SCAM ALERT: Too good to be true moto equipment scam sites merged threadfest

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by zekester63, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. XR750

    XR750 Been here awhile

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    Yep, looks just like it. You gotta wonder how many people fall for that type of thing.
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  2. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I suspect not many.
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  3. soundasleeprecording

    soundasleeprecording genuine pleather seating

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    Held gear is top shelf. This website - notsomuch. Too good to be true always is.
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  4. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Any updates?
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  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Very happy with my new jacket
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  6. JOCKEYSTICK

    JOCKEYSTICK Adventurer

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  7. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Been here awhile Supporter

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    The checkout page is not https - avoid.
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  8. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Been here awhile Supporter

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  9. JOCKEYSTICK

    JOCKEYSTICK Adventurer

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    Oh man, I was about to jump the gun too haha.
    Thanks a bunch!
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  10. aldend123

    aldend123 Long timer

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    It's also interesting that the trend I've seen on some of these sites is that while they're registered using a chinese email provider, they use US-based names and addresses. Except the addresses I've looked at it don't seem to be real. I haven't figured out if they're straight credit card scams, or if they're selling fakes. Based on the number of products they're offering, guessing it's a card number collector.
    First rule of any online purchase is that you want HTTPS during the payment and/or account creation/login stage at a minimum. It shouldn't contain warnings about invalid certificates either. However that isn't always enough as they may offer a secure payment form like any good business would and still manage to direct your payment info to their spreadsheet. There are a few foreign sites that sell foreign gear for a decent mark-down, but I don't think there's much where you'll see legitimate 50% savings on wide selection of current model non-closeout items.
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  11. antonijn

    antonijn Single, as always

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    I found this site while looking for a revit sale: http://www.bridgetsbreads.com/revit-c-6.html.
    They sell everything for 50% at the moment!
    I don't know if this site is legit though, anyone knows this site?

    It's in Dutch for me (thats where I from). I don't see a language option anywhere so I don't know what it looks like for you guys.
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  12. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    Call Rev-It, ask if they are legit?
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  13. antonijn

    antonijn Single, as always

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    That's a superb idea! I will do that tomorrow.
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  14. Dracula

    Dracula afficionado Supporter

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    It may be a scam, or at very least poorly done commerce - their check out is not secure at all. Be very careful.
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  15. antonijn

    antonijn Single, as always

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    That's why I ask here to see what you guys think about it:)

    Before I sell a kidney to buy some rev'it gearXD
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  16. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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  17. antonijn

    antonijn Single, as always

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  18. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    I wonder if they have a mailing address, I'd like to send them something.
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  19. JeepDawg

    JeepDawg Long timer

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    Things i learn on ADVRider.
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  20. antonijn

    antonijn Single, as always

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    I did sent them a message, asking with what company they ship (DHL, GLS, etc.) They replied with "Post Office" that's it, no hello no goodbye nothing.
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