With a big thank you to Artists Against 419 for reporting this scam.
Scamadviser is getting popular among scammers. For the 4th time in one month, we have been confronted by an illegal copy of Scamadviser.com. In this case scamschecks.com. Each time the illegal copy referred to a website as 100% safe, in this instance wettamax.com.
WettaMax Rentals however has all the characteristics of being a scam:
- The addresses mentioned cannot be found on Google Maps
- Its apartments cannot be found anywhere else.
- They claim to be rated Excellent on Tripadvisor but there is no link.
- They state to be registered in the United Kingdom but the link takes you to a fake version of the Company House website!
We found several sites online which used the same source code in the past such as webbarettz.com, mebbarettz.com, rettamax.com, mwordeaguardian.com, mdommeguardianrentalsapartments.com.
The way the company seems to make money is by convincing people to transfer money before seeing the apartment. The scam is quite advanced as they create copies of authority sites to give an impression of legitimacy.
- Artists Against 419 identified a lot of related sites - https://db.aa419.org/fakebankslist.php?cmd=ADV&x_Project=wmoterne
- The other sites related to WettaMax using the same code (most no longer active):
- https://advisescam.com/ - an illegal copy of Scamadviser.com
- Link to the fake company registration: https://companie-search.com/beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/nswSomeInformation%20about%20ID%2008249778-%20WettaMax%20Rentals%20Apartments%20Please%20check%20nowc2c.html
- Experience of a near victim: https://britishexpats.com/forum/europe-55/wmortena-guardian-quarter-apartments-scam-915980/hwe
WettaMax Rentals Apartments is operated by WettaMax Rentals Apartments LTD
7 Rink Drive, Swadlincote, DE11 8JL, United Kingdom
Registered in United Kingdom with Company No. 08249778
VAT Registration number: 191 2231 33
Data Protection number: Z9972266
Stadtplatz 12, 8342, Raning, Austria.
Prager Str 18, 82237, Wörthsee, Germany.
Via Torino, 144, 29020, Brugneto, Italy.
Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 10, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia.
Tel(UK): Phone Number: 0800 0 WALTAB (UK Only) TOOL FREE
Tel(EU): International Tool Free Number comming soon.