A pathetic idiot of them asked me on the official scammer.info email account to remove the thread.
His name is Jassi Shergill, his emails are email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
More about him: his mobile with WhatsApp: +91 9899386592
Address: DLF Phase 3, Gurgaon, 122002, Haryana (WHOIS record for bingoflights.com)
That's him by the way:
Their scam / fake websites:
- https://www.flightsbucket.com/ Flightsbucket
- https://www.bingoflights.com/ BingoFlights
- http://www.southandwestairline.com South and West Airline
- http://www.travelyankeys.com/ Travel Yankeys
So I analyzed the BingoFlights website. Once you search for a flight it will display a site called https://www.bingoflights.com/success.php
And that one, no matter which airports/names/contact number you put in the search and no matter what computer/IP address you're surfing it will always display the same Booking ID BOOK577259
So I checked the source code of the page and voilà, it's just a static text in h2 formatting:
Then I thought it's maybe a server-sided generated code but then I tried using different IPs / different computers and VMs and using different search queries but it always displays the same booking ID.
The website is poorly designed in general. Header and footer links to social media aren't working.
Speaking of social media, their Facebook page promotes on of their websites which is designed to mislead people into thinking that they're directly buying from a real airline:
The domain http://www.southandwestairline.com is one of theirs, currently not accessible (403 Forbidden) but the WHOIS data shows it's a GoDaddy domain and we all know what that means ;)
There's some more info on the registrar: a person called Charan Singh, his cousin according to Jassi Shergill. +18184289084, 19930 Roscoe Blvd, Winnetka, 91306 CA
The "office" address shown on BingoFlights.com is 19938 Roscoe Blvd, Winnetka, CA 91306 which is this appartment building, doesn't look really like an office:
The "office" address shown on Travelyankeys.com is 1930 Roscoe Blvd, Winnetka, CA 91306 shows an intersection in a residential area. No office in sight:
Then I also checked https://www.flightsbucket.com/ and tried to search a flight there but the search engine crashed:
This revealed in the error code that the flight search engine is by a website called https://dreamstravelinc.com/
They are also a travel agency which claims to have offices in the US, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and India. Very interesting locations. WHOIS records show them registered as Dreams Travel & Tours Inc. I don't know yet what exactly is their relation to BingoFlights. Checking their "US office" location on Google Maps again shows some weird place and no hint at all that there is any office.
--> They are definitely scam, don't book with them!