Scam or no

Started Jun 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
Stuart001
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Re: Scam or no
In reply to nikondslrguy, Jun 25, 2012

All of the sites are hosted from Russia, and have the same ISP. Doesn't meant that they are necessarily Russian sites or even scams, but I wouldn't be sending them any money! If something sounds too good to be true ...

If you use Firefox, download the 'Flagfox' add-on. A small flag of the website's host country appears in the address bar of the browser. Clicking on the flag will take you to an information page, and even give you a Google map of the physical site of the website's hosting address. Don't know if a similar add-on is available for Safari, Chrome or IE.

As I said, it's not foolproof, but it gives you a bit more information before you make a purchase with an unknown company.

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