Ipad Scam?... Please help

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JJ.Skalk, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. JJ.Skalk macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2011
    Hey everybody. I came across this website called Mobilelink55.com. The prices are rediculously cheap to be true. Not even refurbished Ipads are that much. Need other opinions other than mine, cause I think its a scam. Thnx :D
  2. neko girl macrumors 6502a

    neko girl

    Jan 20, 2011
    This is an image of the iPad from the site.

    You still have doubts whether it's a scam?
  3. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    ever hear the phrase ... if it sounds too good to be true?
  4. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Er, please help... Please help who? What? If you have ordered one, ROLMFAO!
  5. JJ.Skalk, Feb 12, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 12, 2011

    JJ.Skalk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2011
    haha exactly, even the iphone 4 pic is bogus

    Sry for the inconvience. I hate being a newbie as well lol. As for your question gryzor, no I did not buy one. Not that dumb, although I sound it lmfao

    Thanks Neco girl and Apple OC. I knew it didnt look right, Im just used to asking questions a lot no matter how dumb they might sound.
  6. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Funny how you show the only image that is not representative of the product, yet there are plenty of correct images in the actual product page.

    Just order one via credit card, and if it's a scan, the liability lies with the card company and not yourself.
  7. JJ.Skalk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2011
    Sounds good Gryzor. Makes sence.... Let the credit card companies deal with it if it doesnt come through.... I think Apple OC, and Neco girl are right though. It does sound too good to be true, and they do have a couple of bogus pics (as do a lot of legitimate webisites though)
  8. SidBala macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
  9. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    No, that's that OS X compatible Tablet Computer Apple's supposed to come out with...

    They have them? AWESOME!

  10. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    Dammit, now I want the iPod touchwheel on my keyboard. :rolleyes:
  11. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Dumb advice. Your credit card company has the legal obligation to forgive all but $50 of fraudulent purchases. Some companies forgive the entire price, but that is the credit card company's option.

    You know that these offers are not legitimate. Just how stupid do you have to be to sacrifice $50 just to prove it.
  12. Cha macrumors regular

    May 1, 2010
    I agree... it's not great advice. Also, depending on the bank, the money will not be returned to you until after the dispute is over which can take 90 days +. It'll probably be too much of a headache.
  13. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    what a dumb advice.

    you really recommend to give your creditcard number, expiry date and security code, your email address and your home/shipping address to a sketchy website?:rolleyes:
  14. deeddawg, Feb 12, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2011

    deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Seriously? why on earth would you need other opinions? Anyone with two firing neurons should realize that site is a scam site. No confirmation here needed.
  15. torbjoern macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2009
    The Black Lodge
    Here is an iPhone 4 from that site - only 320 $

    Attached Files:

  16. Nova69 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2007
    Of course it's a scam!

    Nobody in his right mind would sell a hot item costing $829 for $300. They could charge $700 and sell every one they have in short order. Something is seriously wrong here. Also, your credit card company protects you from unauthorized use of your credit card (purchases you did not make), not from making unwise purchases.
  17. neko girl macrumors 6502a

    neko girl

    Jan 20, 2011
    Wow, it's an iPhad :)
  18. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    So, let's see...

    The domain in question was only registered on Jan 31, 2011; yet the copyright at the bottom claims 2004-2011. The domain owner is based on Romania, and owns a LOT of domains. (Tellingly, a Google search for the registrants name and "domain registration" shows that he owns "allfiction.us" - how appropriate.)

    The address listed at the bottom of the web page is just a number and street, no city or state. The address does come up as valid in Englewood, NJ, though, for a warehouse for which there are no fewer than four businesses claimed to be based there. (Precise Dental Products, Sultan Healthcare, and Dale and Thomas Popcorn.)

    The OP for this thread only signed up with MR to post this thread.

    Yes, *VERY* scammy to me. Thanks for playing, bye.
  19. teleromeo macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
    I get the dutch version of the so called shop and in the very first lines of the site I get this message :

    Translated it says something like this :

    This is a demonstration site powered by CS-Cart shopping cart software.


    This is NO live shop. Therefor do not enter your credit card number when you perform a test order.
  20. Clackamas macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2011
    whois mobilelink55.com:

    registrant-firstname: Dan
    registrant-lastname: Suteu
    registrant-street1: Minerilor nr 3
    registrant-pcode: 515700
    registrant-state: AB
    registrant-city: Ocna Mures
    registrant-ccode: RO
    registrant-phone: +40.407238611669
    registrant-email: home2spaces@gmail.com

    RO = Romania... hmm.... You could write the owner of the web site and ask if it is a scam?
  21. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I would buy a phone that looks like that.
  22. tkingart macrumors 6502


    Apr 1, 2010
    West Coast
    It's a scam, and the OP is likely tied to it. The OP has 3 posts, all of which are the same (about this scam.)

    Best bet, report that website to the host, for a take down.
  23. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Wrong, at least over here in the UK where consumer law is actually there to protect the consumer. They are advertising iPad and iPhone etc., and the price is irrelevant. If they send through either counterfeit goods, or broken goods, you are covered under the distance selling rules for a start because the items are not as described. If you try to get a refund from them, and they refuse, or you got nothing sent to you at all, the card company is 100% liable for the loss. Fact.
  24. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you have to ask if the site is a scam, then it generally is. Your inside voice is raising some red flags, so in a sense why ask here.

    If the price is too good to be true, then it generally is
  25. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2010
    I think you're on to something.

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