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Too good to be true?

brian.tomlinson Avatar
9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
Has anyone ever used http://www.digitalsys.co.uk before?
I have looked on their site and some of their electrical items seem extremely cheap... a little too cheap?

I am really interested in scooping a saving from there but don't want to get my fingers burnt.

Cheers,

Brian:?
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Hi yes to good to be true DO NOT BUY

Web Shop Scams
Filed under: Photography, Security — Gisle @ 11:15
Since this blog entry first appered on December 7, 2004, it has been tracking webshops that has pretended to sell expensive electronics and photographic equipment at prices too good to be true.

The scam goes like this: They advertise expensive items for sale through what looks like a regular webshop. What distinguishes the scammers from other operators is that the only means of payment is an untraceable and unrecoverable method, such as wire transfer (e.g. MoneyGram, Western Union), E-Gold or direct bank transfer. Some variations of this scam display credit card emblems and list credit cards as a payment option, but if you go through the motions, you either end up with an error message (claiming that payment by credit card is temporarily unavailable), or a hi-jacked checkout page belonging to an e-commerce provider with lax security (e.g. WorldPay).

To stop Western Union from warning you about known scammers, they instruct you to wire the money to some individual (not the company).

They pick up your money minutes after it has been wired, don’t send you anything, and start ignoring your emails. There is nobody you can sue. Their web site is registered in the name of some victim of identity theft, and their physical contact address is bogus. They often operate in concert with fraudulent escrow services, or non-existent buyer protection programs, to create a false sense of security. Their main form of advertising is through search engines (e.g. Froogle), price comparison websites and banner ads. Unfortunately, Froogle, Adsense and the most other promotion services disclaim responsibility and refuse to act when they are informed about their service being used to advertise a scam.

Note that if you use your credit card to pay for wire transfer or E-Gold, you are not protected by your credit card’s, or any other, buyer protection program.

Known perpetrators of this scam (all offline now) have used the following names: FineTronics.com, DigiBest.com, SunLightics.com, CameraPot.com, AllDigitalDreams.com, NewCameraShop.com, ElSider.com, ChemBiotin.com, OnixStyle.com, AxusDigital.com, KelloCity.com, ElectroDomi.com, Digitals365.com, Cherry-Computers.com, MobileInc.co.uk, KeyDigital.co.uk, DexDigital.co.uk, Gonex.co.uk, MobiTeh.co.uk, EastElectronics.co.uk, AnviDirect.co.uk, cxMusic.co.uk, DJOnLineStore.co.uk, Aigars.co.uk, OrvisInc.co.uk, StarkDigital.co.uk and DrumTeh.co.uk.

The most recent variations are: wxComputers.com, ShopBestElectronics.com, ComPCWorkshop.com, ComputerUnix.com, NetConsumerElectronics.com, GearXS.us.com, sa-electronic.com, Xdigi.co.uk, DigitalSys.co.uk, Inteh.co.uk, Nexton.co.uk, and Instrum.co.uk. Buyer beware.


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#2
Thank you grayorch1.
I thought that may be the case.
I'll tell my friends who were also tempted.
Cheers.
#3
Website is registered on 6th of February 2007. DNS servers are on palestine-dns.org - these things should ring the bell.

I have to admit, the website looks very professional, with reviews, live cameras, etc.
#4
Read the T&C

Listings on this website are not an offer to sell goods, rather, they are advertisements to receive offers. Any offer/order for more than 3 units per address, customer or company may be rejected, and all orders are subject to review and acceptance by digitalsys.co.uk. As all prices are subject to change, your order may not be accepted or we may have to communicate price changes or availability issues to you after you place your order.
#5
Cheers guys,

Definately a no-go!

It looked like a pro site so I can see how they draw people in.
#6
It is a professional looking site, but quite a few things about it are iffy:
All prices in Euros.
Several of the testamonials appear to be written by the same person making the same grammatical errors.
Some of the testamonials refer to different company names - e.g. TD and inteh (1 of the co's listed in grayorch1's post).

Also seems to be an excessive number of testamonials for a site that has only been up for just over a month.

Best avoided I'd say.
#7
anyone tried e-mailing them or ringing them for enquiries? apparently they are based at princess court in London.
#8
glad i could help
#9
That's awful. that site is very professional looking indeed.
#10
Link is now redirected to sedoparking.com:) Site is no longer active I guess.

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