How to spot a fake GHD straightener

Fake copies of Microsoft Office, operating systems, memory cards and flash drives, fake designer clothing... anything of that nature. At any given time TM offers thousands of fake itmes which breach their terms & conditions... and often do little about the problem. This is the place to discuss the issue.
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Post by mark f » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:50 am

Tonight's episode of border patrol featured about 200 cartons of GHD's getting crushed, didn't mention the importer though.

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Post by ionet » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:45 am

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Another Fraudulent site exhibiting a similar MO to the fraudulent GHD sites, but trucking in other questionable wares being plundered & knocked off is:


www.buymore.co.nz


email address is buymore.nz@gmail.com


1. No NZ Registered Company exists

2. Fakes, Duds & direct ship look alikes from China reportedly sent

3. False Domain Registry Box Address & Phone numbers

4. Poor if any response from Admin

domain_name: buymore.co.nz
query_status: 200 Active
domain_dateregistered: 2008-12-19T10:08:48+13:00
domain_datebilleduntil: 2009-12-19T10:08:48+13:00
domain_datelastmodified: 2008-12-21T15:58:48+13:00
domain_delegaterequested: yes


registrar_name: Domain Agent
registrar_address1: PO Box 302829
registrar_address2: North Harbour
registrar_city: Auckland
registrar_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrar_phone: +64 9 477 0055
registrar_fax: +64 9 475 5976
registrar_email: dns@domainagent.co.nz


registrant_contact_name: buymore.ltd
registrant_contact_address1: po box 12039 low hutt
registrant_contact_city: wellington
registrant_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrant_contact_phone: +64 4 6263328
registrant_contact_email: buymore.nz@gmail.com


admin_contact_name: buymore.ltd
admin_contact_address1: po box 12039 low hutt
admin_contact_city: wellington
admin_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
admin_contact_phone: +64 4 6263328
admin_contact_email: buymore.nz@gmail.com


technical_contact_name: buymore.ltd
technical_contact_address1: po box 12039 low hutt
technical_contact_city: wellington
technical_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
technical_contact_phone: +64 4 6263328
technical_contact_email: buymore.nz@gmail.com


ns_name_01: NS1.HOSTMONSTER.COM
ns_name_02: NS2.HOSTMONSTER.COM


Reported elsewhere:

www.computerworld.co.nz

www.geekzone.co.nz/freitasm/6420


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Post by digidog » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:19 pm

PhotoShop CS2 for only $149? That's guaranteed to be fake.

http://www.buymore.co.nz/product.php?id_product=41

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Post by ionet » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:58 am

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The Buymore.co.nz site settlements go to:


Account name: H Tang

They bank with KIWIBANK

Their account number is:

38-9008-0265012-00


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Another site to watch out for

Post by burnt_once » Fri May 22, 2009 8:38 am

Well, well, well ...

I was burnt once by www.straightener.co.nz and the email address I gave when I registered has never been used anywhere else.

Now it gets interesting.

I received an email this week from the following site: ww.youcool.co.nz, with an offer I just couldn't refuse - "why pay full price on nike, puma, adidas, timberland". The deals on this site are unbelievably good! Too good to be true tho :cry:

What struck me the most about the email is that I have never received spam of this sort in this mail box and never from a .co.nz domain.

What struck me the most about the website is that one of the terms and conditions state:
2.3 We may refuse to accept an order:
(a) where ghd straighteners are not available;
Remember: this site is meant to sell shoes, not straighteners.

I believe my details from the original straightener site were used in this case.

Details I know of them so far:
Contact Email: youcool.ltd@gmail.com
Bank: ANZ BANK, New Zealand
Account No: 01-0210-0172038-00
Holder: WEN
domain_name: youcool.co.nz
query_status: 200 Active
domain_dateregistered: 2009-03-25T23:37:29+13:00
domain_datebilleduntil: 2010-03-25T23:37:29+13:00
domain_datelastmodified: 2009-04-01T16:18:50+13:00
domain_delegaterequested: yes
registrar_name: Aust Domains
registrar_address1: PO BOX 3554
registrar_address2: East Street Georges Tce
registrar_city: Perth
registrar_province: WA
registrar_postalcode: 6922
registrar_country: AU (AUSTRALIA)
registrar_phone: +61 8 9445 1030
registrar_fax: +61 8 6210 1656
registrar_email:
registrant_contact_name: Susan Missa
registrant_contact_address1: P O Box 186 Cromwell
registrant_contact_city: Queenstown
registrant_contact_province: Southland
registrant_contact_postalcode: 9342
registrant_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrant_contact_phone: +64 3 4451126
registrant_contact_fax: +64 3 0
registrant_contact_email:
admin_contact_name: Susan Missa
admin_contact_address1: P O Box 186 Cromwell
admin_contact_city: Queenstown
admin_contact_province: Southland
admin_contact_postalcode: 9342
admin_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
admin_contact_phone: +64 3 4451126
admin_contact_fax: +64 3 0
admin_contact_email:
technical_contact_name: Susan Missa
technical_contact_address1: P O Box 186 Cromwell
technical_contact_city: Queenstown
technical_contact_province: Southland
technical_contact_postalcode: 9342
technical_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
technical_contact_phone: +64 3 4451126
technical_contact_fax: +64 3 0
technical_contact_email:
ns_name_01: ns1.hostmonster.com
ns_name_02: ns2.hostmonster.com
I haven't been brave enough to deposit the money because I am not about to get burnt again! :roll:

I will be calling the registered number this weekend.

In the meantime, buyer beware.

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Post by Foggyone » Fri May 22, 2009 8:01 pm

Website produced with "Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management"

Site pages are slow to load, and cause the browser to seize up while this is occuring.

T&C show here as written Sunday, 26 October 2008 09:36. Domain was registered 25/3/2009, which is well after the T&C were apparently written.

T&C last updated Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 April 2009 13:30 )

Email in T&C is youcool.ltd@gmail.com. This suggests the existence of a limited liability company. No company registered at the companies office under the name youcool .

You can see the join where these T&C were adapted from otheres here
10.2 We do not warrant that materials/items for sale on the Website are appropriate or available for use outside the New Zealand.
This clause appears in a number of UK sites, and therefore may not apply to NZ (Any lawyers reading this may comment).
11.3 Only the parties to these terms and conditions may seek to enforce them under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
Delivery Information gives more dates, and references to shipping to various areas.
Delivery Information
Written by Administrator
Sunday, 26 October 2008 09:41
New Zealand orders typically arrive in 3-5 working days. EU orders typically arrive in 5-7working days. Orders for the rest of the world typically take 5-9 working days. Delivery costs vary by product. Please see each product for the detail.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 06 December 2008 02:36 )
Contact Us shows
Youcool.LTD Support
Manager

P O Box 223, Motueka, Nelson
Nelson
New Zealand
7143
New Zealand

http://www.youcool.co.nz


There's that Limited Liability reference again.

Searching on the address gives this information. Unable to get any info on ebey.co.nz.

8marts.com may also be another in the group
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Post by digidog » Fri May 22, 2009 10:22 pm

admin_contact_name: Susan Missa
admin_contact_address1: P O Box 186 Cromwell
admin_contact_city: Queenstown
admin_contact_province: Southland
admin_contact_postalcode: 9342
admin_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
admin_contact_phone: +64 3 4451126
There's a number of anomalies here. Cromwell is not in Queenstown, and
it's in Otago rather than Southland. The phone number is false.

I spoke to the lady who has that number for four years and she's never
heard of "Susan Missa". She says mine was the 4th call looking for this
person, and that one of the calls was from an Auckland lawyer. It seems
that we're not the only ones chasing these people.

I'll speak with my Fair Go contact this weekend and hopefully they'll post
a small update on the new site.

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Post by digidog » Fri May 22, 2009 10:29 pm

ebey.co.nz is registered to
Ebey Ltd
Po Box 12315 Wigram
Christchurch
Southland
NZ
8042
+64-38-496090

There is no Ebey Ltd registered with Companies House and Christchurch
is not in Southland. This appears to be another site with fake domain
details.

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Post by rusticdog » Sat May 23, 2009 4:28 am

YouCool is a scam site for sure.

Also hosted on the same server is :

http://8marts.com
http://baidu-taobao.com
http://ghdhair-salon.com/
http://jersey-mart.com

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Post by digidog » Sat May 23, 2009 4:47 am

Nicely sleuthed Rusticdog. I'll pass that info onto Fair Go.

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Post by rusticdog » Sat May 23, 2009 6:55 am

Luckily work doesn't mind buying me a subscription to DomainTools so I can do Reverse IP lookups :)

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Post by rusticdog » Sat May 23, 2009 7:10 am

Looking around ghdhair-salon.com is listed on an odd site here http://100-mpg-gas.com/air.htm?offset=30037814

Any ideas what this list might be, there's a lot of GHD sites listed which I expect if looked at would all be suspicious....not doing it now, Simpsons is on ;) I looked at one, looks fake to me and I also noticed they load content from ghd-hair-straighteners.net, which is also on that list.

Looking at Reverse IP of some of them as well, plenty of sites are being shared with other Chinese sites, hardly a shock, Chinese scammers are still going strong. That list really does have me intrigued though....


GHD-HAIR-STRAIGHTENERS.com
GHD-HAIR-STRAIGHTNERS.com
GHD-HAIRS.com
GHD-HAIRSTRAIGHTENERS.com
GHD-IV-HAIR-STRAIGHTENER.info
GHD-IV-HAIR-STRAIGHTENERS.com
GHD-REPAIRSUK.com
GHD4HAIRSHOP.com
GHDCORDLESSHAIRSTRAIGHTENERS.com
GHDCORDLESSHAIRSTRAIGHTNERS.com
GHDHAIR-DIRECT.com
GHDHAIR-EU.com
GHDHAIR-SALON.com
GHDHAIR-SHOP.com
GHDHAIR-UK.com
GHDHAIR4LESS.com
GHDHAIRCARE.com
GHDHAIRCAREONLINE.com
GHDHAIRDIRECT.com
GHDHAIRDRESSER.com
GHDHAIRDRYER.com
GHDHAIRE.com
GHDHAIRFLIX.com
GHDHAIRIRON.com
GHDHAIRMART.com
GHDHAIRONLINE.com
GHDHAIRPRODUCTS.com
GHDHAIRS.com
GHDHAIRS.net
GHDHAIRSHOP.com
GHDHAIRSHOPPING.com
GHDHAIRSPA.com
GHDHAIRSTORE.com
GHDHAIRSTRAIGHTENER.com
GHDHAIRSTRAIGHTENER.net
GHDHAIRSTRAIGHTENERS.com
GHDHAIRSTRAIGHTENERS.info
GHDHAIRSTRAIGHTENERS.net
GHDHAIRSTRAIGHTENERS.org
GHDHAIRSTRAIGHTERS.com
GHDHAIRSTRAIGHTNERS.com
GHDHAIRSTYLE.com
GHDHAIRSTYLE.info
GHDHAIRSTYLER.com
GHDHAIRSTYLERS.com
GHDHAIRSTYLING.com
GHDHAIRSTYLINGPRODUCTS.com
GHDHAIRUK.com
GHDHAIRUS.com
GHDHAIRUSA.com
GHDREPAIRCENTRE.com
GHDREPAIRS.com
GHDREPAIRS.info
GHDREPAIRS.net
GHDREPAIRSHOP.com
GHDREPAIRSUK.com
GHDSPARESANDREPAIRS.com
GHDSREPAIRS.com
GHDSTRAIGHTHAIR.com

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Post by ionet » Sat May 23, 2009 3:56 pm

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Youcool.co.nz:


Interestingly enough ANZ Branch 0210 is in fact Onehunga - Auckland

The earlier website www.straightener.co.nz was also registered to an Onehunga address

Looking at the PO Box Address for registration of the Youcool Domain, it might be that this is where the Scammers harvested the info to use:

From Google:
Businesses and Services in Cromwell, Central Otago, South Island ...P O Box 186, CROMWELL. Phone 64 021 130 8897; email: suemissen@paradise.net.nz. Counselling business. Administration & Event Solutions Ltd ...
www.cromwell.org.nz/business.asp

The Website Support Postal Address:

PO Box 223 Motueka, Nelson

appears infact to be the address of

Motueka Netball Centre

located from a PDF at www.nelsonnetball.co.nz


It looks like Identity theft with a few changes by the Scammers to info they harvested for their false Domain Registration details, which is similar MO to earlier Domain Registrations by these Scammers

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Post by ionet » Sat May 23, 2009 4:28 pm

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Our YouCool.co.nz Scammers have been active on T&E:


http://www.te.co.nz/Clothing-Accessorie ... 347331.htm

brand name sport shoes puma from $29.90
(Auckland City - Avondale)

puma sport shoes .
size 8.5
more items please view www.youcool,co.nz
Price:
$29.90

Contact:
Phone 1: (09) 8898188

Email: Contact by email

Published: May 13, 07:57 PM
Hits: 24

and also on WantedOnline.co.nz

http://wantedonline.co.nz/site/advert_i ... ku=2690076
best price of puma shoes (Ref. 2690076)

Auction closes Sun 16 May

www.youcool.co.nz supply huge range of wholesale nike sneakers, air jordan footwear supplier,sell and buy china nike ,air force one,air jordan,air max,shox nz,air free,rift,dunk sb,sport shoes,PUMA football shoes,running shoes,golf shoes,motorsport shoes,sailing shoes,women shoes,creket shoes,gucci sneakers ,lace-ups,moccasins,timberland boots,Prada fashion shoes,dior,chanel women shoes
shipping details: nz post.free shipping

Seller: youcool
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Well Spotted Ionet

Post by Foggyone » Sat May 23, 2009 7:44 pm

They are going for the sites with easy signup criteria.

Phone number (09) 8898188 goes to an answerphone of:
Steve Levy of STS
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