How do scammers get fake websites? A case study

July 9, 2019
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How do scammers get fake websites? A case study of Constantine Ngog Mbufung

Whilst Petscams.com usually focuses on exposing fake websites, it may be interesting for readers to know how the scammers themselves are able to quickly get their hands on huge quantities of fake websites. The answer to this question in short is that they employ individuals to create these websites for them. You guessed it, even web developers can go rogue too!

I will demonstrate an adapted case-study exposure of one such fake website developer below, which I originally developed for another website. This individual specialises in the creation and hosting of fake pet websites!

Constantine Ngong Mbufung (Website developer for Scammers)

Name: Constantine Ngong Mbufung
Aliases: Pamela Williams inc, Nexgentechgroup, CM Media Group, Douala School of AI
Websites: http://cmmedia.cm/, https://doualaschoolofai.cm/home/
Affiliated email addresses: pamelawilliams2003@gmail.com, ai@doualaschoolofai.cm, Info@nexgentechgroup.com, wiatongrene@gmail.com, constantinembufung@gmail.com, taliajulisa6@gmail.com, support@cmmedia.cm
Affiliated Phone numbers: +237693101501, +237678659025, +237669478696, +237671217554, +237678659025

Identification:

This Cameroonian website developer, based in Douala, has a long track record of facilitating advanced-fee fraud by creating the websites used by scammers through his companies CM Media Group and Next Generation technology group. In fact, the latter’s email appears as the administrative contact on all of the websites affiliated with Constantine. These websites span from 2nd June 2017 to the 12th June 2019 and a total of 64 websites have been recorded in Artists Against 419’s database.

Here is a partial list of fraudulent domains that Constantine has facilitated as web developer of:

http://www.bestbengalkittenshome.com; http://www.minigoldendoodlepupshome.com; http://www.aplshippingline.com; http://www.cuteshihtzupuppys.com; https://www.cutepomspuppies.com; http://www.dachshundpuppys.com; http://www.reliablecontainers.us; http://www.cannabisonlinedispensaryintl.com; http://www.globalpacificchemicals.com;

Please see here for the full list of domains

Clearly a special interest of Constantine’s are petscams and their affiliated fake couriers, however there is evidence of pharmaceutical, fake documentation and CBD oil scams too. What is truly shocking, however, is the blatantly false ways in which domains have been registered. The below is registrant information for http://www.angelkittensworld.com to illustrate this point:
Registrant Name: Pamela
Registrant Organization: Pamela Williams inc
Registrant Street: Rue plateua
Registrant City: Dakar
Registrant State/Province: Far North
Registrant Postal Code:
Registrant Country: CM
Registrant Phone: +237.671217554
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: pamelawilliams2003@gmail.com
Furthermore, let’s look at the following in closer detail which is a domain affiliated with the Pamela registrant details to demonstrate that Constantine has knowingly facilitated in the creation of these websites:

familyretrieverpuppies.com
Creation Date: 2017-03-11T11:03:56Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-03-11T11:03:56Z
Registrant Name: Pamela Williams
Registrant Organization: Alpha Tech Group
Registrant Street: Kumbu Town
Registrant City: Douala
Registrant State/Province: Northwest (Nord-Ouest)
Registrant Postal Code: BP10000
Registrant Country: CM
Registrant Phone: +237.693101501
Registrant Email: pamelawilliams2003@gmail.com

Domain Name: CUTESHIHTZUPUPPYS.COM
Registrar URL: http://www.znetlive.com
Updated Date: 2017-05-11T08:33:29Z
Creation Date: 2017-05-11T08:33:28Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-05-11T08:33:28Z
Registrant Name: Ngong Constanitne Mbufung
Registrant Organization: Next Generation Technology Group
Registrant Street: Rue Joss Bonanjo, Douala
Registrant City: Douala
Registrant State/Province: Littoral
Registrant Postal Code: BP10000
Registrant Country: CM
Registrant Phone: +237.678659025
Registrant Email: constantinembufung(at)gmail.com
Note that the phone number for pamelawilliams2003@gmail.com is +237.693101501. This is the same phone number registered on an app development company website for CM Media Group, which Constantine himself claims to be the owner of.

It seems that as well as growing businesses brands, Constantine is evidently just as interested in growing scammers brands:

Constantine N. Mbufung
January 24 •
CM Media Group is a web development company with over 4 years of experience in building web applications. Our dedicated web developers have successfully completed over 50 projects for a variety of industries and business domains, including e-Commerce, e-Learning, Analytics, Finance, entertainment, NGO, institutional etc.
Through the years, we have perfected our delivery processes and workflows to cope with constantly changing requirements and tight deadlines that are the hallmark of complex web development projects. Our Scrum expertise was instrumental in successfully building new products for global brands, including TheKrine in Nigeria, K10Casa Consulting in Canada, Cameroon International Film Festival CAMIFF in cameroon.
Our portfolio
– www.camiff.cm
– https://egcs.cm
– https://cm-glconsulting.com
– www.bend.cm
– https://www.doualaschoolofai.cm
– www.brconsulting-cm.com
– www.jepfr.org
– www.falcoh.org
Contact : 678 65 90 25 / 693 10 15 01
support@cmmedia.cm ai@doualaschoolofai.cm
Website : www.doualaschoolofai.cm www.cmmedia.cm

Constantine also enjoys a career as the self-appointed dean of “Douala School of AI,” an institution likely founded on reinvested funds from his web development company. The website, https://doualaschoolofai.cm/, states that it is an “international school dedicated to studying, teaching, and creating Artificial Intelligence to help solve the world’s most difficult problems.”

Constantine Ngong Mbufung, a.k.a. Pamela Williams
Finally, do not attempt in any way to contact this individual. Attempting to do so could put your personal safety in jeopardy. For a more detailed version of this case-study with image sources, please visit – https://www.stop419scams.com/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=7976

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What to do next?

As well as reporting this to the Registrar it is very important to report this crime to your local Law Enforcment. We have compiled a list of Law Enforcement agencies worldwide.You can find a link (here) as well as reporting wire fraud using money transfer agencies (here).

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