Kontacto and Translife


November 8, 2019

During our investigation of the application “Kontacto”, we reviewed two versions of the mobile app.

android:versionCode="518" android:versionName="1.0.518.0"
android:versionCode="510" android:versionName="1.0.510.0"

Both versions included a reference to the domain “kontactows.co

Line 253 of file kontacto/wdgen/GWDPKontacto.java:
WDWSManager.declarerWebService("wsKontacto", "http://kontactows.co/WSKONTACTO_WEB/awws/wsKontacto.awws?wsdl");

The application lacks any traces to its author, no (C) Copyright messages, e-mail or other form of contact details can be found in the App. But searching in the whois service of the domain registrar “Go Daddy” we found.

Contact details of the domain name kontactows.co point to “Jhonny Castaño Munoz” that works with the company Trans Life SAS (NIT: 900244336 – 1) that in the past delivered the Census software “Sondeox” (2017) to the department of Risaralda, Colombia.

The company has a website “under construction” for the past two years translife.com.co

Temporary page of TRANS LIFE.

Who is behind translife.com.co?

Domain historical registration points to Ismael Ernesto Robayo

Domain Name:                                 TRANSLIFE.COM.CO
Domain ID:                                   D53721791-CO
Sponsoring Registrar:                        PDR LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID:                303
Registrar URL (registration services):       www.PublicDomainRegistry.com
Domain Status:                               clientTransferProhibited
Variant:                                     TRANSLIFE.COM.CO
Registrant ID:                               DI_33545042
Registrant Name:                             Ismael Ernesto Robayo Gutirrez
Registrant Organization:                     Trans Life Ltda.
Registrant Address1:                         cra. 68B Nro. 96-70 int. 6 apto. 802
Registrant City:                             bogota
Registrant State/Province:                   cundinamarca
Registrant Postal Code:                      11130
Registrant Country:                          Colombia
Registrant Country Code:                     CO
Registrant Phone Number:                     +57.3015075139
Registrant Email:                            isma_robayo@hotmail.com
Administrative Contact ID:                   DI_33545042
Administrative Contact Name:                 Ismael Ernesto Robayo Gutirrez
Administrative Contact Organization:         Trans Life Ltda.
Administrative Contact Address1:             cra. 68B Nro. 96-70 int. 6 apto. 802
Administrative Contact City:                 bogota
Administrative Contact State/Province:       cundinamarca
Administrative Contact Postal Code:          11130
Administrative Contact Country:              Colombia
Administrative Contact Country Code:         CO
Administrative Contact Phone Number:         +57.3015075139
Administrative Contact Email:                isma_robayo@hotmail.com

Legal registration matches domain registration

We obtained a copy of the registration information of Trans Life Ltda and we verified that the legal representatives are Ismael Ernesto Robayo and Ismael Ernesto Robayo

REPRESENTACION LEGAL: LA ADMINISTRACIÓN Y REPRESENTACION LEGAL DE LA SOCIEDAD ESTA EN CABEZA DEL REPRESENTANTE LEGAL, QUIEN TENDRA UN SUPLENTE QUE PODRA REEMPLAZARLO EN SUS FALTAS ABSOLUTAS, TEMPORALES Y ACCIDENTALES.     
                      ** NOMBRAMIENTOS ** 
 QUE  POR  ACTA  NO.  12  DE ASAMBLEA DE ACCIONISTAS DEL 27 DE JULIO DE 2016,  INSCRITA  EL  16  DE AGOSTO DE 2016 BAJO EL NUMERO 02131953 DEL LIBRO IX, FUE (RON) NOMBRADO (S):       
- IDENTIFICACION REPRESENTANTE LEGAL   CASTAÑO MUÑOZ JHONNY                       - REPRESENTANTE LEGAL SUPLENTE   ROBAYO GUTIERREZ ISMAEL ERNESTO

Phone numbers registered as Trans Life S.A.S.

Is “Johnny” the developer of Kontacto?

A video of a campaign event from “Mas Cambio” shows “Johnny Castaño” activating users and providing support to Kontacto members of the team (EQUIPO)

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Where is Trans Life office?

According to the domain details, Trans Life might be located in the address

Cra. 6 # 19-34 Of. 207 (Pereira)

A Google Street Map of the office shows Office 207 just above the bakery “La Viña”

In order to confirm the information coming from the whois service, we visited the Trans Life address and confirmed that their office is in Office 207 but there is no signs in the front door of the company name/logo and the company name is not known by the ground floor receptionist.

Johnny at Trans Life office