Hi, No, the seller did not contact me. I contacted amazon.co.uk customer support by email and they say that they could confirm that the order was made and this is pretty much everything. On the other hand, I don't see this order in my account's "Open and Recently Placed Orders" any more from this morning. So I can't even contact the seller. Weird.
Hey KaraNagi - out of interest, who cancelled the order the seller, amazon or you? I was about to make a similar order when I came across this thread so am interested to know. Did you make any payment/money transfers?
Hi All - just to confirm, this is definitely a scam. I just found the following site/blog (http://www.moskalyuk.com/blog/amazon-marketplace-scam/786) and this mentions several cases of the same set up. Thankfully I haven't parted with any money for this so will just ignore the seller. Hopefully you all managed to escape too.
GlobalTrader, I did not cancel the order. I got two contradicting emails from amazon.co.uk support. One saying that they cancelled the order because the merchant could not process the payment and another one saying that the merchant cancelled the order himself. The latter one was a response to my second email to the support guys asking where is the item on my "recent orders" list.
The seller did not try to contact me. And I did not try to contact the seller.
It is definitely an attempted scam, Xpress trading listed a Sony KDL 40W5500U LCD TV on Saturday 21st for £411 which was approx £300 cheaper than anyone else, tried to order it but was told that they didn't deliver to my address which considering I live in middle england 2 mins from M1 seemed a bit odd so I E mailed Amazon to try and get a reason for this who put me in touch with the seller. A few E mails went Backwards & Forwards which ended up with me being sent a very authentic Amazon Auto confirm E mail telling me to transfer cash via 'MoneyGram' to an address in Italy where upon receipt I would get my TV within two days. Tried to let Amazon know about the Scam and they didn't seem very interested which I find quite sad since hey have been pulled up for it before by Watchdog. They should do more for Security & alerts to warn the innocent shopper of such scams as Global trader quite rightly points out in their link which shows this has been going on for a few years.
Yes... exactly what i did yesterday! OMG I can't believe it! I hope amazon can do something to protect buyers like us. One more thing, when you reply to the email firstname.lastname@example.org it will give different address than the one amazon usually send... sigh...
Do you think we can report this to the police? we have their address, and name... or do they constantly change names? Apparently this scan has been going on since 2005 if you read through the blog Globaltrader has given.. I have just lost £360.. and am still really dissapointed with myself!
http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx i think we can report it to the international crime complaint.. as it is now spreading worldwide. they used to use to a London address, based on the blog provided earlier.