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Passportica.com is a delivery scam.
How a Fake Passport scam works
In this scam, the criminal uses the domain passportica.com to scam people by pretending to sell goods online from their website. Once you pay for the goods the scammer will not send them to you.
The scam has now just started. The scammer will now convince you that he will ship the goods to you. The scammer will create a fake shipping website and give you a shipping number. This is in order to steal even more money from you by charging you for shipping.
The scam continues
- Cost of product
- Taxes (multiple times)
- Airport fees
Who created passportica.com?
Scammers create multiple websites for their scams. We research these sites and publish warnings in order to prevent people from getting scammed. Scammers constantly change how they build their websites to not get noticed by us. Here are just a few of the red flags we found from checking WHOIS:
The domain was registered 4 days ago. on Wed the 5 Feb 2020 with eNom, LLC. This is very recent for a supposedly genuine company.
It is currently hosted with the following nameservers: CDNS1.HKDNS.CO.ZA, CDNS2.HKDNS.CO.ZA. This may change if the website is shut down and they move hosters.
The only place you can find reviews for passportica.com is on their own website. This is part of the scam to convince you they are legit.
No, It is a delivery scam using a fake passport to bait you into sending money. You will lose any money you send.
We know they use the phone number (510) 254-9760. Any address they use is fake and the phone number is a virtual phone number which redirects to their cell phone.
That is not an easy question to answer. Have a look at the payment methods on their website. They are as untraceable as possible. If you have paid very recently there is a possibility that you can cancel the transaction however they make it as difficult as possible for you to do this.
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Click to see other scam websites registered with eNom, LLC
What do I do now?
These scams continue because they are not reported to the proper authorities. Sometimes, as the scam can appear quiet technical, you may have to convince the authorities that it is actually a scam and not a dispute.
The more people report these scams, the more chance they can be stopped.
If you have paid very recently it may be possible to cancel/reverse the transaction.
The most important thing you can do is report this scam.
If you have any further information on passportica.com please post it in the comments below.