http://www.ipodsnanosales.com/ Help! I think i've been ripped off

HELP!
I think i've been ripped off.
I recently found a website called ipodsnanosales.com/ and initially I thought it was a good site, so I went ahead and bought a product, got a confirmation order about the product from them in an email.
But the email i got was in chinese and was sent from iposnanosales@gmail.com. I sent an email back asking for a refund.

Also, I could not find anywhere on the website about any contact details or anywhere where I can close the account.

Does anyone have any advice?


- dh058977

51 Comments

supermod

Registrant: MR White … Registrant: MR White [img]http://source.domaintools.com/email.pgif?md5=396f4c1f59cdf327f1033588df590cc4&face=arial&size=9&color=000000&bgcolor=FFFFFF&face=arial&size=9&color=0000FF&bgcolor=FFFFFF&format[]=underline&format[]=transparent&format[]=transparent[/img] No.139 xiahe road Xiamen, Fujian 361000 China Domain Name: IPODSNANOSALES.COM Created on: 10-Oct-10



It's a recently created website based in China - I would consider contacting the bank / credit card provider if you made payment that way for further advice possibly ?

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Edited by: "sigma" 20th Nov 2010

Yeah - firstly, give yourself a big slap. By not following basic rules, you've gone and gotten yourself scammed, putting a large (or, hey, potentially enormous) wad of cash into the hands of an internet fraudster. Most people smell a rat and buy elsewhere, but you've just given him the encouragement to keep going.

Secondly, learn these three rules:

1) If it's too good to be true, it probably is.

2) No verifiable contact details, no sale. That site there doesn't even offer online chat, nevermind a street address (as is mandatory for sites to list within the UK under the distance selling act).

3) Google before placing an order.


Optimistically right now, you might've just been scammed for £79. Depending on how they handle their credit card info, you might be in line to be scammed for far more, since you may have just given them full access to your bank account. Depending on their game, you may also have just given them all the tools they need to steal your identity, too. You should probably have a word with your bank in the morning.


In future, try and be a bit more careful.

you should know by now whether a retailer is reputable or not.

common sense should help next time...

Banned

Did you win the Nigerian lotto also? They should be in touch for a paypal gift payment to be made for the 8milli to be released

Hello freddie22,

I'm a first class Ugandan lawyer who can help you in this instance. Please wire me monies to the value of £100 to no1lawyer@nationalinstituteofugandanlawyerswithfirstclasshonours.com and I shall proceed with the retrieval of your monies minus a £50 admin fee and £25 handling charge.

Kind regards,

Bobby Hengwakdumorango.
Edited by: "rutherford777" 20th Nov 2010

rutherford777

Hello dh058977,I'm a first class Ugandan lawyer who can help you in this … Hello dh058977,I'm a first class Ugandan lawyer who can help you in this instance. Please wire me monies to the value of £100 to [email protected]com and I shall proceed with the retrieval of your monies minus a £50 admin fee and £25 handling charge.Kind regards,Bobby Hengwakdumorango.



Nice try but im not the OP, i pressed edit and thats why my name is at the bottom.

dh058977

Nice try but im not the OP, i pressed edit and thats why my name is at … Nice try but im not the OP, i pressed edit and thats why my name is at the bottom.



Epic fail. Edited my own post

Someone asked the same question here about this website yesterday... hotukdeals.com/mis…62/

Hi, I am so annoyed I have been trying emails them 4 times and they never reply, I bought for my boyfriend xmas they got my money from my card.... how can I sort it out

On a credit card? Contact bank and get a refund!

I almost fell for the scam two days ago. However, quickly realised and reported it to yahoo as a phishing website. At least now it doesn't come up in the google search.

Banned

cindykmcheung

Hi, I am so annoyed I have been trying emails them 4 times and they never … Hi, I am so annoyed I have been trying emails them 4 times and they never reply, I bought for my boyfriend xmas they got my money from my card.... how can I sort it out


the scammers dont reply to your emails asking for a refund? shocker

Bala - It still comes up on my google search, right at the top in suggested sites along with ASDA and john lewis

oO I have also been scammed by these not so nice %$%$"£$$ i have had to change by bank account and reported them to the police

Phew!! I almost got conned too....only paused to google the website to find a voucher code and came across these posts!

hi ive done exactly the same thing with this site and ordered an ipodnano thinking it was a real site. how do i go about sorting it out with my credit card company

Banned

Is it just me or has there been a mass immigration of really stupid people to this site.

And I'm sorry if you think that's strong Mods but come on now! This site has an apple symbol in its top left hand corner (illegal to use if your not an apple reseller), no contact page and the prices are stupidly cheap!

STOP BEING SO CHEAP PEOPLE!!!!!
Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 29th Nov 2010

You can tell by the URL that it is fake!! .... IPODSnanosale... hmmmmm

They just got me as well. The Apple sign did me, ttupid I know but I had to tell everyone to look out for Payease as well. They are a payment method similar to Paypal but dealing mainly in rip-off goods from China.

would you believe i thought that i had been scammed and in the post this morning arrives the said Ipod and it all seems OK

Banned

whitfalls2010

would you believe i thought that i had been scammed and in the post this … would you believe i thought that i had been scammed and in the post this morning arrives the said Ipod and it all seems OK



It might be a good idea if you could reassure anyone by taking a snapshot of the actual item received and an invoice (blanking out personal details of course).

Good luck with your genuine fake ?

i was just about to say... hard luck OP
but if whitfalls2010 got theres i'm off to buy a job lot to put on ebay and make a massive profit
i'll let you all know how i get on :P

whitfalls2010

would you believe i thought that i had been scammed and in the post this … would you believe i thought that i had been scammed and in the post this morning arrives the said Ipod and it all seems OK



O rly.

Hi there, i had the same problem as you. I bought an ipod from ipodsnanosales.com, and after 2 long weeks i finally received the item. When i open the box i saw that wasn't genuine, tried to connect within itunes and nothing happened. I have sent hundred e-mails to csreason@visamasterpay.com ( the company who took the payment from my account), and also for the ''web site owner'' ipodsnanosales.com@gmail.com. I did get some replays from csreason@visamasterpay.com, but not much helpful, but never got any replay from ipodsnanosales.com@gmail.com, i don't think will get any refund for that unfortunately. I did call my bank to see what they cold do about it, waist of time, because they said that was nothing they could do. Just remained with the lesson to never ever buy nothing that is so good to be true anymore.

The Christmas scammers strike again and the fools with more money than sense fall for it.

Look forward to seeing you all next year!

xxxx

elinerodrigues

Hi there, i had the same problem as you. I bought an ipod from … Hi there, i had the same problem as you. I bought an ipod from www.ipodsnanosales.com, and after 2 long weeks i finally received the item. When i open the box i saw that wasn't genuine, tried to connect within itunes and nothing happened. I have sent hundred e-mails to [email protected] ( the company who took the payment from my account), and also for the ''web site owner'' [email protected] I did get some replays from [email protected], but not much helpful, but never got any replay from [email protected], i don't think will get any refund for that unfortunately. I did call my bank to see what they cold do about it, waist of time, because they said that was nothing they could do. Just remained with the lesson to never ever buy nothing that is so good to be true anymore.




How could you be so naive? The website hasn't even got a telephone number or even a 'contact us' - nor a physical business address.

Makes me wonder how these people even manage to turn a computer on :rollseyes:

It's surprising how many people fall for scams,some people my sister know,they are regular online shoppers etc and the husband applied for a CC via a link in an email he received,needless to say they took his bank details that he had duly supplied and took money from his bank account.

It's unbelievable how many people just do not think.

They got me but item turned up only when i checked serial number it showed the box is a 2nd gen nano and ipod aint even a nano its a cheap mp3 player in an ipod nano shell

another clue is that there is no secure server when adding personal details

it's more sophisticated than your average scammer site though, i must admit it nearly had me there happily i sussed them out before completing an order.

is it me or is there a badly cropped apple logo top left?

Oh lawd. oO

Looking at that site you would have been safer buying from Ebay and that's saying something.

I have just been scammed too, how do I get my money back, paid using visa debit card

bppanchal

I have just been scammed too, how do I get my money back, paid using visa … I have just been scammed too, how do I get my money back, paid using visa debit card



i don't think debit card has the same protection like using a credit card could be wrong.

Banned

Borat

i don't think debit card has the same protection like using a credit card … i don't think debit card has the same protection like using a credit card could be wrong.


should never buy online using a debit card IF you own a credit card

Banned

bppanchal

I have just been scammed too, how do I get my money back, paid using visa … I have just been scammed too, how do I get my money back, paid using visa debit card


1st priority is to cancel your card before its gets maxed out to the limit!

Original Poster

Hi all, thanks for all the feedback. I received my 'ipod nano' today in the post. It looks very much real but when I connected to my computer it did not register with itunes. It had everything on the 5th gen ipod that includes, video camera, FM radio and everthing else but i'm still not convinced at all.
I also received an invoice from the sender if this may help anyone...
On the invoice it says it's from a company called DONG FENG ZHEN from an address MAOYI HANG ZHONG, SHAN CITY of a postcode 517000. However, I'm not sure whether this is the company that sent the product.

I understand that any product that does not recognise itunes is not an apple certified product. I need to get rid of this.

DO NOT BUY FROM ipodsnanosales.com

Banned

lol at the influx of fakes on ebay

selling counterfeit goods is an offence..........

you were all scammed now go scam someone else and spoil their xmas:{

whitfalls2010

would you believe i thought that i had been scammed and in the post this … would you believe i thought that i had been scammed and in the post this morning arrives the said Ipod and it all seems OK


yummycakes

Hi there i seen your post and i just wanted to say i ordered my ipod nano … Hi there i seen your post and i just wanted to say i ordered my ipod nano from http://www.ipodsnanosales.com/ on the 26th November 2010....I thought the same as you that i had been ripped off so much so i changed my card details at the bank to discover there was absolutely no need to!!!Today the 14th December 2010 i received my ipod nano in full working order...



http://static.funnyjunk.com/gifs/post_9_1152071470.gif

Hi yummycakes,

I read you msg, did you get an address, or contact details or even email add on your invoice seen as you have recieved the ipod thats workings perfectly?

My boyfriend bought me an ipod from here for christmas.
doesn't connect to itunes, obviously a fake, do not buy from this site!!!
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