Tuesday, February 27, 2007

SQL MINDS SCAM... VSTC and Webcluster down?

Ivan Ivanov is clearly looking to separate himself from VSTC. (OR, is he being separated by Ed Ovsenik and Mark Brecher)

First, visiontechnologycorp.com (according to Ed) is gonna be "updated". I think he said "next week".. which is now a month ago.

Then... visiontechnologycorp.com goes down. The "under construction" splash page isn't one from VSTC (which if the web site really was under construction it would be) it's from Network Solutions. A parking page...

THEN, a simple "who is" search shows a dramatic change...

Registrant: Vision Technology Corporation 8024 Glenwood Avenue Suite 205 Raleigh, NC 27612 US
Administrative Contact, Technical Contact: Ovsenik, Ed
8024 Glenwood Avenue Suite 205 Raleigh, NC 27612 US 919.881.9883

ED OVESNIK IS THE TECHNICAL CONTACT? What happened to Ivan Ivanov, CTO? VSTC was originally registered (as documented here in this blog) through Ivan's "webcluster" companies (webcluster and Data Consulting Group). Now, the registration is "direct" to VSTC and ED.

Once again, Ivan is "out of the loop". First he's not mentioned in the advertorial.. now he's not even listed as the technical contact. But wait.. there's more...

Domain servers in listed order:

The old servers were the webcluser servers.. now they are generic "co-lo" servers. Man, what's happened to VSTC and Ivan's empire?

Event Date Action Pre-Action Server Post-Action Server
2007-02-26 Transfer Webcluster.com Worldnic.com

Ivan no longer talked about... his company's no longer being used. VSTC no announcements for, or support of, SQL Minds. Ed Ovsenik and Curtis Garth talking to the grand jury. Man oh man, Ivan Ivanov is in (as my grandmother on my fathers side used to say) a "mess o' trouble"

Hey Ed... gonna be a little difficult to launch the "updated" web site and all the "new" technology you talked about if Ivan and his merry band of Bulgarian's aren't gonna be doing any work.

WAIT.. there's more. WEBCLUSTER.com is down too

C:\Documents and Settings\ping webcluster.com

Pinging webcluster.com [] with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

VSTC IS A SCAM. SQL MINDS IS A SCAM. 3 people in jail already. The rest of them are soon to be there too.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

SQL MINDS SCAM, you can try and hide Ivan, but it won't work

Hey Ivan Ivanov, CTO of VSTC, President of Data Consulting Group (webcluster.com) and CEO of SQL Minds....You can try and change your IP address in an attempt to hide your "relaltionship" with VSTC. It won't work. (I gotta take the posters advice to stop posting all the things I find and know)

Previous post here showed the sqlminds.com and the www.visiontechnologycorp.com had the same IP and hosting... by Ivan's webcluster.com (Data Consulting Group) company.

Well, almost immediately after that gem was uncovered, Ivan moved his IP address.

C:\Documents and Settings\ >ping www.sqlminds.com

Pinging www.sqlminds.com [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=91ms TTL=117
Reply from bytes=32 time=91ms TTL=117
Reply from bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=117
Reply from bytes=32 time=89ms TTL=117

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 89ms, Maximum = 91ms, Average = 90ms

Hmmmm.. that's a new IP. When did Ivan change it? What was it before? A simple domain history search... and VOILA!

You can't hide Ivan. Look at the following updated registration for www.visiontechnologycorp.com.

Does it say VSTC as the registrant? NO
Does it say Ivan Ivanov and Data Consulting Group as the registrant? YES Which makes perfect sense for this scam to be so intertwined that they can't hide all the lies, and attempts at obfuscating the true standing, relationships and ownership.

The only good thing to see in this registration is another e-mail address for ole Ivan. Not a VSTC e-mail. NOOOOOO. Not a Data Consulting Group e-mail. NOOOOOO Not even an SQL Minds e-mail. IVAN IVANOV (CTO OF VSTC) IS USING A "hotmail" E-MAIL ADDRESS to try and ide who and what he (and the rest of these scammers) really are.

Registrant:Data Consulting Group, LLC.
12918 Winget Road Charlotte, NC 28278 US
Administrative Contact, Technical Contact: Ivanov, Ivan vantseto@hotmail.com
Data Consulting Group 9333 Forsyth Park Drive Suite I
704-737-5633 fax: 704-583-1555
Record expires on 12-Aug-2007.
Record created on 12-Aug-2006.
Database last updated on 31-Jan-2007 19:09:54 EST.
Domain servers in listed order:

IVAN you are GOING TO JAIL. Say hi to Howell Woltz when you get there. (nice to see Howell's lost weight, from 194lbs at the time of his arrest to 160lbs at the time of his PLEADING GUILTY) Ed Ovsenik, Mark Brecher, Curtis Garth... and, god willing, David and Annete Hagen, Keri Keenan and the others will be joining you.

SQL MINDS (sqlminds) IS A SCAM

Thursday, February 15, 2007

2 MORE GUILTY PLEAS. The end is near for SQL Minds and VSTC

Howell Woltz, Sterling mastermind, friend to David Hagen... and, as documented here (see the post "The smoking gun") involved in this scam from the Gatelinx days.. PLEADS GUILTY TO MONEY LAUNDERING


Vernice Woltz, his wife, also pleads GUILTY


Read into the plea agreement and notice this gem... (page 15, number 20) "Mr DH and Mrs AH were the beneficiaries..." Hmmmm.. who could that be? :-)

The net is closing in on David Hagen, and the rest of these scammers. That's right, you too Ivan Ivanov. You, Ed Ovsenik, Brecher, Curtis Garth and more are going to jail too. With these Woltz pleas, Judge Currin's plea (documented here with the naming of GTXC nee VSTC in Currin's plea agreement) it all starts to tighten up.

Read more about the scam that Howell Woltz engineered with his cronies in NC, Toronto and the Bahamas.


Additionally, a few random and additional things to post, and ponder

In the previous post we disected ole Ed's feeble attempt at a "pay for play" advertorial. Taking some perverse pleasure in zinging Ivan, I e-mail him...

from exgtx
to Ivan Ivanov


How come Ed didn't mention you as part of the management team? Man, the first PR in what? 4 months and all he talks about is himself, Brecher and the search for a CTO. You're on the board of VSTC aren't you? You think something is up? He sure talked about SQL Minds, but didn't mention you. They only own 49% right? Strange. Very strange.

Notice the note is sent to sqlminds.com

Here is Ivan's response

from Ivan Ivanov ivan@webcluster.com
to exgtx

I feel pity for you. You must be really hurt if after all these years, you are still wasting your time on this

Notice how the e-mail comes back not from SQL Minds, but from the domain of Data Consulting Group (the home base for Ivan's empire, and the "beta" and "testimonial" for SQL Minds) webcluster.com

oh Ivan. Let's just say I am still angry. And, maybe holding a grudge. But explain to me how that in any way condones your participation in this scam? I'm pissed, you're a future convict. I'm guessing the pity is misplaced. Care to comment?

Now documented, ad nauseum, here is all the interminglings of the Ivan Ivanov empire, and the questions surround what does Ivan (CTO of VSTC) actually do... So, I "ping" the domains. Interesting. Note the IP addresses are the same for Webcluster (aka Data Consulting Group) and VSTC

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\ ping www.webcluster.com

Pinging outside25.webcluster.com [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=83ms TTL=115
Reply from bytes=32 time=84ms TTL=115
Reply from bytes=32 time=82ms TTL=115
Reply from bytes=32 time=83ms TTL=115

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 82ms, Maximum = 84ms, Average = 83ms

C:\Documents and Settings\ping www.visiontechnologycorp.com

Pinging outside25.webcluster.com [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=81ms TTL=115
Reply from bytes=32 time=100ms TTL=115
Reply from bytes=32 time=86ms TTL=115
Reply from bytes=32 time=88ms TTL=115

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 81ms, Maximum = 100ms, Average = 88ms

Ivan's claims of pending advertising and editorial reviews have gone nowhere. Ed's claims of website updates, beta tests and new technologies have gone nowhere. A final thought and note to Ivan...

I don't care about you, personally or othewise Ivan. Let's review.

You can't in one comment say you're the CTO and all the good things you did for Gatelinx/GTXC/VSTC, then, in the next say you don't realy do anything more that tech support.

You can't say there are no synergies between SQL Minds and VSCT, then turn around and tell everyone you're working hard on VSTC products (even so far as to quantify the amount of work and the number of people)

You can't one minute say you're not part of the scam, then the next let yourself be an officer of the company and a board member (liable for what is said, printed and done by others under the name of VSTC) and then try and claim the german army defense of "I was only following orders".

Ivan, you're a naive pawn. You've been used and are continuing to be used. All the fraud, misrepresentations etc., even if you didn't actively participate in, are on your hands too. That's how the law works. Its called conspiracy. And you are neck deep in it.

Think back... Govalin, Heelstrike... both fake and PR's/announcements/claims used only for the purpose of stock maniuplation. Yadio, that was dirty from day one and the paper trail and mis-steps I documented prove it, VizualCom? comeon. You bought back technology that never was something "they" owned? etc. etc. etc., and now you're not even mentioned as CTO by Ed.

You're about to be indicted as a co-conspirator. I don't care about you, Gretchen and the entire US Attorney's office doesn't care about you. All anyone wants is Hagen. If there are casualties along the way because people are naive or just plain stupid, no one cares. We only want Hagen ... and now Ed of course.

You? You're nothing. So help yourself protect your family and what little chance you have left. Run to the US Attorney and cut a deal for giving up Ed and Hagen. It's the only way for you.

More to come. But with Woltz now in jail, for a long long time... and the noose tightening around Hagen, it's only a matter of time for Ed, Ivan and the boys.

VSTC and SQLMinds are SCAMS