• Report: #193802

Complaint Review: Square-trade-ltd.us - Shawn McKay, Mark Lugue, Larry Otto

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  • Submitted: Mon, May 29, 2006
  • Updated: Thu, July 24, 2008

  • Reported By:Oshawa Ontario
Square-trade-ltd.us - Shawn McKay, Mark Lugue, Larry Otto
50 First St., San Francisco, CA London, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Square-trade-ltd.us, Shawn McKay, Mark Lugue, Larry Otto Fake SquareTrade website rips you off! London United Kingdom

*UPDATE Employee: SquareTrade and Ebay

*UPDATE Employee: SquareTrade and Ebay

*UPDATE Employee: SquareTrade and Ebay

*UPDATE Employee: SquareTrade and Ebay

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I have been a victim of a fraud by someone pretending to set up a deal through SquareTrade, but didn't realize it wasn't part of the official SquareTrade.com website.
This is the link that was used: square-trade-ltd.us which linked to SquareTrade.com in places. The email sent to me and this website uses the SquareTrade logo.

I was trying to buy Radiohead concert tickets for Toronto next month through Ebay and was contacted by a supposed scalper who would set up a SquareTrade transaction.

Money was sent on May 19, 2006, via Western Union to a "Shawn McKay" of 127 The Vale Acton, London, UK, W3 7RQ. There was also a "Mark Lugue" of 211 High St, London, UK, E7 1HZ. These people were pretending to be "EBay Square Trade Agents".

The email address used in all interactions was belinicueurota@yahoo.com. The person using that email hasn't gotten back to me in about a week after I asked for them to follow up on the fake transaction.
These people use Ebay ID's such as which probably aren't their own.

There was a fax number available to use to confirm payment: (206) 202-3382. I didn't use this number though.
A friend of mine, also tried to make a similar transaction, but was able to cancel the transaction through Western Union before the money was picked up. Her "transaction started" email she received was the same as mine, but with different names and ebay ID's.
The names used to pick up payment were "Larry Otto" with the same address as "Shawn McKay" and "Mark Lugue" again.

Jen
Oshawa, Ontario
Canada

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#1 UPDATE Employee

SquareTrade and Ebay

AUTHOR: Jill - (U.S.A.)

Hi,

Jill from SquareTrade here.

We've been hearing a little about this unfortunate scam and we're really disappointed that there are people who are using our name and preying on people's trust of the SquareTrade brand to defraud people on eBay.

Just to clarify, SquareTrade is not in the business of securing wire transfers on eBay and buyers should never send wire transfers, MoneyGrams, Western Unions, etc to sellers they don't know.

If there's ever any question about a seller's legitimacy and he/she is using the SquareTrade name, feel free to call us up to double check: 1.877.927.7268.

Thanks,

Jill
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AUTHOR: Jill - (U.S.A.)

Hi,

Jill from SquareTrade here.

We've been hearing a little about this unfortunate scam and we're really disappointed that there are people who are using our name and preying on people's trust of the SquareTrade brand to defraud people on eBay.

Just to clarify, SquareTrade is not in the business of securing wire transfers on eBay and buyers should never send wire transfers, MoneyGrams, Western Unions, etc to sellers they don't know.

If there's ever any question about a seller's legitimacy and he/she is using the SquareTrade name, feel free to call us up to double check: 1.877.927.7268.

Thanks,

Jill
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#3 UPDATE Employee

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AUTHOR: Jill - (U.S.A.)

Hi,

Jill from SquareTrade here.

We've been hearing a little about this unfortunate scam and we're really disappointed that there are people who are using our name and preying on people's trust of the SquareTrade brand to defraud people on eBay.

Just to clarify, SquareTrade is not in the business of securing wire transfers on eBay and buyers should never send wire transfers, MoneyGrams, Western Unions, etc to sellers they don't know.

If there's ever any question about a seller's legitimacy and he/she is using the SquareTrade name, feel free to call us up to double check: 1.877.927.7268.

Thanks,

Jill
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#4 UPDATE Employee

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AUTHOR: Jill - (U.S.A.)

Hi,

Jill from SquareTrade here.

We've been hearing a little about this unfortunate scam and we're really disappointed that there are people who are using our name and preying on people's trust of the SquareTrade brand to defraud people on eBay.

Just to clarify, SquareTrade is not in the business of securing wire transfers on eBay and buyers should never send wire transfers, MoneyGrams, Western Unions, etc to sellers they don't know.

If there's ever any question about a seller's legitimacy and he/she is using the SquareTrade name, feel free to call us up to double check: 1.877.927.7268.

Thanks,

Jill
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