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    There was recently a thread in the Classfieds section that had caught my eye as both enticing and fishy.

    It was posted by a representative of a company called KSG Mobile Phones based out of the UK. The man's name is James Huber. It caught my eye as enticing because they were selling LCD and Plasma TVs at ridiculously low prices ($500 for brand name 42" LCD/Plasmas). This, however, is also the reason it struck me as fishy. The post contents are below.

    KSG MOBILE PHONES AND ELECTRONIC LTD
    12 STRAFFORD ROAD,
    UK, ENGLAND.

    We are Registered Company With a Work Force of Over 87 Staffs and 62 R & D Research Engineers that always make sure that all products are delivered in good condition.We are Electronics Distributors.We deals on all brands and models of mobile phones such as Nokia, motorola, Samsung and many more at very cheap Prices.We supply many other electronic products, such as Portable DVD, Car DVD, MP3, MP4, LCD TV, Plasma TV, IP Phone, USB Phone, Bluetooth Earphone, Bluetooth USB Dongle. E.t.c. We are using this medium to look for buyers of any Electronics Model such as listed above, we are offering Very low discounts.

    Contact us for more price list incase you have any enquires about our product.
    Nokia 8800 $170
    Nokia N80 $225
    Nokia N70 $160
    Nokia N71 $175
    Nokia N72 $180
    Nokia N73 $220
    Nokia N90 $185
    Nokia N91 $210
    Nokia N92 $220
    Nokia N93 $240
    Nokia E70 $220
    Nokia E60 $200
    Nokia E61 $210
    Nokia N95 $300
    Nokia N96 $350
    Nokia N94 $280
    Nokia N93 $250
    Nokia N76 $190
    Nokia N75 $170
    Nokai N73 $165
    Nokia N72 $150
    Nokia N71 $140
    Nokia N70 $130

    02 XDA atom life $250
    02 Xda Zinc $230
    02 Xda Drphite $200
    02 Orbit $190
    02 cosmo $170
    02 Xda Stealth $180
    02 Xda Exec $150usd
    02 Xda II mini $150
    02 Xda IIs $160

    Motorola Razor v3x $145
    Motorola V3i $140
    Motorola A1010 $110
    Motorola A1000 $100
    Motorola Rock1 $120
    Motorola W220 $160
    Motorola Q for Verizon……$200
    Motorola Mpx 220 $122
    Motorola Mpx 300 $130

    Nextel i930 $120
    Nextel i870 $110
    Nextel i860 $100
    Nextel i850 $90

    Palm Treo 650 $140
    Palm Treo 700p $170

    Samsung D500 $150
    Samsung D600 $160
    Samsung E800 $155
    Samsung I730 $120

    Asus P535 $190
    Asus P525 $180
    Asus P505 $160
    Asus Z810 $200
    Asus V85 $150
    Asus V75 $130

    Haier A7 $200
    Haier M600 Black Pearl $190
    Haier M2000 $170
    Haier M1200 $150
    Haier M1000 $140
    Haier M260 $130
    Haier N70 $129

    HTC X7500 $350
    HTC S710 $330
    HTC P350 $300
    HTC P3400 $250
    HTC P4350 $200
    HTC P3600 $210
    HTC P3300 $150
    HTC S620 $170
    HTC S310 $190
    HTC TYTN $1700
    HTC MT EOR $190

    ETEN GLOFIISH X800 $200
    ETEN GLOFIISH M700 $190
    ETEN GLOFIISH X500 $170
    ETEN M550 $180
    ETEN G500+ $170
    ETEN M600+ $150
    ETEN G500 $160
    ETEN M600 $140
    ETEN M500 $140
    ETEN P300B $160
    ETEN P300 $150
    ETEN P700 $180


    IPAQ 514 $140
    IPAQ RW6815 $150
    IPAQ RW6828 $160
    IPAQ RW6818 $180
    IPAQ HW6515 $140
    IPAQ HW6510 $120

    X cute Dv80 $190
    X cute Dc50 $180
    X cute Dv2 $160
    X cute Dv1 $140

    Qtek 8100 $125
    QTEK 8300 $145
    Qtek 8310 $155
    Qtek 8500 $165
    Qtek 8600 $225
    Qtek 9600 $270

    Sony Ericsson P910i $150
    Sony Ericsson P900 $140
    Sony Ericsson P1000 $154
    Sony Ericsson W600i $160
    Sony Ericsson W800i $170

    -Mate JAM 128MB $210
    I-Mate JAM $190
    I-Mate JAMin $220
    I-Mate JASJAR Quadband $350
    I-Mate K-Jam QuadBand $240
    I-Mate Smartflip QB. $250
    I-Mate SP5 $140

    TomTom Mobile 5 $290
    TomTom GO GPS Car Navigation System $280
    TomTom Navigator 5 Bluetooth GPS $270
    TomTom Mobile GPS for Smartphones $260

    Apple Ipod 60Gb $140
    Apple Ipod 30Gb $120
    Apple Ipod nano 4Gb $70

    SIDEKICK 2 $120
    SIDEKICK 3 $150

    XBOX GAMES:
    Xbox 360 Core System ----- $163
    Xbox 360 Prenium pack --$190
    Xbox 360 Platinum Bundle Console ----- $155
    Intec G8600 Xbox 360 9.2 TFT Screen--$85


    We sell in Bulk order, and in GOOD Discount prices,We make shipment
    through fedEx courier services and UPS, and they deliver within 2-
    3 working days and its home delivery,

    DETAILS

    TELEPHONE NUMBER ;+447024052444

    EMail :[email protected]

    EMail:[email protected]



    THANKS
    MANAGEMENT.
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    I don't live in the UK, so I can't really look this company up. Also, the googling I did on the name and company didn't turn anything up except the same thread that is (or used to be) posted in the classifieds section--whether it was removed or not, I'm not sure.

    So, due to the bargain shopper in me, I was wondering if anyone knows if these guys are legit? Has anyone heard anything about them? I'd love to get the deals they advertise, but I don't want to get screwed over or have my identity stolen in the process.

    Thanks for the time and help!

  • #2
    Originally posted by ctsoccer13 View Post
    There was recently a thread in the Classfieds section that had caught my eye as both enticing and fishy...

    I don't live in the UK, so I can't really look this company up...
    I live in the UK and this ad has red flashing warning signs all over it:

    1) the address mentions no town - I checked my MapPoint and there are three "Strafford" streets in the UK: London, Barnsley and Gainsborough. Even so it might only be a mailing service type of operation. A professional business should at least know how to write their address down..

    2) the English is very poor - in fact it reads more like a Nigerian 409 scam letter..

    3) the telephone number shown at the bottom is a mobile number - probably a prepay mobile so you (and the police) can never trace it..

    4) the email address is hotmail - easy to set up and operate by scammers

    5) low prices.. this is the big giveaway. If this was eBay you'd be hitting the delete key. This means the low price is there to overcome your reservations - "but its a bargain".

    I'd almost place a bet any money you send them never results in delivery.

    !! AVOID !!
    * Quango in UK *

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    • #3
      Hit the little triangle with the exclamation mark at the bottom left of the post. It may or may not be a scam, but it is most definately spam.

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      • #4
        Ther is no icon to report a classified ad.
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



        Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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        • #5
          Err, why not? Is it that forum regularly policed by mods/admins or is there some other reason?

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          • #6
            i noticed that the guy mentioned the Motorolla Q (For Verizon). to my knowledge, Verizon doesnt make any phones that use SIM cards, so using them with Vodafone or Orange is probably not going to happen. Not to mention Verizon cripples their phones by locking them into their network, and unlocking them usually breaks the phone.

            just my 2 cents, even though its already been established its a scam...
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            • #7
              That hippo is seriously disturbing.....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nerd2 View Post
                That hippo is seriously disturbing.....
                you know...if my jiggles are disurbing you...you can always close your eyes...

                EDIT: or does it remind you of an ex-girlfriend?
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                • #9
                  The problem is my lusting desire to be on the receiving end.......

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nerd2 View Post
                    The problem is my lusting desire to be on the receiving end.......
                    we did that last night...you must not remember...you were pretty trashed...so i left you with Helga...how was she? i paid good money for her...
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