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  1. #1
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    Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    just found out that I have a pending transaction from dri*swreg cardquery.com (sp?) for $19.90. I don't knwo who they are. And I am unable to verify anything about them except that they sell software?? I have not purchased software. I do not own a computer at home and I can't download anything at work. I have cancelled my cc and will turn in a dispute when it posts tomorrow. It says the charge occured on a date that I was unable to access a computer since I do not own one at home. I wonder how I made an internet transaction without being on the internet. I am relieved that it is not for a higher amount or I would have been in trouble financially. I have done, for years, online transactions and had never encountered any problems thankfully except now.

    They have a physical address and I hope they do something about these people. It is not right and it is unfair to put us through this. I now have to order new cards and change many other payment arrangements which will be a pain. It will consume a lot of time, and inconvenience since some require all kinds of diff. things to accomplish this.

    There is an 866 500 6750 number linked to a website thru them to call in.. and some guy with an Australian accent answers the automated service and asks for me to leave cc info and exp date just as their website requests.

    These guys have a physical address but nothing else to contact them with. I hope someone gets to them before they pack up and leave with all the money and inconveniences they caused people!! This is ridiculous!

    swreg.org

    SWREG, Inc.
    9625 West 76th Street, #150
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    USA

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    Just wanted to point out that the address you have listed is not for SWREG, Inc.
    That address is for Digital River Inc.
    Digital River Corporate Headquarters, U.S.
    9625 West 76th Street
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    Digital River is the company that processed the charge. They do processing of software/electronic d/l'eds for a number of company's. Also from the above link;
    Customer Service

    For inquiries regarding the installation or how to use your product, please visit the web site where you purchased the product from in order to locate technical support and contact information.
    Here is the BBB report for Swreg.org;
    Atlantic Coast PLC
    P.O. Box 6200
    Indianapolis, IN 46206

    The BBB reports on members and non-members. If a company is a member of the BBB, it is stated in this report.

    Principal: Stephen Lee, C E O
    Web Site Address: www.swreg.org
    Membership Status: This company is not a BBB member
    Type of Business: Business Services (General)
    Additional Business Names:
    S W R E G

    Based on BBB files, this company has an unsatisfactory record with the BBB due to a failure to respond to complaints.
    The WhoIs info for swreg.org gives;
    Domain ID:D3066051-LROR
    Domain Name:SWREG.ORG
    Created On:14-Jan-1999 05:00:00 UTC
    Last Updated On:15-Jan-2007 22:29:11 UTC
    Expiration Date:14-Jan-2012 05:00:00 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar:Network Solutions LLC (R63-LROR)
    Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
    Registrant ID:0-656485-Gandi
    Registrant Name:Atlantic Coast plc
    Registrant Organization:Atlantic Coast plc
    Registrant Street1:Atlantic Coast PLC
    Registrant Street2:The Shareware Village
    Registrant Street3:
    Registrant City:Colyton
    Registrant State/Province:
    Registrant Postal Code:EX24 6HA
    Registrant Country:GB
    Registrant Phone:+44.199999999
    Registrant Phone Ext.:
    Registrant FAX:
    Registrant FAX Ext.:
    Registrant Email: steve @swreg.org (edited, remove space)
    The contact info in the WhoIs appears to be fraudulent. The address and phone are;
    Atlantic Coast PLC
    The Shareware Village
    Coylton EX24 6HA
    GB
    +44.199999999

    The +44 is the county calling code for the UK, but I find it highly unlikely that the number, 19999999, is valid. Also, the address ends in GB (Great Britain) not UK (United Kingdom). UK postal codes also only begin with three characters, two letters and one number. Here is a liting of postal codes in the UK by city; http://postalcode.globefeed.com/UK_Postal_Code.asp . Coylton does not appear on the list.

    The 'Contact Us' page for swreg.org gives this info;
    SWREG, Inc.
    9625 West 76th Street, #150
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    USA

    EIN: 84-1659188
    VAT: EU826005198
    As I already have shown the address belongs to the processing company. The VAT number listed is also invalid and can be checked here; http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs...tedLanguage=EN . No VAT numbers begin with EU. The only ones that begin with an 'E' are;
    EE-Estonia
    EL-Greece
    ES-Spain
    Swreg.org also claims to be owned by Digital River. I can find no mention of this relationship on Digital Rivers website or in Digital Rivers BBB report.
    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. -C. Darwin

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    Have you used your credit card on a public computer?

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    thanks guys.. great info.

    no i have not used my card on a public computer. but i do, on a regular basis, make purchases on line and/or make bill payments etc. i really am not sure how this happened. and i am glad it passed with only a small ordeal. ah.. i did use my card to purchse a calling card (something new i did) and had my suspicions about that.. so i have e mailed the company to let them know what happened and for them to check their security systems. but who is to say how it happened.
    my bank has refunded me the deducted amount.


    it's amazing how these thievs get away with this kind of stuff all the time ..

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    Quote Originally Posted by nomaxim View Post
    The contact info in the WhoIs appears to be fraudulent. The address and phone are;
    Atlantic Coast PLC
    The Shareware Village
    Coylton EX24 6HA
    GB
    +44.199999999

    The +44 is the county calling code for the UK, but I find it highly unlikely that the number, 19999999, is valid.
    I agree with this, I think for some reason the telephone number is gobbledeegook.
    Also, the address ends in GB (Great Britain) not UK (United Kingdom). UK postal codes also only begin with three characters, two letters and one number.
    GB or UK, it'll still get to the same country. Your comment on the postcode though is WRONG. Lots of UK postcodes begin with two letters and two numbers. Put the postcode into multimap.com and you'll get a hit. I live in the UK and my postcode is a 4-3 instead of a 3-3 format, as are most of the postcodes in my county.
    Here is a liting of postal codes in the UK by city; http://postalcode.globefeed.com/UK_Postal_Code.asp . Coylton does not appear on the list.
    Colyton is a small town/village and not a city. This might be why. (I corrected the spelling based on the postcode going into multimap - it takes you to Colyton on the river Coly, not "Coylton" - I assume this was a typo of someone's, I don't know either the website's contact info or the original poster's (probably the website given the state of their phone number. The postcode and town appear to be valid though. Just corrent

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    I almost signed up for their Data Entry jobs--but I have learned to always google to see if they are a scam or legit. When I saw the address was in Eden Prairie, MN, I got angry. That is not too far from where I live. First I want to thank you all for posting what a rip off they are. Then I want to share with you what I found when I did a reverse search by address. Here are the listings I found at that address. (I deleted the address portion and left the name, phone numbers and titles).
    Dave Alampi

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Vice President
    • Company: Digital River
    Tom Beidle

    (800) 999-2734
    • Job title: Customer Service Specialist
    • Company: RegNet
    Tom Benable

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Vice President
    • Company: Digital River
    Brian Byrnes

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Engineer
    • Company: Digital River
    Jason Cammisa

    (302) 674-4089
    • Job title: President
    • Company: Element 5
    Randy Cerf

    (952) 646-5331
    • Job title: Chief Financial Officer
    • Company: Regnow
    Todd Crawford

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Vice President
    • Company: Digital River
    Kevin L Crudden

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Vice President
    • Company: Digital River
    Kevin L Crudden

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Vice President
    • Company: Digital River
    Chuck Davis

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Vice President
    • Company: Digital River
    Thomas Donnelly

    (952) 646-5331
    • Job title: Secretary
    • Company: Regnow
    David Fowler

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Vice President
    • Company: Digital River
    Frank Graves

    (952) 646-5331
    • Job title: Director
    • Company: Regnow
    Dani Irinchev

    (952) 646-5331
    • Job title: Vice President
    • Company: Regnow
    Tim Mccauley

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Legal Staff
    • Company: Digital River
    Heather Morris

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Relations
    • Company: Digital River
    Michelle Odonnell

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Human Resources Manager
    • Company: Digital River
    Don Peterson

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Senior Vice President
    • Company: Digital River
    Rich Roberts

    (952) 646-5331
    • Job title: Vice President
    • Company: Regnow
    Joel A Ronning

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Chief Executive Officer
    • Company: Digital River
    Stephen Slater

    (952) 903-9800
    • Job title: President
    • Company: Slater Publishing
    Pete Stevenson

    (952) 646-5331
    • Job title: Advertising Staff
    • Company: Regnow
    Paul Wallerich

    (952) 253-8546
    • Job title: Group Vice President
    • Company: Onenetworkdirect
    Don Watkins

    (302) 674-4089
    • Job title: Manager
    • Company: Element 5
    Kathleen Watts

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Marketing Manager
    • Company: Digital River
    Dennis Weringa

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: IT/Internet Support
    • Company: Digital River
    Steve West

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Vice President
    • Company: Digital River
    Gregg Wilkes

    (952) 253-1234
    • Job title: Vice President
    • Company: Digital River
    I wonder how they'd like a few phone calls! rofl

    I think it sucks that you all were ripped off.

    Donna

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    purchased a financial document through swreg by using my credit card. they took the money twice out of my account which was about £750+1st they refused to accept their mistake but afterwards they said that they have refunded my money but i dint get my money. i conntected my bank but they said i need to speak to retailer which i did i send several emails but no response now i am going to take this fruad comapny to trade standards and hopefully try to bann them in uk. i would suggest everyone to be very careful of this fruadulant SWreg

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    Donna,

    Thanks for your post above Could you please check out the SWREG's address - it is near you right? Is the listed physical address of SWREG real or not? Maybe there's just an open field there? Please post here what you find and blow the lid off this terrible scam.

    Thanks,
    Ian

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    I just called the police department in that city and zip code...it is theft of services, so please call them yourselves and report so we can get these guys and possibly get our money back!!

    952-949-6200

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    SWREG is part of Digital River which has been doing business for many, many years. To the best of my knowledge it is an honest and ethical business. The current WHOIS information for swreg.org does seem to reflect their current and accurate information. I too am located in Minnesota about 15 files from Eden Prarie.

    I think the problems posted may be related to dishonest vendors and not a dishonest payment processor (swreg). I have been helping US and non-US customers that have been taken in by a scam that involves a "Domain Appraisal Scam" where people are tricked into paying for an worthless appraisal they do not need. Because they are tricked into doing this, many do not try to get refunds and when they do the vendor refuses.

    If you think the vendor is honest, they have been requested many times to warn new customers that if a buyer tells them to get an appraisal and they do, that buyer will then NEVER buy their domain. Many people never catch on that they have been tricked.

    Anyway, I wanted to let people know that at this point I feel swreg located in the US state of Minnesota is honest, and if there is any problem with charges they should contact the vendor first, but then contact SWREG. Send them all of the details and documentation and they should be able to help you.

    I have NO connection with swreg or Digital River and just want to provide more information that will help people. I am going to be calling them myself to help a person in Italy that was taken in by the appraisal scam.

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    I bought a tracking software hrough these guys that just put Malware on my computer from MRXsystem.

    When I reported the problem they told me that I had to call the vendor.

    The vendor sent me an email that there would get back to me in 2-3 days because they are very busy.

    Yesterday my credit card was charged $24.45. Today I received two more charges of $24.45 each and one of $19.50.

    When I spoke to RegNow he said that the only contact information that they had was for an email address. Really??? No due diligence? So RegNow/Digital River is the front organization for these scammers.

    The charges are so low that no one will take the time to go after these guys.

    My CC company will reverse everything for me but crimminal charges need to be filed against these guys to stop them from doing this.

    Please let me kno if there is someone in Edan Prairie that is wokring this.

    Dave

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    No due diligence on Digital Rivers part means that they become the liable party. They told me that they only had an email address for the vendor.

    Quote Originally Posted by nielsencl View Post
    SWREG is part of Digital River which has been doing business for many, many years. To the best of my knowledge it is an honest and ethical business. The current WHOIS information for swreg.org does seem to reflect their current and accurate information. I too am located in Minnesota about 15 files from Eden Prarie.

    I think the problems posted may be related to dishonest vendors and not a dishonest payment processor (swreg). I have been helping US and non-US customers that have been taken in by a scam that involves a "Domain Appraisal Scam" where people are tricked into paying for an worthless appraisal they do not need. Because they are tricked into doing this, many do not try to get refunds and when they do the vendor refuses.

    If you think the vendor is honest, they have been requested many times to warn new customers that if a buyer tells them to get an appraisal and they do, that buyer will then NEVER buy their domain. Many people never catch on that they have been tricked.

    Anyway, I wanted to let people know that at this point I feel swreg located in the US state of Minnesota is honest, and if there is any problem with charges they should contact the vendor first, but then contact SWREG. Send them all of the details and documentation and they should be able to help you.

    I have NO connection with swreg or Digital River and just want to provide more information that will help people. I am going to be calling them myself to help a person in Italy that was taken in by the appraisal scam.

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    Digital River is a processing company, not a scammer. The vendor is the scammer. I am sure DR has more than an email address for the vendor, but they don't know who you are so you can not expect them to give you information you should already have before purchasing from someone, right?

    I don't know about MRXsystem, but they seem to sell spy software. If you are going to complain aboutthem, you should list their web site and the FACTS about the problem, but only after you give them a chance to fix it. If you cannot get satisfaction, don't blame SWREG or Digital River. They are like PayPal and not the software vendor.

    If you have a problem vendor that is running a SCAM, then you need to contact the payment provider and/or credit card company to let them know and get a refund.

    If you are just having a problem with products or services, then you need to contact the vendor and let them know you will be asking for a refund if they don't help you.

    Lastly, I can't tell from this last report who is to blame or if the problem is malware or some other computer problem. People need to list ALL the details about what happened and give the vendor a good chance to make things right before yelling "scam". But if you are sure you have been taken or have not gotten what you expect from a vendor, or the vendor does not seem to care; then you need to post all the facts of the matter so everyone can be warned about that vendor.

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    Quote Originally Posted by nielsencl View Post
    Digital River is a processing company, not a scammer. The vendor is the scammer. I am sure DR has more than an email address for the vendor, but they don't know who you are so you can not expect them to give you information you should already have before purchasing from someone, right?

    I don't know about MRXsystem, but they seem to sell spy software. If you are going to complain aboutthem, you should list their web site and the FACTS about the problem, but only after you give them a chance to fix it. If you cannot get satisfaction, don't blame SWREG or Digital River. They are like PayPal and not the software vendor.

    If you have a problem vendor that is running a SCAM, then you need to contact the payment provider and/or credit card company to let them know and get a refund.

    If you are just having a problem with products or services, then you need to contact the vendor and let them know you will be asking for a refund if they don't help you.

    Lastly, I can't tell from this last report who is to blame or if the problem is malware or some other computer problem. People need to list ALL the details about what happened and give the vendor a good chance to make things right before yelling "scam". But if you are sure you have been taken or have not gotten what you expect from a vendor, or the vendor does not seem to care; then you need to post all the facts of the matter so everyone can be warned about that vendor.
    I to have been scammed and can confirm that Digital River And SW Reg are part of the same company.

    They don't care even if its christmas, they took money Christmas Day, Boxing Day, at least several times since then and tried taking some more today.

    Can not say anymore as I'm in talks with my legal team, but will post the exact amounts including the outcome once these have been investigated...

    Disgraceful! Happy New Year 2013 :-(

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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    yup happend to us also i highly recommend getting a solid private web proxy service to use to hide your IP address when buying anything online or get a card at any store that you load with cash for one purchase and no one can charge that card or use it for anything

    I mean anything you do online with debit or Credit card can be picked up by these thieves

    and once they have your number they somehow hit your account with these charges and can cause INF 's that will drive your account negative
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    Re: Fraudulent Charge by Swreg

    SwReg is used by marketers like Max Stiegemeier, who likes to release the same highly questionable automatic "traffic bot" software under several different names.

    Some of the names of his past incarnations of his program have been Instant Cash Plugin, Extreme Cash Robot, Clickbank Demon, Commission Engine X. The latest one is Turbo Cash Revolution.

    And there are a few other marketers promoting questionable products that also use SwReg that I will not name.

    That said, I highly doubt that this processor is your cuplrit. More than likely a third party got their hands on your CC info.

    Good luck getting it sorted out!

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