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    Epassporte is a SCAM

    I recently opened an epassporte account and they stole my initial deposit and I cannot access my money. I had to close all my bank accounts and redo my direct deposit becasue of Epassporte. I have recently found out that two crack Smokers from the ghetto started the company and still run it, you'll understand what I'm saying when one of those brothers hang up on you when you try to contact them. They go around the internet and defend themselves in negative posts but they will not help any customer what so ever. Beware, they are out of Marina Del Ray and they are taking many many peoples money probably becasue they are going out of business. Furthermore, ever since I opened an account I get scum bag tele marketers calling all the time. Beware of Epassporte, they WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY- EMPTY YOUR ACCOUNTS AND SELL YOUR INFORMATION. It's a fact and they have done worse to many people, just google Epassporte Scam and see for yourself.

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    Quote Originally Posted by epassporteSCAM
    I recently opened an epassporte account and they stole my initial deposit and I cannot access my money. I had to close all my bank accounts and redo my direct deposit becasue of Epassporte. I have recently found out that two crack Smokers from the ghetto started the company and still run it, you'll understand what I'm saying when one of those brothers hang up on you when you try to contact them. They go around the internet and defend themselves in negative posts but they will not help any customer what so ever. Beware, they are out of Marina Del Ray and they are taking many many peoples money probably becasue they are going out of business. Furthermore, ever since I opened an account I get scum bag tele marketers calling all the time. Beware of Epassporte, they WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY- EMPTY YOUR ACCOUNTS AND SELL YOUR INFORMATION. It's a fact and they have done worse to many people, just google Epassporte Scam and see for yourself.
    I bought a prepaid card through epassporte a while ago & I never had any problems with them.

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    What was your initial deposit amount?

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    Quote Originally Posted by pcwork
    What was your initial deposit amount?
    It was small, only about $25. I bought it so I could do on-line trial offers etc for Brandarama, Yourtopbrands, etc & similar sites. I didn'thave trouble though. This was several months ago so maybe things aren;t on the up and up now?

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    its not a scam look here and you will get your money back
    they are 5 years in the business working very well.
    read here about epassporte.
    www.imagefap.tk

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    Epassporte is a real scam. They stole 300$ from my account. Before my account was disabled and money was stolen, I used it to purchase a merchandise online. After 5 months of purchase, merchant contacted me about a chargeback and sent all banking chargeback claim papers. This faked claim was filed from my name and signed for me by somebody from Epassporte. This way they tried to still money from the card merchant. I reported this incident to the merchant bank, claim was not granted and all this papers were sent to FBI local office for investigation against Epassporte.

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    You have got to be kidding me. Epassporte IS NOT A SCAM. It is just like paypal. Many many many many people who work for companies online get paid through epassporte. I cant stress the MANY part. Literally thousands. Crack smokers? "brothers" wow you are extremely racist. I have called customer service MANY MANY times, its outsourced to india (like most customer services) so it has no "brothers". And they answered everytime, all of my questions. If you can't log in then YOU LOST YOUR PASSWORD.

    mmiker, i think you don't know what really happened or don't understand it. if Epassporte was a scam then how come reputable websites and businesses use them to pay their affiliates??? HOW COME?? How come visa worked with them and granted them to have special epassporte electron cards.. HOW COME? If your claims were right then all their accounts would be put on hold for investigation.



    This site is great for posting REAL SCAMS. But it is used for "pay back" MUCH MORE than real scams. People can type anything they want and people will believe them!!

    Do your OWN research and see what you find.

    EPASSPORTE ITSELF IS NOT A SCAM. I am not saying PEOPLE who use epassporte wont scam you though, just like MANY PEOPLE use PAYPAL to scam people, does that mean PAYPAL is a scam?? lol....

    Making a crackhead remark is definitely a ploy at payback. I am sure the guy who posted this bought something with epassporte, something with recurring charges or someone scammed him telling him to use epassporte, the guy didn't read all the logistics so when money was taken out of the account he blames epassporte.

    BOTTOM LINE=

    VISA MAKES EPASSPORTE CARDS MANY PEOPLE HAVE THEM. IS VISA A SCAM?

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    I can't really comment on ePassporte's service but I have done some research when I wanted to buy/sign up for something that only allowed it for transactions. I must say the signup fee was a bit offputting. With the fees they charge once you are signed up it seems a bit cheeky to make people charge a deposit.
    After googling ePassporte just then it doesn't look good for them. Many people are being f##ked over by them in some way while others are completely happy.
    Another thing that put me off was that I couldn't find a wikipedia entry on them. For some reason wikipedia is like a 2nd father to me now.ha.

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    Quote Originally Posted by elitebidder View Post

    BOTTOM LINE=

    VISA MAKES EPASSPORTE CARDS MANY PEOPLE HAVE THEM. IS VISA A SCAM?
    I think we trust big companies a little too much. I bet they get involved in scammy things sometimes. Maybe not. I wouldn't trust them with my girlfriend anyway :)

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    Epassporte VISA card is not acceptable at all. I contacted customer support about my money frozen on the account, sent a lot of papers they requested, but they stole my money and closed account, and finally tried to still money from card merchant using a faked claim procedure. I can prove it is a real brutal scam. FBI responded, epassporte is no longer has office in California and US. They completely moved out from US to avoid to be convicted. FBI has a lot more claims against them.

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    Quote Originally Posted by epassporteSCAM View Post
    I recently opened an epassporte account and they stole my initial deposit and I cannot access my money. I had to close all my bank accounts and redo my direct deposit becasue of Epassporte. I have recently found out that two crack Smokers from the ghetto started the company and still run it, you'll understand what I'm saying when one of those brothers hang up on you when you try to contact them. They go around the internet and defend themselves in negative posts but they will not help any customer what so ever. Beware, they are out of Marina Del Ray and they are taking many many peoples money probably becasue they are going out of business. Furthermore, ever since I opened an account I get scum bag tele marketers calling all the time. Beware of Epassporte, they WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY- EMPTY YOUR ACCOUNTS AND SELL YOUR INFORMATION. It's a fact and they have done worse to many people, just google Epassporte Scam and see for yourself.
    Totall y agree with you.I deposited money in e passport 10 months ago.Then I bougtht a gift visa card and kloaded it up with a few hundred dollars to be sent to my g/f abroad.As soon as I bought it they blocked my account.Then after sending and uploading documents of ID for 10 months and $1000 in phone calls for them to unblock my account they finally unblocked it.Then when I ask if the money was sent they say it is confidential and they are not allowed to say.EPASSPORTE IS A SCAM COMPANY.THEY RUN THIER OFFICES FROM INDIA AND ONCE THYE HAVE YOUR MONEY THEY WILL NOT GIVE IT BACK.THE PEOPLE WHO RUN EPASSPORT IS ARE SCAMMERS AND INTERNET THIEVES.BEWARE EPASSPORTE.THIS COMPANY IS THE LOWEST OF THE LOW.

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    Quote Originally Posted by mmiker View Post
    Epassporte is a real scam. They stole 300$ from my account. Before my account was disabled and money was stolen, I used it to purchase a merchandise online. After 5 months of purchase, merchant contacted me about a chargeback and sent all banking chargeback claim papers. This faked claim was filed from my name and signed for me by somebody from Epassporte. This way they tried to still money from the card merchant. I reported this incident to the merchant bank, claim was not granted and all this papers were sent to FBI local office for investigation against Epassporte.
    Hi.Same has happened to me.They stole my money and my bank card was blocked as money was attempted to be stolen from washington blvd.I live in the uk.
    Also epassporte stole about $300 from my acccount.I bought a gift card for someone abroad but account blocked etc etc 6 months id sending also the person who was to get the money was not delivered.
    Address of epassporte thieves is a shipping address only in a port near the pacific ocean.They wont say of anyone who is in charge of the company as the call centre is in india.
    EPASSPORTE ADDRESS:-
    333 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD,SUITE 345,MARINA DEL REY , CALIFORNIA,USA.

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    Quote Originally Posted by elitebidder View Post
    You have got to be kidding me. Epassporte IS NOT A SCAM. It is just like paypal. Many many many many people who work for companies online get paid through epassporte...

    BOTTOM LINE=

    VISA MAKES EPASSPORTE CARDS MANY PEOPLE HAVE THEM. IS VISA A SCAM?
    I take most of your points concerning these types of sites, and the regulations that they have to abide by. However, after reading your post I went off to do some research myself as scams annoy the hell out of me, and had not heard of ePassporte before until I read your post.

    I think the main impetus behind the 'Paypal's' of this world was the emergence of eBay and shoppers who needed a 'safer' way to transfer money or payments online, especially for those people who didn't have a credit card.

    Also, with so many gambling sites being launched, people needed a 'virtual' bank to spend/receive winnings without compromising their security. And of course, those pesky porn sites, millions of them, and men who wanted a.. ahem... way of joining without the wife knowing...

    The main difference, as I see it, between companies like Paypal or VISA and the ePassporte company - is the governing jurisdictions covering them. ePassporte have a 'representative' office in California - but both it's registered office, and issuing bank are in St Kitts & Nevis, West Indies.

    That makes a huge difference. Their T&C's state that their 'main' office is in Marina Del Ray, CA, but that is a half truth, as that simply means their operations office - their 'United States Head Office' if you like - is in CA. Rather like, for example, having a UK Division, US Division, European Division, etc. with a registered head office in Peru. The company would, in effect, be protected from the 'full' might of UK, EU or US law - with the local authorities only able to shut the puppets down, and not the hand operating it. At least, not without really heavy guns anyway..

    Same goes for ePassporte.

    Question: I am a business man in CA, and I want to set up a legit financial business, primarily to help US citizens shop and transfer money safely online. I have a good financial background, with no shady past, and have a good business plan with a profitable business model. Where would I go to register the company? Where would I go to set up the issuing accounts, and which banks would I approach to work with? Surely, any US bank would entertain my business wouldn't they? After all, my plan is sound, and model is profitable..

    Yes, of course naturally, I would fly over 2000 miles south east of my town to a foreign country, a small island in the West Indies, which has no financial authorities to speak of, and is a tax haven. And which also happens to have an awful lot of large banks for such a tiny island with a small population, most of which are in poverty. It's the obvious choice..

    I wouldn't go to a US bank. Oh no. That would be, like, too much hard work... Because I wanted my company and it's accounts to be exempt from US regulations. And because all the accounts would be issued over the internet, I need only have a 'face' in Marina Del Ray to operate the admin. from and provide me with a 'legit' address to make things looks good...

    Yeah!! This is sounding great.. my plan is all coming together now..

    Oooh!! I would also know that, because I am not technically breaking any laws as such, there is practically nothing anyone can do about it. Not even the mighty Eff Bee Eye. I can then use the 'security' excuse to suspend and freeze accounts, until people send me scans of (and this is totally TRUE btw) the following (as stated by ePassporte) :-

    - Scan of US government ID card.
    - Scan of recent bank statement.
    - Scan of Front AND back of a credit - card, with no info. blocked out INCLUDING CCV number.
    (Highly irregular, as NO usual Western Bank would dare ask for this)
    - A Void Check (why?????)
    - Scan of recent credit card statement INC. all account numbers
    - Date of Birth
    - Scan of Driving License
    - And two more further proofs of address.


    Basically, everything I need to OWN you. And make another YOU if I so wished.

    (They ask for ALL of the above to unblock accounts, or to release funds back to customers after they suspend it. In the mean time, people have to spend hundreds of $$ in calls to eP's service center in India, and countless emails to get any response at all.)

    But look on the bright side, I am earning thousands of $$ in interest during these 'suspensions', and making a few bucks on the side selling customers info. to other shady businesses. (This isn't conjecture - people have reported receiving countless calls from sales reps after signing up to ePassporte.)

    I can then charge $35 extra to deposit money, which is nice, and then after 6 months of pretending to 'look after peoples best interests', and when they start to threaten with bigger guns, I can return them the money (err...sometimes, anyway..) but not until after charging them another $8 for the privilege.

    Yep. That'll be the plan, then. That's how I am gonna set up the company.. It all makes perfect sense now..

    Listen people - Don't be a muppet. Avoid ePassporte like the plague, there are other better, safer, options out there.. :rotz:
    Last edited by MrAsbo; 08-09-2009 at 01:17 AM.

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    Wow, I am a bit shocked with this thread. I used this company about 3 years ago and did not have any problems, but certainly I think I will not be using them anymore.

    Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    If you have a problem with your account or questions on your account or ePassporte you are welcome to contact me at [email protected]

    Regards,
    Michael Olsen

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    Re: Epassporte is a SCAM

    Quote Originally Posted by MrAsbo View Post
    I take most of your points concerning these types of sites, and the regulations that they have to abide by. However, after reading your post I went off to do some research myself as scams annoy the hell out of me, and had not heard of ePassporte before until I read your post.

    I think the main impetus behind the 'Paypal's' of this world was the emergence of eBay and shoppers who needed a 'safer' way to transfer money or payments online, especially for those people who didn't have a credit card.

    Also, with so many gambling sites being launched, people needed a 'virtual' bank to spend/receive winnings without compromising their security. And of course, those pesky porn sites, millions of them, and men who wanted a.. ahem... way of joining without the wife knowing...

    The main difference, as I see it, between companies like Paypal or VISA and the ePassporte company - is the governing jurisdictions covering them. ePassporte have a 'representative' office in California - but both it's registered office, and issuing bank are in St Kitts & Nevis, West Indies.

    That makes a huge difference. Their T&C's state that their 'main' office is in Marina Del Ray, CA, but that is a half truth, as that simply means their operations office - their 'United States Head Office' if you like - is in CA. Rather like, for example, having a UK Division, US Division, European Division, etc. with a registered head office in Peru. The company would, in effect, be protected from the 'full' might of UK, EU or US law - with the local authorities only able to shut the puppets down, and not the hand operating it. At least, not without really heavy guns anyway..

    Same goes for ePassporte.

    Question: I am a business man in CA, and I want to set up a legit financial business, primarily to help US citizens shop and transfer money safely online. I have a good financial background, with no shady past, and have a good business plan with a profitable business model. Where would I go to register the company? Where would I go to set up the issuing accounts, and which banks would I approach to work with? Surely, any US bank would entertain my business wouldn't they? After all, my plan is sound, and model is profitable..

    Yes, of course naturally, I would fly over 2000 miles south east of my town to a foreign country, a small island in the West Indies, which has no financial authorities to speak of, and is a tax haven. And which also happens to have an awful lot of large banks for such a tiny island with a small population, most of which are in poverty. It's the obvious choice..

    I wouldn't go to a US bank. Oh no. That would be, like, too much hard work... Because I wanted my company and it's accounts to be exempt from US regulations. And because all the accounts would be issued over the internet, I need only have a 'face' in Marina Del Ray to operate the admin. from and provide me with a 'legit' address to make things looks good...

    Yeah!! This is sounding great.. my plan is all coming together now..

    Oooh!! I would also know that, because I am not technically breaking any laws as such, there is practically nothing anyone can do about it. Not even the mighty Eff Bee Eye. I can then use the 'security' excuse to suspend and freeze accounts, until people send me scans of (and this is totally TRUE btw) the following (as stated by ePassporte) :-

    - Scan of US government ID card.
    - Scan of recent bank statement.
    - Scan of Front AND back of a credit - card, with no info. blocked out INCLUDING CCV number.
    (Highly irregular, as NO usual Western Bank would dare ask for this)
    - A Void Check (why?????)
    - Scan of recent credit card statement INC. all account numbers
    - Date of Birth
    - Scan of Driving License
    - And two more further proofs of address.


    Basically, everything I need to OWN you. And make another YOU if I so wished.

    (They ask for ALL of the above to unblock accounts, or to release funds back to customers after they suspend it. In the mean time, people have to spend hundreds of $$ in calls to eP's service center in India, and countless emails to get any response at all.)

    But look on the bright side, I am earning thousands of $$ in interest during these 'suspensions', and making a few bucks on the side selling customers info. to other shady businesses. (This isn't conjecture - people have reported receiving countless calls from sales reps after signing up to ePassporte.)

    I can then charge $35 extra to deposit money, which is nice, and then after 6 months of pretending to 'look after peoples best interests', and when they start to threaten with bigger guns, I can return them the money (err...sometimes, anyway..) but not until after charging them another $8 for the privilege.

    Yep. That'll be the plan, then. That's how I am gonna set up the company.. It all makes perfect sense now..

    Listen people - Don't be a muppet. Avoid ePassporte like the plague, there are other better, safer, options out there.. :rotz:

    Great post! I was doing some research as I was trying to get account with ePassporte. However, I always, and I mean always search internet for any possible scam with entity I am trying to establish the relationship. Thanks to all you for this great post.

    I will not be getting any account with them. Regards to all.

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