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They use <removed> as the email address. That domain links to a Mr Ma, details below. Maybe it's worth people sharing their return addresses to see if we can come up with a link somehow.
Contact person: Mr. Ma
Q Q: <removed>
Contact address: <removed>
They must have some sort of access to that domain as they need to register the account with PayPal. They could of hacked the server running that website I suppose.
You will notice that ZG Tech has like 30+ sites on SHOPIFY & the domains they're using there they registered thru "Domains By Proxy" or a similar Domain Privacy service.
When you see a retail/selling/product site thats registered thru a privacy/proxy service that can be a reason for concern..
YES YES there are some valid reasons to mask who owns a domain/site BUT when the site is a ONLINE STORE & they don't want to show what company Registered/Operates the site makes you wonder WHY they wanna hide ownership!!!!
Personally I don't think SHOPIFY should allow domain ownership masking for anyone who is using/renting their storefront hosting services
BTW- That email addy, that domain/site looks like it belongs to some sort of art dealer the email address I was provided was "mgvcxgfes575dcvn-AT-gmail . com" & "globalbuy-service-AT-emailcxs . com" obviously I edited the email address a little as not to break the forum rules I don't want to get another email from PayPal Forum Moderator scolding me again lol
yes that same exact email you posted was on some of the correspondences i go from PayPal during my dispute.
Even though I saw it contained in some of the messages when I tried to Ferret out exactly who the hell ZG TEch is I when I translated & tries to get the owners name it appeared to be a site that sells art.
that's all I meant
Shopify is what could be considered a global e-commerce service provider. Anyone can buy as many shops as wanted.
I believe that host and domain registar is provided as part of Shopify's service. I wouldn't be surprised that the emails were also provided by Shopify in partnership with Google Mail as for metrics. Who would tell???
When I first tried to reach the seller, June 12, I used the email address provided by Paypal as part of the data in the transaction receipt which was <removed> whois lookup reveals this is also mantained by shopify. Later I found how to send an email to the seller through Paypal Message Center and send the email again, upon doing this it is shown another email address <removed> which as far as I could get to know is registered in HK and is associated to site with the same name
jiahongnet.com which is completely writen in chinese and for which I couldn't get Google translation.
I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND VISITING BROWSING THIS SITE, NAMELY ACTIVATING IT'S FLASH CONTENTS WITHOUT PRECAUTIONS.
Apparently it is a site devoted to Chinese Arts and Artists, Painting and Calligraphy, no Hitech whatsoever.
What is puzzling me is that:
I could easily get this information, and it doesn't requires me to have a rocket science degree to see that there is a perfect disconnection between declared activity and real activity, how is that in two months of complaints no one in Paypal's compliance office or in fraud prevention office or whatever Paypal specific office didn't paid more attention??? Of course vendors pay the commissions Paypal need to exist!!!
Wait it is not true...
Buyers end up paying everything!!!
So, if buyers pay the scammer and the scammer gives part to Paypal, then Paypal is definitely accessory to the fraud, unless proved otherwise.
As many of us here have mentioned, it is quite inexplicable how Paypal, being a financial service provider is letting this seller getting involved for more then two months to now, in what is neatly a fraud and a scam.
I wonder if Paypal is sure the seller is who he says it is?
I thought to be buying a replica of a well known brand of drones, for a bargain. I absolutely knew it couldn't be the original, as I now its price.
This scam exploited the fact that the original well known brand drone don't present any brand inscriptions, so the scammers used all theirs promotional material, which per se is already an infringement of registered trademark and material copyrights law... I realize this to late 😞
I have saved the sellers page in my computer, and I recommend everyone doing it still possible.
Upon buying I searched seller's webstore page for its location founding he was supposedly in the UK, which meant no customs duties, and since Paypal was pledging the deal I decided to give it a try.
The transaction was immediately committed in my Paypal account, so I couldn't cancel it this way, and though I sent an email to the seller, never got an answer. Of course not.
To make things even more odd, upon contacting Paypal support line I am informed that the seller is an important account to Paypal. ???
The first reports here at the forum started by the end of March.
Today, 8 days after, I received a message, allegedly from the seller, in China, saying that my order has been dispatched, but I am sure I am not going to receive nothing similar to what I thought I was buying.
I am now waiting for the time to pass in order to be able to escalate the dispute I opened the very same day I made the mistake to trust Paypal logo in a page because it seems Paypal's process of validating sellers suitability is not what I thought.
From my point of view, right now, Paypal is being accessory to this scam. As the saying, who's watching is so guilty as who's stealing.
I’m also complained to PayPal regarding this seller and opened a claim and waiting for refund.Eventhough there are many complaints for this seller,still they are receiving money from customers via PayPal.why still PayPal can’t take actions to protect PayPal’s customers from this scam seller.