Experience with dexdigital?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Samuel, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. Samuel

    Samuel Guest

    Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk?
    I was asking around, and mainly it seems like a fraud...unfortunately I have
    already paid for my camera :(

    Thanks
     
    Samuel, Jul 13, 2006
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  2. Samuel

    Steve Guest

    Samuel wrote:
    > Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk?
    > I was asking around, and mainly it seems like a fraud...unfortunately I have
    > already paid for my camera :(
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >




    Phoned them or knocked on their door??
     
    Steve, Jul 13, 2006
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  3. Samuel

    John Ashby Guest

    Samuel wrote:

    > Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk?
    > I was asking around, and mainly it seems like a fraud...unfortunately
    > I have already paid for my camera :(
    >
    > Thanks


    Could you be a bit more explicit? Have you paid for goods and not
    received them? If so how long have you been waiting and what steps have
    you taken to chase the order? Or are you just worried about the tax
    avoidance/tax evasion aspect of the way they do business?

    john
     
    John Ashby, Jul 13, 2006
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  4. Samuel

    Samuel Guest

    "Steve" <> wrote in message
    news:4Antg.87512$...
    > Samuel wrote:
    >> Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk?
    >> I was asking around, and mainly it seems like a fraud...unfortunately I
    >> have already paid for my camera :(
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    >
    >
    > Phoned them or knocked on their door??
    >
    >

    I'm phoning whole day, but only answering machine replies, saying: "Person
    you are trying to reach is not available" :(
    They don't have office where you can buy merchandise, only using internet.
    Plus I'm from another country.
     
    Samuel, Jul 13, 2006
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  5. Samuel

    Samuel Guest

    They stated that for international orders they don't accept credit cards,
    only Western Union.
    So I paid WU and sent them confirmation code. Then no reply. Then I phoned
    and emailed. And phoned and emailed. And then the next they only gotten a
    one line reply: "Your order is being processed, thank you for your
    cooperation".

    For the entire time I couldn't get them on the phone, only answering machine
    saying "Person you are trying to reach is unavailable". I phoned in regular
    intervals throughout stated working hours (taking into consideration time
    difference).

    It was suspicious so i searched the internet and found that company
    KeyDigital (to which they are related on their webpages / About Us) is
    mentioned in context relating to fraud
    (http://www.fairtradeauthority.com/key_digital_scam.php).

    I also checked with Verisign and they are not their partner and they have
    their logo on the webpage. They have My Account login on the page
    (Dexdigital does) and it is not on secure pages. All very suspicious. I
    checked with Western Union and confirmed that the money has been picked up.

    I still haven't received any call from them or email. I paid 1300 USD and I
    think I deserve more attention for my money.

    Thank you for your opinion and help.




    "John Ashby" <> wrote in message
    news:e951us$bni$...
    > Samuel wrote:
    >
    >> Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk?
    >> I was asking around, and mainly it seems like a fraud...unfortunately
    >> I have already paid for my camera :(
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > Could you be a bit more explicit? Have you paid for goods and not
    > received them? If so how long have you been waiting and what steps have
    > you taken to chase the order? Or are you just worried about the tax
    > avoidance/tax evasion aspect of the way they do business?
    >
    > john
     
    Samuel, Jul 13, 2006
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  6. Samuel

    Lobby Dosser Guest

    "Samuel" <> wrote:

    > I
    > checked with Western Union and confirmed that the money has been
    > picked up.
    >


    You most likely have been defrauded. Western Union is the classic way to
    relieve someone of money while providing nothing in return.
     
    Lobby Dosser, Jul 13, 2006
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  7. Samuel

    John Ashby Guest

    Samuel wrote:
    >
    >
    > "John Ashby" <> wrote in message
    > news:e951us$bni$...
    >> Samuel wrote:
    >>
    >>> Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk?
    >>> I was asking around, and mainly it seems like a
    >>> fraud...unfortunately I have already paid for my camera :(
    >>>
    >>> Thanks

    >>
    >> Could you be a bit more explicit? Have you paid for goods and not
    >> received them? If so how long have you been waiting and what steps
    >> have you taken to chase the order? Or are you just worried about the
    >> tax avoidance/tax evasion aspect of the way they do business?
    >>
    >> john


    > They stated that for international orders they don't accept credit
    > cards, only Western Union.
    > So I paid WU and sent them confirmation code. Then no reply. Then I
    > phoned and emailed. And phoned and emailed. And then the next they
    > only gotten a one line reply: "Your order is being processed, thank
    > you for your cooperation".
    >


    The webpage you mention below suggests that they are one and the same
    company - the offices in London and Manchester with the webcams, etc.

    > For the entire time I couldn't get them on the phone, only answering
    > machine saying "Person you are trying to reach is unavailable". I
    > phoned in regular intervals throughout stated working hours (taking
    > into consideration time difference).
    >
    > It was suspicious so i searched the internet and found that company
    > KeyDigital (to which they are related on their webpages / About Us) is
    > mentioned in context relating to fraud
    > (http://www.fairtradeauthority.com/key_digital_scam.php).
    >
    > I also checked with Verisign and they are not their partner and they
    > have their logo on the webpage. They have My Account login on the page
    > (Dexdigital does) and it is not on secure pages. All very suspicious.
    > I checked with Western Union and confirmed that the money has been
    > picked up.
    >


    Again, the webpage says don't pay over the net with Western Union, the
    recipient is untraceable so it's a favourite with scammers.

    > I still haven't received any call from them or email. I paid 1300 USD
    > and I think I deserve more attention for my money.
    >


    You do indeed. However, I think the chances of you getting the attention
    (and the money) may be quite remote. I bought a Canon 350D (not from
    dexdigital) last week. These people claim to sell it 150 pounds or so
    cheaper. But I had enough trouble with a reputable (I think) internet
    seller wanting me to fax documents that could be used to commit
    identity theft that paying a little extra to make sure of getting the
    camera was worth it. I'd already ruled out buying from ebay - the
    prices look good but the comments on the sellers pages look artificial
    (some of them generated within a few minutes with curious usernames) so
    I was suspicious of a scam there. I might not have been so alert on a
    slick webpage.

    I hope you eventually get either your money or your camera. If not,
    you'll need to put it down to experience and promise yourself not to
    get caught again. You could try complaining to Verisign that dex are
    passing themselves off as partners fraudently - the Verisign lawyers
    might be big enough to do something.

    Bottom line - if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

    john
     
    John Ashby, Jul 13, 2006
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  8. Samuel

    Roy G Guest

    "Samuel" <> wrote in message news:e9503i$f4k$-com.hr...
    > Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk?
    > I was asking around, and mainly it seems like a fraud...unfortunately I
    > have already paid for my camera :(
    >
    > Thanks


    Hi.

    Very sorry about that, but you and everyone should know by now that Western
    Union, and E gold are the favourites for criminals.

    Have a look at www.met.police.uk/report_a_crime/ they may be able to do
    something about it.

    Roy G
     
    Roy G, Jul 13, 2006
    #8
  9. Samuel

    Phil Stovell Guest

    On Thu, 13 Jul 2006 10:26:26 +0200, Samuel wrote:

    > Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk? I was asking around,
    > and mainly it seems like a fraud...unfortunately I have already paid for
    > my camera :(
    >
    > Thanks


    The whois entry does look a bit dodgy:

    phil@phil:~$ whois dexdigital.co.uk

    Domain name:
    dexdigital.co.uk

    Registrant:
    DexDigital ltd.

    Registrant type:
    Non-UK Individual

    Registrant's address:
    1785 Senf Dr.
    1
    Hamilton
    NJ
    08620
    US

    Registrant's agent:
    eNom, Inc. [Tag = ENOM]
    URL: http://www.enom.com

    Relevant dates:
    Registered on: 03-Jul-2006
    Renewal date: 03-Jul-2008
    Last updated: 03-Jul-2006

    Registration status:
    Registration request being processed.

    Name servers:
    ns3.secureserver.net
    ns4.secureserver.net

    WHOIS lookup made at 10:46:15 13-Jul-2006


    --
    Phil Stovell, South Hampshire, UK

    "They said I should not take him to the police, but rather
    let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife"
     
    Phil Stovell, Jul 13, 2006
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  10. Samuel

    Capt. Rob Guest

    How do people keep falling for this? When you see prices that even
    large discount stores online can't match that should be a HUGE warning.
    What's amazing is that many items are below dealer cost. It's obvious
    and you don't have to be in retail to figure it out.

    Well, I wish you luck. Sometimes people get their stuff from these
    places...sometimes not.


    Capt RB
    NY
     
    Capt. Rob, Jul 13, 2006
    #10
  11. Samuel

    Zozzer Guest

    "Samuel" <> wrote in message news:e9503i$f4k$-com.hr...
    > Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk?
    > I was asking around, and mainly it seems like a fraud...unfortunately I

    have
    > already paid for my camera :(
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >


    If you click on the [REFRESH] button under the webcam picture
    you get a 404 error and a text box in Russian.

    Very fishy.

    --
    Zozzer
     
    Zozzer, Jul 13, 2006
    #11
  12. Samuel

    John Ashby Guest

    Zozzer wrote:

    >
    > "Samuel" <> wrote in message
    > news:e9503i$f4k$-com.hr...
    >> Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk?
    >> I was asking around, and mainly it seems like a fraud...unfortunately
    >> I

    > have
    >> already paid for my camera :(
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>

    >
    > If you click on the [REFRESH] button under the webcam picture
    > you get a 404 error and a text box in Russian.
    >
    > Very fishy.


    And the product reviews appear on a dozen different websites.

    john
     
    John Ashby, Jul 13, 2006
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  13. Samuel

    Tony Polson Guest

    "Zozzer" <> wrote:

    >
    >"Samuel" <> wrote in message news:e9503i$f4k$-com.hr...
    >> Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk?
    >> I was asking around, and mainly it seems like a fraud...unfortunately I

    >have
    >> already paid for my camera :(
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>

    >
    >If you click on the [REFRESH] button under the webcam picture
    >you get a 404 error and a text box in Russian.
    >
    >Very fishy.




    Unfortunately this appears to be a scam.

    There is no "London Business Centre" at the address quoted. That
    address belongs to a specialist company supplying door furniture,
    which has no connection with any "London Business Centre" nor with any
    company or individual trading as "DexDigital".

    That company has apparently received a number of complaints from
    people allegedly scammed by "DexDigital". A company representative
    quoted calls "now running well into double figures".

    The OP may wish to try tracing the recipient of the money via Western
    Union. However my personal experience of tracing funds sent by
    Western Union has not been positive.

    The lesson here is not to use untraceable payment systems such as
    Western Union for purchases of any significant value. PayPal payments
    to a verified PayPal address would be a better option.
     
    Tony Polson, Jul 13, 2006
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  14. Samuel

    Ian Riches Guest

    In article <e9503i$f4k$-com.hr>, says...
    > Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk?
    > I was asking around, and mainly it seems like a fraud...unfortunately I have
    > already paid for my camera :(


    It's a scam.

    Site looks identical to a previous one going under the name of
    mobileinc.co.uk/

    e.g., using the google cache:

    <http://66.249.93.104/search?
    q=cache:OExfGps59CkJ:www.mobileinc.co.uk/index.php>

    Ian
    --
    Ian Riches
    Bedford, UK
     
    Ian Riches, Jul 13, 2006
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  15. Samuel

    Capt. Rob Guest

    Just as a joke I sent Dexdigital the following....and got the answer
    you'll see at the bottom. As you might guess, no one has 9 D200 bodies
    lying around. Pretty sad.


    > Looking for 9 Nikon D200 bodies and possibly 4 18-200VR lenses as well.
    > Can't get them here. Do you have any in stock?
    >
    >
    > Barry F.
    > NY, USA



    Dear, Bobsprit.

    Yes, we have in stock.


    ---
    Best regards,
    Karl Rogers
    DexDigital Sales Department
     
    Capt. Rob, Jul 15, 2006
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  16. Samuel

    Capt. Rob Guest

    And then, just for the hell of it....sent the following, not that it
    will help anyone....



    Karl, or whoever you are. You have no Nikon D200 bodies because I work
    for Nikon. We are expanding our efforts to curb fraud in a cooperative
    effort with Canon.
    The real question is, why are you trying to steal money from people? If
    you're smart enough to do what you do, why not make money legally
    without HURTING PEOPLE?
    Are you happy with your life and how you take from others? If you have
    family, are they proud of what you're doing, stealing from students,
    parents and hard working individuals?

    You should really reconsider your life's plan and goals.

    Best of luck.

    Capt. RB
    NY


    In any case, I feel for the guy who got ripped off. But there's a ton
    of info online to help folks avoid such scams. BUYERS BEWARE.

    Good luck out there!


    Capt RB
     
    Capt. Rob, Jul 15, 2006
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  17. Samuel

    Druid Guest

    Samuel wrote:
    > Has anyone bought anything from www.dexdigital.co.uk?
    > I was asking around, and mainly it seems like a fraud...unfortunately I have
    > already paid for my camera :(
    >
    > Thanks



    Hey Samuel

    Just wondering, if You have received Your camera?
    I also bought a camera last week through DexDigital and haven't heard
    anything yet!?

    ;o(
    Druid
     
    Druid, Jul 31, 2006
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  18. Samuel

    Me Guest

    In article <>,
    (Druid) wrote:

    > Just wondering, if You have received Your camera?
    > I also bought a camera last week through DexDigital and haven't heard
    > anything yet!?

    Not a hope - the entire site is as wrong and crooked as it could get. It
    is totally 100% a scammer site. If you paid by CC, get on to your CC
    company. If you paid by Western Union, you've lost your money.

    Iain
     
    Me, Aug 1, 2006
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  19. Samuel

    Guest

    bt has anyone received there goods now, or not
     
    , Aug 7, 2006
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  20. Samuel

    Mani Guest

    No goods :(

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > bt has anyone received there goods now, or not
    >
     
    Mani, Aug 7, 2006
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