When you buy from either of these companies (they might be the same one, just a different webpage), you will get an order print out like this:
Monday, March 20, 2006
Order Number: PC13XXX
Order Total: $844.67
Thank you for shopping with Pcandplasma.com!
Due to new credit card company approval procedures, we would request that you get in touch with us to verify and finalize you internet order.
We apologize for the any inconvenience this may cause you and as a courtesy for taking the time we would like to reward you with a 25% off any future purchase on accessories.
Our toll free number is 1-800-732-7960
Our business hours are:
Monday-Thursday 10:00Am to 8:00Pm
Friday 10:00Am to 3:00Pm
Sunday 10:00Am to 6:00Pm
And Saturday night from 6:00Pm to 9:30Pm (Eastern Standard Time)
You will either get an email saying "You must call us to verify the account", or some fast talking con artist will call you and try to force you into buying all these over priced add on's (like a battery you can get for $60, they will try to sell it to you for $200).
If you decline to buy into their scam, they will either hang up on you, put you on hold forever, or send you an email telling you that your camcorder is out of stock.
------LIKE THIS EMAIL----
Dear Valued Customer,
Your item has been placed on backorder. Nothing has been charged to you credit card. You will be contacted as soon as your item becomes available.
Best Price Cameras
Do me a favor,
Call these companes, record their con tactics, and send the proof to the internet fraud bureau, your state Attorney general.
These crooks need to be stopped.
Spencerport, New York