For this group of scammers is not enough to steal their victims money once if they can do it again while pretending to help them recover the losses.
The targeting is done with fake reviews online such as this one:
Reviews 1 • Average
3.5 stars: Average
May 27, 2021
Excellent Job! Thanks for the for being the last hope for those of us who have seen the other side of the investment.
A victim in distress will miss the warnings posted on the right side of the page:
This Trustpilot profile has never been claimed.
Hasn’t verified additional company details yet
From the fake website:
Firstella Intelligence Company was founded for the purpose of protecting people worldwide against any online fraud, with a focus on unregulated Forex and Binary Options Brokers. They have already claimed millions of victims with an even higher turnover. Our crack team of skilled professionals shares decades of combined experience and we have all either worked in the options and forex industry or in international banking and cybercrime law. Our leverage is the ability to damage their processing and banking funnels.
The first stage in Firstella Intelligence from a scam operation is figuring out whether the company in question is legal or not. Then we must pinpoint the exact violations that were made, who is really at fault and what the correct avenues are in order to make our next step.
After concluding the research, our team of experts compile a detailed history of your experience, step by step, trade by trade, and build an irrefutable case, identifying all possible avenues to offer the maximum success for your wealth recovery.
These companies have a long history of scamming. They create the feeling that you have no way to get your money back. We can take action but, you are only allowed one chance to try. Based on our experience, we maximize your chance of getting your money back.
They pretend to have:
3 Years of Experience
2011 Cases Solved
2025 + Happy Clients
Number billable as geographic number
Country or destination United States
City or exchange location New York
Entry in the aa419 Database of fraudulent websites: https://db.aa419.org/fakebanksview.php?key=152060
From the domain name registration:
Domain Name: firstellaintel.com
Updated Date: 2021-05-21 Creation Date: 2021-05-20
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2022-05-20
Registrar: NameSilo, LLC
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: kim Horowitz
Registrant Street: 2434 Pinewood Drive Chicago
Registrant City: Chicago
Registrant State/Province: IL
Registrant Postal Code: 60607
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.2524770073
Registrant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is what the fake recovery company website looks like: