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Master Geek

  #146175 10-Jul-2008 15:58
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Call this number if you don't recieve anything today - 0210692818 - and keep trying until you get an answer.
I called all afternoon yesterday until they turned the phone off and then the same this morning - i finally got an answer this afternoon.

oooo, did they have anything to say, or did they hang up on you?

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  #146178 10-Jul-2008 16:09
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Call this number if you don't recieve anything today - 0210692818 - and keep trying until you get an answer.
I called all afternoon yesterday until they turned the phone off and then the same this morning - i finally got an answer this afternoon.

oooo, did they have anything to say, or did they hang up on you?

Oh dear,

A google search of that number brings up (excuse the pun) this.... - 28k


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Master Geek

  #146192 10-Jul-2008 16:23
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okay, I googled that number and got...

If you translate the second hit you get the below ( Posted: 2008-02-09 04:59)

Business opportunities

Do not have money, do not have to store, as long as the basic standard of English and a computer can be, more than 800 weeks into. 
Or txt to 0210692818 

looks like the translator lost the last bit, but it's worrying. Still we have a name now.

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  #146229 10-Jul-2008 17:05
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It just keeps getting worse. Cant believe i was stupid enough to send them money!

At least though i only lost less than one month of a vodafone iphone plan!! (thought i'd better try to keep it on topic...)

Anyway, the conditions page seems to be taken almost verbatim from here:

Here is some more information - let me know where it leads you Kinetic

Your order #184 history

Your order has been placed successfully, and will be shipped as soon as payment is received.

Please note that you have selected to pay by bank wire. Please send your wire to :

ANZ Bank Mt Roskill,Auckland,New Zealand
ACCOUNT NO:01-0183-0207521-00
(pls put the order number AND your name as reference when you deposit the payment)

IBAN : an-zb-nz22

You can review this order and download your invoice from the "Order history" section of your account by clicking "My account" on our Website.

Thank you for shopping at i-Store.
i-Store powered

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#146246 10-Jul-2008 17:21
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Sorry to keep on posting, but the domain information for the site (which has now been taken down, but accessibile from google cache) is as follows. guess it worth trying to get in touch with these guys as well...

query_datetime: 2008-07-10T17:17:27+12:00
query_status: 200 Active
domain_dateregistered: 2008-02-26T09:10:42+13:00
domain_datebilleduntil: 2008-07-26T09:10:42+12:00
domain_datelastmodified: 2008-06-26T23:30:32+12:00
domain_delegaterequested: yes
registrar_name: WorldNet Ltd
registrar_address1: P.O.Box 8591 Symonds St
registrar_city: Auckland
registrar_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrar_phone: +64 9 3099004
registrar_fax: +64 9 3099811
registrant_contact_name: Defu Huang
registrant_contact_address1: 3 Catton Cres
registrant_contact_address2: Mt Roskill
registrant_contact_city: Auckland
registrant_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrant_contact_phone: +64 9 6262628
registrant_contact_fax: +64 9 6262628

[EDIT] When i called the number above it was answered by a boy, who said that Defu didn't live there. Couldn't really get anything else from him.

It is obviously all a big scam. If you search for Defu Huang you get this:

Which links to 

While the email address for the i-store domain is brandszoon [at]

Guess it's down to Rodney Wayne to spend more money for what will be a real ghd...

Lesson learnt!

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Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #146273 10-Jul-2008 18:04
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Do the NZ Police Electronic Crimes Department share information with the Asian Crime Unit? Laughing


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Master Geek

  #146274 10-Jul-2008 18:05
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take it to fair go! this has good story written all over it!

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Ultimate Geek

  #146275 10-Jul-2008 18:07
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Hi All

Has anybody contacted the Mt Roskill ANZ bank?

Can they not do anything about this?

Cheers Paul

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  #146587 11-Jul-2008 09:01
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The saga continues.

After emailing again yesterday, and saying the police would be involved if i didnt get an immediate reply - i got one last night.

From the link (if its correct) it appears it is coming from another country!! I am sure that IF anything ever arrives, it will not be genuine!

From: []
Sent: Thursday, 10 July 2008 22:44
To: A
Subject: Re: FW: [i-Store] Shipping

Hi there

    The GHD straighter has been sent couple days ago.The tracking number is EA934497133CN   ,pls check them on web .Thank for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.
    If you have any further questions or if I can be of any further help please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Best regards

      i-store Support

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#146623 11-Jul-2008 10:40
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DONT buy from My wife bought a GHD straightener from them which was totally dodgy. It was sold as new, unopened, unused and genuine. It was none of those things. The box arrived with no security seals and was a bit tattered, the instruction DVD was 'missing', the product could NOT be registered online (a fake verification code on the product) and is not genuine. Worse, the product has obviously been used! The casing has burn marks on it!! It looks like the ceramic straightening plates have been removed and replaced. A double whammy fruadster. USED and FAKE product pawned off as NEW and GENUINE. We couldn't find anything on the company either before buying and took a shot at saving $150.  They've gone to a lot of effort with this site. You receive all the usual order received/dispatched emails etc. My wife even spoke to the guy on the phone. Thank god we used a direct bank deposit and not a credit card. Geekzoners be warned!

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Wannabe Geek

#146631 11-Jul-2008 10:51
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I have also bought a GHD from this site, as has my flatmate. STUPID STUPID STUPID definite lesson learnt!
But my flatmate has called the bank and they said there is a chance of recovering funds if you were to go to Police as we have account details, I have an 'invoice'.
I am in the same boat... got a lot of emails prior to purchase answering my questions... but have had none since. I emailed this morning about involving police if i didn't hear back, and then read the post above (thanks for putting that up!), so hopefully ours might get posted from wherever it is they are coming from...? It all seems so obvious now!

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  #146635 11-Jul-2008 11:07
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We received our used, fake straightener from this morning. i'm just venting now:) Thought there was something odd about their 10 day delivery times. funny thing is though, I switched it on and it heated up really fast, just like a genuine GHD. I even suspect it might be a repaired product. As mentioned, there are signs the ceramic plates have been replaced, which makes no sense. Perhaps it is a genuine USED product that has been registered before and that's why the online registration won't recognise it??? Whatever it is, it's SH*T compared to what they promised it would be.

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Uber Geek
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  #146637 11-Jul-2008 11:11
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I wonder what their iPhones are like Surprised

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Wannabe Geek

  #146644 11-Jul-2008 11:16
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just out of interest 'StevieB'... When did you order the GHD?

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