anonymous user from or near: Phenix City, Alabama, United States

    The "American Society of Business Leaders" or "American Society of Business Professionals" is an alias of this same garbage. Trash it and report them all to the FBI.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-10-01T16:38:40 by an anonymous user from or near: Kuwait City, Al Asimah, Kuwait

    I received the below:

    "Dear *Subscriber* *XXXXXXXX@yahoo.com*,

    I am pleased to inform you that based on your professional background, you have been invited to apply for inclusion into the exclusive American Society of Business Leaders. Our research department selects potential candidates based on a variety of factors such as your current professional standing, recent accomplishments, honors/awards, published articles, as well as information present on authoritative media outlets, social networks, and professional directories.

    I believe that you would make a fitting addition to our premier network of top American professionals, and therefore encourage you to confirm the details of your applicationhere, or by clicking the button below. There is no cost to apply or to be included.
    APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE ASBL
    Sincerely,

    James Waters
    Managing Director, Research Department

    Copyright B) 2016, ASoBL, All rights reserved.

    Our mailing address is:
    1051 Franklin Avenue
    Garden City, NY 11530

    unsubscribe from this list"

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-10-01T09:06:34 by an anonymous user from or near: Hampton, Virginia, United States

    I was wondering and want your opinion about hitting the unsubscribe link? Does it work or make things worse.

    delete


    • Posted: 2016-10-01T09:23:56 by info

      That doesn't work, and may help the scammers collect more information from you. Scammers will never give you opportunity to opt-out of their scams.

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-10-01T08:54:55 by an anonymous user from or near: Hampton, Virginia, United States

    Thank you for posting. I've been job hunting so have to search some emails time to time so finding this so fast help. Appreciate it.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-09-28T22:02:05 by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

    You should always check any companies background on Google, then if it is of interest, email for news letters. Scams make me sick as we all want to help our fellow man to be unselfish and give hope for the next generation to come.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-09-26T19:47:29 by an anonymous user from or near: Merenschwand, Aargau, Switzerland

    Anyone here who has been charged against their will? And if, what are you doing about it?

    Please answer.

    delete


    • Posted: 2016-09-26T20:11:36 by info

      We report the fraudulent websites to their hosting providers, who shutdown the websites after doing their research. But, as soon as the websites are taken down, more of them reappear. Therefore, the best thing to do is to educate the public about these type of scams.

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-09-26T10:12:23 by an anonymous user from or near: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States

    I just got off the line with the so called organization. Which at the end of her pitch she seemed to desperate to get me to make a commitment to be legitimate. So I ended up here and found that like me, there were a number of others that did not fall for this scam. Unfortunately in a world of internet business networking, there are several individuals out there trying to take advantage with these BS scams. Make sure you investigate claims that sound to good to be true. Because they almost never are.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-09-26T08:23:07 by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

    I too received a call after filling out the form online. The woman I spoke with was very nice at first, but when she went through her pitch, you could tell it was scripted. I explained that I would not be spending close to $1,000 ($789 or $989) on a membership to a society I've never heard of before. That's when her whole mood and tone changed. She began to get combative and was very rude with me. She even resorted to insulting me at the end by stating "Well, I figured from hearing your responses that this was a society that maybe out of your league." Really lady? Like I need you to try and insult me into spending money on your BS society? That's rich!

    Regardless, they are scam artists. I Wouldn't be surprised if they steal your credit card information and sell it off on the black market.

    My advice... Hang up the phone and tell them you'll report them to the FCC and FBI if they call you again.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-09-19T14:55:17 by smbrockman from or near: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    Everyone below is correct. The Q&A up front to validate you, which is well done, the introduction of the society... and then the pricing. I came here after the phone call to confirm this was a some form of a scam.

    One thing I didn't see below was that I responded to a LinkedIn ad for "American Executive Roundtable" or something close, which made it weird when a different group called me.

    Having a fee wasn't a surprise, as most/all professional societies need them to survive, and Debra Palmer sounded very professional. All the pricing mentioned below is the same that was given to me and she was very smooth at offering upgrade memberships at lower prices.

    The clincher was her not accepting any option but to close the deal on the phone and not offering more detail on services and benefits first. I finally just had to hang up as she asked for the 3rd or 4th time, and now at the $289 for one year rate, "will you be paying with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express?". I wish I could be as relentless at not taking no for an answer more often! But then, she still didn't get the sale.

    I'm going to see about alerting LinkedIn that one of their advertisers is a scam--or at least shady (it's unclear if the certificates, web login they would provide, and anyone they've signed up with whom you could network is at least something of value that they actually provide per their claim, even if it's all lame and invented purely for profit).

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    • Posted: 2016-09-26T21:02:56 by an anonymous user from or near: Merenschwand, Aargau, Switzerland

      It is a SCAM. They are using an Answering service and you can not get in touch with them once you have closed the dialog.
      The Answering Center has only been working with them for a year. I spoke to them.

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  • Posted: 2016-09-16T14:00:57 by an anonymous user from or near: Anaheim, California, United States

    Thank you so much everyone! I just got the email and call and am so glad to know it is a scam!

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  • Posted: 2016-09-15T10:30:28 by an anonymous user from or near: Kingston, Jamaica

    I actually got the invite from my LinkedIn profile and filed it out. I then got a telephone interview confirming my info and was told to pay membership fee at that point I was like hold up. I one don't have the cash for this and, 2 not interested in paying. I was so shocked to Google them and find this.

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  • Posted: 2016-09-15T07:52:30 by an anonymous user from or near: Oslo, Oslo County, Norway

    They are still going strong - thank God for this warning site... I just spent 15 mins on the phone with them, and Kristen Smith was trying the same trick with lifetime membership/5 years etc.

    I really hope they don't get too many members. It's sad how these people operate and cheat others for money.

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  • Posted: 2016-09-13T13:01:41 by an anonymous user from or near: Maputo, Cidade de Maputo, Mozambique

    Dear all,

    I have been contacted by the 'International Society of Business Leaders '. At end of the discussion, I was proposed by Tia Burton to purchase my membership by giving my credit card details over the phone ! Too obvious and sounding like a scam.
    Moreover, the phone call from this company based in NY was 0051 67262096. Weird !
    I immediately went on the web and came across your interesting website with similar scam experiences...

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  • Posted: 2016-09-09T10:16:17 by an anonymous user from or near: Hoofddorp, North Holland, Netherlands

    I was called by a lady called Tia Burton and she did like an interview for 20 minutes...felt legit.
    Then she said we can make you a lifetime member for 900 USD or 5 years for 700 USD... I was waiting for that, because it was obvious.

    As expected she asked for my cc data on the phone, that triggered my final alarm.I replied with I can`t give you my cc on the phone give me a link on the website which states that, and she said we always do it by phone as we did for 15 years with 500K customers...yeah right.

    nice story, I'm thinking of making a complaint to linked and the FBI.

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  • Posted: 2016-08-22T19:54:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Bethpage, New York, United States

    The place is a total scam. Don't join. Don't join, Don't join. We have scripts there and have to drop the price every time someone says no. We have a script that MUST be filled to the letter. Don't fall for the bull crap with them. When you give you credit card number it is written down on a piece of paper and the whole office can see the card numbers. Anyone in the office can see the card number and use those card numbers. They pay their employees with bounce checks.

    They had to leave their last office space for non-payment of rent. They are fake and phony and even lie to their employee's faces. every word that is said to the customer is all scripted for us. If mickey mouse was interview we would tell him to congrats you have been select as a member.

    Buyer beware. and no I don't work there any more. I was lied to and I was made a fool.

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    • Posted: 2016-09-26T21:05:28 by an anonymous user from or near: Merenschwand, Aargau, Switzerland

      You have worked for them and have not reported them yet?

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    • Posted: 2016-08-24T10:25:42 by an anonymous user from or near: Huntington Station, New York, United States

      Was that the Garden City Address?

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  • Posted: 2016-08-22T10:56:58 by an anonymous user from or near: Chatillon, Wallonia, Belgium

    Interesting experience, professionally trained counterparts i.e. Julie Weiss (good job). They make you feel you are the one, that you deserve to be part of that elite, that your achievements are so great that your level of contribution to the society will be priceless.

    Here is their difficult sales point:
    - need to trust them on words
    - no reference available

    and then the famous cc details over the phone.

    I you reject the lifetime subscription $989 then you get the five years fee $789 and as a special gesture they offer the annual subscription to trial the service at $289. at this point aggressivity starts to raise and nice tone disappears

    when told I will call them back on the web number to pursue the conversation the call came to an end.

    Be careful with them but if you want to spend a great moment just enjoy the ride.

    Bruno

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  • Posted: 2016-08-19T08:26:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Huntington Station, New York, United States

    The address they list on their profile is not real. It's:
    647 Franklin Avenue
    Garden City, NY

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  • Posted: 2016-08-16T21:53:31 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Networking_Invite"
    Date: 16 August 2016 at 10:07:20 BST
    Subject: Submission to our elite business directory

    Dear,

    I am pleased to inform you that based on your professional background, you have been selected to apply for inclusion into the International Society of Executives & Professionals. Our research department nominates a handful of potential candidates based on a variety of criteria such as your current professional standing, recent accomplishments, honors/awards, published articles, as well as information present on authoritative media outlets, social networks, and professional directories. Based on this, I feel you would be a fitting addition to our elite network of professionals.

    As we compile our data from a variety of secondary sources, you must verify your information by completing your application here, or by clicking the button below. There is no cost to apply or to be included. Please note, the submission deadline is September 1st 2016, so it's important you finalize your application before this date.
    APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE ISEP
    Sincerely,
    The ISEP Research & Selection Department"

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  • Posted: 2016-08-16T20:20:43 by an anonymous user from or near: Norwalk, Connecticut, United States

    It's all true. I did a week of "training" there. They basically teach you how to scam people.

    I left before I got into making the calls.

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  • Posted: 2016-08-16T05:04:31 by an anonymous user from or near: Springside, Scotland, United Kingdom

    I got this too. Many thanks for the warning.

    Paul.

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  • Posted: 2016-08-16T02:38:45 by an anonymous user from or near: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

    I received the above email today and thanks to the above posting will take no action.
    I'm so glad I checked this out first!

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  • Posted: 2016-08-12T15:43:02 by an anonymous user from or near: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Hi folks,

    Made the mistake of showing interest of joining the group on LinkedIn.

    I've been getting daily calls for the last 3 weeks. I answered one of the calls and they asked me to perform a 20min interview,
    I postponed by finally decided to go through it yesterday (08/11) with Jennifer Gold.

    She was very friendly at first, asked lots of questions relating to my career, experience, goals, accomplishments, bla bla bla, all this to come to the conclusion that I was finally 'Approved' into their elite organization and congratulated me on my lifetime achievements.

    Then she knocked me with the Lifetime membership for $1,000. When I told then I would think about it; the lifetime offer could be reduced to 5-year for $700; then 3-year for $500 ... I was persistent on not providing a confirmation without thinking about it first. There was a final offer for a 1-year $200 offer.

    I hung up and performed a seach online ... TOTAL FRAUD!

    Check out their address on Google Maps. Wikipedia page says over 500,000 members ... Their website indicate 50,000 exclusive members.

    I called their number 1-866-352-2387 and clearly not a professional organization.

    Dan

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    • Posted: 2016-08-19T09:09:44 by an anonymous user from or near: Arlington, Virginia, United States

      I had the same experience. My "Account Manager" was Donna Campo. I've experienced these types of scams before, so I just let her do her thing for about 15-20 minutes. Of course, she then asked for the $1K up front. Nope. When I told her I wanted to research the "society," she got a little pissy with me. Sorry, lady!

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  • Posted: 2016-08-12T09:21:32 by an anonymous user from or near: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

    Just finished a 45 minute " interview" with "Jennifer Gold" representing the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY IF BUSINESS LEADERS. My business is a non profit and as such I have a board to report to when outlays of cash or payments are made. When I said this, the interview abruptly came to a halt. SCAM. Do not provide CC information over the phone.

    SCOTT.

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  • Posted: 2016-08-11T07:50:36 by an anonymous user from or near: Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Total fraud. Just got a phone call from them. They were calling me 2 to 3 times daily. I finally picked up and spent around 20 mins with the lady on the phone. I smelled something fishy at first, but the lady is well trained to ask you business related questions. However, the end wasn't good for them. She told me at first that I can register as a lifetime member for USD 900 plus, or USD 500 plus for 5 years and those are the only 2 options they have. When she felt that I'm not buying she proposed a 3 years plan lol. Then I simply hung up the phone.

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  • Posted: 2016-08-10T16:01:40 by an anonymous user from or near: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    I love it!!!

    I'm a 73 year old, retired snow-board instructor. I live in the mountains where I ride my motorcycle in the summer and ride my board around 100 days each winter.

    I got exactly that message except it was signed by a woman with an address in "Gradeny City, NY" -- it took 32 seconds for me to find this bulletin.

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  • Posted: 2016-08-10T13:19:10 by an anonymous user from or near: Buckeye, Arizona, United States

    Thank goodness I was driving when they called. Cruising along in the sunshine enjoying music when the call came in. VERY Legit sounding. We spoke for 15 minutes I guess - Pamela spoke well and asked good questions. However, I was not going to let them fish my CC out while driving. She rang back at 6am the next morning (some people just don't think about time zones). I actually had the intention of calling back. Glad I dug a little first!

    Phone # (929) 382-2446

    As a side note, Google Julie Weiss and see how many different images point to the same LinkedIn profile!

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  • Posted: 2016-08-10T07:56:05 by an anonymous user from or near: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Carefull all... they work on different names, they've been smart enough to create a wikipedia page with fake links as well as different profiles including a facebook page and so on!

    AVOID ANYTHING NAMED:

    International Association of Business Leaders (IAoBL)
    International Society of Business Leaders (ISoBL)
    Bristol who's who!
    etc.!

    https://www.bristolwhoswho.com/
    https://www.isobl.com/
    https://www.isoblapp.com/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ International_Society_Of_Business_Leaders
    https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Who's_Who_scam

    see also the alert on BBB (not accredited). Click here.

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  • Posted: 2016-08-09T15:46:53 by an anonymous user from or near: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Same story, but pushed it a little further (btw thanks for all comments below).
    Once you've talked to a representative (which in my case was 1-866-352-2387; international society of business leaders via a popup on linkedin).

    Once you've gone through the process, then they send you an email (they used the email they found on linkedin and not the one I gave on the phone).... and then they send a form (Adobe sign) which as for a lot of personal information..............

    NEVER REPLY TO THIS!
    I had my email service notified about this trap (their email was: echosign@echosign.com)

    to bad I cannot copy the mail here.... but here we go in brief (also take a note at the "delegate" signatory down the mail!!!

    -- start of email --

    International Society of Business Leaders Has Sent You Welcome to ISoBL to Sign

    International Society of Business Leaders (International Society of Business Leaders) says:
    "Please find attached to this email your International Society of Business Leaders welcome package. The welcome package contains a proof of your biographical profile, in depth information about your membership, and your personalized username and password for access to the web platform.
    It is our pleasure to welcome you aboard as a member and to wish you continued success!

    Best regards,

    The International Society of Business Leaders / Customer Support

    1 866 352 2387
    www.isobl.com"

    Click here to review and sign Welcome to ISoBL.

    After you sign Welcome to ISoBL, all parties will receive a final PDF copy by email.

    If you need to delegate this document to an authorized party for signature, please do not forward this email. Instead, click here to delegate.

    -- end of email --

    HOPE THIS HELPS !

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  • Posted: 2016-08-04T06:27:51 by an anonymous user from or near: Geldrop, North Brabant, Netherlands

    Great story to join a exclusive CEO club. They interviewed me and after a while I passed their criterea :)
    But then they ask for my credit card validation date and number!

    Never share such details. I learned fortunately from my grandfather.

    The number they used to call me: New York 1 (718) 569-8178

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  • Posted: 2016-08-03T11:06:36 by an anonymous user from or near: Cinisello Balsamo, Lombardy, Italy

    I live in Italy
    Also followed an application from Linkedin located here:
    https://www.linkedin.com/...

    international society of exec

    The website is http://www.isep.co (now offline)

    Got a call from the US: 1 718-569-8178 from a guy named itself Nick Martin (obviously fake) from this mysterious International Society of Executives & Professionals.

    Spoke about 30 mins for interview about my profession and future, then he started speaking about what they will do for me, the membership, lifetime price for 899$, 5 years price, and then a trial period of 3 years for 589$.

    Then he started ask me for the credit card data, and I told him I needed more time, and to call me tomorrow.
    Went on internet looking for more info about this "Society", and found this place.

    Realised that I had the EXACT same experience many of you already had.
    Thank god I managed to stop before giving the CC data.

    So I add my experience and my warning here.

    Beware this "international society"

    Input the URL of the website and you'll have a much clear situation.
    In case of isep.co, i've got the following warnings:

    The owner of the website is using a service to hide their identity
    This website is 133 Days old
    The website expected life (364 days) is relatively short.
    The website appears to be less than six months old

    Analysis Details:
    This webite is very new , and as such doesn't have an online reputation yet. As with all new businesses , we suggest that you take care and if necessary get in contact with the owners before placing an order of value.
    This site is using an anonymous service - which prevents us from identifying the site owner. This can sometimes be just so that the owner does not receive spam, but be aware that many scam sites use this as a method to hide their identify. If this is an ecommerce site - we would suggest you confirm the business address with the website owners.

    The website has been newly registered with a short life expectancy, which follows the pattern used by many fraudulent and fake selling websites. Please be vigilant and take extra care before providing any payment information.

    So yes, 100% SCAM
    Hope these info will help more people.

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  • Posted: 2016-08-02T08:12:21 by an anonymous user from or near: Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

    Thanks for the info!

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    • Posted: 2016-08-02T12:06:56 by an anonymous user from or near: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

      They're now calling from 646-866-6779, account director Dora Parker for 'Worldwide Network of Notable Alumni' (http://www.wanaonline.com/) will give you her phone number
      866-352-2387 and ask for $789 for 5 yr membership. Disgusting.

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  • Posted: 2016-07-27T12:03:10 by an anonymous user from or near: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

    I remembered the Wolf of Wall Street when receiving this call, they make me feel important for exchange of USD$899. Thank you guys for the info!

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  • Posted: 2016-07-25T17:46:44 by an anonymous user from or near: Panama City, Provincia de Panama, Panama

    I also received the call from USA after I registered in one of the advertsiment by Linkedin. Last Friday, a lady called EVY WHITE, she talked with me for almost 1 hour asking me about my experiences on my career and achievements.

    At the end she wanted me to do the payment through my VISA or Master Card and they ask me my Credit Card number.

    So I told her that I need more information about her company and today I got an email from F.foster and a phone call from Ron Villa, to start the process again and I did, but I got them!!! IT´S 100% SCAM, the guy turn off the phone on my face after I ask him what was the sensation to scam people around the world!??? People with hope and expectation in to do part in one network with good people to improve the conditions of the world. How was this sensation?

    Please take care, unfortunate they will get a lot of good people around the world! We need stop them!

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  • Posted: 2016-07-21T07:26:08 by an anonymous user from or near: Rome, Latium, Italy

    I received a call from 119238224477.

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  • Posted: 2016-07-20T07:48:09 by info

    Here is one of their fake websites that should be avoided: www.isoepapplication.com

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  • Posted: 2016-07-20T00:59:04 by an anonymous user from or near: Muscat, Muhafazat Masqat, Oman

    I had it yesterday when they called me with the same exact scenario and at the end when she called me to give her my CCV of card I refused, and told her that I need to do some homework which made her offended and I just told her simply, I don't want to be a member!!!

    This is serious. I believe a lot were caught by them!
    Suad from Oman.

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  • Posted: 2016-07-15T08:05:44 by an anonymous user from or near: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    I received the call from USA to my Abu DhabI number today as well. I was asked if it was a good time to conduct an interview for membership in the organization. The lady who called herself Julie Weiss talked to me for almost 30 minutes asking me over a dozen questions on my career history.

    At the end she asked for membership for $989 lifetime or $789 for 5 years and $289 for one year trial and later I can use the money towards lifetime membership. I asked her to send me the membership benefits over email and she said I can receive email with the welcome package once I pay through phone with my credit card.

    I told her that I did not have my credit card on me so she left me with a US toll free number to call her back before end of the day today with the credit card details to confirm the membership. She was so professional and from her accent I believe she is African American.


    Anyways... the comments in this group have made me convinced it is a scam.

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    • Posted: 2016-07-21T13:48:40 by an anonymous user from or near: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

      Yes, quite similar to my experience. A woman by the name of Eve White, 1-866-352-2387 (or that's what she said) asked questions for a while prior to asking for money for membership. I, too, declined.

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    • Posted: 2016-07-20T11:25:51 by an anonymous user from or near: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

      A woman called me from 1 (929) 382-2471
      New York, NY.

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    • Posted: 2016-07-20T11:24:25 by an anonymous user from or near: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

      I just foy this EXACT same phone call. Not cool.

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  • Posted: 2016-07-12T17:28:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico

    I was not as sharp as some of you guys thinking about this as scam. I also applied through LinkedIn thinking it was serious and something to be proud of. At the time of the phone call I couldn't remember if they specified costs in the website, now I confirmed they say it´s free to apply and to join, but they do everything to seem as serious as possible, and then they ask for money.

    Stupidly I gave them my credit card after I asked to pay online by myself, she told me the only way was by phone and she was very convincing and told me my data was secure (I still can't believe I thought it was "secure"). Once I paid (please don't laugh) I tried to visit their LinkedIn account but it was weird that it's not active as International Society of Business Leaders but as International Society of Executive and Professionals, I thought which serious company invites you to apply through LinkedIn and doesn't have an active account, so I started worrying and thinking how could I trust them, then I started founding advices of scam, so I immediately called my bank and report them as fraud, so I hope my bank not to apply this payment. They haven't charged anything yet but maybe in one or two days.

    Please do not get caught. I really feel stupid, I was only charged for 289 usd but money is money and it's not fair. LinkedIn must correct this asap. I just report them and also the Key Account that attended me today form the ISOBL. Her name is Carmen Garcia. The phone is 6468666779.

    Be ware,

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    • Posted: 2016-07-18T12:56:51 by an anonymous user from or near: Mexico City, Mexico

      Also, it is very suspicious that there are some "senior directors" of the infamous society, and there is no name, and they have no more than 100 contacts.

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    • Posted: 2016-07-14T15:34:11 by an anonymous user from or near: Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico

      Hey, The same thing happened to me TODAY.

      I applied by LinkedIn because an advertisement was popping up in my front page so I thought: ok its an opportunity to join to what looks an international networking. So I remember I answered a couple of Qs and then, next day, they were calling me. The associate on the phone was interviewing me and in the end she said that I won the acceptance and that I have to pay a life time membership, I started to ask myself this could be a fraud and told her I didn't have any payment method with me and she said: "then I can not continue with the process." I told her, can you call me later, and she said yes.

      Then she called me 1 hour after but I didn't answer because I was doubting. The thing is that the phone number is the same as the web page BUT in liked in I couldn't find their profile, because I wanted to see if there was a fee or if I could pay online.

      Do you think my case is a fraud as well?
      Thanks

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      • Posted: 2016-07-14T17:10:07 by info

        Yes, you were called by scammers attempting to trick you into sending them your hard-earned money.

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  • Posted: 2016-07-07T07:23:58 by an anonymous user from or near: Viganello, Ticino, Switzerland

    I applied through LinkedIn advert and got the same calls showing as from New York, asking career information then smoothly going on to say I had been accepted and had the choice of 5yr and lifetime membership at ridiculous prices.

    I declined and said I would expect membership information through email and would not pay. The call ended then I started receiving around 3 calls a day which I've been ignoring. Hopefully it seems to have stopped now

    I have contacted Linked in and given them full information and asked them to see if they can remove the group and the advertising.

    Fingers crossed!

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    • Posted: 2016-07-26T09:45:14 by an anonymous user from or near: Panama City, Provincia de Panama, Panama

      Just now I saw your report and unfortunate they didn´t removed the advertising from linkedin and they almost got!

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    • Posted: 2016-07-07T10:42:33 by an anonymous user from or near: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

      Is this 100% a scam? I got the call- the interview and asked which I wanted the 5 year or lifetime membership. I said I would call them back with my cc information. Should I just forget about it? I also applied through Linikedin. Thanks O'Brien

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      • Posted: 2016-07-20T09:54:24 by an anonymous user from or near: California, United States

        Scam. I got the call too. Do not give them your financial information

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      • Posted: 2016-07-07T11:05:53 by info

        It is 100% scam. Do not give them your credit card information or any other information.

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  • Posted: 2016-06-30T11:25:11 by info

    Received via email:

    "I have been receiving phone calls from "The International Society of Business Leaders".
    The call from: 119293822462

    They keep asking me questions about my Business, the achievements and honors I've received etc etc. And finally.... I've been accepted.
    The person calling will be my account director, who will help me through the whole process of going online on their website and also get the networking, exposure etc. that I need as a Business Leader.

    Than they ask if I want a 5 year or lifetime membership that will cost me between USD 800 and USD 1100.
    They want me to do that through my VISA of Master Card. Not that I can do the payment myself, but I have to give them my Credit Card number.

    I think this is their website: https://www.isobl.com/

    The number I should call (because I told them that my Master Card is not with me right now) is: 1-866-352-2387
    Contact person is Ann Hayes. She speaks fluent English though.

    So... This is my experience with them.

    P.S. They are on LinkedIn as well. I clicked the link there and that is where they contacted me. Had to put my e-mail and contact information in it.


    Regards,
    Maurice"

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    • Posted: 2016-08-01T14:56:55 by an anonymous user from or near: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      Last week I received a call from this same number, with the same proposal! Fraud!
      A person called Paul Rosado.

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    • Posted: 2016-07-21T13:51:21 by an anonymous user from or near: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

      Yes, same reference phone number. Contact name Eve White.

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  • Posted: 2016-06-26T13:00:06 by an anonymous user from or near: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

    Sadly, LinkedIn accepted to promote ISEP.
    I did a research and the only thing I can find about this network are several application sites.

    I received as well phone calls from them. Mostly from 00852, Seems to be a China (Hongkong) based call center.

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  • Posted: 2016-06-24T18:34:18 by an anonymous user from or near: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

    Have you communicated this page to management of social networks? I just saw it is still a LinkedIn Ad, so please do! Thanks.

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    • Posted: 2016-06-24T20:02:41 by info

      Yes, we contact the relevant companies and authorities once we discover online threats.

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  • Posted: 2016-06-17T15:23:20 by an anonymous user from or near: Rancagua, Region del Libertador General Bernardo OHiggins, Chile

    I filled out a form because it was a Linked in Ad. I received a phone call like an interview, at the end of the conversation, she (interviewer) asked for my credit card number, when I didn't provide it, she became aggressive and finally the call ended. She called back asking me if she could call me at another time.

    Never give your credit card information to anyone over the phone.

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    • Posted: 2016-06-23T18:12:24 by an anonymous user from or near: Mexico City, Mexico

      Same hapenend to me, i received a phone call from N. Y. 1 866 352 xxxx; a lady who´s name is Crista Ma..., she ran a full like interview call to me, then she offered the lifetime investment of $1,189.00 USD or the annual fee of $289.00 USD. I told her I needed time to think on a large expense like this, she insisted we should not end the conversation without paying as the publication would start only of i paid through a credit card and we should not terminate the conversation before the payment was done, lockily I had an appointement and needed to hang up so i took advantage to check the reference in your page, thanks a lot.

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      • Posted: 2016-07-07T10:41:04 by an anonymous user from or near: Stepaside, Leinster, Ireland

        My scammer was offering much better value - lifetime for $900 or annual $200! I still declined.

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      • Posted: 2016-06-29T14:51:55 by an anonymous user from or near: Hornchurch, England, United Kingdom

        I had the same thing and as soon as she asked me the details of my credit card I said "Ciao"

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  • Posted: 2016-06-15T14:46:31 by an anonymous user from or near: Friedberg, Hesse, Germany

    It looks like they are particularly active at the moment... Actually, it is even worse. Upon updating my profile on LinkedIn as "Director...", next day, I was invited via LinkedIn Ad "Are you a director? Apply for our elite network...".

    As so many others, I was quite intrigued and clicked on the link, since I took this as a credible group on LinkedIn.

    In the dialogue, I entered my professional credentials up to the point where I was asked to provide a short verbatim of why I felt I should be accepted into this venerable society. At this point I stopped.

    In the following I received 3 calls of a rep, who was extremely friendly, no issue, call again, etc, etc.

    In the end, he did an interview which appeared very professional. Upon accepting me into the society with sincere congratulations, he started to explain member benefits which ended with the previously commented 1.198 USD lifetime and 989 USD 5-year membership. Upon my insistence of a trial period, references, etc. he claimed that the association was soo elite that they couldn't even grant trial access, BUT he had the fantastic offer for a 6-months 285 USD membership. For the fun of it, I played along, but it turned a little agressive with "ok let's start with the expiry date of your credit card" so I ended the call.

    Upon research I found the "real" International Society of Business Leaders" (www.isobl.com) which looks credible on the net - not to mention that the fake "International Society of Executives and Professionals" even uses the same logo.

    I intend to write to them and LinkedIn but they are probably already aware...what a shame! Not to mention that even the address Frankin Avenue, Garden City NY is almost the same.

    Well, you just feel so stupid afterwards, but luckily at least I did not fall for it and paid...

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    • Posted: 2016-06-22T09:14:50 by an anonymous user from or near: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

      Same to me. I received a call extremely friendly too, but the rep asked me for the credit card numbers and I don't have it. I asked for a online form to type the numbers and he denied and ended the call. ISOBL is also a scam.

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  • Posted: 2016-06-15T11:10:56 by an anonymous user from or near: Trilport, ÃŽle-de-France, France

    Same comment as others for me. You look great, important, recognized and privileged to have such conversation. Until sales closing... Ah ah, this is a farce,"International Society of Business Leaders" are merchants of temple...

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  • Posted: 2016-06-09T11:59:04 by an anonymous user from or near: Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria

    I want to share the same experience. Very suspicious phone call and at the end they asked me for my credit card number. I hung up. So it is a scam! Be careful!

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  • Posted: 2016-05-25T03:04:51 by an anonymous user from or near: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

    Got this email twice, was really interested but I remembered not filling/visiting the site to warranting me to join.

    Could this be real? please I need feedbacks. The message read below:

    I am pleased to inform you that that based on your professional background, you have been invited apply for inclusion into the exclusive International Society of Executives & Professionals. Our research department selects potential candidates based on a variety of factors such as your current professional standing, recent accomplishments, honors/awards, published articles, as well as information present on authoritative media outlets, social networks, and professional directories.

    I believe that you would make a fitting addition to our premier network of professionals, and therefore encourage you to confirm the details of your application here, or by clicking the button below. There is no cost to apply or to be included.

    APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE ISoEP

    Sincerely,

    Tom Davison
    Managing Director, Research & Selection Department
    ISoEP


    Copyright © 2016 ISEP, Inc., All rights reserved.
    You are receiving this email because you expressed interesting in going the ISoEP.

    Our mailing address is:
    ISEP, Inc.
    647 Franklin Avenue
    Garden City, NY 11530

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    • Posted: 2016-05-25T07:51:55 by info

      It is not real;it is a scam.

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  • Posted: 2016-05-05T03:09:34 by an anonymous user from or near: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

    I replied to a LinkedIn ad about such "elite" professional society: The International Society of Executives and Professionals - http://www.isep. co.

    I filled out a questionaire so they would tell me if I "qualified" to become a member. I asked them to provide info about their society: bylaws, accomplishments, info.

    Instead I got a very long phone call from a rep who asked me quite a lot of personal and professional questions. After a while, I was told that I was accepted. Then they asked me to pay a $1,200 usd fee for lifelong membership, or $900 usd for a 5 year membership.

    At that point, I asked to be informed about what the society stands for, and to get more info so I could decide if there was a real benefit to belong. The rep turned rude and could not answer my questions, not even provide a resonable explanation. Then suddenly hangup.

    In conclusion, I find that the so called The International Society of Executives and Professionals - http://www.isep. co - is a scam.

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    • Posted: 2016-05-30T10:37:06 by an anonymous user from or near: Offenbach, Hesse, Germany

      I had a very similar experience. I received the phone call and at the end, they asked me for my credit card information (I also had to chose between life time and five year membership). Only at that point (I have to admit) I got suspicious... As I told the rep that I am driving right now and cannot (and will not) give her my payment information now, she instantly hung up...

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    • Posted: 2016-05-19T19:41:29 by an anonymous user from or near: Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico

      I received the same phone call, obviously it is a scam. The caller asked a lots of questions and ask me for my credit card number, immediately I hang up.

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      • Posted: 2016-06-16T16:32:21 by an anonymous user from or near: New York, United States

        This was from a LinkedIn ad. I've very annoyed with LinkedIn for setting up such a scam on their website.

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        • Posted: 2016-07-15T11:38:52 by an anonymous user from or near: San Carlos, California, United States

          Me too! My ad invited me for the International Society of Women Executives. I did the entire interview with the 'executive director' and was offered membership -- and the same costs you said. When I said that's too expensive I was offered a nonprofit rate, then when I said no, she offered me a cheaper 3 month membership. I realized the scam early on, but wanted to see how far she could go. Very disappointed LinkedIn promoted this to me!

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          • Posted: 2016-07-15T23:46:24 by an anonymous user from or near: San Carlos, California, United States

            PS I reported them to the Better Business Bureau -- there was only one compliant registered so far.

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