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Model Train Stuff online store

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    October 2020
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Posted by davefr on Monday, November 22, 2021 7:42 AM

I think the scammer is hoping that for every 9 buyers that file a chargeback thru their cc company or Paypal, that 1 buyer forgets about the order until the chargeback window is closed. Either that or they'll ship something worthless just to prove tracking/delivery and then the buyer will have to jump thru additional hoops to prove it wasn't what they ordered.  In either case it's not a huge risk but a major hassle for the buyer. (ask me how I know) 

 
 
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Posted by rrebell on Monday, November 22, 2021 9:03 AM

I looked at the site thanks to link provided here, wish it was a real site but it stole the logo from  Modeltrain stuff and part of the body from Trainworld and another part of the body elsewhere. I don't think it is anything but a scam, dosn't even have the earmarks of a backdoor china operation.

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    December 2021
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Posted by Steza on Thursday, December 2, 2021 2:30 PM

Hi Guys....yep i was sucked in and purchased....it is a total scam. They send you $5 Battery Operated Train ..... They reply with a computer generated response to say they are in Sth East Asia and send through China due to Pandemic... paid through Paypal so using Buyer Protection to claim back. Do not be sucked in like me .. It is a very proffesional site but total Scam..... !!

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Posted by PennsyLou on Thursday, December 2, 2021 7:28 PM

Click on the "about us" link - it is written in classic Chinglish, obviouly a scam site.

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Posted by Billwiz on Friday, December 3, 2021 7:11 AM

SpaceMouse
The website seems like a lot of work for a scam that could be taken down at any momment.

If/When it is taken down, you will see almost the same website with a different name pop up shortly after.  Same with the online dog scams.  You can search for dogs and find 3-4 different websites with the same pictures of dogs available.

 

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Posted by Billwiz on Friday, December 3, 2021 8:28 AM

I saw their Facebook page - interesting - they changed the image to the trains, with link to website.  Previous image was for learning products.  Tried to look at those, but could not.  Listed as an educational business.

now there are about 36 comments - most are adds for the BLI locomotives, some are from "consumers" talking about how great the trains are (especially the O gauge!).  All comments were added between 12-1 and today.

 

 

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