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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by abinavcs, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. abinavcs

    abinavcs Active Member
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    Hi guys,

    I was browsing for dealer for DHD and came across this site:

    BUY2GET1:Apple iPhone 4G 32GB - $250,HTC Desire HD-$260 and : Sculpture forum

    There are couple more forums where he has posted the topic and if you google this, it shows you many forums with the same post.

    The person has a skype account and I chatted with him.

    Asked him "How is the phones so cheap at your site?" and he replied "Coz its a xmas sale and year end sale".

    The person is based in UK and gave all the bank details for wiring the money and Western union details.

    Min order is 2 phones of any models, as long as there is two pieces.

    Can some one in UK or anyone verify if this person is fake or true.

    I feel its kinda a scam.

    Correct me if I am wrong.
     

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  2. Handy_man

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    That is equivalent to about
     
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  3. angelahp

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    It's a scam.

    There is one sentence in there that completely gives them away,
    i don't want to say which one it is as they might edit their postings.

    If it's too good to be true then it usually is.

    Angie
     
  4. K24A3

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    You get what you pay for.

    Its probably a fake, or a refurbished second hand phone, or they will run away with your money.

    Plus there is no Nokia N98, yet it is listed there.
     
  5. big_mike

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    the language is awful its prob based in Nigeria!

    if he is based in the Uk why post in $$? i never would (im in the uk)

    ask for the address of the warehouse ;-) bet you dont get it.
     
  6. punk_19

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    i'd say if u get urs after wirin d guy d money... i wd buy 10 from him n sell it out with profit :D

    jus 4get abt dis deal bro... it is surely a rip off....
     
  7. abinavcs

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    Well, I chatted on skype with the person and asked him for details for wiring.
    This is what was provided:

    BANK NAME: BARCLAYS BANK PLC
    ACCOUNT NAME: LLOYD WILLIAM ALLAN
    ACCOUNT NO: 40707104
    IBAN: GB17BARC20673740707104
    SWIFT: BARCGB22
    SORTCODE: 20-67-37
    BANK ADDRESS: 1 CHURCH STREET, TOWN CENTRE, PETERBOROUGH, PE1 1XE, ENGLAND

    But the person kept insisting for a Western Union transaction.

    @punk_19: no way bro. I ain't gonna order from here. Clearly could make out its a scam and the way the guy is hurrying me to pay up. I wanted to post this and make everyone aware of this and prevent people from getting cheated. I am going to get mine from the expansys bro. Heard you got one. Congrats bro.
     
  8. K24A3

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    Use your Credit Card or Paypal so you are protected.

    I've heard bad things about direct transfers, mostly using Western Union.
     
  9. Haikuguy

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    listen, I was browsing for the DHD the other day too and I saw the same prices listed in the same format and everything, but different website !
    This guy must run a few websites.

    I had a friend who knows his stuff trying to track the owner of the website and it was all blocked.

    Anyway, it reeks of a scam big time.


    and trust me, I'm salivating over the DHD here in Canada, and dying to get one in a decent price.
     
  10. john_g

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  11. Brewster0101

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    Isn't Paypal is only protected if the funds can be retrieved from the other persons account. I've heard many people not able to get money back as the seller has closed their account.

    Either way, sounds like a complete Scam. Western Union is used all the time by scammers.
     
  12. big_mike

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    scam once again.....
     
  13. K24A3

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    Not sure about that. I think you are protected if you specify your credit card in Paypal, rather than specifying a Debit Card. That way you can go through your Credit Card provider to get your money back no matter what.
     
  14. RussWWFC

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    email hi and say you have cash ready and waiting, and you can pick up tonight!
     
  15. Nigredo

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    You cannot track your money and you cannot file a complain or whatever after the transaction is made! That's why most frauds prefer Western Union!
     
  16. john_g

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    And I've heard of another follow-on scam: they ask you to email them a copy of your Western Union form to prove you've paid, and they can then often get enough personal info about you from the form to get access to your finances.
     
  17. MrPloppy

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    This is obviously a scam, and I would steer clear.

    But there is a chance this is genuine. I'm actually UK based, so if you like, I can go to Peterborough (it's not far), and give him cash for it. Then I can send the phone out to you!

    Of course, you'll have to send me the money first. Cheque will do, payable to

    "Cause Against Stupid Hackers", or "C.A.S.H" for short.

    PM me if you want me to do that.

    :)D Think that will work?! <evil cackle> :D;))
     
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  18. abinavcs

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    HA HA HA HA HA HA.

    Thanks for the offer.

    Will keep in mind.

    :D:):):):):):)
     
  19. Mello21century

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    I contacted the same guy from another website as I'm from kuwait and the website I'm talking about is in arabic as it's my language
    ?????? - ??????? ????? ?????? ???? ?????? ????? ????? ??????? - ?????? - ?????? - ????? ? ?????????? - ?????? ????????
    but his post was in english

    his offer was iphone 4G 32gb brand new usa made unlocked for only 400$

    I asked him these questions

    [FONT=tahoma,sans-serif]
    Will you deliver it to Kuwait address including this price?
    Is it original Iphone or Chinese phone?[/FONT]

    Should I have to pay online or I can pay when delivering?
    What is the insurance I got to protect me if this is a fraud sale?


    and that was his answers =< in the next post
    sorry abinavcs I'll put his email in a next post as it is big


    I' was going to send him the money but I decided to google for his info and I found this post so can anyone help us here if this man is fake or not
    but I'm 85% sure that he is fake

    He sent me a
    METROPOLITAN DELIVERY paper
    I see the paper he sent me and as I'm a graphic and web designer I noticed the color of the logos and quality and doubt the truth of this paper

    ooh one last thing he called me using internet or voip program that I get an unknown called id and when I was talking to him I noticed his english is so bad that I can't understand and I hears some chickens around him

    I really think he is from asia or turkey or whatever

     
  20. Mello21century

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    His answers


    photo in attachment
     

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  21. john_g

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    1. There is a company of that name, at that address and with that registration number listed at Companies House, so the company does officially exist. Not that that means it's honest of course! Nor that the person you spoke with is, or has ever been, based in the UK.

    2. The company was incorporated on 27/11/2009.

    3. All of the UPS shipping numbers are over a year old and are dated before the incorporation of the company. Also, several show ground delivery to USA addresses rather than international delivery. The tracking info doesn't show what was shipped - the numbers could be tracking numbers for party balloon deliveries for all we know.

    4. The Metropolitan Police would never put their name to this kind of "I'm honest, honest I am" home-made certificate. And saying Metropolitan Police London is rather like calling the Thames the Thames River London in that there is only one Metropolitan Police and I've never heard them add their location to this. Not that it even says "Metropolitan Police London", it says "Metropolitan Police Lon...".
     
  22. big_mike

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    i like how he CONSTANTLY re-assure's you that its all save and secure when he actually means safe!!!

    idiot.
     
  23. anandv76

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    the sentences in the document are appalling in terms of english language, grammar, punctuations etc. and i would have expected the Metropolitan Police to have better grasp on the language, ehh?
     
  24. drhunter

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    I've never heard of a police force allowing their name to be used as a guarantee that a business is reputable and the overall layout of the certificate is suspect, as is the language used in the email.

    "If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands." Douglas Adams - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
     

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