Fraud?

bearbo

macrumors 68000
Jul 20, 2006
1,858
0
From the FAQ,

Q) What is your payment method?

A) Western Union wire transfer (Additional information on how to make the payment will be emailed attached to the invoice).

that says it all...
 

prodigiousfool

macrumors newbie
Aug 9, 2006
17
0
25401
bad memories

I ran into scores of sites like these when the first canon digital rebels' came out. All of them sold the "grey market" cameras which i loved becuase retail was $1000, and they were offering them for $650.

After weeks of fighting with them, telling them i didn't want the add on lenses or extra batteries or chargers i finally placed an order and they never shipped. Luckily they never charged my card and i just canceled the order, but from that point on i didn't even bother looking though sites like those. Wasn't worth my time or effort, and typically i simply never got any products at the end anyway.

Just my 2 cents
 

garfield2002

macrumors regular
Oct 31, 2003
120
0
This is just a horrific example of a scam. :mad: These prices are rediculous!!!

This line from their FAQ gets me:

Q) Can I request a product that's not on your site!?

A) YES! We will be very prompt with answers.

In addition I just googled the address in the contact section:

937 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

It appears to be for an EB Games store front (Electronics Boutique, reputable chain US retailer for those who are international) in Richmond VA. It's sad to think what kind of threats the store is receiving from scam victims.
 

Sun Baked

macrumors G5
May 19, 2002
14,874
57
garfield2002 said:
This is just a horrific example of a scam. :mad: These prices are rediculous!!!
It is not a scam, it is a money making scheme. :p

And I can take payment on any product for a bigger discount, and I WILL deliver you a box.

And the box will be full of shattered dreams. ;)

Of course, if I get too many orders I will have to resort to standard postcards to cut down on postage costs.
 

WildCowboy

Administrator/Editor
Staff member
Jan 20, 2005
17,243
1,139
garfield2002 said:
In addition I just googled the address in the contact section:

937 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
I know where this is...it's RAMZ Hall, a new dorm at Virginia Commonwealth University. There's retail along the street, and EB Games is one of those shops. Somehow I doubt they're responsible for this scam site...
 

garfield2002

macrumors regular
Oct 31, 2003
120
0
WildCowboy said:
I know where this is...it's RAMZ Hall, a new dorm at Virginia Commonwealth University. There's retail along the street, and EB Games is one of those shops. Somehow I doubt they're responsible for this scam site...
That's kind of cool that you know where this is. I'm am also quite sure that they are not responsible for the website. It seems like who ever these people are, they just stole a random address to give an impression of authenticity to their scam. I'd bet that the Europe address and probably the phone number are fake as well. :)
 

WildCowboy

Administrator/Editor
Staff member
Jan 20, 2005
17,243
1,139
garfield2002 said:
That's kind of cool that you know where this is. I'm am also quite sure that they are not responsible for the website. It seems like who ever these people are, they just stole a random address to give an impression of authenticity to their scam. I'd bet that the Europe address and probably the phone number are fake as well. :)
An interesting sidelight on that dorm (that really has nothing to do with the scam site...sorry for threadjacking). While it was under construction several years ago, someone threw a cigarette butt down a debris chute, starting a fire that destroyed the building and damaged 30 other nearby buildings, causing many millions of dollars in damage. But the developers recovered and ended up with a very nice project...