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Is this a scam or is it real?

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by 12TRDTacoma, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Dec 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    I found this site online called www.Burtonuksale.com I have been conversating back and forth about everything to a guy who has a gmail address. It seemed legitimate until I went and talked to him via email, here is the nature of our dialogue:

    From: Roberto
    Date: 2012-12-12 10:35
    To: burtonukservice
    Subject: Message from Burton Sale
    From: Roberto
    Email: Armygoat05@gmail.com

    ------------------------------------------------------

    I am interested in your burton Sherlock blackjack board. I was wondering if
    you guys offer any sort of military discount? Please let me know. I am
    looking to buy a board very soon!! -Roberto

    ------------------------------------------------------

    Office Use Only:
    From: Roberto
    Email: Armygoat05@gmail.com
    Login Name: Not logged in
    Login Email: Not logged in
    IP Address: 70.199.66.20 - 70.199.66.20
    Host Address: 20.sub-70-199-66.myvzw.com
    Date and Time: Tue Dec 11 2012 20:35:48 CST

    ------------------------------------------------------

    Hello Roberto

    It is our sale price now

    Best regards

    burtonukservice

    ------------------------------------------------------

    Hello Roberto

    Please place the order in our website directly,we will sip to you at once after the order confirm

    Best regards


    burtonukservice

    ------------------------------------------------------

    Hello Roberto

    Yes,we ship to USA now,please let us know the detail link of the snowboard you are interested

    Best regards

    burtonukservice

    ------------------------------------------------------

    Hello Roberto

    You can choose the size (Length (cm): 154, 157, 160, 163)

    Then finish the payment at a Western Union Agent or online at www.westernunion.com.

    Western Union:

    First Name: Jiangshui

    Last Name: Hu

    Address: China

    Zip Code: 362000

    After you finish the payment pls send us the MTCN number, then we will arrange the Next Day Delivery for you.

    Best Wishes

    burtonukservice





    The western union part is where I got doubtful. Look at the website and let me know what you guys think. It all sounds slightly fishy now.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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    BrettBretterson

    BrettBretterson Wild Ginger

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    The Western Union info makes it 100% scam. Did a little digging into the site anyway, and all signs point to the same.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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    Domreis

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    I just did a Whois search that returns the site to a private registrar in panama.

    I'm going to say it is a scam. If you click on shipping and returns the info hasn't even been completed.

    I would avoid.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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    IronPig

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    I don't even want to click on the link, that is how sceptical I am. I deal with internet scams ALL the time doing what I do. One thing I have learned is that ANYTHING outside of the country you are out of luck. Obviously Canada is cool, UK, etc. but then odds of geting ripped off go up exponentially. The deal breaker for me is actually the Western Union payment. That is the best way to pick up payment anonymously and disappear. If these people were legit, why don't they have there own payment portal on their website, PayPal, etc?? You are taking a HUGE risk on this one and I would avoid it. Once your money is sent and it was a scam, there is NOTHING law enforcement can do for you....except laugh and shake their heads!
     
  5. Dec 12, 2012 at 12:19 AM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    I am afraid now because I did see all the stuff you guys pointed out to but prior to posting this I did fill out some personal info about myself, nothing overly big but I did fill out my DOB on it. Idk if he wants to take money, do identity theft or both. I am obviously not doing the western union thing but should I be concerned about what I filled out on their checkout new member info?
     
  6. Dec 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Scam . Mess with him and say you sent the money . Then say you've sent it again .
     
  7. Dec 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    Will do! :D This should be fun..
     
  8. Dec 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    I wrote to him, this is what I wrote back to him in response..:


     
  9. Dec 12, 2012 at 12:54 AM
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  10. Dec 12, 2012 at 1:00 AM
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  11. Dec 12, 2012 at 1:03 AM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    Oh I'll get him good using the recipe from a webpage I happened to find while I was trying to hunt down fake MTCN numbers.. I can't give away too much info just yet, but I cannot wait to hear from him. :headbang::devil::stirthepot:
     
  12. Dec 12, 2012 at 1:06 AM
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  13. Dec 12, 2012 at 1:43 AM
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    Subbed as well!
     
  14. Dec 12, 2012 at 4:42 AM
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    Sub'd. This has great potential to screw with a scammer!! Perfect!
     
  15. Dec 12, 2012 at 4:44 AM
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    :popcorn:


    I want to see this :D
     
  16. Dec 12, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    Update:

    No response yet guys. I'm thinking he wants to just pull a hit and run. He's got another thing coming :D
     
  17. Dec 12, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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  18. Dec 12, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    Razgriz

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    he couldn't even tie an email address to his own website. FAIL
     
  19. Dec 12, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    Lol I was thinking the same thing since he first emailed me!
     
  20. Dec 12, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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