Ipad Scam?... Please help

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  1. JJ.Skalk macrumors newbie

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    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

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    This is an image of the iPad from the site.
    [​IMG]

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

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    ever hear the phrase ... if it sounds too good to be true?
     
  4. Gryzor macrumors 6502

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    Er, please help... Please help who? What? If you have ordered one, ROLMFAO!
     
  5. JJ.Skalk, Feb 12, 2011
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    JJ.Skalk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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 6502

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    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

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    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)
     
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    No, that's that OS X compatible Tablet Computer Apple's supposed to come out with...

    They have them? AWESOME!

    :)
     
  10. Sydde macrumors 68020

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

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    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

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    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

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    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
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    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

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    Here is an iPhone 4 from that site - only 320 $
     

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  16. Nova69 macrumors member

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    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

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    Wow, it's an iPhad :)
     
  18. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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 603

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    I would buy a phone that looks like that.
     
  22. tkingart macrumors 6502

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    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 6502

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    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

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    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

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    I think you're on to something.
     

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