Copycat Scam Alert: Fraudsters Impersonating SUSO Digital

SUSO 15 May 2024

More information on how fraudsters are copying elements of SUSO Digital’s branding and using lookalike domains to deceive individuals.

Author: Will Bagnall, CEO

We have unfortunately been made aware that fraudsters are copying elements of SUSO Digital’s branding and using lookalike domains to deceive individuals. 

These fraudulent websites are engaging in phishing scams and extortion attempts.

Who Are the Scammers & How Are They Operating?

The scammers have created several fake websites using the SUSO Digital name, brand and images of myself (Will Bagnall, CEO).

Here are a few site names we’ve come across and have successfully taken down by filing a complaint with the domain registrars, but please be aware of any others with similar domain names.

  • susodigital-ek.com
  • susodigital-uk.com
  • susodigital-hk.com
  • susodigital-rk.com
  • suso-hk.com
  • suso-uk.com

Note: we are not linking to them for safety purposes, but here are some screenshots of what these domains look like.

In addition to using these websites, the scammers have also been:

  • Using fake legal documents to showcase their “authenticity”
  • Asking individuals to set up an account on CashApp and paying $20 to start conversations about fake job opportunities at SUSO Digital
  • Using Telegram and WhatsApp to make contact with individuals (these are apps that SUSO Digital will never use to initiate conversations). 
  • Using imagery from our blog i.e. they have been using an image from this particular article.

Below are two of the known WhatsApp numbers being used:

  1. +1 (706) 909-8963
  2. +1 (620) 233-4335

And one of the Telegram numbers being used:

  1. +1 (251) 420-1088

How to Spot the Real SUSO Digital

  • Our official website domain is susodigital.com, if you are contacted from any other domain, it is NOT us.
  • SUSO Digital will never use apps like WhatsApp or Telegram to contact you. If we email you, it will be from a susodigital.com email address and include a signature that looks like the below.

What to Do If You Think You’ve Found a Copycat

If you feel that you’ve been contacted by someone impersonating SUSO Digital:

  1. Do not respond to their emails/messages – SUSO Digital will never use apps like WhatsApp or Telegram to contact you. If we email you, it will be from a susodigital.com email address.
  2. Contact SUSO Digital immediately – do not hesitate to contact us via this form. Our team will happily answer any questions you have to determine whether you’re dealing with this scam. 
  3. Notify the authorities – if you have given out personal information or have lost funds, contact your financial institution (credit card or bank) immediately to report your suspicions. 
  4. Report the scam – you can also report the scam on websites like BBB to help others who may also be contacted in a similar manner.

At SUSO Digital we are proud of our brand and reputation, and are determined to stop these scammers targeting our business and defrauding people around the world. Please be vigilant and don’t hesitate to reach out to us via the contact mechanisms on susodigital.com if you have any concerns.