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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
|+1 PLEASE HELP!!! I"M A VICTIM OF A SCAM|
This individual claims to sell iPhones. He goes by the name BLAKE McCONNELL (Sales Rep) representing Home Delivery Direct Ltd (Registered No 06749287). His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The offer appeared like a good deal and legitimate. Especially after I ran a check on Home Delivery Direct Ltd (Registered No 06749287), a company whose supposed owners are KEVIN MURRAY (Director) and HELEN LOUISE MURRAY (Secretary) located at:
16A THE AVENUE
So I ordered 2 iPhones from them in their BUY 2 UNITS GET 1 FREE promotion and they offered me a discount. I paid for the phones via Western Union in the amount of $960 on Oct 17, 2012. The wire transfer was sent to PATRICIA LAMPARD who cashed it in minutes in Hyde, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. The Western Union MTCN# is 498-109-8341. The phones were supposed to be delivered on Oct 18, 2012 by overnight shipping but that never happened. All they did was to on keep asking for more money so the package can be released from customs. They sent me fake tracking information to convince me that the package is in the United Sates and I need to send more money. The information was: Web site: http://www.cargodespatchserv.com/ Tracking Number: 300809966787743. When I ran tracking on the website it stated that the item was shipped and is \"on transit\" to the USA. Then I became suspicious because of the bad English, misspellings and unclickable links on the website. Then I copied and pasted the first paragraph on the website onto Google search. The I found that two other websites with the exact same wording, pictures and outline exist. They are http://westwayserves.com/ and http://orientspeed.com/. That is when i realized that I was a victim of a scam.
Please help. Anything you do will be appreciated.
Here is their original ad that they posted on multiple classified websites:
The New Apple iPhone 5 is available in stock in large quantity, It is brand new company class tested. Will come with their full accessories in the original manufacturer box.
All products are Brand new - 100% Genuine Factory Unlocked which can work with any network worldwide.The products also have 12 Months full international warranty.
ORDER QUOTE :
Apple iPhone 5 64GB (Factory Unlocked) : $500 USD
*BUY 2 UNITS GET 1 FREE
Via FedEx express courier service,UPS International and DHL depending on buyers choice.
Package will be delivered within 2 Working days directly at buyer doorstep.
PAYMENT METHOD :
WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER:
MONEY GRAM INTERNATIONAL
BANK TO BANK TRANSFER
To proceed with your order, Kindly get back to us with the details below:
(1) Full Names (Which will be labeled on your package) :
(2) Full Address (Where you want the Package delivered):
(3) Phone Number (For fast & easy contact on delivery) :
(4) Full Order (How many Units you want to Order) :
Once we have your full delivery details as requested above, your order with be registered and process duly and we will inform you the next step to take.
We await your soonest response as we will treat your order special and we hope to have a long-term and successful business relationship with you.
Blake McConnell (Sales Rep)
Home Delivery Direct Ltd (Registered No 06749287)
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-31 03:26:26|
Just now i research the websight of Electronic Bay Limited their email is email@example.com. So far im in the process of checking the tracking. They give me a company to check my items if already despatche and the email that he give is www.cargodespatchserv.com. I send message to this company but still there is no reply. For now im safe coz i did not send money. I told them that i need to make sure that the negotiations is right. As im reading the scam its the same but its mcbook the deal is buy 3 free 1. I dont have a froof if this is a scam but i want to know the truth coz the guy is keep on calling me for my payment. His name is HALIMA ABDUL the number that his using is +2348020335593 and +447035905593