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eBay: BEWARE Change Shipping Address Scam — I Got An e-Mail.

by Anura Guruge


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So, finally sold this Canon lens yesterday. Reasonably happy with price.


THEN got this e-mail this morning!


Just looked dodgy. Reminded me of some of the old Craigslist scams.

So, I Googled. BINGO.




Luckily I did NOT fall for it. There was no way I was going to bypass the eBay automated process for printing shipping labels.

Just wanted to give YOU a Heads Up.

OK?


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‘Hotstar US’ Is NOT To Be Trusted. $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer Is FAKE.

by Anura Guruge


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Hotstar US has NO intentions whatsoever of honoring the $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer!

That they have a dedicated option (press 2) on their Voice Response System just for those calling about the Amazon Gift Card offer is a dead giveaway.

So, this is how their scam works.

They will claim that you subscribed using a PROMO CODE that did NOT include the Gift Card! As far as they are concerned matter closed.

So, you are screwed.

Very dishonest, disreputable company.

They are helping propagate the stereotype (à la Simpsons Appu) that Indians are dishonest. That is why I go out of my way to point out to folks that I am NOT Indian (that all 3 million of the Hindu gods (most of whom are also duplicitous in their own cute ways)).

From what I can see Hotstar US has NO US presence. I was going to file a claim with the ‘Better Business Bureau’. But, you can’t. They are NOT in the US. This was probably another reason that they opted for this scam. It is a STRAIGHT online scam.

Simply put they are nothing but thieving bastards. Stay away from them. Don’t let them scam YOU.


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B&H’s Nikon Z Series Trade-In Event Impresses Me None. They Are Just Trying To Harvest Contact Information.

by Anura Guruge



I, sad to say, have never been a fan of B&H. Maybe if I lived in New York and had access to one of their stores.

I have never had any joy with them. I would rather deal with Amazon, when it comes to electronics, any day of the week.

I have, alas, been suckered into previous trade-in SCAMS by B&H. They are not dealing in good faith. From what I can see there are just trying to get your contact information and then say that they are not interested in your trade-in.

So, I am not going to bother, though I do have a rather nice Sony a7 II to trade-in. Instead, I am going to sell it myself. I hate being scammed.


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I Had Not Heard That Garmin Had Been Embezzled To The Tune Of $1.2 Million!

by Anura Guruge


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Yikes. I had NOT heard of this and I, in addition to owning a fair amount of Garmin, am an actual Garmin shareholder (and I own a respectable amount of shares (enough to write multiple option contracts)). I only came across it when I was researching the new Actigraph partnership.

Garmin is a BILLION dollar company so this is not that huge, but it is significant. They probably have to sell 6,000 Garmin Fenix 5s to make a $1.2 million profit.

Rather embarrassing.

Just factor this in the next time you try to contact Garmin support.


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