I know these websites are fake, but what do they actually send you?

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    http://bestodeal.com/us-productinfo.asp?id=2201
     
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    Maybe they don't send anything. Or maybe they send a model of the phone.
     
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    India is a long way off if something goes wrong.

    I would NEVER!:rolleyes:
     
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    Probably a fake one!
     
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    the fact that you assume they send you anything at all is saddening.
     
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    Just chatted with their CS rep

    Welcome!
    If you have any opinion or suggestion to our product or service, please feel free to contact us online at any moment! We will give you a detailed answer.
    Julia 11:09:10
    Hello, Can I help you?
    I 11:09:26
    How much for 1
    Julia 11:09:39
    hi
    Julia 11:09:39
    what do you want to buy
    I 11:09:49
    iPhone 5
    Julia 11:10:12
    total is shipping charge 40 USD + member price 351 USD = 391 USD
    I 11:10:56
    Why so cheap in US price 700 USD
    Julia 11:11:22
    We buy goods directly from the manufacturers,and we have set up good cooperation relationship,thus all of our goods are at a very low price.
    I 11:11:57
    You buy directly from apple company?
    Julia 11:12:40
    yes
     
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    Just like those adorable puppies you're promised if you send £700 via Western Money Order.

    The puppies do not exist!
     
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    Wire transfer = no no. If it was paypal I would trust it slightly more since you could dispute the charges.
     
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    Wow, I spoke with a CS rep from a different website which was selling iPhones for cheap and the CS was also Julia and gave the same responses. Looks like they have a network of scam sites :rolleyes:
     
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    Why do people even bother with sites like that?
    They like to get scammed?
    Or you really think you can get a brand new i5 for half of the price they are sold everywhere else?
    Use you brain....
     
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    Haha!!
     
  14. AlexBass, Oct 29, 2012
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    They will send you a box of rocks, if anything at all. But there are always foolish people in the world to allow these scammers make money.
     
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    Love the picture of the fake iphone. First mistake, white box with the black phone. Second mistake, grey back. 3rd mistake, removable battery cover on back. 4th mistake, too wide. 5th mistake camera and flash in wrong place. 6th mistake, screen cleaning cloth over box so you really cant see name on box. So yea, it looks legit to me!
     
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    Exactly! Anyone with half a brain can tell that's not even an iPhone 5, but a badly photoshopped knockoff that doesn't even look anything like the real thing. Wonder how many people still fell for it?
     
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    I prefer to believe that Julia is highly industrious. ;)
     
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    Lol you cant Verify the Verisign logo even tho it says to click, no SSL Security misspelled words all over the place, Wrong specs on every product
     
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    I hear a similar iPod shop, they actually send u a working Chinese copy, made out of cheap plastic of course and it doesn't run IOS but some funky software.

    One of u guy do it just for kinks? ;)
     
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    If it's too good to be true it usually is.

    Being the exception to these rules is a rarity.
     
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    Subscriptions and so forth.
     
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    Ok, it's an old topic, but there are still plenty of scam sites out there.

    Fist, you NOT safe with paypal. See, the scammer can send you something, even an empty box. As long as they have an online track record you will NOT get your money back.

    But this is not how it usually works. Normal is:

    1. You buy product X and pay, usually Western Union or Wire Transfer.

    2. After a few days you get an email about a 'Problem', usually stuck in customs, or model suddenly sold out, but a more expensive model is there for just $ X more. Soooo sorry, can't do refunds.

    3. After you paid there is still a slight other problem, but $x can fix that....

    That goes on till you get suspicious.
     

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