Recent Topics
Sister call the number
by WhyMe
07/23/18 01:44 AM
Low oil pressure at idle
by Spetz
07/22/18 11:43 PM
Buy an extended warranty on HF Pressure washer?
by David2431
07/22/18 11:21 PM
2009 Matrix Bosal muffler
by expat
07/22/18 10:58 PM
Harbor Freight engines
by mx5miata
07/22/18 10:00 PM
Preventative Early Fuel Injector Cleaning?
by 2015_PSD
07/22/18 09:54 PM
Lawnmower fuel filter for old lawnmower engine
by Greaser73
07/22/18 09:23 PM
My wife is wanting a new car
by MParr
07/22/18 07:46 PM
Oil choices
by charmer37
07/22/18 07:22 PM
Lifeguard 8 and Audi 8hp55
by seanf
07/22/18 06:44 PM
2008 Tahoe loses power - electrical problem
by pacem
07/22/18 06:36 PM
How to clean wood trim?
by MajorCavalry
07/22/18 05:39 PM
Rotella T6 5w40 $12.97 after rebate
by dmiko
07/22/18 04:30 PM
Drivers not turning left with green light
by Mr Nice
07/22/18 04:25 PM
Someone hit my car
by Dylan1303
07/22/18 04:15 PM
Which spark plugs for 92 Olds 88?
by atikovi
07/22/18 02:54 PM
Electronic spark doesn't work on gas stove
by JLawrence08648
07/22/18 02:46 PM
Doorbell Button Bulb
by Yah-Tah-Hey
07/22/18 02:07 PM
AC/Blendoor Problem
by SilverFusion2010
07/22/18 01:53 PM
Suzuki 2.7L idle noise
by FlyPenFly
07/22/18 01:52 PM
Newest Members
motogp46, Kyle0651, cavisco, firefox87, wiliweld
65534 Registered Users
Who's Online
23 registered (dishdude, alchargo, DirtyOilGuy, CapriRacer, ArrestMeRedZ, Atesz792, 5 invisible), 835 Guests and 36 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65534 Members
67 Forums
287500 Topics
4796068 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4638371 - 01/18/18 01:15 AM Been scammed. Fake online store.
Superflan Offline


Registered: 04/28/15
Posts: 373
Loc: Reunion Island
Hi,

My wife (and I) has been scammed by a fake online store that pretends to sell playground furnitures now in sale. The offers are too good to be true but she gave it a try. in fact, I shouldíve learned to say NO or WAIT even if itís frustrating her. Instead, she was pressuring me for an answer and I said give it a go. My fault.

She went there by an online Facebook ad, thatís why I wasnít too concerned.
The domain name has been registered 3 days ago at godaddy.
The street address on the contact page is imaginary.

I did a new fake order to see: the credit card for payment must be a checksum-valid one, so I used a sample one and hereís the message displayed to all people that have been scammed :



Ah and unlegit PayPal logos despite no PayPal checkout available.

I told her to call Visa center after that to cancel the card so no future transaction could be done, and to monitor the cc transactions to get a refund if the card has been used.

I reported to PayPal and Facebook, now what?
_________________________
Yaris 1.0 201mkm 5W40 ACEA A3/B4
Kangoo 1.5 DCi 15W40 ACEA E7
Wife's Koleos 2.0 dCi DPF 6AT eco-map 162mkm 5W40 C3

Top
#4638391 - 01/18/18 02:59 AM Re: Been scammed. Fake online store. [Re: Superflan]
DoubleWasp Offline


Registered: 05/21/12
Posts: 5293
Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Not much else you can do. Facebook will get on them soon enough, and PayPal will do nothing.

You've cut off the only line they have to hit her money, so that's it.
_________________________
07 Lincoln Navigator M1 0w-40/FU
68 Charger R/T / Supercharged 440 VR1/DBL7349
07 Ram 3500 4x4 / Cummins 6.7 /DBL7349
17 Maserati GranTurismo Cabrio

Top
#4638450 - 01/18/18 07:07 AM Re: Been scammed. Fake online store. [Re: Superflan]
Superflan Offline


Registered: 04/28/15
Posts: 373
Loc: Reunion Island
I reported to cloudflare too. I hope any party will not endorse illegal activities and manage to get the site shut down by authorities ?

And maybe get the name that used go daddy.


Edited by Superflan (01/18/18 07:09 AM)
_________________________
Yaris 1.0 201mkm 5W40 ACEA A3/B4
Kangoo 1.5 DCi 15W40 ACEA E7
Wife's Koleos 2.0 dCi DPF 6AT eco-map 162mkm 5W40 C3

Top
#4638481 - 01/18/18 07:51 AM Re: Been scammed. Fake online store. [Re: Superflan]
weasley Offline


Registered: 03/13/13
Posts: 750
Loc: UK
www.kremelo.com appears to be the same thing; same address, same website just different 'products'.
_________________________
2017 SEAT Leon 1.4 EcoTSI 150 FR Technology DSG
2018 Volvo XC60 D5
2011 KTM 990 SMT

Top
#4638568 - 01/18/18 09:09 AM Re: Been scammed. Fake online store. [Re: Superflan]
Bottom_Feeder Offline


Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 3036
Loc: Occupied Virginia
Originally Posted By: Superflan
She went there by an online Facebook ad, thatís why I wasnít too concerned.

Since when does an ad appearing on Facebook give it any legitimacy?

Top
#4638600 - 01/18/18 09:43 AM Re: Been scammed. Fake online store. [Re: Superflan]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 8956
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
Only issue credit card numbers at reputable, established, well-known businesses.
.... AND, stay off lost privacy chat-places like Facebook.

Top
#4638658 - 01/18/18 10:43 AM Re: Been scammed. Fake online store. [Re: Bottom_Feeder]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3118
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: Bottom_Feeder
Originally Posted By: Superflan
She went there by an online Facebook ad, thatís why I wasnít too concerned.

Since when does an ad appearing on Facebook give it any legitimacy?


I run the other way if see a FB ad.
_________________________
Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles
2004 Rav4 359,000 miles
2015 Camry 59,000 miles

Top
#4638672 - 01/18/18 10:58 AM Re: Been scammed. Fake online store. [Re: Superflan]
Silverado12 Offline


Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 3151
Loc: Central Virginia
Craigslist ads much more legit lol.
_________________________
12 Chevy Silverado ext. cab LS, 2WD 4.3 auto
10 Mustang GT 5.0 auto
07 Harley Dyna Street Bob 96 c.i. 6 sp.
00 Mustang GT auto

Top
#4638858 - 01/18/18 01:56 PM Re: Been scammed. Fake online store. [Re: Superflan]
Johnny2Bad Offline


Registered: 05/20/13
Posts: 1927
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Clicking on *anything* on Facebook that was not a composed comment by someone in your Friends List is a mistake. By "composed comment" I'm talking about something a user has actually written, not something they re-posted from elsewhere. Even commenting or liking a re-posted item can lead to problems; the originating site gets all kinds of information about you when you do that that they can use to spam you or hijack your FB account (that's how people who all of a sudden want you to re-friend them got hijacked in the first place. And don't re-friend them).

Most of these are specifically crafted to create an emotional response from you. Just ignore it; we all know you hate to see starving children and that you like cute kittens and you agree that taxes are too high.

For commercial ads, instead of clicking on a link in FB, copy and paste the url, and strip out everything except the web address ( www something dotcom ) and paste that into your browser to go to the site, if you trust it. If you're unsure, Google that url to see if it's got any shady reputation. And don't just read the first page of a Google search, dig a bit and learn something.

When I Google "patioplaygrounds [no space] .com all I get is a single top result Google ad, and no links to that url on the first page result. That right there is suspicious, since you can pay to get that ad there, but no-one buys from them? And why is she buying stuff from a smartphone (if she is, maybe you just used yours to vet the site)?

"... intercepted by risk control department ..."? That should be a Red Flag, even if it's fake. If someone then entered a second card instead of running away, they need some training.
_________________________
'57 FL Straight 50 wt
'90 Miata 1.8L w/Rotrex Supercharger [Mobil1 0W-40]
'96 Ram 1500 [3.7L Mobil1 0W-20 / 1L 15W-50]
'01 PT Cruiser [Mobil1 0W-40]

Top
#4639455 - 01/18/18 11:42 PM Re: Been scammed. Fake online store. [Re: Johnny2Bad]
Superflan Offline


Registered: 04/28/15
Posts: 373
Loc: Reunion Island
Originally Posted By: Johnny2Bad
"... intercepted by risk control department ..."? That should be a Red Flag, even if it's fake. If someone then entered a second card instead of running away, they need some training.


Thatís when I understood what was plotted. I know that electronic credit cards transactions never issues more than yes or no. I jumped of my chair, saying ďscammed! Sh!!Ē
_________________________
Yaris 1.0 201mkm 5W40 ACEA A3/B4
Kangoo 1.5 DCi 15W40 ACEA E7
Wife's Koleos 2.0 dCi DPF 6AT eco-map 162mkm 5W40 C3

Top