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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:44 am 
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Greetings,

Today, while researching an item I'm interested in, I ran across this site:

http://www.ppbeshop.top

Particularly interesting their Vintage Electronics section. Lots of tubes.
Prices in CAD, and mentions free shipping over CAD $15. Appears Canadian?
Some of the images can be tracked back to "that site" but I'm wondering if this site is legit?
Can any members provide some feed back? Has anyone one ordered from this site?
I've searched the 'net, and this site, with no hits/reports as to this site's authenticity.......

Thanks,


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:18 am 
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Did a quick look and personally I would buy stuff elsewhere.

Return policy: "1.We only allow a complete refund for items that have problems caused by us."

WHOIS check: no real info available

Internet search: no real info available

You can convert the pricing to other currencies using the dropdown menu at the top right. That you see prices in $CAN has no bearing on the country of origin. They know where you are so the currency is chosen automatically based on your location.

Also the fact they are using images from a different web site should raise some red flags.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:05 am 
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Considering their list of catagoris is endless, and there is no info on any physical location, country of origin, or that their contact page only takes your info, not giving their info, it looks a lot like a sophisticated spoof site. Oh, and they have spelling errors, which is rare on official sites.
Too prove this, I took an item, and used DuckDuckGo to search it, found the original ad on Ebay.
I would look elsewhere. run.

There is software to dig deeper, maybe one of the technie Cammers can say more.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:33 pm 
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ddanbo wrote:
Greetings,

Today, while researching an item I'm interested in, I ran across this site:

http://www.ppbeshop.top

Particularly interesting their Vintage Electronics section. Lots of tubes.
Prices in CAD, and mentions free shipping over CAD $15. Appears Canadian?
Some of the images can be tracked back to "that site" but I'm wondering if this site is legit?
Can any members provide some feed back? Has anyone one ordered from this site?
I've searched the 'net, and this site, with no hits/reports as to this site's authenticity.......

Thanks,


It looks like a scam website. If in doubt just a quick whois query will tell you that the entity that owns the domain is hiding all information about their true identity -> https://who.is/whois/ppbeshop.top

The domain is set to expire several weeks from now.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:59 pm 
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Thank you for the responses, much appreciated.
You've confirmed my suspicions!

Cheers!


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