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Complaint Review: Crown Imperial Imports, International Product Registry,

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  • Submitted: Sat, August 16, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, August 22, 2008

  • Reported By:Redcliff Alberta
Crown Imperial Imports, International Product Registry,
580 South Research Place Central Islip, New York U.S.A.

Crown Imperial Imports, International Product Registry, Don't let these Scam Artists get you too! Central Islip, New York

*Author of original report: Crown Imperial Imports sent me my money back!

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Here are copies of a few of the emails I received (I excluded my full name for my protection):

EMAIL #1:
Jan XXXXXX,
Your immediate response qualifies you to definitely receive a 61" Sony Big Screen TV or a Sharp microwave or a Bank Cashier's Check for US$2,741.88 made payable to you or one of the valuable items as listed below.



Consignees are advised that the parcel contents described herein were pre-determined by specific criteria; consignees may determine parcel contents in advance by consulting the information listed as in the Terms & Conditions Approved executed by.

This advertisement is being sent to you from:
Crown International Imports 580 South Research Place Central Islip, NY 11722, USA
To unsubscribe from receiving further emails from us, please click here: Unsubscribe
Please read the privacy policy by clicking on Privacy Policy Click here to view the Terms & Conditions

EMAIL #2:
Complete Merchandise List:
No. Item Description ORD. EXT. Value 06 07 08
1. Seimens Dehumidifier Closed
2. The Auroa Borealis Genuine Diamond Jewelry Collection Pending
3. Hoover Upright Vacuum Cleaner Closed
4. Sony Camcorder Closed
5. 61" Sony Big Screen TV Closed
6. Jan XXXXXX $2,741.88
7. Cruisinart Food Processor Closed
8. Black and Decker, Toaster Oven Pending
9. Sony Watchman Pending
10. Pocket Colour TV Pending
11. Canon 35mm Camera Pending
12. Sharp Microwave Pending
13. Braun Coffeemaker Closed
14. Ruby and Opal 24K Gold Necklace Closed
15. Bosch Dishwasher Closed
16. Compaq Personal Computer
Pending
17. Grunding World Band Radio
Pending
18. Sanyo Compact Disc Player
Closed
19. Sterling Silver Tea Set
Closed
20. Whirlpool Washer and Dryer
Pending
21. Bank Cashier's Cheque for US$2,741.88 Closed


This is not a bill. This is a solicitation. You are under no obligation to pay the amount stated unless you accept its offer.


This advertisement is being sent to you from:
International Product Register 580 South Research Place Central Islip, NY 11722, USA
To unsubscribe from receiving further emails from us, please click here: Unsubscribe
Please read the privacy policy by clicking on Privacy Policy
Click here to view the Terms & Conditions

EMAIL #3:


Jan XXXXXX,
Your immediate response qualifies you to definitely receive a 61" Sony Big Screen TV or a Bank Cashiers Check for US$2,741.88 made payable to you or one of the valuable items as listed.
Jan XXXXXX


Consignees are advised that the parcel contents described herein were pre-determined by specific criteria; consignees may determine parcel contents in advance by consulting the information listed as in the Terms & Conditions Approved executed by.

This advertisement is being sent to you from:
Crown Imports International 580 South Research Place Central Islip, NY 11722, USA
To unsubscribe from receiving further emails from us, please click here: Unsubscribe
Please read the privacy policy by clicking on Privacy Policy
Click here to view the Terms & Conditions

This is where it takes you when you "click" on EMAIL #1:

I have checked my address (below) and I authorise my merchandise or
US $2,741.88 cash alternative to be sent to me immediately.
Click Here, to confirm.

Preapproved parcel ready to ship for Jan XXXXXX
Consignees are advised that the parcel contents described herein were pre-determined by specific criteria; consignees may determine parcel contents in advance by consulting the information listed as in the Terms & Conditions Approved executed by.
Warehouse Release Signature
OPTIONAL PAYMENT METHOD
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PRIVACY POLICY
FAQ

PERSONAL AGREEMENT:
I have checked my address (below) and I authorise my merchandise #552584 or US $2,741.88 cash alternative to be sent to me immediately.
To receive my items, I only pay a modest release fee of just US $31.95.

Card No.

Card Exp. Date
C.V.V No.
(The C.V.V No. appears on the signature strip of your credit card or could be 3 or 4 numbers above your credit card no. If your card no. does not have a CVV no., please use an alternate card with a CVV no.)
For your added security, and to prevent fraudulent use of credit cards, please provide the following: Card holder's date of birth
Please confirm consignee name here:
FIRST NAME LAST NAME

Where do we deliver your merchandise and cash value up to
US $2,741,88?
STREET ADDRESS
CITY PROV./ STATE COUNTRY ZIP/POST

PHONE EMAIL

100% SECURE SHOPPING -Feel secure shopping with us. All our products and services come with a full money back guarantee. A credit card purchase with us is more secure than handing your credit card to a store clerk at a mall or store. Your credit card is safe, because our site uses the latest encryption technology. When you purchase from us your credit card information is protected with secure commerce servers and credit card fraud detection systems.

SECURITY ALERT! Credit card fraud is a felony punishable by heavy fines and jail time. We cooperate fully with all agencies involved with preventing and investigating online credit card fraud. Crime on the internet does not pay! We investigate each and every order, and report every fraudulent attempt to the authorities.

I "clicked" on optional payment methods and this is where it led me (the reason I did this, was because I kind of had an idea it was a scam, and I figured if I sent them a money order (which I did do) that I could trace it):

If you feel uncomfortable about entering your credit card information on this "secure" website, or you want ro use an optional payment method, print the from below, fill it out, and mail it to us with a check or money order USD drawn on a US bank to:

Crown Imports
Department GLX88L
580 South Research Place
Center Islip, NY 11722
USA
Item: 73171

SPECIAL ORDER FORM

Name: |__|__|__|__|__|__|
Address: |__|__|__|__|__|__|
City: |__|__|__|__|__|__|State/Prov: |__|__|
Zip/Postal : |__|__|__|__|__|-|__|__|__|__|
Country: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|



This is a "copy & paste" of their Terms & Conditions:

Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDIDITONS FOR CASH AND UNCLAIMED MERCHANDISE ENTITLEMENT:

This CASH AND merchandise offer is being made to a select group of international mail ORDER buyers 18 years of age or older. Each individual who responds by June 30, 2009 will be purchasing one of the items offered herein: ONE BANK CASHIER'S CHECK FOR $2,741.58, ONE Sony 61" Projection TV, ONE Apple MAC Computer 400MH (including printer, key pad, and mouse), One canon 35MM camera, One weber gas barbeque grill, one of two braun coffee makers, one GENUINE ruby & opal 24k gold NECKLACE, one bosch dishwasher, one compaq personal computer, one grundig world band radio, one sanyo compact disc player, one sterling silver tea set, one seimens dehumidifier, one of two cuisinart food processors, one hoover upright vacuum cleaner, one sony camcorder, one whirlpool washer and dryer, one of two black & decker toaster ovens, one sony watchman pocket color tv, and paretti diamond jewelry collection. THESE ITEMS will be offered for sale FOR EACH ADVERTISING PROMOTION THAT IS RELEASED AS A PUBLICITY EFFORT TO GAIN NEW CUSTOMERS. the item each respondent is entitled to purchase has been determined by his/her preselected UNIQUE i.d. number. all items listed are not prIZES or gifts as it is PART OF an intentional publicity program and therefore IT IS a mechandise offering and not a sweepstakes, PRIZE DRAW OR contest. to find out in advance of purchase which item the identificaiton number on the offering circular entitles you to receive, send your name, address and identification number as it appears on the email message, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope (make sure to include adequate postage for international air-mail) to: Crown Imports, 580 South Research Place, Central Islip, NY 11722, USA. or you may CLICK oN a LINK as described in the faq section. unsold items will not be distributed. sponsor reserves the right to substitute items of comparable monetary value (or the equivalent value in u.s. dollars) for those listed. NO LIABILITY CAN BE ACCEPTED FOR LOST, INCOMPLETE OR DELAYED RELEASE FORMS. TAXES ARE SOLE RESPONSIBLILITY OF CASH OR MERCHANDISE RECIPIENTS. @ 2001 Crown Imports all rights reserved.


This is a "copy & paste" of their Privacy Policy:

Privacy Policy

At multishipment.com, our utmost priority is ensuring that your personal and payment information is secure and your privacy is respected. This Privacy Policy sets forth the privacy policy pertaining to multishipment.com (the "Site"). We make this Privacy Policy available to you to inform you of how we may collect and use your personal information. This Privacy Policy also advises you of your right, under certain circumstances, to keep your personal information from being shared with third parties that we do business with or other non-affiliated third parties.



Please note that by simply visiting our website, even if you do not make a purchase, you are consenting to receive offers from us regarding our products and services. If, at any time, you do not wish to receive such communication from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the e-mail.



This Privacy Policy took effect on 6/30/2004 and was most recently updated on 5/21/2007.



Personal Information We Collect and May Disclose

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, "Personal Information" means any information by which you can be personally identified, and includes your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and the like.



multishipment.com collects Personal Information only when you voluntarily submit such Personal Information to us, such as when placing a product order through the Site, when becoming a member of multishipment.com, or when entering a contest.



For each visitor to the Site, our web servers automatically recognize information regarding the visitor's domain name (or that of the visitor's access provider) and e-mail address. Regardless of the purpose for which it is submitted, it is multishipment.com's policy to maintain all Personal Information as confidential, and to use such Personal Information for the following purposes:



* For the specific purpose for which it was volunteered (for example, to purchase product, to enter a contest, to comment on our products or Site etc.);
* To improve the content, appearance and utility of the Site;
* To track our visitors' use of the Site for internal market research or other business purposes; and to notify our visitors of updates to the Site.



Any personal information that you supply to us remains your property. There are, however, circumstances in which we may share your Personal Information to provide you with access to products and services and to service your account. By submitting your Personal Information to multishipment.com, you agree that we may share your Personal Information with:

a) Members of our corporate family to service your account and to provide you with products and services offered by our family of companies;

b) Non-affiliated parties and third party marketers and advertisers to provide you with promotional offers you may be interested in;

c) With other third parties, when necessary, to receive a product or service that you may have ordered from such third party while using the Site or when responding to offers provided by multishipment.com.

Minors

multishipment.com does not collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of thirteen, and if you are under thirteen, please give us parental contact information or exit this site.

Third Party Advertisers

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our site. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags in completely anonymous.

We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for the accuracy of, the privacy policies or terms and conditions of the third party advertisers that advertise on the Site. The entities that advertise or place banner ads at the Site including are independent third parties and are not affiliated with multishipment.com.

Online Security

Whenever you provide any order information, we use SSL technology to make sure that it is "encrypted," or, scrambled, so that no one else can read it while it is being transmitted over the Internet. If you become a member of multishipment.com, all information (such as your name, address, and email address) is safely stored behind a firewall. We store this type of information so that you do not have to reenter it each time you make a purchase or log in to use a Your Account feature, such as the wish-list or address book. Access to you Personal Information is restricted to only those service providers who need to know that information for the purpose of facilitating your purchase of an automobile or obtaining credit. Employee use of information is limited to processing, servicing, and maintaining your loan.

What are cookies and how do we use them?

A cookie is a small data file that Web sites often store on your computer's hard drive when you visit their sites. We do not store personally identifiable information in your cookie. We use cookies to improve your shopping experience. When you visit wilsonsleather.com, your cookie helps us keep track of your order as you shop at our site.

If you are a registered customer, your cookie allows us to recognize you when you return to our site and provides you with access to your account information. If you register with or order from us, we also use cookies to monitor and maintain information about your use of our site. If you have not registered with or ordered from us, we may monitor and maintain information about your use of our web site in a manner that does not identify you. In either case, this information helps us serve you better by improving our site design, as well as our products, services, contests, and promotions.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you turn off cookies, though, we will not be able to track your order to enable you to make a purchase from our site. Nor will we be able to recognize you as a registered user to allow you to access to your account information.

It's Your Choice

It is multishipment.com's policy to keep Personal Information only for so long as needed for such purposes. At any time, you may obtain a summary of the Personal Information on record with multishipment.com which has been collected about you via this Site.

Except for Personal Information we need to complete your purchase of products, you may request at any time that multishipment.com dispose of any or all Personal Information about you. In addition, at any time you may request that multishipment.com correct any such Personal Information; or that such Personal Information be removed from multishipment.com's marketing databases.

Many of our customers appreciate receiving information about products and services that may be of interest to them. However, we recognize that it's your choice. If, at any time, you would like to request that we not share your information with third parties, you may opt-out from such sharing practices. Please note that changing your preferences regarding the receipt of marketing communications from third parties will not prevent other companies with which we already have shared your information, including third party advertisers, from continuing to contact you regarding offers. In addition, if you subsequently sign up for another one of our product or service offerings, you will need to reconfirm any information sharing preferences that you have previously changed.

To make any request described above, please write to us at:

580 South Research Place, Central Islip, NY, 11722 USA

When contacting us, please be sure to provide us with your exact e-mail address, name, address and/or telephone number(s) in order to be sure we handle your request correctly.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using the Site, you are agreeing to the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. For other terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Site, please review our Legal Statement.

multishipment.com reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy Statement will mean that you accept those changes.

This is a "copy & paste" of their FAQ:

Frequently Asked Questions

* Who is Crown Imports?
* How long has Crown Imports been in business?
* How can they afford to give away Expensive Items?
* Can they ship my TV to Timbuktu for just the nominal fee mentioned previously?
* How long will it take to receive my merchandise?
* Can I pay by check or postal order?
* When did I win this prize?
* Do I have to pay additional money when the item is delivered?
* How can I get in touch with Crown Imports?

Who is Crown Imports?

Crown Imports is an international marketer of quality jewelry, leather items and accessories. All International Product Registry products come with a complete money back guarantee, no questions asked.

How long has Crown Imports been in business?

Crown Imports is a tradename of an international catalog company that has been serving satisfied customers since 1990. Crown Imports sells its products and services in 185 countries worldwide.

How can they afford to give away Expensive Items?

Crown Imports cuts the middleman and sources products directly from the manufacturer thereby passing its savings to customers. The international publicity program is part of Crown Imports's way of introducing its line of fine quality merchandise by gathering names for its catalogs.

Can they ship my TV to Timbuktu for just the nominal fee mentioned previously?

Absolutely. Any merchandise regardless of size and weight can be shipped to any part of the world. Crown Imports will bear all shipping costs and arrange for a local distributor in your area to deliver the merchandise to your home.

How long will it take to receive my merchandise?

The normal processing and delivery time for international mail is 6-8 weeks from time of receipt of order. U.S. delivery is within 30 days.

Can I pay by check or postal order?

Absolutely. Please send your release fee with a cheque, money/postal order or bank draft payable to "Crown Imports" in US $ funds and drawn on a US Bank.

When did I win this prize?

You did not win a prize. You have been pre-selected from a limited universe of names to participate in an international publicity program to promote certain quality consumer products that retail for a lot more.

Do I have to pay additional money when the item is delivered?

No. The only price you ever pay for your merchandise is the price listed on the message you received. It's a one time payment with no hidden costs of any kind.

How can I get in touch with Crown Imports?

Write to us at Crown Imports, North American Data Entry Headquarters, 580 South Research Place, Central Islip, NY 11722, USA or you can e-mail us at customerservice@5staroutlet.com. Click "here" to find out which exciting and valuable product will be yours!!
Click here for Terms and Conditions

Where it says Click "here" in the paragraph above, this is a "copy & paste" of where it takes you:

Congratulations, find your package number in the range of numbers below and that is the product you are being offered.
Range Starting Number Range Ending Number Product Offered


214675 214695 Apple iMac Computer
288562 288572 Weber Gas Barbeque Grill
322381 322396 Black & Decker Toaster Oven
351429 351437 Grundig World Band Radio
397852 397859 Whirlpool Washer & Dryer
415162 415195 Bosch Dishwasher
447442 447489 Hoover Upright Vacuum Cleaner
473788 473905 Sony Watchman Pocket Color TV
504788 504814 Seimens Dehumidifier
537471 537487 Canon 35mm Camera
552572 552602 Paretti Diamond Jewelry Collection
559182 559205 Sanyo Compact Disc Player
591755 591830 Sony Camcorder
615647 615789 Compaq Personal Computer
652742 652748 Sony 61" Projection TV or Check for $2,741.88
705247 705668 Braun Coffeemaker
722451 722468 Sterling Silver Tea Set
745411 745435 Cuisinart Food Processor
771582 771598 Digital IXUS APS Camera
794477 794495 Ruby & Opal 24K Gold Necklace


I did not even see all the spelling errors in all of that, until I did "copy & paste". I sent a money order on July 09/08, and to date have received nothing or any word from them.

I have also sent several emails to the contact email address I found for them in their FAQ. Every time I send them an email I receive this (I blocked all personal info for my security):

From: Mail Delivery System
Date: 09/08/2008 4:19:48 PM
To: janXXXXXX@XXXX.ca
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)


The following message to was undeliverable.
The reason for the problem:
5.1.0 - Unknown address error 550-'unknown user '


I have my money order receipt & actual copies (not "copy & paste") of EVERY item I could possibly find from them. I hope with all of the information I have that Ripoff Report is able to assist with this matter. Hopefully others are smarter than I was & don't fall for this obvious scam.

Jan
Redcliff, Alberta
Canada

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/16/2008 09:48 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Crown-Imperial-Imports-International-Product-Registry/Central-Islip-New-York-11722/Crown-Imperial-Imports-International-Product-Registry-Dont-let-these-Scam-Artists-get-363571. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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Crown Imperial Imports sent me my money back!

AUTHOR: Sickofscams - (Canada)

I wrote the following letter, and a few days later, i got my money back.... and the day after that.......jewelery. I received a necklace, broach, and earings??????? This is the letter i wrote (I edited all personal info. for my safety):


August 16/2008

Crown Imperial Imports and/or International Product Registry,


I have received several email's from your company/companies (forwarded as attachments) with the offer to "definitely receive a 61" Sony Big Screen TV or a Bank Cashiers Check for US$2,741.88 made payable to you". The email that I responded to being the first attachment (titled Freight notification parcel for Jan XXXXXX), dated July 8/2008. I have copies of ALL of the email's I have received, as well as copies of every page that any link in every email directed me to, including, but not limited to: Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions, and Frequently Asked Questions, etc.

On July 9/2008, I mailed a money order totalling US $31.95 in order to "definitely receive a 61" Sony Big Screen TV or a Bank Cashier's Check for US$2741.88". I filled out the Optional Payment Method Form, wrote you a brief note in which I informed you of my decision to choose the Bank Cashier's Check, as well as checked, and double checked to make sure I had the correct address on the envelope. I have tried several times to contact you (I have copies of all attempts made), I have yet to be contacted.

I am attempting contact once again, as I no longer have the same email address that I had at the time I mailed the money order (OLD email address janXXXXXX@XXXX.XX). I am requesting the status of my Bank Cashiers Check for US$2,741.88 made payable to me. You can reply to this email at jmXXXXXX@XXXXX.XXX (my new email address) or you can contact me by telephone at X-XXX-XXX-XXXX. I would really appreciate a response in regards to this matter. It is important for me to know so I may track the money order, if it wasn't received.

I got your email address on Crown Imperial Imports AND International product Registry Frequently Asked Questions link as Crown Imperial Imports and/or International Product Registry's contact method. The following postal address was also listed:

International Product Registry,
North American Data Entry Headquarters,
580 South Research Place,
Central Islip, NY
11722, USA

I have made a copy of this email, and have taken the liberty of mailing it to the above address (at request of a lawyer). I have also forwarded a copy of this letter to said lawyer. All the links that I mentioned in this letter are the same links that I was taken to from your email's and all of the attachments are the exact email's that I originally received. I would really appreciate a rapid response so that we may work together and resolve this issue. I'm hoping that at this point, it is just a matter of miscommunication.

Thanks for your time. I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,
Jan XXXXXX
JmXXXXXX@XXXXXX.net
(XXX)XXX-XXXX

Jan XXXXXX
P.O. Box XXX
XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXX
CANADA
XXX XXX



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