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

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

  1. Pilotboz

    Pilotboz Adventurer

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    Guys and Gals,

    I was looking for a replacement C3W Pro for my wife.. While searching online I came across this site
    Schuberth Helmets USA: Outlet Factory Online Store, High Quality Guarantee
    ... Prices are crazy low and you know the saying, if looks to good to be true... Has anyone tried to order from these folks??? I am wary of them just for safety sake... Would be awesome if they were legit... Please let me know your experiences... Thanks!!!!
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  2. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    That really does look way too good to be true. Less than $200 for a $650 helmet? Don't think so. It is NOT Schuberth's US site. I am tempted to buy something for less than $10 and see what happens. My CC company is really good at protecting me and blocking scams, etc., so I don't really worry about that. Identity theft would be a PITA thought!
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  3. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj The NEW Soylent Green Deal???

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    SCAM....China knock-offs
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  4. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    most likely, sure. but you know that how?
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    The picture on this so-called schuberth site with the human hand against the helmet is lifted from Revzilla. It's Anthony's hand from the video's he does. My guess all these sites are counterfeit products.
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  6. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    wow, good eye! I see that now. Probably not too funny to Anthony or Schuberth!
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  7. massrider

    massrider Been here awhile

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  8. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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  9. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj The NEW Soylent Green Deal???

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    A friend checked the site ownership and registrations, addresses are bogus and the site tracks back to China not to the reg address.
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  10. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj The NEW Soylent Green Deal???

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    Lovely guy associated with that domain

    Registrant Contact
    Name: Desima James
    Organization: Desima James
    Mailing Address: Lithonia 5301 Salem springs pl, Georgia GEORGIA 30038 US
    Phone: +1.5049094189
    Ext:
    Fax:
    Fax Ext:
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  11. aldend123

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    It would be surprising if that is the actual registrar since there are ways to obscure who registered. To understand enough about web-hosting to get as far as creating a scamsite and register it to your own name is the IT-equivalent of robbing a bank driving your own car.

    Source of that info can be found here: https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=airohhelmetsusa.com

    Your info is missing a key piece - something they all have in common is providing an email @163.com. Which, if I remember right, is possible Chinese e-mail provider.
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  12. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj The NEW Soylent Green Deal???

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    I removed the email, the info is from icann.

    Google the admin's name, someone has humor.
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  13. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Been here awhile Supporter

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  14. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    Looking up and posting the WHOIS info is no help -- it's just stolen and/or faked info, just like the credit card they used to register the domain.

    There's one school of thought that scammers deliberately make a lot of typos and use broken grammar because it filters out people smart enough to notice.

    There are skrillions of these scam sites out there for just about any sort of product. Pay attention and use your brain.
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  15. Suncoaster

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    Here's a good online safety education resource to give your non tech savvy friends and family:
    https://securityplanner.org/


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  16. markgsnw

    markgsnw WTF?

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    Having just been burned by Best Buy to the tune of $1000, which I hope to eventually recover, I'd like to point out that even legitimate web sites may not produce a happy ending. If you don't walk out of a store with the merchandise in your hot little hands, there is a risk involved.

    That is to say, there's much to love about a local dealer.
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  17. Kiharaikido

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  18. markgsnw

    markgsnw WTF?

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  19. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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    Kiharaikido, a few clues:
    • stupid name
    • prices too good to be true
    • strange mix of products (i.e. trials helmets and women's shoes)
    • no actual contact info on the Contact Us page (e.g., email and phone)
    • no About Us page giving a verifiable location
    • Engrish boilerplate policy pages (e.g., privacy and shipping)
    Further, a whois search on the domain name reveals a bunch of other scammy domains on the same IP address.

    If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
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  20. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Long timer Supporter

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    I appreciate the response, though I wasn't asking if it was safe, I was sharing it as a warning to others.


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