• Fraud on Amazon.co.uk: how I tried to buy Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    by  • June 28, 2012 • Internet • 2 Comments

    £750 for Canon Digital SLR Camera EOS 5D Mark II cought my eye last time i was browsing Amazon.co.uk marketplace so I decided to get this great camera (real marketprice at £1300 for new). The seller – Toy and Gift Shop – had 1,265 ratings (4.8/5 stars over the past 12 months) so i thought its very safe to buy from him so i just ordered one. Because insufficient funds in credit card purchase was denied and i thought on monday to go the the bank and make lodgement for this – still with credit card this purchase of camera was secured and reserved at least for next few days (amazon.co.uk politelly sends warning what credit card was denied and i should do something about it). But after 12 hours order was canceled. That was weird. I went to Toy and Gift Shop and it was completelly empty! Before there were tons of products but now i saw no items at all! All right, maybe they’re doing upgrade or transfering products – think possitive. At 2AM i came back and found 3 products (different toys) and in the morning around 11AM few more were ready. No more Canon or Nikon cameras… Then i  found my Canon Digital SLR Camera EOS 5D Mark I in another store – Toys of Essence UK – 4.9 stars over the past 12 months (52 ratings)  – . Strange, looks very fishy (same cameras on that store, same prices) but maybe shit happends so i reserved camera again. And it was canceled after few hours. So i wrote to them to them asking what happening but never got answer. But most interesting thing and where fun happened was what i wrote to the email which they used instead of logo on amazon (Toy and Gift Shop ) – logo said what if there is problem please write to giftcamera@live.com . So i wrote to giftcamera@live.com and asked whats the story. Guy responded to me, asked what camera I’m interested in and wrote:

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    My listing has ended.If you want to buy send me your full name and delivery address to have your order placed with Amazon.
    Many thanks

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    I said ok, i can place my order with amazon.co.uk, this is what iwant to do! So i sent him my details (of course fake ones) and got  i got answer:

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    Hi again,
    I was informed by Amazon that they send you all the payment and delivery informations. Search your inbox carefully and also check your bulk/spam/junk folder because it might have arrived there. Please let me know asap.

    Thank you!

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    And then he send fake email looking like amazon.co.uk letter telling what i bought Canon EOS 5D Mark II, what its waiting to be sent and all i need to do is pay …  Moneygram.  Payment to:

    E-mail Address: giftcamera@live.com

    Ship from Address: 
    David Booty
    15 Diamond Court
    Cherrington Road
    London
    w7 3jl
    United Kingdom
    Payment Address: 
    Paul Chambers
    56 Leoforos
    Argostoli
    28736
    Greece

    And the next letter came:

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    hello
    that is the Amazon agent detached with the transaction,he not use the usual credit card payment , due the fact i can not receive international funds to credit.
    You must go personal to a Money Gram agency or to a bank who has Money Gram agency and make the payment under Amazon agent name:
    Paul Chambers
    56 Leoforos
    Argostoli
    28736
    Greece
    According to amazon : moneygram service apply additional taxes when the money are sent for business , so to protect your from extra charges tell the agent you are sending the funds to a relative or a family friend.
    Many Thanks

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    Hello
    I have already dispatched the package,but the package is on hold until you will make and send the payment informations to Amazon.
    After that i will provide you also the tracking number.
    Can you please tell me when are you able to make the payment?
    waiting for your email asap.

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    Then i asked if i could send my money to other people instead because there are international limit for sending money so i got family member names (not sure if they real):

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    No problem sir,
    Please send the money to:
    -Paul Chambers
    -Meghan
    Chambers
    -Stephen
    Chambers
    I wait an e-mail after you finish.

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    And then i never heard from him… No no, i didnt sent money as this is real fraud but fraud on amazon.co.uk using good reputation store? How did he done that? How did he got access to that store? To 2 stores? He had to get one in order to upload products (Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Nikon D700, Nikon D800… ).

    Today i saw Canon EOS 5D Mark II again on Holderness Laser Clinic  - 4.9 stars over the past 12 months (263 ratings)  – and already made a purchase. Also wrote to them about condition of this camera and details … Will see what happends next icon smile Fraud on Amazon.co.uk: how I tried to buy Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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    Update (06/29/202)

    So Holderness Laser Clinic  is fraud. I wrote to their amazon.co.uk acount asking about this but no response.

    There was the same image instead logo to which i wrote and guy again asked to Moneygram money to:

    E-mail Address: goilevel@live.com

    Ship from Address: 
    David Booty
    15 Diamond Court
    Cherrington Road
    London
    w7 3jl
    United Kingdom
    Payment Address: 
    Ricardo Robledo
    Afadou 200
    Afadou
    851 03
    Greece

    This one hiding under email E-mail Address: goilevel@live.com
    Joseph Andrade. And Joseph Andrade has domain name goilevel.com registered so be careful!

    Today i saw new fraud under address heidishre@live.com and amazon.co.uk shop name Designer Desirables Be careful!

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    2 Responses to Fraud on Amazon.co.uk: how I tried to buy Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    1. GO
      June 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      I noticed these too. The account seems to have mysteriously disappeared.

    2. admin
      June 29, 2012 at 2:12 am

      Yep, thats real fraud. I real about this aroud and it seems what its big problem with amazon.co.uk. Just keep on thinking and NEVER transfer money moneygram or westernunion. :)

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