SCAM ALERT: Iphone 32GB for $225 via forum PM
got a PM from TIPB this am saying i can buy a brand new Iphone 32gig for 225. came through as a PM on here..very strange. i replied with 2 diffrent email addresses, and got the same excate response..
Great timing! You are number 4 to email us meaning there is just one left assuming you purchase yours. As previously stated, the cost is $225 for the 32gb iPhone 4. We would just like to remind you that no contract is needed for this phone. We are avoiding processing payments for this promotion through PayPal to combat the fraudulent chargebacks we have unfortunately received in the past. It would be preferable that you would pay immediately through the Western Union website. There are options available to pay through your credit/debit card.
Please go to Money Transfer | Western Union and when you choose the sending money option, please select the first option: "In minutes sent to anywhere in the world." Our website coordinator, Brian Nicholson, will be receiving the money as he is handling this promotion.
You will be asked for the following information:
Receiver's First Name: Brian
Receiver's Last Name: Nicholson
City: Clinton Twp
When you send us the information needed to pick up the money as instructed by Western Union, please also include your shipping information. This will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail and should arrive within 5 business days. Additionally, a tracking number is provided.
Also, please note that there is a fee to send money through this method, but that was taken into consideration when we were conducting pricing evaluations. It is very important that you inform of us when you sent the money so it can be picked up. Unfortunately, we are only able to hold your spot for up to five hours which is another reason we are choosing an instant payment method.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
The TiPb.com staff
Last edited by dvigue; 12-29-2010 at 06:58 AM. Reason: changed the title
this was the Original PM i got from "admin" with only 15 posts....
From November 15, 2010 through December 22, 2010, the TiPb staff has been working hard to secure a special promotion to offer our members. After what seemed like endless phone calls and emails, the website coordinator was able to secure a special price on five new 32gb iPhone 4's. The TiPb staff is thankful to proudly announce that you are able to make one of these your own for only $225!
Please keep in mind that with over 49,500 registered members, these five iPhone's are going to be sold fast! With that said, we are certain that this promotion will create quite a buzz, so we are requesting that any correspondence you have with a staffer be limited to our special email address set up strictly for this offer -- email@example.com. Any and all questions, including a purchase request, must be sent to that email address. As a result of our moderators having to work overtime to clean up the message board, merge threads, delete double posts, etc. with inquiries regarding this offer, any and all posts made on the board regarding this will be deleted.
Once again, we thank you for being a member at TiPb.com and we hope to hear from you soon!
The TiPb.com staff
- 12-29-2010, 07:18 AM #3
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Something good _did_ come of this! I logged in with Safari, and decided to _finally_ check out the Tapatalk app. Let's just call it love at first sight...Now I have to figure out how to convince the owner of the forum where I spend all my waking hours ( Cornsnakes.com) to turn it on!! Any suggestions??
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On behalf of TiPb and the forums I just want to apologize to everyone that this scam snuck through our defenses. Everyone at TiPb and SPE is on this and we're going to work really hard to make sure it doesn't happen again.
We're fortunate our users are smart and proactive, and luckily that's a scammer's worst nightmare!
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Wait a second...
So I shouldn't have emailed them my full name, mother's maiden name, social security, home address, credit card number, expiration date, security code, jpeg of my signature, driver's license number, bank account # and routing #, and passwords to my online bank account and email address?
Uh... I'm gonna email them to see if they can return that information to me and promise not to use it. That will work, right guys?
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