MacFanaticShop is a fraud! Website to prove.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by svenr, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. svenr macrumors regular

    May 6, 2003
    Hi all,

    some questions have come up here and there recently about MacFanaticShop.

    Stay away from it! It is nothing but the latest incarnation of a fraud that has been going on for a long time. To prove that I put together a website. Please visit:

    If you have anything to contribute, please post to the MacRumors forum thread that the site is mainly based on. Spread the word and warn potential Mac shoppers!

    PS: the original thread should be made a sticky and have its name changed to the current incarnation!
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    You've done an excellent job of summarizing the offenses of Mac Whiz/MacFanaticShop!

    I would recommend that this thread - or rather, your initial post with the website, as the other comments aren't necessary - be sticky. Making the original thread(s) sticky would require too much reading on the part of many people. Your summary is by far better.
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    excellent summary. thanks for putting it together.

    you may want to mention on your website that at least three posts were made at MR on the original thread that are sympathetic to the entire scam operations: post #18 by jamekurtis, #203/212 by lawmanca and #219/224 by wwjdsong.

    one of the admins mentions that that IP address of jamekurtis is not near the business address of the scamming sites. (post #63 by rower_CPU.)

    the founder of MR also provides further info on others elsewhere being sympathetic to the entire scam operations. (post #70 by arn.)
  4. keysersoze macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    NICE JOB putting that together. Nice Nice job.
  5. GroverDoc macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2004

    This is a fantastic job of summarizing this scam.
    Everyone shopping for a mac should know about this.
    Based on this scam's history, lets all keep a look out for the next incarnation.

    Very well done, svenr.
  6. w00tmaster macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2004
    Interesting to note

    Thanks for the info, I almost bought a 20" display off them, always found it to be a bit fishy that you couldn't submit credit card info to them online..
    But is interesting that even though they are fraudelent, they pretend to be sold out of the low end eMac. Why, I have no idea...
  7. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    it's easy, they want to scam the most amount of money as possible. it's far more effective to advertise a high end model at a discount because you still have higher "profit" than offering similar "deals" on lower end machines.

    i rarely wish anyone ill, but i hope this guy gets busted so hard into a living hell.
  8. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Great job, and a great service to the Mac community. Thanks for the hard work. As usual, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is...
  9. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    CAn a mod make that link a sticky so people visiting this site will be informed?
  10. svenr thread starter macrumors regular

    May 6, 2003
    Thanks for all the praise, guys! I just really wanna see this guy go to jail. Hope it makes the rounds and someone at the FBI or so finally gets their act togther and starts DOING something. Help spread the word!

    I wrote to MacRumors, asking to make this a Sticky, too. (there's a Contact Us link at the bottom of every page) But it seems they're either not reading their mail or they don't care...

    Thanks for the suggestion with the shills, jxyama. I was thinking about that; I may put it in when I update the site with some news if anything happens.
  11. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Cape Breton Island
    eMac's not available

    Well there might be some truth to the eMac's not being in stock, you see I am getting an eMac for school next year, and my dad knows a developper who is also a reseller. Anyway, he says he can't order iMacs (we know that) OR eMacs. Can anyone else verify this?
  12. jemeinc macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2004
    South Jersey

    Well, the point that was being made was since this guy's a fraud, & has no actual computers to sell, it seemed odd that he would label the eMac "out of stock"... He has no "stock"...
  13. upperblue79 macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2004
    Little Rock, AR
    they act like they are out of everything below like $700, all accessories are sold out, airport, ipod, etc...
  14. mistral macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2004
    mac fanatic

    I hope there is a way to bring these guy's down because I have been framed as well. I would like to know what kind of steps are taken and what would be the best thing to do, if you have been framed

    thanks there!

    :mad: :mad:
  15. keysersoze macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Read This

    Here's the saga of Macwhiz aka Macfanaticshop. Please read it and get up to speed. At the end of it you might have a better idea of who to contact, based on where you live, how you paid, etc. Good luck.

    Also, the website in the original post is a SUPERB compilation of the scam at hand. Hats off to the creator.

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