Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Where in the world is Ivan Ivanov?

A couple of comments posted to the blog on "VSTC/GTX Global.. caught in the scam again" (Saturday, September 30, 2006) about who is Ivan Ivanov, CTO of VSTC.. er Gatelinx.. um. GTX Global... and some details about his involvement prompted some picture taking.

First, some history. Back in late 2004, as "Gatelinx" was trying to recover itself from Vype and (now federally indicted) David Brady... the local Southern Pines and Raleigh hosting companies had enough of the Gatelinx (now, through several name changes VSTC/Vision Technology Corp) company and David Hagen bouncing checks. The company did a "forklift upgrade" and moved to Ivan's hosting facility in Charlotte.

That address is/was... Data Consulting Group, LLC. 12918 Winget Road Charlotte, NC 28278 US 704-737-5633. He was listed as the resigtrar for www.gtxglobal.net, and is listed as the registrar for VisionTechnologyCorp.com

Both Stefanik and Brady touted this as "insane" and "it'll never work". Well, when Monday came and the old Gatelinx "beta" servers were back up and running, they were stunned. Ivan, for the next few months did a good job "reverse engineering" the architecture mess that Stefanik had engineered and in keeping the site/servers up and running. This was no easy feat. The stuff crashed hourly and was never stable enough for anything close to a deployment.

So, DCG, LLC.. Ivan's company was first a hosting company of last refuge. Then, he became a consultant (and his merry band of bulgarians... hence the original GTXC claims of a Bulgarian location/subsidiary) at $3K a month. Then, he ascended to CTO (after no one else was left and Kelly Sparks finally left) with all the pomp and circumstance.

http://www.wach.com/Global/story.asp?S=5124443&nav=menu111_8

http://www.netstumbler.com/newswire/2006/07/31/gtx_global_corporation_announces_new_corporate_name/

Then, he's laid low.. cashing checks. AND NOW, apparently takes 2,000,000 shares of VSTC for his new company SQL Minds. Hmmmm... what has been doing with all that money?

The Data Consulting Group address, and Ivan's personal address (12918 Winget Rd, Charlotte, NC 28278) are the same. Only the phone numbers are different (704-737-5633 and (704) 583-1555 respectively). Nice pool Ivan. Nice residential neighborhood to run your business out off.



But wait, what about his other address.. newly listed as 13726 Sledge Rd, Charlotte, NC 28278 , with the phone number of (704) 504-9890. Well folks, since that home is apprently either newly constructed or still under construction, that's probably where some of the VSTC/SQL Minds/GTX Global/Gatelinx scammed investors money is going or has gone. IT'S RIGHT ACROSS THE LOT FROM IVAN'S OTHER HOME/BUSINESS ADDRESS!

We know old Edward Ovsenik is still polishing this pig, but Ivan apparently is smart enough to engineer his own exit strategy and cash out a bit.

VSTC IS A SCAM

15 Comments:

Blogger ex-GTX said...

I tried to ping Ivan and his company did not recognize the contact point from his own website. this is eerily similar to the problems with visiontechnologycorp.com chronicled here at "VSTC rises from the GTX Global Ashes... sorta" (Thursday, September 21, 2006).. which some of these contact links actually point now to correct domains. But, be that as it may, here is the text of the auto e-mail response from Ivan's own company. Scary, huh?

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

sales@webcluster.com

Final-Recipient: rfc822;sales@webcluster.com
Action: failed
Status: 5.0.0
Diagnostic-Code: smtp;550 unknown user sales@webcluster.com




---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ex-GTX
To: sales@webcluster.com
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 19:09:16 -0400
Subject: New Comment from Website
CompanyName: Ex Gatelinx
ContactName: Ben Dover
Phone: 877-669-4283
EmailAddress: exgtx
Address:
FoundUsBy: Other
Comments: Ivan, Care to comment about the comments, innuendo and inference on this blog? http://gtxcthegangthatcantshootstraight.blogspot.com/ I know you're aware of this...

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know where Ivan is, but Ed is BIG into model railroads (wooo woooo) Maybe he wears one of those hats?

http://www.trainweb.org/nrvmrrc/newsletters/NL0603.pdf#search=%22%22edward%20ovsenik%22%22

The address (5905 Triangle Dr. in Raleigh) is a company called Comtech. Although, it looks like (from the outside) a trucking/shipping company.

Comtech Inc
5905 Triangle Dr, Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone: (919) 510-6676

The website, www.planetcomtech.com does not work. It's "under construction" (big friggin surprise)

Is this another one of Ed's scams? Or, with the help of Kim Parker, another scam to be?

5:27 PM  
Blogger DD said...

First, EX-GTX:

I sorry about going off on you.

I'm on another computer right now. For some reason my laptop will not show anything on your blog past Sept 27th. I'm not a tech person, I'm a stock trader, so I have not idea why it is doing that.

I'M PISSED AS HELL. I'm wanting BLOOD on this. The losses I locked in the past few weeks because of selling most of my VSTC shares will take months and months of trading to get back to EVEN.

I don't have the time to go after this FULL BLOW, but will set time aside to see what I can do.

After calling MR ED, about 8 times, for info and questions, anyone can see he is NO NO NO: CEO material or IR person. He even told me that being an investor, I have a choice: either buy or sell. He also said info not being present on companies is why he does not invest in the market. WOW!!!!! Try to find another CEO of a PUBLIC COMPANY to say not to invest in the market. Need I say more?????

I have an idea who you are ex-GTX after doing some more reading. I'm willing to post my email address if you want to talk or help. Or since you have the means to put what gets put on this blog, I can leave my cell # for you if you WILL NOT post it for others to see. You seem to be putting time into this and are you willing to help someone in your quest that because of my bad judgement, sucked into this SCAM.

LET me know where from here.!!
DD

I hope my digging up where the 2,000,000 shares, SQL MINDS and Ivan Ivanov helped you in your quest. It was all part that showed me along with your INFO that Iv'e been "SCAMMED"

6:00 AM  
Blogger DD said...

First, EX-GTX:

I sorry about going off on you.

I'm on another computer right now. For some reason my laptop will not show anything on your blog past Sept 27th. I'm not a tech person, I'm a stock trader, so I have not idea why it is doing that.

I'M PISSED AS HELL. I'm wanting BLOOD on this. The losses I locked in the past few weeks because of selling most of my VSTC shares will take months and months of trading to get back to EVEN.

I don't have the time to go after this FULL BLOW, but will set time aside to see what I can do.

After calling MR ED, about 8 times, for info and questions, anyone can see he is NO NO NO: CEO material or IR person. He even told me that being an investor, I have a choice: either buy or sell. He also said info not being present on companies is why he does not invest in the market. WOW!!!!! Try to find another CEO of a PUBLIC COMPANY to say not to invest in the market. Need I say more?????

I have an idea who you are ex-GTX after doing some more reading. I'm willing to post my email address if you want to talk or help. Or since you have the means to put what gets put on this blog, I can leave my cell # for you if you WILL NOT post it for others to see. You seem to be putting time into this and are you willing to help someone in your quest that because of my bad judgement, sucked into this SCAM.

LET me know where from here.!!
DD

I hope my digging up where the 2,000,000 shares, SQL MINDS and Ivan Ivanov helped you in your quest. It was all part that showed me along with your INFO that Iv'e been "SCAMMED"

6:01 AM  
Blogger ex-GTX said...

DD,

No worries. I've learned a long time ago that when it comes to money, it's emotional. Or, in the case of David Hagen, Annette Hagen, Edward Ovsenik, Howell Woltz, et al., its a scam.

As for who I am. Is it only one of me? Or, (as I said before when David and/or Ed clearly tried to both smoke it out of me and tried to re-set the blog password to try and find me) or.. am I many? Whether or not there is one "owner" there are plenty of "contributors" to this effot.

Those that have left e-mails before, I have responded to. And will continue to do so.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous carl said...

dd--

I've also been having problems getting new content on this website. However, I've also been having issues with other blogs hosted on google's blogger services.

It appears that they installed a new caching service to enhance performance, and that is affecting some users... especially firefox users.

What usually seems to help, is to hit the control button on your keyboard and the reload button at the same time. However, if you are using an anonymizing proxy (like I do), that may not work for you. In that case, you just have to be paitient and wait for your proxy to get updated when ever google feels it deserves to be updated.

Hope this helps.
carl

5:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are these the same guys who were in the PrimeTV scam?

http://www.tv-forums.com/forum/Satellite_TV_Forums_C2/Pay_TV_Systems_C2/Direct_TV_Forum_F2/Prime_TV_Rebate_Scam_P193

http://www.wral.com/news/2965245/detail.html

http://www.businessnc.com/archives/2004/09/satellite_wars.html

This scam has been going ons since 2003? Where is the SEC and FBI? And, how did they continue to get away with stuff like this?

11:22 AM  
Blogger ex-GTX said...

This has been going on for longer than just 2003.

Check out a 1989 Federal Trade Commission report...

http://www.ftc.gov/os/annualreports/ar1989.pdf

Page 21

"Administrative complaints were issued against The Hensley Group, a timeshare promoter, and Outdoor
World Corporation, a campground promoter. The Commission also filed complaints in federal court against
the two companies, and David and Annette Defusco, who owned a company, Lead Marketing, that marketed
recreational property. The Commission alleged that the defendants represented in promotional mailings that
named consumers had won one or more specified prizes, when the consumers had not won the specified
prizes. A federal court issued preliminary injunctions against the DeFuscos, Lead Marketing,
ANNUAL REPORT 1989 15
and Outdoor World, prohibiting them from misrepresenting that consumers have won specified prizes. The
Hensley Group agreed to a stipulated injunction that contains the same prohibitions."

Page 62
David and Annette DeFusco
The Commission filed a complaint in federal district court charging that defendants' promotional
mailings claimed that named consumers had won specified prizes, when they had not. The court issued
a preliminary injunction against the DeFuscos prohibiting them from misrepresenting that consumers will
receive awards for no costs, or misrepresenting any material fact concerning any award, prize, or
premium.

And, This whole "Hagen" or "Defusco" thing has been around for a while too. Check out how Annette got a ticket in 2004...

http://archives.thepilot.com/January2004/01-28-04/012804districtcourt.html

"Annette Defusco-Hagen, improper equipment, $25 fine and court costs."

Plus, that ain't nothing. Check out these articles from 1989

(Copyright, The Times Mirror Company; Los Angeles Times 1989all Rights reserved)

San Diego County Edition

A man wanted on charges of defrauding a Virginia bankruptcy court was ordered held without bond Friday by a federal court magistrate who said there was a "very serious" risk that he would flee if released.

David DeFusco, 34, and his wife Annette, 27, were arrested Wednesday in their rented home in Rancho Santa Fe by FBI agents, who searched the house and found thousands of dollars worth of furs, wine, furniture, jewelry and computer equipment that the DeFuscos allegedly moved from their home in Virginia in an attempt conceal the property from bankruptcy officials.

The DeFuscos, who have used several aliases since they moved to California three months ago, also face mail-fraud charges in Texas in connection with their direct-mail solicitation business, which purportedly made false promises of expensive gifts to prospective buyers of time-share resorts. They are under investigation in the state of Washington for a similar operation, according to federal prosecutors.

U. S. Magistrate Irma Gonzalez said Friday that Annette DeFusco, who wept throughout the proceeding, also is a flight risk, but set her bond at $150,000 so that she may care for the couple's two children. David DeFusco's father and brother, who were in the courtroom, said they were willing to post Annette DeFusco's bail.

A hearing on whether to transfer the couple to Virginia to face charges there will be held this month.

And this one...

Copyright, The Times Mirror Company; Los Angeles Times 1989all Rights reserved)

Los Angeles Edition (Metro section)

Rancho Santa Fe Pair Arrested, Accused of Massive Bankruptcy Fraud

A couple who allegedly moved hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of furniture, wine, furs and other property from their Virginia home to a rented house in Rancho Santa Fe have been arrested on charges of attempting to defraud the bankruptcy court in Alexandria, Va.

Prosecutors said Thursday that David and Annette DeFusco, who have been living in the exclusive North County community since they fled Virginia last April, were being held in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego pending a bail hearing today.

They also face mail fraud charges in Texas in connection with their direct-mail solicitation business, which purportedly made false promises of expensive gifts such as automobiles and gold bullion to prospective buyers of time-share resorts.

Awakened by FBI

The high-living pair was arrested Wednesday morning by FBI agents, who awakened them and took them away in handcuffs, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. Cynthia Bashant. In California, the DeFuscos alternately have been using three last names, Brown, Hagen and Stone, Bashant said.

Annette DeFusco, 28, wept openly when she was taken into court Wednesday, Bashant said. U.S. Magistrate Irma Gonzalez ordered her and her 34-year-old husband held without bond until today's full detention hearing.

The DeFuscos have pleaded not guilty to the Texas charges and were free on $50,000 bond in that case, but were arrested on new charges filed Monday by federal prosecutors in Alexandria, who also obtained a search warrant for their home in Rancho Santa Fe, Bashant confirmed.

The new complaint charges that the DeFuscos illegally concealed expensive assets from the bankruptcy court in Alexandria and shipped them out of the state under assumed names.

Charged With Lying

The DeFuscos are also charged with lying to the bankruptcy court, Bashant said. They allegedly had told the court that they had never before filed for bankruptcy, when they had done so at least twice under different names and in different places, she said.

Prosecutors will seek permission from a magistrate in San Diego to remove the couple to Virginia to face the charges that they violated bankruptcy laws for personal gain, Bashant said. They also are under investigation for running a mail-solicitation scheme in the state of Washington, she said.

The couple were paid by companies that ran time-share resorts for each person who responded to a solicitation. Because the DeFuscos promised potential buyers expensive gifts, they were able to deliver a high volume of responses, prosecutors said.

The DeFuscos, who ran their direct-mail business from offices in Manassas Park, Va., filed for bankruptcy in 1987 and owe creditors $1.3 million, according to bankruptcy court filings. The Washington Post reported that the DeFuscos are indebted to almost 100 Washington-area merchants who supplied them with everything from the stationery they used in their mailings to the $102,000 Rolls-Royce automobile they drove between their Great Falls home and their Fauquier County farm. The figures are contained in their 13-volume filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Alexandria, the newspaper said.

Cars Valued at $257,000

Their cars alone were valued in 1987 at $257,500, according to bankruptcy affidavits, including one Mercedes-Benz registered to Annette with the Virginia license plate "EVIL ONE," the Post said. Despite the bankruptcy filing, they continued to spend lavishly, the newspaper said.

The newspaper quoted Henry E. Hudson, the U.S. attorney in Alexandria, as saying the DeFuscos masterminded "one of the most aggravated cases of bankruptcy fraud that I have ever seen."

On Wednesday, FBI agents seized dozens of expensive items from their house in Rancho Santa Fe, including a wine collection insured for $50,000, a coin collection, an Audi automobile, "lots of jewelry," at least 10 furs, leather furniture and marble bookcases, according to Bashant.

From Virginia

Most or all of the items were believed to be from the DeFuscos' Virginia home, she added.

Attempts to reach the DeFuscos' San Diego attorney, Michael Littman, were unsuccessful Thursday.

In the Texas case, which is scheduled for trial next month, more than 2,000 written consumer complaints have been collected by the prosecutor, who alleges that the DeFuscos' mailings promised recipients gifts such as BMWs and gold bullion but actually delivered dime-store products such as bathtub bubble machines.

The assets seized Wednesday could be used to pay off creditors in the bankruptcy, prosecutors said.

If anyone has any doubt about who and what these people are now, after all this, there is no hope.

11:44 AM  
Blogger DD said...

Investing in stocks, I had a few companies have CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS brought on them because they didn't follow the SEC rules correct. I NEVER joined in them because in was little matters and seemed like gold digging lawyers.

This is a WHOLE different thing. The people behind GXTC/VSTC is ALL about using the market to make BIG $$$$$ and screwing everyone in there path. I'm not looking at some type of Class action lawsuit. I'm looking at something MUCH DEEPER!!!

I was screwed in the 80's and I was young. It took 3 or 4 years to just get back to non-stressed life. I'm older, maybe not smarter, but this time I'm not laying down.

I want my LOST money back and I want THESE PEOPLE to GO TO JAIL for a LONG time. I"M PISSED PISSED PISSED and I not just walking away. Ivan and Mr Ed, hope you and your gang like knowing your days of freedom are numbered.

12:14 PM  
Blogger DD said...

Carl

Thanks for info, I have been using Firefox for this blog and will change to see if it fixes the problem on my laptop.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is David's brothers company, formerly known as Digital World Solutions. This is (supposedly) where David started his association with DirecTV and sattelite sales. There are similar postings on boards as to payment and ethic here too.

Professional Satellite & Communications
5590 Morehouse Dr
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 546-0579
Toll Free: 1-800-208-4778

Web site: http://www.2getdtv.com/

Other Aka's (all with same address)
Professional Satellite LLC (858) 200-3900
About Activation (559) 442-0164
Direct Satellite TV (925) 937-2457
Direct Satellite TV (916) 441-0882
Direct Satellite TV (559) 442-0164
Direct Satellite TV (209) 236-0180
Direct TV (530) 982-1100
Direct TV (209) 551-1172

Phone: 800-963-2905
Fax: 858-200-3946

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears as though the US Attorneys who prosecuted the scammers er...Hagens, Browns, DeFuscos in the 80's were right to be concerned--not only were they high flight risks but...they have now FLED. Losers don't even have the class to respond to those whom they have screwed. What's the old saying..."you can take the Hagen/Brown/DeFusco out of the trailer park but you cannot take the trailer park out of the Hagen/Brown/DeFusco?" Pieces of monkey poop should have legs broken and fingers removed.

3:36 PM  
Blogger DD said...

GREED killed a company that could of made it big. Being an investor, I'm always looking for something that has a chance to come to market and make it big. Gatelinx was on track to a product like that.

Of course, I didn't know anything about this original company till doing a TOO LATE research on it. I just came accross it this year looking for more companies that were on track like anothing Compnay I have stock in, Robo-server.

Yes "www.roboservercorp.com" has a product close to what Gatelinx was trying to do. Robo-Server is off the drawing board and is in a couple of spots being tested right now.

If someone else was behind the wheel driving Gatelinx, it would of had a good chance of making it. But the saying "once a theif, always a theif" showed to be true.

Thanks to EX-GTX and others here help to point this out.

Mr Ed may still have a chance, though Ed and the new gang is playing tricks just like the GTXC group.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like Ivan is shedding his SQL Minds skin and now appearing as Enterprise Software Solutions (www.entsoftsol.com). They are offering the same old products like Companion for Analysis Server and Companion for SQL Server. The most exciting news is his plan to exhibit at the SQL PASS Summit next week in Seattle. They'll be at Booth #522. Is anyone attending?

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Ivan clearly was in Orlando recently. Here's the proof. yes, SQL Minds has changed its name to Enterprise Software Solutions. Their web site is http://www.entsoftsol.com Some pictures from a recent SQL Server industry event clearly show Ivan Ivanov. Check the name badges on this large picture from the event: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timdmitchell/5723800084/sizes/o/in/photostream/

11:46 AM  

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