Yes, I have also same problem Since that time he has become a victim of this problem and I have received a small and common answer in which he recognizes the problem and works on it, but nothing and my store HP Support still does not seem to be it. It's great and what makes me bother, my search was on the internet and found your very unwanted pre-client. HP Support
I think you've probably answered your own question: "I just don't understand why a [sic] honest person..."
The penultimate answer to nearly every question is "money" (and "power", which are usually synonymous.) The likely reason to impersonate a legitimate project with no intent to fork is to siphon off money from naive investors.
If you swept your old seed to a new seed without writing down your new seed, you can't recover them unless you know the seed. If you know your password for your new wallet(seed), you can unlock the wallet and send all the coins to a new address with a known seed. You can also click the Backup Wallet (or somethings similar) in the ui if you know the password to unlock your wallet to get the seed of the wallet.