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SCAM ALERT! DISHONEST WEBSITE

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Duke, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. Duke

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    I am writing this so none of my Phantom Brothers Fall to the likes of this Crooked Azz Website. :mad:
    Be Careful when Shopping!

    Thursday afternoon I was looking Flee Bay Adds For a Phantom's and I looked down the page below and seen a store and it was listed as an ADVERSISERS LINK.>>>> http://www.plumersvariety.com/ I clicked On it And I went there and WoW I thought GREAT PRICE So I pulled the Trigger on a Phantom 2 Version 2 W Zenmuse H4 3D Gimbal for $ 450.00 plus $20.00 Shipping for a total of $470.00 So I checked out with my credit Card. And all was well.

    I Couldn't Believe It!!! Then a thought surfaced in the back of my mind and I heard a Voice it was my mom and she said those words I heard SO MANY times before and they were..... "Son If Something Sounds To Go To Be True It Usually Is". A Half Hr Passed and I received an E-Mail and this guy in the E-Mail that goes by the Name of

    Alex Nguyen

    says they were getting My order ready for shipment. And wanted to verify my Shipping Address. Here is his Mail My Info Edited Out EMAILS are IN BLUE


    XXXXXX XXXXX, You placed an order for the:

    DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter v2.0 with Zenmuse H4-3D Gimbal Kit

    We would like for you to verify your shipping address is valid and complete.

    xxxxxx xxxxx

    xxxx xxxxxxx Ave

    Niles

    Berrien

    49120

    United States

    Await your response so we can proceed with the delivery.

    Cheers

    Alex Nguyen

    Sales Representative

    For: Plumer's Varieties

    E: sales@plumersvariety.com

    W: http://www.plumersvariety.com

    What didn't look right to me was my County and United States Why was a Company Based Out Of of Jacksonville Fla wanting to know my County for the Order. I went ahead and confirmed my info plus E-Mailed a couple questions and got No Response. The Next day I Get This E Mail


    Dear, XXXXXX XXXXX

    Your order which comes with (12 months Warranty and 30 Days Return Policy) has been successfully packaged for shipment to your destination.

    Delivery: FedEx Courier Services within 48 hours maximum

    Here is your order placement information once again.

    DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter v2.0 with Zenmuse H4-3D Gimbal Kit

    Subtotal : $450

    Tax : $0.00

    Shipping : $20

    Total : $470

    Please Note:

    1. Product comes with 12 months warranty.

    2. 100% money back on orders and 30 days return policy guaranteed.

    However our credit card merchant is down and offline so we could not charge your CARD. No Charges was carried out on the Credit Card. We direct our clients to complete the payment through WESTERN UNION to our head of accounting department and here is the information for payment.

    There will be transfer charges. All you need do is deduct transfer charges from $470 and pay rest.

    Accountant information

    Name: Antonio Simmons

    City: Williamsburg

    State: Virginia

    Zipcode: 23185

    Country: United States

    As soon as payment is done kindly email us with the:

    MTCN #

    SENDER'S NAME:

    Once confirmed by our accountants we proceed with the shipment thereby giving you tracking numbers so you can know the exact time of delivery.

    Await your mail

    Alex Nguyen

    Sales Representative

    For: Plumer's Varieties

    E: sales@plumersvariety.com

    W: http://www.plumersvariety.com

    So I immediately did some research and it seems I am not the only one! Another member on here that I have been incontact with also did some research and notified me in a PM. Anyways here is the SCAM ALERT WEB SITE>>>>> http://www.scamner.com/check/plumersvariety.com
    ALSO THIS ONE>>>>> http://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/plumersvariety.com

    ~Duke
     
  2. Duke

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    I Just contacted E-Bay and they sent me to the Internet Crime Complaint Center and I filed A Complaint Against Them. >>>> http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
     
  3. kenjancef

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    Ugh... I hope you make out ok. That's why I try to research tons of web sites before I buy, like I did when I looked for my Phantom 2. Got it from Drone Camps, and it should arrive tomorrow!!!
     
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  4. Duke

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    Yeah I think Ill be okay on this one, He didn't get anything from me yeah he has my credit card# but I have enough on him my bank also has been called plus I have reported him to fleebay and the internet police! Hopefully all is good. ;)
     
  5. kenjancef

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    Sounds like you covered your bases well. Same thing happened to me a few years ago buying a lens for my DSLR. Almost got taken for $1,200, but all worked out well in the end...
     
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  6. BlackHawk388

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    First off, let me express to you how very sorry I am you've been scammed.

    Secondly, let me express to you how very well you might have averted this WHOLE ordeal with a MINIMUM of research before "pulling the trigger" on this purchase.

    Lastly, please know you can STOP this **** from happening RIGHT NOW by filing a complaint with your CC company.

    SMDH. It really does amaze me how many people get taken on the Internet over stuff that in real life they would NEVER give CASH to a person for. It's the same thing. If you wouldn't give cash to a shady *****, then why are you going to do it on the Internet?
     
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  7. BlackHawk388

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    Sorry man. Not trying to be an ***. But I BET you knew this was a scam before you ever pulled that trigger just from the advice of your mother.

    *sigh*
     
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    Even if they didn't charge anything on your credit card, cancel it now. You did give a known scammer your CC information that has probably already been sold.
     
  9. BlackHawk388

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    Yes sir. Agreed.
     
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  10. kenjancef

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    +1
     
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  11. UrAwFuL

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    The fact that it can can let me order more than 100 raises an eyebrow.. o_O

    $20 to ship 999 P3Ps is a steal though.. like a highway robbery kind of steal.
     

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  12. kenjancef

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    As I said, I am a new owner (well, it arrives tomorrow...), and for just about all of the sites I went to looking for prices all had the Phantom 2 Non-Vision with Zenmuse H4-3D gimbal for $699. It was just a matter of who to buy it from. I eventually went with dronecamps.com, mainly for all of the videos they have on YouTube, and because the Phantom will have the V2.0 upgrades (rotors, motor, etc.). Do your homework people!!!
     
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  13. Duke

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    Well no money traded hands because I didn't send western union So I didn't get scammed **** close to it I guess. I did cancel my credit card so all is good is that department.

    ~Duke
     
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    On one hand, I'm sorry, and I bet you're already kicking yourself so you don't need other people kicking you
    On the other hand: "If it's too good to be true, it probably is"

    Just buy from the DJI dealers on the DJI website. Only way to be sure.
    Looks like you did all the right things after the fact though. Just make sure that CC truly is cancelled.
     
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    Never go with Western Union!
     
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    Now that is some funny **** right there! :):D:p:rolleyes: If only if Jim would have been there to help out Ole ~Duke ;)
     
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