Recently I was "invited" to check out a website claiming to sell a wide array of electronics equipment
. I didn't bite, instead deleted the e-mail. Around the same time I heard from them, a couple of other people I know got e-mails claiming that thus and so was recommending the site. That's a total lie.
You will note that I have not provided a hyperlink
to them. But the web page for the outfit is: www.topstrade.com. That is their phony certificate of operation on the right. The logo on their site, and on e-mails they spam send looks like the image on the left.
Topstrade does business under the name of Shenzhen Kaisiter Electronic Co., Ltd
. Their website has posted an address as: 1818 Room Business Center No.96 Yan Nan Road Shenzhen, China.
Today I got a call from one friend in another state who made the mistake of contacting them from their site. She told me that, once registered, you are invited to chat and discuss the products that interests you.
The chatters present as friendly and cheerful, and they are hard sell; their web page is designed to appear as though they are legit, complete with active links to major shipping companies [UPS, FedEx] and pay sites [Western Union, PayPal, Visa]. But once your order is in, they forward you a bogus tracking number. Your money is lost. You have been scammed.
Later, my lady friend learned that some internet connectionion services, such as AOL.com, warn people about Topstrade, and even block their site. My friend doesn't dial in thorugh AOL, she learned this too late. I am posting this at her request to alert others.
The company claims its motto to be:
If you have some suggestions about our products or our service, please tell us ,and we must accept and improve ,and appreciate you very much. hope sincerely that we can cooperate happily for a long time.
Of one thing I am certain, they probably are happy
to get your money. I wonder, if money scammed by Topstrade can be used by China as a reduction in the USA bonding debt to them. [LOL]
Lacking that, if you have gotten their e-mails, then buyer beware, those too low to believed sale prices are just that. Let you own state's Attorney General know if they have contacted you.
Labels: consumer alert, frauds, scams. topstrade, Shenzhen Kaisiter Electronics
will's art photos
A little bit of Maxfield Parrish colors and a stare at the granite steps
. Both from last autumn
Labels: granite, maxfield parrish, photos, will brady
When we went to but spot lamps for the ceiling a visit into the lamp store show rooms was and exercise in visual information overload. I'm also quite glad I don't have to pay the shop's electric bill, but that bill was reflected in the cost of the boxes for our halogen spots.
Labels: lighting, photos, will brady