Beware: EOS 5D Mk II scam from Kevin Qiu This guy had the camera body listed yesterday for $1422 + $6 shipping - too good to be true, yes? I e-mailed him for more details, at which point the listing vanished from Amazon but he assured me the camera was still available. Today I received what appeared to be an e-mail from Amazon asking for payment to be sent by MoneyGram to someone in Crete, even though the item was to be shipped from someone in Illinois. Contacted Amazon.com; they verified the e-mail was bogus. Be on the lookout for Kevin Qiu using the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just fell for this one today 5-15-11 and Amazon protected me from it. Most outstanding customer service. The seller was either chinafoodcompany or asiafoodcompany, and they had 100% feedback, but on only 4 sales. The price was $1391 for the LIKE NEW BODY ONLY and I suppose it shouldn't have passed the smell test. Too good to be true. You bet, and it was not true. I hope I get an email from them. The PA Attorney General would probably like to see them in his office. Major kudos to all the Amazon folks. There are some good discussion threads here about lenses and sharpness. One fellow had a focus problem, but another said some Canon lenses need something brighter than f/6 to work right. I digress. I add my 2 cents to say the scammers are still at it, and I'm glad it was at Amazon. I've always been very happy with customer service here, but never more than today.
wish I would've read this before I clicked Order. I bought a 5DII from 123Stitch. They're a sewing supply seller. I figured maybe they used the camera for taking pictures of their stuff. But after asking them the condition in a message, and buying, and getting an email back saying they don't sell cameras - I figure it was the scam. Hopefully it'll be painless getting a refund from Amazon.
Just encountered something similar. Saw Zoo On Yoo had one for under $1400 and I jumped on it. 3 hours later the order is cancelled. I guess I could expect an email from them impersonating Amazon that the order went through any moment now.
I just fell for a Canon 70-200 2.8 IS USM II lens scam with my wife. We ordered a lens from "Holeube," whose email was email@example.com. He sent us a receipt from Amazon which looked exactly like a normal Amazon one, and we forwarded the money to his the "Amazon" - i.e., his - account.
I hope Amazon will be kind enough to help us get our money back. 1650 euros - gone.
i had the same thing happen. trying to order canon 24-70mm lens for $773.13. when i emailed the seller for info, the item was dropped and i received an email with an amazon order for asking for money sent to greece via moneygram
I just had one that was a Nikon D700 in LN condition for under $1600, but it couldn't be ordered since it wouldn't mail to my address. I emailed and the seller told me that it was difficult for him to use Amazon mail and to use his ATT.Net account. Then I was told the money would be held in an Amazon escrow account. I contacted Amazon and was told that an escrow account is on the level, but they said nothing of communications outside of Amazon. The listing disappeared in a few days and a new one appeared with the same merchandise in their storefront and same methods. Sounded too fishy for me, especially at the price. Buyer beware.