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Does anybody know about the above site I can't find any info cheers Read More
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Does anybody know about the above site I can't find any info cheers
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the domain was registered on 24 March 2011:

Relevant dates:
Registered on: 24-Mar-2011
Renewal date: 24-Mar-2013
Last updated: 24-Mar-2011

I would not pay a penny
#2
the porter, you can find out about any web site by using a program called "whois".

You can find it here (and lots of other places). Just put in the domain name

http://whois.domaintools.com/

It tells you when the domain was registered, which person registered it, where it is based etc.

Note the domain may be registered in one country and used in another, but if a co.uk site is registered in China for example it is a good sign it is dodgy.
#3
I have just noticed the FAQ on the "electronicstoday" web site is the same as the "camerabox.co.uk" web site.

They have not even bothered to change the company name in the text. Almost as though they have just copy and pasted it

http://electronicstoday.co.uk/index.php?dispatch=pages.view&page_id=7

http://www.camerabox.co.uk/text-faqs.asp

Edited By: guilbert53 on Mar 29, 2011 19:09
#4
looks dodgy as!
#5
No doubt, the camerabox references are very naughty needless to say I never parted with my hard earned
1 Like #6
Just put in my card details and hit order (prior to smelling a rat) and got "Order Declined". Weirdly there had been no stage in the order process for me to input my post preferences (next day/3 day etc). Subsequently noticed that their FAQ was (as Giulbert pointed out) from another site, and their prices just a little too good to be true. Really don't want to be scammed. Any idea who to report this to?

Thanks
#7
Ronny76
Just put in my card details and hit order (prior to smelling a rat) and got "Order Declined". Weirdly there had been no stage in the order process for me to input my post preferences (next day/3 day etc). Subsequently noticed that their FAQ was (as Giulbert pointed out) from another site, and their prices just a little too good to be true. Really don't want to be scammed. Any idea who to report this to?

Thanks


You should contact your bank/credit card company immediately to cancel your card.
#8
you need to call your bank. the card must be blocked
#9
Is this website safe or not? I am wanting to purchase something from there..
#10
Any Replies?? :|
#11
above comments are not clear for you? They are scammers
#12
calmacuk, cezar91 thanks both. Cancelled the card about a minute after leaving my first post, as clearly wasn't worth the risk!

Cheers for the advice.

Seems worth reporting, as they might end up with a lot of card details...
Am doing a quick report to:
http://reportfraud.actionfraud.org.uk
1 Like #13
From Camerabox:

Hello,

Thanks for pointing this out, we are in no way attached to this site, please do not order from them, we believe it is a scam.

Kind Regards
Jason McLeish
Online Operations Manager
Camerabox Group
#14
Anyone actually ordered of this website and receive the item?

Ive emailed camerabox too and received pretty much the same as above...
banned 2 Likes #15
Mikesin
Anyone actually ordered of this website and receive the item?

Ive emailed camerabox too and received pretty much the same as above...


Read the thread ffs
2 Likes #16
I have? but not everyone has the same experience as everyone else do they? The decline could have been anything, the website fault, card fault etc.. a website has to start somewhere do they not, although it is weird to copy a websites info..?
1 Like #17
Mikesin is right. This is a discussion forum. So many people want to leap upon businesses when they smell a rat, for the persona of state police trooper or righteous, protective, reasonably psychic Uncle Jim, who, you know, beneficially happens to be just like Superman.

People should be wary, but it's absurd to leap upon people shopping around as well, who are still considering the possibility of the chance of a site being genuine. No-one has posted yet with evidence from money or card details actually illegally taken.

So, you know, that's why Mikesin is asking, and it seems to be a reasonable thing to do. Because anyone browsing this page who has had a bad experience of loss from that site ought to be encouraged to reply, not surf on because they usually don't bother writing in forums. (Which is understandable with all the usual forum registration stuff, and email checking and confirming, sometimes waiting to be validated for a day or more. It's easy to give up after having registered to a number of forums, simply for worries about passwords or web addresses what your memory could ever deal with).

The electronicstoday.co.uk site is really very worrying, which is why it would be better to have a definitive answer one way or the other.

There are reasons why what is written in the comments above about it might just be genuine. For example: the shop might be a dropshipping company with an agreement with another, bigger company to buy / register warranties with them. Which, in theory, could be why Camerabox, whose warranties the site refers to, might not have heard of them, might not have them listed in their books; for the "order declined" part - the site is registered very recently, and it may be having teething problems, it may be a crude site which says "order declined" when it checks a database for stock only after a purchase attempt.

However - those are just considerations worth bearing in mind - if anyone's reading them - DON'T THINK THEY GIVE CREDENCE TO THAT SITE OR ANY SITE - they don't. You'd be risking a lot.

I found electronicstoday.co.uk from Google Shopping, so someone has registered them there and is paying the Google shopping comparison site some money for their site to be listed. My search was for the Canon Eos 550D camera. At the time - this was the cheapest listing for a new model, at not much more than £400.

With no other mention of the site, and the stuff above, I would be far too wary to lose 4 to 5 hundred pounds, in case it's a scam. I wouldn't buy before any other peoples' experiences come.

I had a similiar query last year when I was looking at an i7-620m Intel core laptop (the fastest processor available in 2010 for a laptop) at around £650 - a few hundred pounds cheaper than nearly any other new i7-620m core laptop available online. The shop was Allieds Direct, and some people had posted in forums quering if they were a scam. Luckily I found a page eventually on which 2 people had posted that they had ordered from them, and the stuff arrived, though slower than advertised. I bought the laptop from Allieds Direct, I actually did it by phone (though it was hard to get through past their answering messages, which initially had me even more suspicious). But the computer arrived fine, well packaged, DHL, about 10 days after expected - which is a pretty good experience for such a great deal on a brand new, manufacturer packed, well-known brand i7-620m laptop.

You ought to be very wary. And there are dropshippers and stockists, new and little heard of, who do manage to buy in bulk, have very few staff, and can manage to make their niche very low prices (as getting lost in the mountains of usual price shops can mean they won't stay afloat).

So, yes, be careful, check all over The Web, don't give your money details away if you think you've good reason not to be sure. VERY OFTEN - if a shop has made valid sales, there will be people writing about them in The Web network. Yet, there are new shops and so on. But, if I can't find evidence of a genuine sale, especially from an unheard of company I found from Google Shopping comparisons, I personally won't buy.

Then again - there is a very, very cheap company based in London who I found on Google Shopping last year, who I didn't buy from because I'd never heard of them, and no-one at all had written anything I could find about them. But, one year later, that cheap company selling well known brands is still there in Google Shopping and Web search results, I think with still no search results at all mentioning scam or bad experiences. (I searched for any comment on them a few months ago, and there was still nothing written anywhere.) So I guess, after all, the company is probably bona fide - they must have come up in thousands and thousands of peoples' Google Shopping searches in the last year, and must have sold quite a lot, because they're prices make them stand out.

So, who knows? But be very careful. Still, if I can't find any comment about a good experience from an unheard of shop, I'm not going to buy from such a company, even if they say I could save 100 pounds on what is usually around a 500 pound item.
#18
... Also, while I've been saying electronicstoday.co.uk, at the moment would be too worrying personally for me to try to buy - if this IS a scam, I've never seen one before where so much trouble has been gone to. I was looking at the MP3 / MP4 player lists - 14 pages of devices, with very good, detailed descriptions and the photos are nice.

For any website, a long list of products can't mean it is one thing or the other - genuine or scam - after all, for scammers - the more fake product listings means the higher potential for income from theft. (Also, there are scammers who go to a lot of effort - those email scams about alleged dead people's fortunes to be shared with westerners who'll provide a bank accound and so on, can be replied to for months on end.)

But, while I won't be buying from electronicstoday.co.uk until / unless I hear feedback - I am on the fence regarding that site.
#19
lcb1
tl:dr


That's a lot of text for a guest.....
#20
Who's a guest, sancho 1983? I'm a new member. With, hopefully people will find, good sense things to say. ... Which, yes, happened to be a lot of text, to say it well.

(I hope you won't be hinting that my wary but balanced good sense could be linked to support of scams!!! I once posted an Amazon review of an item people seemed to like to turn their noses up because it cost a few pounds, but was very good. I still get comments after that review saying things like "We know you could only work for that company." Bah!)
#21
lcb1
Who's a guest, sancho 1983? I'm a new member. With, hopefully people will find, good sense things to say. ... Which, yes, happened to be a lot of text, to say it well.

(I hope you won't be hinting that my wary but balanced good sense could be linked to support of scams!!! I once posted an Amazon review of an item people seemed to like to turn their noses up because it cost a few pounds, but was very good. I still get comments after that review saying things like "We know you could only work for that company." Bah!)


Sorry, thought you were a guest. Is usually what happens when threads get posted about dodgy sites, people Google them and end up here.

I must admit, i didn't read your post, so I went back and tried to read it.

for the persona of state police trooper or righteous, protective, reasonably psychic Uncle Jim, who, you know, beneficially happens to be just like Superman.


What does that mean? Was as far as I got
#22
Yeah, hi. I guess - re. what you were wondering about Google Shopping. I'd love to have questions answered about Google's Shopping comparison listing.

There are often entries in Google Shopping from sites I've never seen before, which never come up on the other big shopping comparison sites, unheard of names, little sites that could have been made in a day or so with a free web page maker. There's nothing wrong with any of that if the site is genuine, but maybe you just don't know with Google Shopping.

And there's something which makes me think it's easy to get into Google Shopping, and they don't vet their listing submitters much. I don't know. While Google Shopping also has most of the big sellers that are out there - it's also the shopping site I'd be most wary of.

Just because you see the name Google, doesn't mean in itself a site is bona-fide. Google aren't the state authorities.
---

What does my comment about people posting against scams mean? On website after website, there are many people who are so quick to be apparently certain that a site is a scam. I saw it with Allieds Direct, but that is a good shop. People had written to avoid it at all costs. They seem to think they are super and can make correct guesses without evidence. They leap quickly, and it just seems that they want to gain some sort of status from that - while also possibly tainting genuine, new or little known of companies who work hard for their income and to bring things to you cheap.

It is HARD. You can lose a lot of money from Web scams. And, at the same time, it is very HARD for new or little known companies to avoid being labelled scams when no-one has written about them yet in The Web.

In a bad economic climate, where many more than 50 percent of all new start-up companies have to close within a year or two (many of them bankrupt, unable to pay their loans), I think it can be really negligent just to leap and say "IT'S A SCAM."

With electronicstoday.co.uk - that Camerabox advice that someone copied from their email is important. And, there is conceivably reasons why electronicstoday.co.uk might still be genuine - I'm not saying it's the end of any matter. But most people would be very cautious after that.
#23
Completely agree with Icb1 to be honest.. Cannot really just judge it without having evidence its a scam, although like i said that the information was copied from camerabox without camerabox having any connections/links with them. Until i hear positive experience from that website is when i would probably order from there too, the prices seem to be much cheaper than every where else on mostly all items iv'e searched on there.

However that site you mention about Allieds Direct or something, if you search it up now you see that they did send their items etc but soon closed straight down again, and theres a post on these forums about it if you google the site..
#24
Electronicstoday.co.uk is a bunch of scammers!!!
I called to Camerabox Ltd. and they told me that they have nothing to do with them.
1 Like #25
Under no circumstance should anyone purchase or think of purchasing from electronicstoday.co.uk
I was foolish enough to get excited by a camera offer on their site; and with regret I was bowled over by the offer and made a hasty purchase...
Firstly, I was asked to register my details before I could purchase the product. I was asked to provide personal details such as full name, D.O.B, address, email, card number and credit card verification number. The registry form looked legitimate, so I completed the form including billing and shipping info and then proceeded to process my order. The order appeared to go through as I was provided with an order reference number, but on the account page (this is an elaborate scam) my order status read "Status: declined" Doh! It also provides an order tracker facility, so I input my order ref number, only to find that I remain on the account page. Like an idiot I go through the process again, thinking that I have completed it incorrectly....the same thing happens> only with a new generated order ref.
I email them via the account page and via email asking for clarification and confirmation of the order process/purchase...no reply!! The alarm bells started to ring when I signed into the account the following day and find all traces of either transaction deleted? So with that I cancelled my card and removed all personal info from my account profile. Lesson learnt; be suspicious, if the offer looks too good to be true and they have no registered contact address or customer service telephone number it is not a safe company (I found this all out after the fact, will most definitely check for these first before I purchase anything).

electronicstoday.co.uk : THIS COMPANY IS NOT A LEGITIMATE ONLINE TRADER
ELECTRONICS TODAY.CO.UK IS AN ELABORATE SCAM SITE: DO NOT PURCHASE OR REGISTER ANY INFORMATION WITH THIS COMPANY> THEY ARE FRAUDSTERS.
Mikesin
I have? but not everyone has the same experience as everyone else do they? The decline could have been anything, the website fault, card fault etc.. a website has to start somewhere do they not, although it is weird to copy a websites info..?
#26
tj74
Under no circumstance should anyone purchase or think of purchasing from electronicstoday.co.uk
I was foolish enough to get excited by a camera offer on their site; and with regret I was bowled over by the offer and made a hasty purchase...
Firstly, I was asked to register my details before I could purchase the product. I was asked to provide personal details such as full name, D.O.B, address, email, card number and credit card verification number. The registry form looked legitimate, so I completed the form including billing and shipping info and then proceeded to process my order. The order appeared to go through as I was provided with an order reference number, but on the account page (this is an elaborate scam) my order status read "Status: declined" Doh! It also provides an order tracker facility, so I input my order ref number, only to find that I remain on the account page. Like an idiot I go through the process again, thinking that I have completed it incorrectly....the same thing happens> only with a new generated order ref.
I email them via the account page and via email asking for clarification and confirmation of the order process/purchase...no reply!! The alarm bells started to ring when I signed into the account the following day and find all traces of either transaction deleted? So with that I cancelled my card and removed all personal info from my account profile. Lesson learnt; be suspicious, if the offer looks too good to be true and they have no registered contact address or customer service telephone number it is not a safe company (I found this all out after the fact, will most definitely check for these first before I purchase anything).

electronicstoday.co.uk : THIS COMPANY IS NOT A LEGITIMATE ONLINE TRADER
ELECTRONICS TODAY.CO.UK IS AN ELABORATE SCAM SITE: DO NOT PURCHASE OR REGISTER ANY INFORMATION WITH THIS COMPANY> THEY ARE FRAUDSTERS.
Mikesin
I have? but not everyone has the same experience as everyone else do they? The decline could have been anything, the website fault, card fault etc.. a website has to start somewhere do they not, although it is weird to copy a websites info..?
Thank you for your time and effort of sharing your experience.I've almost bought a headphones from them,but stopped at the ''credit card details'' ;))
#27
Just been posted on another site, someone ordered from the site and it was declined immediately. Couple of days later and unauthorised transactions are being made on the card to sell cars on autotrader. Bank is monitoring situation.

Edited By: Razor_777 on Apr 13, 2011 10:09
#28
aktotyt, exact same as you :) stopped at credit card details.
#29
Razor777 just read the same thing.

He is :
Justin Kline
23 Bowden Road
Ascot, Berkshire
SL5 9NJ
01344 622 289
07590253950

Anyone want to ring him or visit him? (_;)
#30
i have had the same problem, put in my details and it was declined spoke with my bank and there was not problem on there side.I emailed electronicstoday and had no reply so cancelled my card better safe than sorry.I personally think its a scam and people should not be fooled by the cheap prices as i was they may look good but could end up costing thousands!!!!!
#31
I ordered a Logitech mouse a couple of months ago. i thought it was weird how, after 2 weeks or so, the transaction never appeared on my credit card statement. I logged in to find out what was happening, and my order from my account had disappeared.

I emailed them, but like someone else mentioned here... no reply.

I do remember the registration process asking me for DOB and phone number, but i put B.S. in these fields -- what the hell do they need to know that info for anyway?

I have since cancelled by credit card, just to be on the safe side. I see the website is down now though.

AVOID if it ever re-appears!! (and be cautious of other newbie sites like this ;)

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