Financial Asset Recovery Companies
Are QuickRecoveryAdvocate.com & FinanceAssetRecovery.com Fake or Real?
Why Are QuickRecoveryAdvocate.com & FinanceAssetRecovery.com Fake?
QuickRecoveryAdvocate & FinanceAssetRecovery are two identical websites that claim to be ‘finance asset recovery’ companies. They supposedly help victims of online investment scams get their money back. The websites of QuickRecoveryAdvocate & FinanceAssetRecovery are mirrors of each other and have no differences except the name. The websites are quite poorly made and do not look professional.
The suspicious thing about these companies is that they say they can recover Bitcoin – a feat that is practically impossible for anyone but experienced cryptocurrency lawyers.
Domain name lookups of the websites show that both are registered under the name company name of Advocate Recovery. The company is apparently located in Maryland, USA. Two different email IDs have been provided for the registration. These IDs are personal email IDs and not official company email addresses – firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The same phone number has been provided for both websites and TrueCaller does not display any name associated with it. While the number is registered in Maryland, it is actually a VoIP number provided by Peerless. This means that the number can be operated from anywhere in the world.
QuickRecoveryAdvocate.com was registered first on 12th November 2019 and FinanceAssetRecovery.com was registered recently on 17th August 2020. It is highly suspicious for a company to have two identical websites with different names.
The About Us pages of the websites claim that the companies have 7+ years of experience. This seems to be a lie QuickRecoveryAdvocate is than a year old and FinanceAssetRecovery is just over a month old.
The content on the About Us page also looks like it has been copied from other ‘asset recovery’ websites. I found that there are 37 websites using the same content and may all be scams. The full list is given at the end of the article.
Neither website seems to have a social media presence. Both websites provide the same phone number and address while the email IDs are different. I found that both the email addresses are fake as they did not work when tested using VerifyEmailAddress.org. The phone number provided is a VoIP number registered in New York and TrueCaller shows the name as Olumide Lumee. As it is a VoIP number, the user does not have to be located in the USA. The physical address perpetrated to be located in Maryland is incomplete Google maps shows that it is a residential area. Therefore, all the contact details seem to be fake.
There are no user reviews available for QuickRecoveryAdvocate & FinanceAssetRecovery. However, I did find some posts on a message board called Forex Peace Army where some of QuickRecoveryAdvocate’s customers have claimed that it is a scam. The company allegedly demands an advance payment after claiming that they have successfully recovered the funds.
It seems quite obvious that QuickRecoveryAdvocate & FinanceAssetRecovery are scams. It does not make any sense for the same company to create two identical websites unless there is something fishy going on. Their websites claim that the companies have 7+ years of experience even though they are less than a year old. The same content found on the websites of QuickRecoveryAdvocate & FinanceAssetRecovery is being used by 37 asset recovery websites that could all be scams.
The Maryland address provided is incomplete and is of a residential area. The phone number on the websites is shown to be located in New York and not Maryland. The numbers provided in the domain registration and websites are VoIP numbers, which means that they can be operated from anywhere in the world. This implies that QuickRecoveryAdvocate & FinanceAssetRecovery are not American companies. The email IDs given on both websites are fake.
It is advisable to avoid working with QuickRecoveryAdvocate & FinanceAssetRecovery as they are highly likely to be scams. There is a tall possibility that they are run by investment scammers who approach their own victims pretending to help them recover their money.
Legitimate asset recovery companies will not ask you to pay out of pocket. Only work with companies that are willing to work ‘performance-based’, ie. they will deduct their commission from the recovered amount and pay you the remainder. At most, they may charge you a flat consultation fee before deciding whether to take up your case.
List of websites using the same content as QuickRecoveryAdvocate & FinanceAssetRecovery:
Remember: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you have been a victim of an investment scam, you can take the following steps:
- File a complaint with the payment portal. However, investment scammers mostly use methods such as Bitcoin, Western Union, MoneyGram and other untraceable methods which make refunds impossible.
- File a formal police complaint with the Cybercrime department.
- Leave a negative review on review portals such as ScamAdvisor and TrustPilot
- Report the website to Google using the Suspicious Site Reporter extension for Chrome
- Give a low rating to the website on Web of Trust. You can also install their extension for the same.
- If the company has a listing on Google My Business or Google Maps, file a complaint using the Business Redressal Complaint Form. Also, leave a negative review explaining what kind of experience you had.
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