Adarsh Bose / Aadarsh Bose
Anaya Basu / Anaya Bose
Ayan Bose / Anay Bose / Anoy Basu
3D Animation Studio
Is Eikenstudio (Adarsh Gourav Animator) Fake or Real?
Why is Eikenstudio (Adarsh Gourav Animator) Fake?
Eikenstudio is supposedly a 3D Animation Studio run by Aadarsh Bose (aka. Adarsh Gourav) who claims to have extensive experience working in the 3D animation industry in the United States. The website quality is quite poor and Adarsh has suspiciously few connections on LinkedIn for someone who claims to be an industry professional with tons of experience. The professional information mentioned is also inconsistent. These are immediate red flags that things are amiss.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 28th February 2022. The registrant’s details such as name, location and contact details have been hidden using a privacy service. Therefore, Eikenstudio is a relatively new website that has been registered anonymously from an unknown country.
Even though the domain name was registered only in 2022, the website states that Eiken Studio is active since 2014. There is no proof of this being true.
It is also interesting to note the horrendous design choice of adding white text on a light background. The video playing in the background is pixelated which hints that the content on the site is likely to have been plagiarized.
Even though the website is new, it was discovered that Adarsh Bose has been offering services as an animator for quite some years through Facebook. An anonymous source revealed to me that Adarsh Bose has been scamming clients for many years on the pretext of creating animated videos. In fact, there seem to be multiple Facebook pages created to warn others about this scammer, who goes by many names such as Adarsh Bose / Aadarsh Bose, Anaya Basu / Anaya Bose, Ayan Bose / Anay Bose / Anoy Basu and maybe even more.
Multiple websites were also found, such as aryaag.com and keinon.com (Keinon Studios) which have previously been exposed as being the websites used by A Bose.
Below are some of the warnings posted on social media about Adarsh Bose / Anay Bose and his fake studios:
- Scammer still operating (Adarsh Gourav)
- EikenStudio.com and Aryaag.com are fraudulent Websites.
- Anay Bose AKA Ratan Paul Animation Scammer
- Adarsh B / Eikenstudio – animator scammer
- Scammed by a charlatan
- Watch out, gamedevs!
- Hi everyone, I’m 99% sure this person is trying to scam people into giving him money. I almost paid him £2000 to make an animation which he was never going to make. Anay Bose
- Be Careful of this Animator Fraudster – Anaya Basu
- Keinon, le studio qui vole vos travaux (Keinon, the studio that steals your work)
Browsing through Eiken Studio’s website also reveals several other alarming details, such as none of the policy pages links in the footer working.
The website has several social media icons but they all lead to Adarsh Bose’s Facebook page.
There are multiple references to Simsmith Studio (simsmith.studio) which is probably another fake studio name adopted by A Bose. Simsmith Studio’s website appears to be an incomplete version of Eiken Studio’s site.
The contact details on the website are sketchy too. The email ID is a free gmail ID ‘email@example.com‘ and not a professional address. The address provided seems to be a random residence in California. The phone number appears to be a virtual line registered in California that is allegedly being operated by Aadarsh Bose from Kolkata, India.
It seems apparent that Eiken Studio is not a real company and serves as a front for fake animator A Bose who goes by names such as Adarsh Bose and Adarsh Gourav. Adarsh Bose has been accused of stealing the artworks and videos of genuine artists and using them to dupe clients who want to get animated videos made. There are several reports on Facebook, Reddit and elsewhere on the internet about A Bose blocking clients after taking advance payments for creating videos.
A Bose goes by several names such as Adarsh Bose / Aadarsh Bose, Anaya Basu / Anaya Bose, Ayan Bose / Anay Bose / Anoy Basu / Ratan Paul. Different company names such as Aryaag, Eiken Studio, Keinon Studio and Simsmith Studio are also associated with this fraudster.
It has been reported to me that Adarsh Bose is now going by the new name Advay Bose. Below is a screenshot of his latest Facebook profile.
It has come to my attention that Eikenstudio.com went offline soon after this article was published. However, A. Bose has continued to scam numerous people and he has now resurfaced under the name Adarsh Gourav and the site is once again active.
How to Fight a Scammer
If you are the victim of a scammer or have come in contact with one, there are a few steps you can take to get your money back and hinder the scammer from defrauding others:
- Contact your bank and file a fraud report.
- File a report with the relevant cybercrime law enforcement authority, such as the FBI IC3 in the USA.
- File an abuse report with the scammer’s payment provider.
- Report the scammer’s social media profiles.
- Write reviews on social media and sites such as ScamAdviser, Trustpilot, etc.
- Report the scammer’s website for abuse to the domain registrar and host.
- Get in touch with other victims to help mass report the scammer’s accounts and websites.
How to Get Your Money Back from a Scam
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