• Report: #629063

Complaint Review: http://shipping-tnt.com/tnt.express.wolverhampton.depot.overseas.transactions/

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  • Submitted: Wed, August 04, 2010
  • Updated: Wed, August 04, 2010

  • Reported By: Naive Student — San Francisco California United States of America
http://shipping-tnt.com/tnt.express.wolverhampton.depot.overseas.transactions/
Internet United States of America

http://shipping-tnt.com/tnt.express.wolverhampton.depot.overseas.transactions/ Arianna Cooper I am selling the 46" Sony LCD, 1080p, full HDTV, 120 Mhz for $350 USD. Internet

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My name is Arianna and I am now in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
I am selling the 46" Sony LCD, 1080p, full HDTV, 120 Mhz for $350 USD. I have attached some pics so you can see the condition of the TV.

Does this sound familiar? Were you a little unsure until you saw the "decent looking" pictures of the product that was too good to be true?

I was ALMOST scammed by these sneaky bastards. 

Here is Email #1 I received after I responded to an ad on Craigslist.org

"...The TV is still available and I hope you are still interested.This TV was ordered brand new 4 months ago.
About the TV I can say it is 4 months old and it is in good shape, no scratches, no dents as you can see from the pics I've sent. Included in the $350 price is everything the TV came with when it was new, including the original manuals and warranty papers. [continued below]....
..... The TV still has warranty for the next 20 months. The warranty is fully transferable to the new owner.
The TV is here with me in UK.
I tried to be as thorough as I could with the presentation so you can have all the info if you decide to go ahead and buy it.
I have used the TV mostly for the news and movies, so I would say it has been only lightly used.
One more thing, the TV  is an US version and it works on the US power and plug system so you do not need a converter to use it in the US.

Please get back to me and let me know if you like the TV if you're really interested in buying it.

Thanks,
Arianna

Chief Logistic Officer
www.bluechipremovals.co.uk"

Email #2 - After I had agreed to buying it.

Hi ****,
 
Well, I found a way to sell you the TV that will cover the both of us. It's a worldwide delivery company called TNT. They have a service that will allow you to test the TV before I receive my payment.
Please go to the TNT website below and read their procedure so we can be on the same page:
 
http://shipping-tnt.com/tnt.express.wolverhampton.depot.overseas.transactions/
 
I will pay the TNT shipping fee.
 
Thanks.


Arianna Cooper 
Chief Logistic Officer
www.bluechipremovals.co.uk"

Email #3 - 

Hi,
 
OK, perfect. Let's agree on the terms of our deal now.
I will sell you the TV for $350 with everything in the pictures included, I will use 2 day delivery and allow you 5 days to inspect it. Shipping is on me. Your total price will be the $350 for the TV + a fee ($30) when sending the money to TNT. So, do we have a deal? At this point I need your name and address to start the deal.
 
Thanks.


Arianna Cooper 
Chief Logistic Officer
www.bluechipremovals.co.uk"

I did a small amount of research in the beginning, did a quick Google search on the shipping company Arianna suggested and found TNT as the #1 search result. They even had a wikipedia page, it seemed legit to me. 

I couldn't stop thinking of this great deal that I had found and the whole Western Union transfer wasn't to surprising since it was going to be an international transaction. 

I started doing research on the TV I was going to buy and the pictures she had sent me. The pictures and various specs I found online were not matching up. This caused me to investigate further until I found numerous postings about this scam and the various people they have taken advantage of. 

Luckily, I pulled out of the "deal" and ended communication with 
"Arianna Cooper
Chief Logistic Officer
www.bluechipremovals.co.uk"

I hope this post helps others be aware and careful with who they are dealing with online. 

Everyone always says,, "if its too good to be true, than it probably is..."


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