Just got a call from 02 8040 5542 allegedly from Emma Brown at The Capital Class. The usual rubbish that I responded with my phone and email to an online ad. I said I didn’t.

The pitch always says “we help people make money with online trading, do you have any experience with online trading?” Doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no, the script continues.

Some backwards and forwards until I asked them how their scam worked. She wasn’t going to “waste my time” if I’m going to talk about scams. She went on with, “Would we scam people with cents in their bank account or would we scam people with millions and billions in their bank account.”

I really didn’t have time to conduct my usual interview to waste their time and find out more about them.

UPDATE: 12 Feb 2020 Working late on a project at an office, the phone rang from 02 8827 5828 allegedly from Roe Peterson (who claimed to be born in Bagota, Colombia but based in London at Covent Garden). Same claim that I’d responded to a web ad online. Except he called me on an office number that is unlisted and didn’t have my name.

I spent 30 minutes while I ate dinner getting him to jump through the spiel. I checked out their website. And got offered the limited time coupon to save $150 USD on their popular membership package.

What a scammer! They claim to be regulated by UK FCA number 90/353. There are no results on the Register for Capital Class. Roe went on, “oh it’s not on our website.” The Capital Class is not on the UK Financial Conduct Authority Register either.

He then claimed to be “internally regulated in Australia”. What does that even mean?

Dinner eaten I pointed out that he was operating illegally and need an Australian financial services licence (AFS licence) for financial service providers to cold call in Australia. I asked him to google Capital Class scam where this article shows up in the top 3 results.

He laughed and offered to send me $100-which is what Emma did last time too! Their script is identical when called a scammer. Unlucky for me he hung up before getting my postal address.

Legitimate financial service providers do not register their domains at Godaddy and do not hide their ICANN registration details in whois.

   Domain Name: THECAPITALCLASS.COM
   Registry Domain ID: 2461203559_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
   Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
   Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
   Updated Date: 2019-11-29T12:24:15Z
   Creation Date: 2019-11-29T12:11:33Z
   Registry Expiry Date: 2020-11-29T12:11:33Z
   Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
   Registrar IANA ID: 146
   Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
   Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: 480-624-2505
   Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
   Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
   Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
   Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
   Name Server: TIM.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
   Name Server: VIOLET.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
   DNSSEC: unsigned
   URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
>>> Last update of whois database: 2020-02-12T08:46:19Z <<<

Domain Name: thecapitalclass.com
Registry Domain ID: 2461203559_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2019-11-29T12:11:34Z
Creation Date: 2019-11-29T12:11:33Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-11-29T12:11:33Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street: 14455 N. Hayden Road
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
Registrant Phone Ext: 
Registrant Fax: +1.4806242598
Registrant Fax Ext: 
Registrant Email: thecapitalclass.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: Registration Private
Admin Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Admin Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Admin Street: 14455 N. Hayden Road
Admin City: Scottsdale
Admin State/Province: Arizona
Admin Postal Code: 85260
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.4806242599
Admin Phone Ext: 
Admin Fax: +1.4806242598
Admin Fax Ext: 
Admin Email: thecapitalclass.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: Registration Private
Tech Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Tech Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Tech Street: 14455 N. Hayden Road
Tech City: Scottsdale
Tech State/Province: Arizona
Tech Postal Code: 85260
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.4806242599
Tech Phone Ext: 
Tech Fax: +1.4806242598
Tech Fax Ext: 
Tech Email: thecapitalclass.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Name Server: TIM.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: VIOLET.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2020-02-12T08:00:00Z <<<

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2 Comments

  1. I just getting call from that people too.
    During their call, i’m checking their website n find this.
    I’m quickly hung up the call.

  2. I just got a call & similar experiences to everyone except that he told it was being recorded & I told him that he never informed me that the call was being recorded & that I have not given him my permission. I hung up & he has not tried to contact me .

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