Update on Fraudulent Nano and iPhone Websites

As requested by a few people now here is an update to the fraudulent website nano5sale.com and it’s sister sites ipodnano5gsale.com, ipodnanoshops.com, applenano5th.com and ipodsnanonsale.com.  If you haven’t heard the story regarding these fraudulent websites already you can read the first post here! with all of the comments from people who had spotted or not spotted the dodgy sites and the stress and time it has caused many in trying to get their money back.

So where are we up to?  Well after having such an incredible response from so many people after posting the article here and on the business blog for electrical-deals (The company the above fraudulent websites were/are pretending to be) I had easily over 100 emails from people who had read the post just in time or had unfortunately read it a little too late.

For those who were quick enough and paid by Credit Card, they were able to issue a charge-back and stop the payment, which allowed them to get refunded quite quickly.  Others were less fortunate and were told to wait for a delivery.  About 2-3 weeks after payment some buyers had started to receive deliveries of their “iPhones” only to discover that they were fake iPhone copies from China.  These people are now trying to get their money back the harder way as they have returns and shipping etc to contend with.

I don’t want to put links up of these sites as I have no intention of driving traffic to them, below is a screen shot of the homepages of the fraudulent websites above.  As you can see they all look incredibly similar and because of this i encourage you to forward this to people you know and avoid these websites or sites with similar names and looks as the ones below.

ipodnanoshopsipodnanonsaleFor a link to a post I wrote last week on the research you can do to avoid getting sucked in by these type of sites then please click here to see it.

Hopefully by doing this we can stop more people getting mis-sold what they think is going to be a genuine Apple iPhone.

As always I welcome comments and will reply to each one, same if your after any advice or have any questions I am always happy to help.

Best Wishes

Dave

Proud To Be British – Rememberance Day

This is a story that I got emailed a few days ago, and immediately knew I had to post in on here.  There are a lot of things and stories that sometimes make you ashamed to be British.  The stories of gangs and yobs the youth of Britain etc can sometimes take away from the good that exists.  One thing that we should always be proud of is our military and the people who risk their lives and fight for our freedom.  This story makes me feel proud to be British and I hope it does you too.

poppyP.S  Buy a Poppy and Remember the fallen.

Barry Whiteley, British and proud of it!

Airline Lunches
I put my carry-on in the luggage
compartment and sat down in my
assigned seat.
It was going to be a long flight from Gatwick.
‘I’m glad I have a good book to read
Perhaps I will get a short sleep,’ I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of British Army Youngsters
came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats,
totally surrounding me.
I decided to start a conversation.
‘Where are you blokes headed?’ I asked the
Young man seated nearest to me.

Cyprus . We’ll be there for two weeks
for special training, and then we’re being deployed to Afghanistan .
After flying for about an hour,
an announcement was made that
lunches were available for five pounds.
It would be several
hours before we reached Cyprus ,
and I quickly decided a lunch would
help pass the time..

As I reached for my wallet,
I overheard a soldier ask his mate if
he planned to buy lunch.
‘No, that seems like a lot of money for
just an airline lunch.
Probably wouldn’t be worth five Quid.
I’ll wait till we get to Cyprus ….
His mate agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers.
None were buying lunch.
I walked to the back of the plane
and handed the flight attendant a
fifty Pound note.
‘Take a lunch to all those soldiers..’
She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly.
Her eyes wet with tears,
she thanked me.
‘My young bloke was a soldier in Iraq ,
it’s almost like you are doing it for him..’

Picking up ten lunchboxes,
she headed up the aisle to where the
boys were seated.
She stopped at my seat and asked,
‘Which do you
like best – beef or chicken?’

‘Chicken,’ I replied, wondering
why she asked..

She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute
later with a dinner plate from first class.
This is your thanks.

After we finished eating,
I went again to the back of the plane,
heading for the rest room.
An old bloke stopped me.
‘I saw what you did.
I want to be part of it.
Here, take this.’
He handed me twenty-five
Pounds..
Soon after I returned to my seat,
I saw the Captain coming
down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he wasn’t looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers
only on my side of the plane.
When he got to my row he stopped, smiled,
held out his hand, and said,
‘I want to shake your hand.’

Quickly unfastening my seat-belt I stood and took the Captain’s hand.
With a booming voice he said, ‘I was an army pilot a long time back.
Once someone bought me lunch.
It was an act of kindness I never forgot.’
I was embarrassed when applause
was heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane
so I could stretch my legs.
A kid who looked about 18 was sitting about
six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine.
He left another twenty-five Pounds
In my palm.

When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to depart.
Waiting just inside the aeroplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word.
Another twenty-five Pounds!

Upon entering the terminal,
I saw the soldiers gathering for their
Trip up to their training area..
I walked over to them and handed
them seventy-five Pounds.
‘It will take you some time to
reach your training area. It will be
about time for a sandwich.
God Bless You Blokes.’

Ten young blokes left that flight feeling
the love and respect of their fellow Brits.
As I walked briskly to my car,
I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were
giving their all for our country.
I could only give them a couple of meals.
It seemed so little… 

A British Serviceman is someone who,
at one point in his life, wrote a blank
cheque made payable to
‘ United Kingdom ‘
for an amount of
‘up to and including my life.’

“Lest We Forget”

Dave

How to avoid getting scammed – Website Research

This post became a spontaneous one around this time last week. I wrote, a couple of posts ago about the website nano5sale.com and was inundated with comments and emails about this website by both people who had fallen for the scam and those that had read the blog just in time (You can see the original post here). It was because of this that I realised if everyone knew how to do a few checks and knew what they were looking out for then hopefully over time these scams would disappear. So this is what this blog is about, website research and things to look for on a website before handing over your card details. Sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin… Read more