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Old 08-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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A new member has posted multiple adverts for GADGETS AND WIDGETS PHONES LIMITED. A google search shows links only to public forums, and has some grubby links to sites promising to root out people indulging in illicit sexual encounters.

There appears to be no showroom, and no address. The contact name Scot Wilfrey is unknown on the net. Email addresses are yahoo, google and gmail. If indeed the company is a 'leading supplier' as it claims, I would expect it to have its own server.

The company may be genuine. But to me it looks like a 50c, cobbled together, drop shipment letterbox company of the type that tries to avoid legitimate taxes and fees, sells non genuine copies, and offers no international warranty, and advertises solely through sereptitious use of legitimate and well respected forums.

Their exhortation of God's Blessing, is odd indeed.

Please do not have anything to do with this company until the forum admin has had the opportunity to validate, or delete the adverts posted under the name ORDER.

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Old 08-15-2012, 04:41 PM   #2
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for pointing out the spam - you can also hit the little triangle over to the left of a questionable post to send an alert to moderators. Hopefully there's a special afterlife for spammers
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:46 AM   #4
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Nice tip Janet, thanks.

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