INTERNET PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT SALES MEGA SCAM


Need a good story about a mega scam operation? I've run into a major scam outfit that is selling photography equipment out of Brooklyn NY and was wondering if you plan to do a story about Internet scams in the near future. This would be a great story. This company has a whole bunch of sites on the internet and scam people via fraud, lies, overcharging for equipment, bait and switch, not sending you what was ordered, etc. I've contacted my lawyer and it seems there is no defence against this company other than complaining to the credit card companies and trying to get them shut down. They don't register their business names with the State of NY so I'm guessing that they just open up shop under a different name when the credit card companies refuse them service. I've posted my transactions with this company on the web here:

https://capsandstems.com/shared/photography_fraud.htm

If you want more consumer reviews, just go to Yahoo shopping, search for Nikon D2Xs (the top of the line digital camera) and look at the reviews for all lowest price cameras. They all operate out of Brooklyn NY and it seems they can do whatever they want and act as though they are above the law. Check out these reviews:

http://shopping.yahoo.com/merchrating/user_rv.html;_ylt=As_xPLmGdIWKq6wYUlu74NobFt0A;_ylu=X3oDMTA2bTQ0OXZjBHNlYwNzcg--?merchant_id=10208270

And I think they are starting to get smarter on how to scam people who try to research the companies on the Internet before they buy. Check out this Yahoo review, they are adding their own positive reviews. You can see A+ review ratings mixed in with real angry customers with scam stories. Also on some of their websites, they took off their Brooklyn NY address under the contact info because people are catching on:

http://shopping.yahoo.com/merchrating/user_rv.html;_ylt=AoECuaWlT28MCim_90nl1DMcEb0F;_ylu=X3oDMTByMm5mbWUyBF9zAzk2Mjc2NzY0BHNlYwNtZXJjaHJldmlldw--?merchant_id=1030451&sort_method=mostrecent&from=21

Here's another review where they have been slipping in positive reviews between the angry consumers to give themselves a higher rating. This is from the same company under a different name:

http://shopping.yahoo.com/merchrating/user_rv.html;_ylt=As_xPLmGdIWKq6wYUlu74NobFt0A;_ylu=X3oDMTA2bTQ0OXZjBHNlYwNzcg--?merchant_id=1035177

Someone needs to stop these people!

Chris Hardwick
83 Desperado Court
Bailey, CO 80421
(303) 838-4978