Friday, August 24, 2012

tinselcargo.com lecdenkenya.com and eyesonnatureexpeditions.com are all scams

This is information on an oil scam! http://www.fraudwatchers.org/forums/showpost.php?p=150024&postcount=929

Note the tanker ship supposedly belonging to Tinsel Cargo http://www.tinselcargo.com/?page_id=225 The ship's real name is "British Pioneer" it belongs to British Petroleum, tinselcargo.com simply stole the image from here and forged their name onto it.

What they refer to as "Our Lubricants" http://www.tinselcargo.com/?page_id=227 is actually a specialized product used in windmills, not a general lubricant as claimed by Tinsel Cargo, they stole that image from here.

tinselcargo.com is loaded with such false claims but more disturbing is this.

http://www.tinselcargo.com/?page_id=73

Quote:
TINSEL CARGO & OIL COMPANY
COMMERCE HOUSE
3RD FLOOR, SUITE 311,
MOI AVENUE, NAIROBI.
P.O. BOX 79456-00200 NAIROBI, KENYA
TELE FAX: +254-20-2229781,
Cellphone: +254-722-761587,
+254-734-939308
Website: www.tinselcargo.com
EMAIL: info@tinselcargo.com
Those details are also used on this web site
http://www.lecdenkenya.com/contact.htm
Quote:
Leo Community Development Network (LECDEN-KENYA)
LECDEN Offices (Headquaters)
Commerce House,
3rd Floor , Suite 311
P.O Box 79456 - 00200,
Nairobi, Kenya.
Telefax: +254-20-2229781
+254-722-761587
+254-734-939308
Email: info@lecdenkenya.com
lecden_2005@yahoo.com

CEO/Chairlady Ann Mangundho Ouko
Tel: +1-817-714-1991,
Email: samagundho@yahoo.com

Ann R Wanjiru Programms Manager, Project Manager Lecden-Kenya
Tel: +254-722-329596

Erick Kuria Youth & Volunteer Abroad Manager
Tel: +254 714497373
Email: eryckush@yahoo.com

Founder Member Steve Olita
Tel +254-722-761-587,
+254-734-939308
P. O. Box 79456-00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Founder Member Kenneth Okoth
Tel: +254-717-616-679,
+254-734-939308
P. O. Box 79456-00200 Nairobi, Kenya
info@lecdenkenya.com or lecden_2005@yahoo.com
.......
Bank Name: BARCLAYS BANK
Bank Branch: HAILE SELASSIE AVE.
Account No.: 2022022264
Swift Code: BARC KENX
Bank Code: 03
Country : Kenya
The above ONG web site is also riddled with red flags
http://www.lecdenkenya.com/
Quote:
The initiation for orphan's children program grew out as a result of an increase in the number of orphans in the villages the pathetic living condition due to lack of support once they loose their parents. The organization therefore identified, as a priority to start a child care program center to cater for the orphans and the vulnerable children
That text was copied verbatim from this legitimate orphanage

They donation request page: http://www.lecdenkenya.com/donate.htm
Quote:
1)Yearly primary school fees for one child, US$200;
2)Yearly secondary school fees for one child, US$300;
3)Yearly salary for one teacher, US$2,000;
4)Lunch for one child for 6 months, US$300;
5)Yearly transportation cost for one child to secondary school, US$100;
6)Feeding an entire family for one month, US$150;
7)Housing rent for a family for one month,US$50;
That text was copied from here

Major red flag. Some images where also copied from other web sites. Just one example is the foreign volunteer holding an orphan child on this page http://www.lecdenkenya.com/index.htm that image was copied from here http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/256079

This inordinate amount of red flags indicates that this ONG whether registered or not is highly suspicious. Before making any donations, I would advise potential donors to first contact their embassy in Kenya for advice.

*Update.
The individuals behind lecdenkenya.com have setup http://eyesonnatureexpeditions.com/blog/?p=1919 which is full of photos stolen from this legitimate NGO

Stealing photos of orphans and volunteers from another web site and passing them off as your own is a trick of scammers and it sure brings up into question the legitimacy of lecdenkenya.com and eyesonnatureexpeditions.com

To summarize...
tinselcargo.com which claims to be both a shipping company and an oil trader steals text from other web sites and a photo of a ship from the Internet on which it forges it's own name.
lecdenkenya.com and eyesonnatureexpeditions.com steal photos of orphans and volunteers from other sites and claim them as their own.

Taken all red flags into account, in my opinion tinselcargo.com lecdenkenya.com and eyesonnatureexpeditions.com are all scams.

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