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Internet scams!
« on: 14.05. 2014 12:51 »
Hi guys,

A new internet scam has popped up here where a person is selling a bike for a great price, but wants you to pay through "google wallet."  The scam is that google wallet will hold the money until the bike is shipped to you and you accept it.  In reality, the money is not held and you get no bike!  I almost fell for it on a Craigslist 1958 A10 and thank God I researched this as a potential scam before I bought it.  Another clue is that they won't give you a phone number, just deal via the internet.
Anyway, forewarned is forearmed,

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Re: Internet scams!
« Reply #1 on: 14.05. 2014 13:06 »
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Yes they're getting cleverer as well, it's a dirty world out there at times.

Still a lot of good going on though, just come over the TV the guy with cancer that raised 3 million for charity has passed away, extra shame when someone so young - RIP

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Re: Internet scams!
« Reply #2 on: 14.05. 2014 13:15 »
Good move to spot it! This is big business afaik. Using website names like google-payment.com, security-dhl.com, tnt.safe-payments.com etc, and copying legitimate websites. Makes me wonder how it's even possible to register \ host such names \ websites, without anyone checking anything in the process. Strange, and destructive.

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« Reply #3 on: 14.05. 2014 13:31 »
Joe ,well put ,you've got to watch everything ,in the UK I bank online with NATWEST,  one of our bigger banking groups ( read robbers wearing ties ) went online and by mistake missed my usual login address point used another which was so similar it was unbelevable ,after the usual first steps it asked for an account number which isn't normal ,looked very closly and realised it wasn't a natwest site at all but a scam ,I notified the security people at the bank who said it was a very common occurance! so guys I'll add my own warning watch everything and if it don't look right get off the site and report it . I now only buy from companies I know or by paypal  probably someone will now say thats not safe either!
Bill ,had seen reports on that boy , very courageous fellow who wanted just to raise about £30k and do some things on his " bucket list " as you say he touched a nerve with lots of people and raised an enormous amount of cash,  shame it's always the nice guys ! BobH.
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Re: Internet scams!
« Reply #4 on: 14.05. 2014 15:05 »
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one of our bigger banking groups ( read robbers wearing ties )
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Re: Internet scams!
« Reply #5 on: 14.05. 2014 19:44 »
there's a scam that you get on gum tree it's just that they want you to pay through paypal services ie a fake bank account, there's no such thing as paypal services so beware.

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Re: Internet scams!
« Reply #6 on: 14.05. 2014 21:42 »
Had an e-mail some time ago from so called Apple ITunes saying there was something wrong with my account, and if I would be so kind to reply and fill in my credit card details for verification.....
Scary thing was that it looked so bloody realistic with logo's and all... *eek*
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« Reply #7 on: 16.05. 2014 10:56 »
ref 'robbers wearing ties' in post above
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« Reply #8 on: 16.05. 2014 12:53 »
Excellent  *smile* *smile*  BobH
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Re: Internet scams!
« Reply #9 on: 16.05. 2014 15:45 »
Nails on heads  *smile*
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Re: Internet scams!
« Reply #10 on: 17.05. 2014 09:07 »

 'Fantastic Belstaff Jackets Sale - Belstaff Outlet Online ...'
 
 Maybe a little topic 'aside' but....

   I've been looking periodically for a new Belstaff Jacket, seems they're not readily available at least in Oz, and have become a 'fashion item'...however- the other day I found a site selling the above....

  Site is identical to Belstaff 'Official', prices look good and there's a huuuge range, but when I went to 'contact us ', all I get is one of those online form things, so I just now sent a request for a phone number to call......could be totally legit, but looks suss- has anyone had any experience with them...?

 Or on the other hand does anyone know of a reliable place to source Belstaff....?

 I'll email Belstaff and see what they say...


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Re: Internet scams!
« Reply #11 on: 17.05. 2014 20:20 »
^^^  what's the web address ?

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Re: Internet scams!
« Reply #12 on: 17.05. 2014 23:32 »
Dutch,
 In regards to Belstaff style jackets, Motociclo  (Sydney)sell a jacket which looks very similar. Pit Crew vintage rally jacket, good price and made in Oz.
http://www.motociclo.com.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/featured_product/pit_crew_rally_jacket_2.jpg

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Re: Internet scams!
« Reply #13 on: 18.05. 2014 00:22 »
Dutch if you are on facebook give this mob a try.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Midwest-Trader/207006578366?fref=ts

If not let me know and I will e-mail the owner, I'm pretty sure they sell genuine Belstaff jackets. They are in Adelaide.

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« Reply #14 on: 18.05. 2014 08:05 »
    Thanks guys for the links- I'll check them out...
 I pasted this reply this morning but it didn't stick...!.....
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  I copy and pasted both these addresses without the hyperlink box in case there is a bug......

.....and same with the description in previous post
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'Fantastic Belstaff Jackets Sale - Belstaff Outlet Online ...'

Web address is ;       
     belstaff-jackets.com     (has a 'Contact us' )

 and there's another one above it in the search results:-
  belstaff.name     (which is identical home page, but no (Contact us' )

 If they're fair dinkum, they're great deals, maybe not the genuine article, but then Belstaff ain't what it used to be neither (now apparently owned and based in Italy, but the quality may have improved..!)

 
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