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# 32091 12-Apr-2009 10:06
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Last week I received an email from Tracey Forward (her story is now also showing up on Computerworld). Here are her words:


I am writing to warn your readers about the latest internet scam.  There is a website called buymore.co.nz  that sells well known branded mobile phones for discount/sale prices.   


I ordered an Apple 8G 8GB IPhone for the reduced price of $599.40.  When it arrived a few days later I was surprised to see the shipping note in Chinese when it was a NZ website although this thought was quickly replaced with the excitement of my new phone.  However there was a significant part missing which made it impossible to insert a SIM card.  I sent the website dozens of emails without any response.  There is no physical address or phone numbers available on the website.


Because of the delay, I took the phone to an Authorised Apple repairer only to be told that the phone was a fake.  Because of this, they nor any other repairer would be legally allowed to attempt repair.


I am trying to channel my anger (towards myself and the situation) into preventing this from happening to anyone else.  I have informed the Police, Commerce Commission, Dept of Consumer Affairs, Consumer Institute, Chinese Embassy, Target and Fair Go.
 
I would be very grateful if you could publish this letter in order to prevent anyone else being stung for this enormous amount of money and disappointment.


 
Regards
 
Tracey Forward



Be warned folks...





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  # 206530 12-Apr-2009 10:42
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Who buys from a website with no contact details?!  Fair enough that this needs to be mentioned but seriously, if you're spending $600 online you're a bit of a twit if you don't do some background checking.

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  # 206532 12-Apr-2009 11:17
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gehenna: Who buys from a website with no contact details?!  Fair enough that this needs to be mentioned but seriously, if you're spending $600 online you're a bit of a twit if you don't do some background checking.


I've placed a comment on Mauricio's tandem blog here, and can't be bothered retyping it...Tongue out

The unfortunate truth is, many people are unaware that such checks should be done before parting with hard-earned dollars.

I see the site (which, to be honest, I'd never heard of before) is offering the phone for $189 at the moment.  Fortunately the site doesn't currently appear in a google search of iphone.

If they are publicly selling counterfeit goods, Apple should be all over them like a bad rash in a very short space of time.

 
 
 
 


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  # 206533 12-Apr-2009 11:24
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LOL, theres an 8gb Nokia N96 on there for ~$600 aswell.. I wonder if that one is fake haha. kinda strange though im not sure if u really see these kinda fakes sold so publically normally?



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  # 206538 12-Apr-2009 12:18
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yea i saw that; Adobe CS4 Master Collection for $600? thats only a saving of $2400!

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  # 206544 12-Apr-2009 12:51
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When all is said and done it's still a moronic move on anyone's part.  Wake up people!

 
 
 
 


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  # 206548 12-Apr-2009 13:37
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When all is said and done, they can always contact your credit card company and reverse the charges.

That's why you use your CC.  PayPal is just as easy.  In fact, the one time I've had to reverse a charge, simply the threat of a reverse charge through PayPal is enough to bring them around.

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  # 206553 12-Apr-2009 14:39
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Looking at the "company" is looks pretty iffy..

the domain is registered to buymore.ltd (And Buymore in any form I can search for on the companies website) doesn't exist.



You want a cheap pirated Rolex or Armani Watch!! then they have the deal for you!!! Yea right..

http://www.buymore.co.nz/search.php?search_query=watch&submit_search=Search

Let alone the maybe fake Disney Stuff.





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  # 206557 12-Apr-2009 15:18
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it's a definite scam alert! I want a bold, at $599.00 it's a steal! Would I buy from there? no. No contact details bet the domain registrar details are fake too, haven't honestly tried that number but I am sure it doesn't exist.

Edit: yes at $529.00 who can refuse

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  # 206558 12-Apr-2009 15:19
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LOL


Blackberry 7290 = $639
Blackberry 9000 = $529


WTF?!

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  # 206559 12-Apr-2009 15:25
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gehenna: LOL




Blackberry 7290 = $639

Blackberry 9000 = $529




WTF?!


Lol I didn't see that one, yes that 7290 for that price should sound alarm bells too!

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  # 206560 12-Apr-2009 15:29
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I have contacted their registrar to get their whois records updated with real details..

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  # 206572 12-Apr-2009 18:05
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"BuyMore is an New Zealand company partnering with top brand mobile phones and other digital product Manufactory. We work with the factories to market and sell the newest digital items and provide you with a no hassle way to get the items you want."


They must be genuine suppliers because they are partnered with "digital product Manufactory".Laughing

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Here is the guys Bank Details which I got by ordering something and then cancelling..


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TANG

BANK: kiwi BANK , NEW ZEALAND
ACCOUNT NO: 38-9008-0265012-00
Name: Tang
SWIFT Code: CITINZ2X

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