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Scam? Ortega Ebike

Old 07-21-21, 10:13 PM
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Scam? Ortega Ebike

Saw them in Facebook ads. They had stupidly low prices on Ebikes, claim they are fully stocked and their only POC is a Gmail account.
I hope no one gets taken
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Old 07-21-21, 10:55 PM
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Hmmm... the website appears to be registered with a .EU

A lot of information seems to be missing from the Whois searches, but whois.eurid.eu seems to indicate that the site was registered in Bucharest Romania on July 13, 2021.

So, the website is apparently a week old, and most everything is either half off, or sold out.

The company seems to be struggling with English (not unexpected for a foreign company). Although I don't see any indication the site is written in other languages.

Nor am I seeing an address or other contact info.

I think it is a good call to leave that site alone.
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Old 07-22-21, 04:25 AM
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If it sounds too good to be true....
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If it sounds too good to be true....
Beat me to it.
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Originally Posted by MarcusT View Post
Saw them in Facebook ads. They had stupidly low prices on Ebikes, claim they are fully stocked and their only POC is a Gmail account.
I hope no one gets taken
You should email them pretending to be the wife of a slain Nigerian general.
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Old 07-22-21, 06:23 AM
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If it sounds too good to be true....
If it's an ad on Facebook...
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Old 07-22-21, 06:57 AM
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More red flags than a communist holiday.
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Old 07-25-21, 02:25 PM
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I dunno, sounds legit to me, just like the site selling brand new John Deere lawn tractors for $79.

My motto: if it's a Facebook ad, it's probably a scam.

EDIT: they have a Facebook page, dedicated to scamming you. Carbon bikes, Di2, fully set up for $49! I kept scrolling down to see the bridge for sale.

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Carbon bikes, Di2, fully set up for $49!
Iíve just ordered 100 of those. I expect the carbon frame will be junk but Iíll make a killing re-selling the Di2 groups. Happy days!
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I dunno, sounds legit to me, just like the site selling brand new John Deere lawn tractors for $79.

My motto: if it's a Facebook ad, it's probably a scam.

EDIT: they have a Facebook page, dedicated to scamming you. Carbon bikes, Di2, fully set up for $49! I kept scrolling down to see the bridge for sale.
I bought that bridge a month ago. Still waiting for the bill of sale from Nigeria.
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Iíve just ordered 100 of those. I expect the carbon frame will be junk but Iíll make a killing re-selling the Di2 groups. Happy days!
So the BikesDirect of Romania....
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You guys need to join a biodiesel forum where people join offering to sell "Snake Oil" by the ton.

No doubt when they are selling Canola and other oils, they get so many requests for snake oil, they simply added it to their ad.
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You guys need to join a biodiesel forum where people join offering to sell "Snake Oil" by the ton.

No doubt when they are selling Canola and other oils, they get so many requests for snake oil, they simply added it to their ad.
You can tell it's fake because oils are sold by the drum, not the ton.
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You guys need to join a biodiesel forum where people join offering to sell "Snake Oil" by the ton.

No doubt when they are selling Canola and other oils, they get so many requests for snake oil, they simply added it to their ad.
Snake Oil is special fuel for Ford Cobra Jet engines that were converted to biodiesel.
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Old 07-25-21, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MarcusT View Post
Saw them in Facebook ads. They had stupidly low prices on Ebikes, claim they are fully stocked and their only POC is a Gmail account.
I hope no one gets taken
Scam.

Why would anybody need to sell bikes at 50% off?, now?

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Old 07-26-21, 06:55 AM
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Scam.

Why would anybody need to sell bikes at 50% off?, now?
To steal your credit card information.
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