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Old 07-30-10, 11:27 AM   #1
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Warning!

Hello,

I just wanted to let every one know bikeshacksonline.com is a FRAUD! DO NOT buy from them!

A guy I know got caught in it. He dished out 500 dollars for a bike and never saw hide nor hair of it. The same person/people are running several fraudulent/fake online stores. I mainly just wanted to get the word out and warn my fellow cyclists.

If anyone has a means to spread the word about this, I would greatly appreciate you doing so in whatever fashion you can. I figured that this was a good place to start.

Best regards.
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Old 07-30-10, 12:08 PM   #2
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Well, dang. They even have the "Internet Authorized Retailer" badge.

Srsly, though, thanks for the heads up.

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Old 07-30-10, 12:44 PM   #3
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IM gonna sick the gov on that ! lol
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Old 07-30-10, 12:53 PM   #4
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Didn't "the guy" use a credit card? Then the card company could handle the mess.
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I looked it up and the first hit spells it like this: "BikesHackOnLine." Appropriate.
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They claim to sell a Surly LHT (no way to choose size) for $650. I don't think Surly allows dealers to sell online.
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yeah, I feel bad for your friend, but jeez, this site looks in no way trustworthy, even on first glance
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Old 07-30-10, 02:41 PM   #8
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based in england yet all the price's are in dollars .
that send's alarm bells ringing for sure .
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A bit of googling turns up this post.
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the fact that they won't take Paypal, only western union, that's a red flag.
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yeah, I feel bad for your friend, but jeez, this site looks in no way trustworthy, even on first glance
+1. Anyone with any online shopping experience would immediately recognize this site as a fraud.
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COMPUTER WORLD LTD or by Mail at bikeshackltd@yahoo.com
28 LAWN LANE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE, HP3 9HL.
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Someone in the UK, please run by there and check this out.
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