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  1. IgsEMT

    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hey all,
    found this interesting site through craigslist NY
    www.mutualshops.com
    It really sounds too good to be true and probably is but if anyone knows otherwise, care to share?
    Thanks
     
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    rufus5150 TPF Noob!

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    The domain name registered in Oct 17 2009 <--- So new!!

    Admin/Tech/Billing email address for the domain name is 411963852@qq.com <-- not too good

    No company name nor physical address associate with the domain name registration<-- NO NO

    Website most likely hosted in US with server located in Seattle owned by SoftLayer Technologies in TX <-- better

    But the IP address of the site is used by "Zhengzhou DaHuang network development limited company" in ZhengZhou China <-- Point to an company in China, not a subsidiary in US. hum ..

    So based on the above information, I do not think I will buy stuff from them. It doesn't mean they are scammer. It just that I do not trust an operation like this.
     
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    From their FAQ
    www.mutualshops.com

    Aside from the lack of capitol I and the broken english used (two big giveaways that they are not professional)
    There is this:

    -- What is the Payment method?
    * Western Union

    Western union is great for sending money to friends, family and known people, but not to an unkown shop, because its possible to be untraceable by using WU (and other wire transfer methods). Any legitimate firm will use more normal methods, paypal (though this is also not 100% safe), credit cards etc...

    PS they do have a neat little paypal verified sticker on the bottom of the site, but with WU standing out there I would not deal with them
     
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    Looks like the operate another site called www.eleckingdom.com or they copy the content of the other site.

    This one is few weeks old.

    They both have the same "Success stories". And for a domain name just registered few weeks ago, they can have so many "Success stories"!!!
     
  6. IgsEMT

    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    thanks guys!
    love their prices though - wish they were real :D
     
  7. chills

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    Hi Everyone,

    Just wanted to share with everyone that this site and MANY others are all a SCAM.

    eleckingdom.com
    mutualshops.com
    treasure-shop.com
    steadysale.com
    electrading.com
    right-stores.com
    loyal-shop.com
    happyuse.com
    favorstores.com
    blue-stores.com
    buy-send.com
    holytrade.com
    parity.com
    eleckingdom.com
    direct-buye.com

    These sites are all identical to www.treasure-shop.com and it is ran by the same people out of China.

    Here is my review for www.treasure-shop.com

    This is a website based out of China. They appear to have really fantastic prices on all kinds of goods. They say the are a foreign exchange company and ship directly. They do NOT accept paypal. Once you send money, they collect it and NEVER ship your merchandise.

    They said they were having weather problems at first, then they said it was hung up in customs, then they just stopped communication at all.
     
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    Good looking out guys!
     

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