[AVISO DE ESTAFA ONLINE] Gmarket mobile application that offers huge profits from commissions on the purchase and sale of products from platforms such as Ebay, Aliexpress, Alibaba, Gmarket, TaoBao and others

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Published On: 13 de January de 2022Categories: NewsDaily Views: 7Total Views: 86914.5 min read

From Liewebs we launched an URGENT NOTICE about the existence of an international macro scam. They generally pretend to be Gmarket and Alibaba and ensure extremely high and exponential returns (more than 200% of the deposit per month) for commissions on supposed purchases and sales of products. These operations are allegedly carried out through e-commerce platforms such as Ebay, Amazon, TaoBao (China), Broadway, Aliexpress, Alibaba, and others. Access to this application called Gmarket and Alibaba can only be done by invitation from other users who are already registered.

 

Application scam that impersonates the Gmarket identity for alleged operations of purchase and sale of products where high returns are earned for alleged commissions of these operations

Interfaz de la aplicación que usa de forma fraudulenta la marca registrada de Gmarket

Below we explain what this macro scam consists of, which is mainly based on a pyramid or multilevel system , and makes use of cryptocurrencies such as USDT (Cryptocurrency associated with the Dollar). It is currently widespread and affects thousands of people from every country in the world.

It is a web and mobile application that is fraudulently impersonating major online commerce trademarks such as Aliexpress, Amazon, Alibaba, Ebay, Gmarket, TaoBao, Broadway and others . In the case of the application that we show in the images, it is called Gmarket. It is installed in domain www.gmarket38.com . If we visit the company section of the application, we can see that they have fraudulently copied the content with the official data of the Gmarket company. In this way they make users believe that it is an official application of the multinational Gmarket.

From this application you can only access with an invitation sent through another user who is already registered. Therefore, its access is not open to anyone who wants to enter without invitation.

Once you register in the application, you become the subordinate of the user who invited you, and from that moment you can send invitations to those who will be your future subordinates. In this way, the team is formed with a pyramidal structure and they will acquire supposed profits from commissions of the operations carried out by each of the subordinates . This is really the fundamental pillar of the economic structure of this macro scam. The more people are invited to use the application by depositing money, the higher the commission earnings of those subordinates.

The application supposedly allows access to a number of official online commerce markets such as Ebay, Aliexpress, Amazon, Gmarket, TaoBao, Broadway and Alibaba. You can carry out a series of purchase and sale operations of products from various categories such as electronics, clothing, beauty accessories, lingerie, among others. When carrying out these operations, profits are obtained from commissions between the purchase and sale of these products. Basically what this organization of scammers wants to imply is that the user acts as a kind of intermediary between these operations using the money that is deposited in their account. In this way, the user thinks that he is financing some operations of purchase and sale of materials to the company.

The most curious and really the most suspicious thing about this system is that money is never lost during operations. You always get to earn money from commissions and the user never risks any amount of money from his deposit. The user believes that he is facing a perfect trading system and that he is going to earn a lot of money.

Obviously, in order to carry out these supposed operations, the user must have deposited money converted into the USDT cryptocurrency . The conversion of the local currency to cryptocurrencies can be done from applications such as Binance .

Access to these markets is restricted by user levels. The levels range from level 1 to level 4. Depending on the number of users who have been invited and they have deposited at least 100 USDT. It also depends on the minimum deposit of money that the user has in the account. If you meet the requirements of each level, you can go up levels. At a higher level, a higher percentage of commissions (from 0.26 to 0.32% per operation) and maximum limits on daily operations ranging from 50 orders to 70 orders.

Every time the user performs daily operations, he is supposedly earning higher and higher commissions that depend on the total deposit he has at that time. Days go by and money multiplies exponentially and extremely fast. At the same time, you are earning daily commissions for the subordinates that you have put in, so you are encouraged to continue inviting more users, and the latter will do the same.

Little by little a team with a large structure is being formed and the organization is receiving thousands and thousands of USDT from the deposits of these users.

The application, in addition to having the option to continue depositing USDT, also has the option to withdraw money from that deposit to your Binance account or the one the user is using. Later, the user can convert that cryptocurrency into the local currency and transfer the money to their bank.

So far, everything seems perfect!

Users think that they are the luckiest people in the world to have entered this circle. They thank each other for inviting themselves to this wonderful application with a perfect trading system. In fact, to get an idea of the supposed high level of profitability, we have seen how users with deposits of 7,000 USDT, supposedly generated around 3,000 USDT a week for the orders placed.

However, since the more money you have on deposit, the more money you will generate daily, users get into the ambitious loop of not trying to transfer part of their deposit to their bank account. They feel the desire to generate more and more money daily so that their deposit grows and thus will generate even more money every day. This circumstance is precisely what this scam organization is trying to do. The longer it takes the user to try to get their money, the longer it will take to realize that this is all a hoax. Therefore, more users will have been invited by him, and these, in turn, will deposit a lot of money encouraged by the supposed earnings of the user who has invited them.

Most of the profiles that are falling for this scam are young people (we could say between 20 and 45 years old) who are vulnerable to falling into the mistake of believing that for the first time in their lives they are earning large amounts of money and that this system it will last a long time. Many even quickly condition their lives to a supposed high standard of living that they believe they will lead in the coming months.

What is behind this application that impersonates Gmarket and where is the purpose of the deception?

Now comes the reality of this whole plot. Actually, what users do not know is that the application called Gmarket is a kind of mask that deceives these users who believe that they are earning commissions for product purchase and sale operations. However, these operations do not exist and are completely fictitious, as are all those amounts of money that appear in your account.

As we have said before, the reality is that all the user is seeing are fictitious numbers. There are no operations for the purchase and sale of products, or commissions, not even the deposit they have is real. They are only simulated numbers within an application created for the sole purpose of scamming and robbing users of deposited amounts.

The only thing that is real about all this is the amount of USDT, which the user has deposited in a private account address owned by the scammers, and which from that moment leaves him in full control of this organization.

If we visit the official online trading platforms such as Ebay, Aliexpress, Gmarket and others, we will not find any information about the existence of these supposed trading applications. If we ask customer services, they will inform us that they are not aware of these practices.

The alleged commissions are nothing more than money from the deposits of other users belonging to the same team of the pyramid structure or other teams. The same thing also happens with the amounts that the organization allows them to withdraw on certain occasions.

This scam system is similar to other scams that have already been discovered. Its structure is based on the pyramidal or multilevel technique whose financing comes from the income of money from the new users (self-financing).

It should also be noted that the operations to withdraw money from the deposit are controlled manually by the organizers of this macro scam. Therefore, they They allow some withdrawals of money by the team leaders and some of the users who have invited several people. In this way they use the “hook” technique to make new users believe that the profits are real.

However, if a user tries to make more money withdrawals, the organizers hold the operation using different techniques (misleading arguments, provisional account locks, error messages, etc …). In the case of users who have recently entered and have not invited more people, these in most cases, will not be able to withdraw their earnings or will be able to withdraw very small amounts.

At a given moment, when the organizers verify that the team structure is no longer profitable or the chain of invitations is already broken and they stop making money deposits, that’s when they expel the whole team. They delete their accounts and keep all the money from all the deposits and do not allow them to enter the application again. The user realizes the reality when after making several attempts, they are unable to enter their account (A message is displayed saying that the account has been canceled or that the maximum number of attempts to enter the account has been exceeded)

If you try to contact the supposed customer service, they answer you predefined messages through automated bots. From that moment, the user will never have access to the platform again and his deposit will be gone forever.

They have already completed the scam and stolen all your money. However, the application continues to work to continue scamming other users who are oblivious to what is happening to the rest.

Message that the user receives when their account has been canceled and they have kept all their money.

Mensaje que recibe el usuario cuando su cuenta ha sido cancelada y se han quedado con todo su dinero.

A little more information about the organization posing as Gmarket

We have been able to investigate a little more and we know that this organization is making use of different account addresses created for users to deposit their cryptocurrencies. In addition, due to the time zone used in the applications, which is the UTC-5 zone, it corresponds to places in the eastern United States, Canada, countries on the Central American continent and the western part of the South American continent.

On the other hand, we know that one of the account addresses that this organization is using through cryptocurrency management applications is

TGKbUmeQdbRZ3Dvbv2JoXprPrwXjgeQfsZ

Through the Tronscan website (which is a website to obtain information about operations with cryptocurrencies, accounts, etc …) we can obtain more information about the transactions of this account, the energy consumed in mining with the cryptocurrencies used in transactions and many other utilities. We suspect they are using more accounts that we have not been able to find out so far.

Another very important clue is that these applications only accept the USDT cryptocurrency, which is related to the price of the dollar. This, added to the time zone that appears in the application, can give us a clue of the countries from where the organization may be operating.

Another relevant information is that most of the domains that they are using to install these applications are either newly created or have only been registered for a very short time. In addition, the vast majority have been registered with the Godaddy hosting provider.

Here is more information about one of your domains:

https://who.is/whois/gmarket38.com

The dimensions of this scam are such that they have created dozens of domains with replicas of the same application structure. They even share the same user database, being able to enter several of these applications with the same user profile created. In this article we show a list of domains where the applications are being located. There are many more domains that we have not been able to find yet and many others that have already closed.

The Mexican authorities release a video warning of this pyramid scam

Recommendations not to fall for these deceptions and to be able to detect this type of online scams impersonating platforms such as Gmarket or similar.

In the first place, these types of criminal organizations that scam users, use as their main hook playing with people’s desire to earn a lot of money in a short space of time.

We have to know that THERE IS NO FINANCIAL PRODUCT THAT OFFERS VERY HIGH PROFITABILITIES WITHOUT CONDUCTING A HIGH INVESTMENT RISK . Therefore, we have to be suspicious of supposed financial products, operations or systems that assure us of very high returns with little or no risk of the capital invested.

In addition to the above, and taking this scam system as an example, we can find the following characteristics:

  • The application or platform offers little or no information about the owner company, legal information and options to cancel your account.
  • These types of platforms or applications are usually developed in short periods of time, which is why they tend to show functional failures, incomplete sections and notable visual defects.
  • The operations are usually carried out with cryptocurrencies, since today, the tracking operations of these tokens are difficult.
  • The winning percentages are supposedly extremely high.
  • The domains where the applications are created have been created recently or are very young and their names are followed by numbers or unusual characters. Sometimes they try to impersonate the official brands but adding numbers at the end (example www.aliexpress234.com, www.gmarket38.com, etc …).
  • If you try to find information about these operations, you will find little or no information.
  • Many of these scams are based on pyramid or multi-level systems.
  • User registration processes are done by invitation and do not usually ask for too much information to authenticate the accounts.
  • Sometimes the applications are in domains that do not use SSL certificates (https).
  • When it comes to withdrawing the money, they tend to have inconveniences, or the withdrawal process is extremely complicated or generates errors.
  • They are usually based on exponential earnings depending on the amount of deposit used, to avoid users wanting to withdraw earnings frequently and want to let their deposit grow.

What to do if you suspect that you are being or have been the victim of a similar scam online?

We are going to give you a series of steps to follow if you suspect that you have been or are being the victim of an internet scam like the one we report in this article.

  • In the event that you have used passwords that you usually use in your private access to accounts, emails, etc … you should change all passwords to others. Whenever possible, use complex passwords and only one for each site or access.

  • If you have used information from your accounts, bank cards and have provided them to these sites, you must block the cards and inform the bank of the situation so that they can prevent the theft of money without your authorization.

  • Collect as much information as possible (domains, email addresses, IP addresses, screenshots, etc …) and keep it in a safe place.

  • Go to file a complaint with the local authorities of your city and also through the Electronic Crimes Unit of the Civil Guard (Spain) or the Central Technological Investigation Brigade of the National Police (Spain) and file a complaint explaining what happened in full detail and providing all the information collected.

  • Inform acquaintances, friends and family through social networks. You can share this article and also all the information about the places where scams are being committed to prevent others from being victims of these.

  • In the event that you have deposited money and still have access to it, we recommend trying to withdraw the amount deposited. If we do not want to raise suspicions by scammers, the best way is to make a partial withdrawal leaving a small amount of money that you must assume as losses, and thus avoid having your entire account blocked or denying you the recovery of part of your money. In any case, always try to recover the money invested if possible. But you have to be aware that once you deposit money in these types of applications, it will be very difficult to get it back, and even more complicated if it is cryptocurrency operations.

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