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Makita 18V set - Too Good to be True - But How?

Old 09-08-2019, 03:56 PM
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Default Makita 18V set - Too Good to be True - But How?

Came across an ad on facebook from a company called TrenzM advertising a Milwaukee 18V 15 Piece set for 59.99! went to Incognito (and have all privacy stuff turned up to MAX) on Browser and clicked it. brings me to a different site, not TrenzM but SheinR. the picture on facebook (see below) does say SheinR on the bottom. both sites are exactly the same. the same "About Us" word for word there is the set for 59.99. On the bottom it shows "people also looked at" and it is a Makita set. I have some Makita tools so I clicked on that. a 13 piece 18V set. also for 59.99. I am no idiot. the price is so beyond too good to be true, that it truly boggles the mind that they even try it. what is the catch? I added it to my cart and when you go to checkout it brings you to a secure site; something like netpayment.com - I do not recall exactly.
I am so curious about this that I am almost tempted to try and purchase. what is worst case scenario? I protest the charge with Visa? the card I would use is a card that has a small credit line (350.00), and if I took a screen print of every page along the way, I should be able to protest it. My credit has personal statements with all 3 major bureaus - that it is frozen without personal confirmation from me, and my cell phone already gets way too many crap calls.
what am I missing?

https://www.sheinr.com/18v-slide-bru...mbination-pack




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Old 09-08-2019, 03:59 PM
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are they simply relying on people not fighting the charge with their credit card account?

I could not find anything about either company through some cursory searches on the web. no mention of them other then finding their web sites. no reviews, fraud warnings, etc.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:16 PM
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If you really wanna try it that bad buy a visa giftcard that way your personal info other then shipping cant be linked. Sounds to good to be true.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:25 PM
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Might be Knock-Offs. Or hott!!
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:26 PM
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Did you read the reviews? Every single one had the word scam or fraud in it.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:29 PM
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ther main site has tons of stuff for sale.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:42 PM
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Only question I have is do you honestly believe you will get all these tools, new, for $60. ?
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Team Rock On View Post
Did you read the reviews? Every single one had the word scam or fraud in it.
where did you find reviews? I searched and did not find. the comments under the post, were just that, comments.
Like I said before, I know this cannot be legit, I am just curious as to how they can do it.
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If it too good to be true...it usually is!
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by north coast View Post
Only question I have is do you honestly believe you will get all these tools, new, for $60. ?
no. hence the title and the thread. I did not try to buy, and I KNOW they cannot be for real.
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:13 PM
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Seems legit. Use your debit card. What could go wrong?
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by makosteve66 View Post
where did you find reviews? I searched and did not find. the comments under the post, were just that, comments.
Like I said before, I know this cannot be legit, I am just curious as to how they can do it.
not sure what ur asking..”.how do they do it?”

Scammers buy advertisement hoping somebody will bite....
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not sure what ur asking..”.how do they do it?”

Scammers buy advertisement hoping somebody will bite....
I certainly could have phrased this better. What I am asking is how is it worth their while? What is their end game? Payment is with Visa or Mastercard. Years ago I worked as a credit card fraud investigator for a major bank. If it is a scam, and people do not get what they order and protest the charge, it will get charged back. Today it is easier to make those claims, not harder. As a skeptic, you keep a screen print of the description and a screen print of the receipt and you protest it with your CC company. The charges will be charged back. if the company already folded and ran off with the money then their CC processing company will take the hit or their bank.

Are they relying on a certain % of people not following through with the dispute? Even if they were to ship out old phone books in a box to show that a package was sent and received by the purchaser, I still think the consumer would prevail in the dispute without much effort, especially if there are numerous people making the same complaint.

Or, are they using this to develop a list of email addresses, physical addresses, CC#s and phone #s? As a prelude to commit more fraud? a start for identity theft? or simply to sell the info/lists? To me that does not make sense either as that info is already out there and easy to find for most people; look at the THT sleuths that track down things on other threads.

The whole thread is about curiosity and to discuss it. I am not naive to think that I am going to get $600 to $800 of tools for $60.00. I am almost tempted to spend the $60.00 to find out. but thought I would throw it out on here to see what people say. we have a wealth of info and knowledge, and I am just curious. it certainly is not life and death, or even important other that in sparked my curiosity. No one has to respond, so lets save the quips - unless they are really funny - I can appreciate a good ball busting and quality humor.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:20 AM
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Definitely legit, you should order 2!
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:21 AM
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I asked the same question about an electric bicycle some time back which was a similar obvious fraud. I am not sure what their angle is, I just knew it was a scam and didn’t pursue it any further, but, like you, I was curious how the scammers ever saw any benefit due to cc reversal...
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A far safer gamble would be go to a local casino, find a roulette table and put your $59 straight up on any single number for 1 spin. You will most likely walk away $59 poorer but at least you have a REAL chance of turning your original investment into $2124.
C’mon man you know it’s a scam.
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Solar clothes dryer is a pretty good one also.
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