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2007-12-06

Scam: Gadgets Ltd UK

I haven't checked whether there is a real company operating under this name, but I haven't seen a scam as blatant as this in a while. Nothing subtle here, just send money via Western Union in return for a false promise that you'll receive goods. If anyone has dealt with this clown, please tell us where he wanted the Western Union transfer sent. With a gmail address and a UK +4470 "forward anywhere" number, he could be anywhere in the world, but following the money is always interesting.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gadgets Ltd UK <gadgets.lmtduk@gmail.com>
Reply-to:
gadgets.lmtduk@yahoo.com
Date: 6 Dec 2007
Subject: APPLE iPhone/Sony PS3(60GB)for $600 USD FREE SHIPPING
To:

APPLE iPhone/Sony PS3(60GB)for $600 USD FREE SHIPPING


We are offering The Revolutionary APPLE iPhone 8GB and Sony PS3(60GB) =
$600 USD FREE SHIPPING


SAMPLE PRODUCTS PRICE LIST

Video Games
Playstation 3 ........$300
Nintendo Wii......... $200
Sony PSP......... ....$140
Xbox 360 Platinum.... $140
Xbox 360 Premium..... $120

Apple ipod Nano 4gb....$100
Apple ipod Nano 80gb...$250

GSM PHONES
Nokia 8800 sirocco....$350
Motorola V3i D&G......$250
Nokia N95......... ...$320
Nokia N93......... ...$260
Nokia N93i ...........$280
Nokia N70 ............$160
Nokia N72 ............$175
Nokia N73 ............$250
Nokia N80 ............$200
Nokia N90 ............$200
Nokia N91 ............$200

Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson W800i....$200
Sony Ericsson W810i....$225
Sony Ericsson W900i....$250
Sony Ericsson K510i....$105
Sony Ericsson W800i....$150
Sony Ericsson k750i....$165
Sony Ericsson M600.....$302
Sony Ericsson k700.....$100
Sony Ericsson W600.....$156
Sony Ericsson w850.....$230

PDA
Palm Treo 650........$170
Palm Treo 700w.......$250
Palm Treo 750........$240
QTEK 9000 ...........$300
QTEK S110 ...........$250
HTC P3300 ...........$300
HTC P3600 ...........$350
Dell Axim X51V.......$350
i-mate Jam ..........$400
i-mate K-Jam ........$420

All GSM Phones,Brand New,Tri- Band, Simfree ,Unlock and open to all GSM
Networks

world wide with 1 yr warranty and Video Games are also Brand new
with Complete Accessories plus Int'l Warranty .

Our Very Flexible Terms of Trade
Prices are in US Dollars
Payment:  Western Union Money Transfer
Delivery :FedEx Express 2-3 days after payment
Warranty : 1 Year Int'l warranty with 90 days return policy with full
refund option.

Thank you and looking forward to your order CONFIRMATION soon.

NOTE : FEEL FREE TO CALL OR REQUEST MORE INFO

John Philips
GADGETS LIMITED (UK) LTD
Registered No. 05881519
THE OLD STABLES, ARUNDEL ROAD,
POLING,ARUNDEL,WEST SUSSEX,BN18 9QA
UNITED KINGDOM
TEL : +447031917966, +447031917369


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi
does anyone know if expressgadgets.co.uk is legit?
theyre selling the apple iPhone 3G 16gb models for 300 pounds a pop
sounds ludicrous considering the thing is selling like hotcakes

Spotter said...

Express Gadgets: expressgadgets.co.uk was registered on 01-Jul-2008, making it too new to trust without supporting evidence. If it looks too good to be true, it's probably bait in a trap.

Anonymous said...

Express gadgets is a scam!
Beware, i purchased iphone over a week ago and payed via bank transfer and they emailed me "haha"

Pavel said...

The company in question exists but is indissolution, so it looks like someone is using their name. Below is creditsafe report on the company:

GADGETS LIMITED Number 05881519
Phone
Type Private limited with Share Capital
Address

THE OLD STABLES, ARUNDEL ROAD,
POLING,
ARUNDEL,
WEST SUSSEX BN18 9QA

Company Status Dissolution

Postcode BN18 9QA Incorporated Date 19/07/2006
Todays Rating [ 0-100 ]
No Rating - Dissolution

Todays Limit [£]

No credit limit

Very clever way of conning people though.

Regards,

Pavel

Anonymous said...

Companies House (Webcheck) says Gadgets Limited is still active (not filed accounts and are well overdue)

Anonymous said...

HI TO EVERYONE I'M ITALIAN, I FOUND THIS ADVERSIMENT ON THIS SITE (www.mercatinoinformatico.it)I WAS LOOKING FOR AN IPHONE, I FOUND THIS SELLER; HE TOLD ME TO SEND 260 EURO ON THIS ADDRES: 1 HIG STREET, GUILDFORD, SURREY. GU2 4HP,UK. TO DANIEL HARTE ( HE SPEAKS ITALIAN I BELIVE) I WANTED TO BUY A CHEAPER IPHNOE BUT THE WESTER UNION AGENCY TOLD ME TO BE CARREFULL: "HE'S CHEATING YOU" HE SAVED MY MONEY Siamo un fornitore del teleacfono mobile Registrati qui in Inghilterra, Regno Unito. Siamo fornitori leader di telefoni cellulari di modelli differenti ad un ottimo

e prezzi competitivi, sono suoi alcuni modelli di telefoni che abbiamo in magazzino Sotto,

Abbiamo anche una Offerta speciale per i clienti di acquistare 3Units o più, se acquisto 3UNITS TELEFONI CELLULARI DI QUALSIASI dagli Stati Uniti, si ottiene 1 unità libera di telefoni

Extra.

I prezzi includono Spese di spedizione a qualsiasi parte del mondo, abbiamo la spedizione tramite FedEx o DHL EXPRESS 3 giorni di consegna.

Tutti i telefoni cellulari sono nuovi, originali, sbloccato per tutte Network, con 1 anno di garanzia internazionale.


Dettagli Azienda - GADGETEE LIMITED
Registrati Numero: 07005373
Indirizzo: Via 1 alta, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4HP, GU2 4HP, Regno Unito

acquirente interessato dovrebbe contattarci n con il seguente:


E-mail; gadgeteeltd@gmail.com

Apple IPAD 64GB a 330 €
Apple IPAD 32GB a 300Euro
Apple IPAD 16GB a 270 €
APPLE IPHONE (3GS) 32GB a 260Euro
APPLE IPHONE (3GS) 16GB a 230Euro
APPLE IPHONE 3G 16GB - 200Euro
APPLE IPHONE 3G 8GB - 160Euro
NOKIA N95 8GB, 210 €
NOKIA X6 32GB AT 320EURO
NOKIA N96 - 230 €
NOKIA N97 - 280Euro
Nokia N86 a 250Euro
Nokia N85 a 225Euro
NOKIA N900 a 300Euro
Nokia E97 a 300Euro
Nokia E91 a 290Euro
Nokia E90 Communicator - 180Euro
Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition - 175Euro
Nokia 5800 Xpress Music a 170Euro
NOKIA N 81-150Euro
Nokia N93i-130Euro
NOKIA N82-170Euro
Nokia E71 - 180Euro
NOKIA N73-100Euro
Nokia N78 140Euro
NOKIA N83 - 190Euro
Nokia E51 - 120euro
Nokia E61 - 160Euro
Nokia E66 - 170 €
Nokia E75 - 180Euro
Nokia 7500 ...... 150 €
Nokia 7900 ...... 165 €
Nokia N800 ...... 160 €
NOKIA 8800 Arte - € 240
Nokia 8800 Sapphire-240 €
Nokia 8600 Luna - € 215
HTC TyTN II-200Euro
HTC Touch Cruise P3650-210Euro
HTC Hero a 230 €
HTC Touch HD2 a 320Euro
HTC HD-270Euro
HTC Touch Diamond-260Euro
HTC Touch Pro 270 €
3G HTC MAX a 270Euro
HTC SHIFT - 300EURO
HTC Advantage X7500-230Euro
HTC Advantage X7501-240Euro
HTC Advantage X7510-260Euro

Samsung i8910 Omnia HD 220 € ....
Samsung i8000 Omnia II è disponibile a 250 €
Samsung Innov8 i8510 16gb 8MP 220 €
Samsung Innov8 i8510 8gb 8MP 205 €
Samsung i900 Omnia 16GB .... 210 €
Samsung J800 Luxe 170 € .....
Samsung S8003 Jet 2 GB € 200 ....

Sony Ericsson C905 - 240Euro
SONY ERICSSON Idou AT 280Euro
Sony Ericsson W995 a 210Euro
Sony Ericsson K900i a 180Euro
SONY ERICSSON XPERIA X1-210Euro
Sony Ericsson P1i - 200Euro


BlackBerry Bold .... 230Euro
BlackBerry 9500 Storm a 260Euro
BlackBerry Storm 9.550 .... 290Euro

NINTENDO WII-170Euro

XBOX 360 ELITE .. 150Euro
PS3 60GB - 215Euro
PS3 80GB-240Euro
APPLE IPOD VIDEO 60 GB-109Euro
APPLE IPOD VIDEO 80 GB-135Euro



Apple iPod Touch 8GB-130Euro
Apple iPod Touch 16GB-160Euro

acquirente interessato dovrebbe contattarci n con il seguente:


E-mail; gadgeteeltd@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Is this true or not? I was also starting to believe that this offer was true but it is so cheap to be real. The name of the company is GADGETEE LIMITED. Iphone 432gb for USD$400. Buy 3 get 1 for free. Please let me know if is true or not. Thanks!!

Spotter said...

There are many variations on this scam, but they all pretend to sell the latest and coolest toys at a too-good-to-be-true price. They just take your money and run. Don't get suckered into this junk: don't buy unless you have a good solid reason to think it's NOT a scam.

Anonymous said...

HI!
i have also sadly sent money to this clown, hoping to get the goods at a low price... well i didn't.
DID anyone who ordered from this individual reported it to the police??

robin said...

hi
does any one know abt apple 360 they offered me iphone4g at 400$


Registered company Number 07519147

Registered company Address

3 TRAMWAY ROAD,
WOOLWELL
PLYMOUTH
PL6 7TQ
United Kingdom

Spotter said...

Even if the company is real, are you even sure that the offer came from that company? There are loads of too-good-to-be-true (and NOT true) offers going around. Don't trust them unless you have good reason to do so.

robin said...

i found out this add from a popular web site named dubizzle wher i buy a lot of products locally and i have asked my friend in Newcastle to check abt the company , i am waiting for his replay

Spotter said...

It's good that you are doing your research. Does the ad mention what forms of payment they accept? An insistence on Western Union or similar is always a bad sign. Other alternatives are less conclusive.

At hırsızı said...

Hey Robin, did you find any info about apple360?

Shawn said...

I have an Update on your Bastard. check these sites out, He really had me going with a $580 Sony HDR CX700V
I almost bought into it until the whole western union part came around... then My smarts kicked in and said..."wait the fuck a minute" "?" "this has got to be the cleverest way to make money." I'm sure this person(s) are lounging off of the goods they collect from victims they deceive. good luck on your hunt.

http://www.gadgetsworldwideshop.com/cart/

http://www.onlinecamerasdirect.com/product/brand-new-sony-full-hd-96gb-flash-memory-camcorder

Spotter said...

Nice catch, Shawn. Both of those domains are basically brand new, which is never a good sign.

Domain Name: ONLINECAMERASDIRECT.COM
Creation Date: 21-jan-2012

Domain Name: GADGETSWORLDWIDESHOP.COM
Creation Date: 02-feb-2012

Anonymous said...

Website: http://www.gadgetsworldwideshop.com/cart/
date: February 15, 2012
This is the email I received from the company:
Dear Valued Customer

Thanks for your mail and for the interest you have in our items, yes
we have the  Panasonic hdc tm900 available in stock right now, ready
for immediate shipment to all part of the world including Germany, the
item is brand new, 100% original, sealed in its original factory Box
with full accessories, and also comes with 12 full months
international warranty by Manufacturer and 90days return policy, and
we can ship you as many as you want, so you have nothing to worry
about. and all shipments are made via FedEx int'L, 36-48hrs delivery
to your home address will cost 30USD per unit.

we no longer accept COD due to bad experience from some customers, so
all payments sample order are to be made via Western Union for orders
below 10units and Paypal for orders above 5 units or you can complete
the transaction online by visiting westernunion.com using your credit
card,and all shipments will be handled via FedEx Int'L, you can check
the Terms page of our website for more information about buyer
protection and return policy.

Total Due : 430USD

If you are highly interested in this item, kindly get back to us with
your full delivery address and a contact phone number to enable the
packaging proceed, and get the item ready for immediate shipment...

Hope to hear back from you ASAP

Regards

MGT

Anonymous said...

is this true? his name is ABDUL NOOR... selling gadgets at a cheap price... samsung galaxy s2 is for only 10,717 pesos? In the mall, the price is 27,000 pesos! his email...

Thanks for the mail and interest in our products and services..

The Samsung Galaxy S2 is {unlocked} factory sealed in the
original boxed with full packaged accessories and also comes with
1year international warranty , and the phone are 100% in good
condition in stock, and you don't need a contract on it .

The Samsung Galaxy S2 + Shipping and handling/insurance
charges cost 10717PHP..

BONAZA! BONAZA!! BONAZA!!!
Buy 2 UNITS and get 1 UNIT free

How many unit do you want to order?

We make shipping via FedEx Shipping Company and it takes 2-Days for
delivery to any country in the world , while we accept payment by
Western union money transfer .

Immediately confirmation of payment shipment is done which you will be
given a valid shipping tracking number meant for you to be able to
track and monitor your package status till delivery time, and if you
received the goods and you are not satisfy with the product you are
entitled to a full refund back of your money.

We are a legitimate company and a registered company , and if you
order from us you won't regret that , cause our aim is to build a
long-term business relationship with customers , and due to our price
we are a Wholesales company and we deal directly with the apple
manufacturer company base on contract prices that's why we have been
able to offer it at a affordable prices.

In other to proceed with the purchase you will have to get back to us
with the below details -

FULL NAME ??
FULL ADDRESS ??
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER#??
FULL PURCHASE ORDER??

I await your prompt response soon.

Thanks and Best Regards

Spotter said...

On the basis of the price alone, I'd say that it's a scam -- and it's not like you've given me any other information to go on.

Anonymous said...

Guys please let me know . . . . Is apple 360 ltd UK a gud site . . . do they deliver the products after payment is made . . .

At hırsızı said...

Hey Anon,
apple360 is scam.
i paid them for 3 iphone and they sent me nothing...
dont ever send them money

legend said...

I m also buy somethings with best gadgets ltd.i juz want 1 units only he order 7 to me, they say buy 7 get 3 free...i say i juz only need 1 units only.that hv picknchip express.com to see the display where the goods reach.after that the picknship express the display show me the goods is reach my country(malaysia),he say need to pay tax 1000USD ,if not my country customs will destroy the items,after that i call the customs and ask him...that say the item will be hold it only,and not destroy,until you pay the tax at the hometown customs than you can get the goods,I want trust who now?50% 50%

Anonymous said...

Haha..lucky to have you as blogger...appreciate this...I just saw this kind of too good to be true offer:
Macbook Pro i7 with only 600 SGD (Please see is Singapore dollar)
They say accept PayPal....but for 10 units and above...but who will buy 10 units?

Anonymous said...

This company is fraud.

don't order any part !! Never you receive any part !!

here is my bank details:

Name: Steven Gring
Sort Code: 20-44-91
Swift: barcgb22
Iban: GB74 BARC 2044 9143 1611 02
Bank: Barclays PLC
Bank address:38 Islington Green, Islington
London, N1 8EH, United Kingdom


Thanks for choosing us !

Name & Registered Office:
Company: GADGETS EXPRESS LIMITED
Address: SUITE 6 GREAT WESTERN HOUSE
34-35 LOWER BRISTOL ROAD
BATH
UNITED KINGDOM
BA2 3AZ
Company No. 08017761
Email: gadgets.express.limited@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hey any one know abot the unlocked gadget limited company ?

Spotter said...

Do they sound too good to be true? Then they probably are. Beyond that, it might help if you gave us a little more to go on, like how you discovered them, and what their website is.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

We are unable to ship the package as the custom and tax charges is too high, you need to place order for another $750 USD worth of product before we are able to ship the package, the package have been seized by the the customs until we pay the charges, please kindly place order for another extra products, in order for us not to loose in this transaction you need to place extra order.

Thanks.


Evan

to GADGET
Hello,

This is completely un-acceptable, proceed with the shipping since this is your business you should know what to expect.

Send immediately,


GADGET HOUSE LIMITED

to me
We can not proceed until you place another order, we have no much time to waste please lets resolve this issue as soon as possible

Thanks


Evan

to GADGET
Hello,

Please send me the phone number to speak with your accountant or the customs, I need to have the shipping number or whatever information so that I can call them to confirm what you are saying.

This is completely un-acceptable and if this doesn't get resolved today, either a refund or you processing the order then I will take as much action against the ethics of your organization. We will be sure to more forward with reporting: http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/infoAndGuide/reportingFraud.shtml

If this is your business then you should have known about restrictions for import/customs and by you not knowing these requirements then it makes us worried about the quality of your services and industry knowledge. Show us that you can proceed with this order and we will be able to follow up with another order, but right now it is your responsibility to handled this and we're NOT sending another order until this one is resolved.

Please advise who I can contact in your organization to speak with and what solution you will be able to immediately provide.


GADGET HOUSE LIMITED

to me
Please call the accountant on +14435523485

Thanks


Evan

to GADGET
Hello,

I spoke with the Accountant yesterday and they confirm they would issue me a refund, can you please let me know when I can expect it?

Thanks,
Evan


GADGET HOUSE LIMITED

to me
We are unable to retrieve the package from the customs until you the charges of customs


Evan

to GADGET
Hello,

Please give me the phone number for Customs and I will speak with them, please move forward with the refund immediately. This is your problem, not mine. This is your business and you should know what to expect from customs, costs, etc so this is extremely un-professional.

In your next response confirm that the refund has happened or I will move forward with contacting Western Union and report fraud.


Evan

to GADGET
Hello,

Please respond to me prior email asap, we want to resolve this issue and receive our refund immediately. Please provide the phone number for Customs w/ the order/shipping # so we can confirm what you are saying it true.


GADGET HOUSE LIMITED

to me
We will not be able to provide the phone number as they only want to deal with the shipper not the receiver


Evan

to GADGET
Hello,

Then go pick up the package, and send me my refund. Provide me a solution immediately, I don't need more information...I need to you do the actual refund immediately.

Please confirm you can complete this today.


GADGET HOUSE LIMITED

to me
They are not releasing the package until we sort out the situation on ground because we have already declare as sold and bound for international shipping


Evan
to GADGET
Hello,

So what are you going to do to get me my refund immediately?

Spotter said...

That's not a company. That's a scammer.

Anonymous said...

hi.
may i please know if gadgets trade ltd. is a legit company? has anyone ordered here?

thank you :)

Spotter said...

If they want you to pay by Western Union or Money Gram, they're not legitimate.