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  • MalMonroe
    MalMonroe Posts: 5,783 Forumite
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    edited 5 January 2023 at 1:23AM
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     mirkle01 said:
    Has anyone come across Mane Gift, at manegift.com? Their website was only registered on 28th December, so probably not, but they are selling things at absurdly low prices. I emailed then yesterday but didn't get a reply. They have zero net presence apart from their website. The address on the website is a house in a residential street which is inhabited by a firm of solicitors on the ground floor, but unsurpsingly they aren't answering the phone today. What I want to know is if I buy something from them with a credit card and they turn out to be bogus, am I covered if I get nothing in return ?

    Well, they don't yet exist at Companies House.

    But if you suspect it's a scam site, it needs to be reported. Please do - you can do it here -

    https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/about-this-website/report-scam-website

    and here -

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/reporting-a-scam/

    Best advice: don't try to buy anything from them. You have to have spent £100 in total on a credit card.

    You're already suspicious, it'd be really crazy to go ahead and risk losing money. 

    The info in this link from this site is also very helpful - 

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/reclaim/section75-protect-your-purchases/

    Don't do it. You'll save yourself a lot of trouble. A bargain is not a bargain when it's a scam.
    Please note - taken from the Forum Rules and amended for my own personal use (with thanks) : It is up to you to investigate, check, double-check and check yet again before you make any decisions or take any action based on any information you glean from any of my posts. Although I do carry out careful research before posting and never intend to mislead or supply out-of-date or incorrect information, please do not rely 100% on what you are reading. Verify everything in order to protect yourself as you are responsible for any action you consequently take.
  • Pollycat
    Pollycat Posts: 34,772 Forumite
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    MalMonroe said:
     mirkle01 said:
    Has anyone come across Mane Gift, at manegift.com? Their website was only registered on 28th December, so probably not, but they are selling things at absurdly low prices. I emailed then yesterday but didn't get a reply. They have zero net presence apart from their website. The address on the website is a house in a residential street which is inhabited by a firm of solicitors on the ground floor, but unsurpsingly they aren't answering the phone today. What I want to know is if I buy something from them with a credit card and they turn out to be bogus, am I covered if I get nothing in return ?

    Well, they don't yet exist at Companies House.

    But if you suspect it's a scam site, it needs to be reported. Please do - you can do it here -

    https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/about-this-website/report-scam-website

    and here -

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/reporting-a-scam/

    Best advice: don't try to buy anything from them. You have to have spent £100 in total on a credit card.

    You're already suspicious, it'd be really crazy to go ahead and risk losing money. 

    The info in this link from this site is also very helpful - 

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/reclaim/section75-protect-your-purchases/

    Don't do it. You'll save yourself a lot of trouble. A bargain is not a bargain when it's a scam.
    I'm not sure that is the correct link for this situation.
    It's for reporting when you've been scammed.

    This link is for reporting a scam advert you've seen (not been a victim of):
    Report an online scam ad - ASA | CAP

    I think the OP of the thread hasn't made a purchase.
    But a later poster has.


  • mirkle01
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    Thanks Pollycat, I tried to report them in response to your post, but all the pages I had cached no longer link to anything, I just get a 'This store is unavailable' message. My emails were returned with a 'The recipient server did not accept our requests to connect' message. I presume this is a scam modus operandi - create a website using text from a genuine one, put some highly desirable items up for sale for half price, get a load of money, and then disappear again. I was really tempted, but in the end I didn't buy anything. 
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