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ktixx
11-21-2004, 12:28 AM
Does Anyone have any information on http://www.alldigitaldreams.com. Has anyone bought a product from this company? and if so what was your experience. Any information is greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Ken

From what I can tell they don't seem too honest, considering they only accept money orders which makes me believe they got tired of the credit card companies calling because of fradulent issues... But still, any info will greatly be appreciated.

hkrautter
11-21-2004, 02:42 PM
If they only take money orders don't deal with them. There is obviously a reason why they don't want credit cards. With a credit card you will have some rights if there is a dispute. With a money order you would probably have to higher a lawyer and then going between states would be almost impossible. There are many honest mail order companies that you can deal with. Sites like pricegrabber give you a rating to go by.

tmannesto
11-23-2004, 08:54 AM
Ahhh, if it's too good to be true...

I discovered AllDigitalDreams.com and desperately wanted to take advantage of the great prices offered there. A http://reports.internic.net search revealed that the registered owner of the site is:

Domain Name: ALLDIGITALDREAMS.COM
Registrar: GANDI
Whois Server: whois.gandi.net
Referral URL: http://www.gandi.net
Name Server: NS1.IPOWERWEB.NET
Name Server: NS1.IPOWERDNS.COM
Status: ACTIVE
Updated Date: 07-nov-2004
Creation Date: 03-nov-2004
Expiration Date: 03-nov-2005

Yes, it is possible to start a new internet company but is it registered by GANDI? I then discovered that the wording of the message requesting payment is identical to the wording posted in threads explaining the scams of a website called fine-tronics, which later had the name changed to DiGiBest.
( http://www.dcresource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-535.html) The message sent to me requesting payment follows:

To make the payment please contact your local Moneygram agent (closest
locations listed below),
fill in the required form with all the details. You need to know the
name, city and country
to make the payment (receive code is not required). After the payment
will be received you will
get the invoice from All Digital Dreams company.

Please transfer the payment to the address listed below.

Name: Anastasiya Ogol
City: Oslo
Country: Norway

I propose that the name has been changed to AllDigitalDreams.com and is operating out of Norway.

Buyer Beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mihail
11-25-2004, 07:31 AM
(adding my "2 cents" to the above thorough investigation)
Hi Everybody,
The deal appears to be “to good to be true”. I’m very much interested in FZ20…so I tried to find out more about ALLDIGITALDREAMS:
- the order is not completed until a dealer rep calls the prospective buyer (phone # required)
- they accept payment only through MONEYGRAM
- MONEYGRAM does not have a listing of this online store, as a payee (no "receive code"). They said that the absence of this code is sure sign of some sort of a scam !
- the merchandise comes with USA warranty, but is being shipped from Oslo, Norway !?
- there is no contact phone number.
- curiously - there is only one item available from each merchandise category, with the exception of "Digital Photography" !
- the site creation date (nov 3, 2004) - this may explain why there is no customer coming forward !
Otherwise everything looks legit and I will be happy to admit that my suspicions are unfounded, if anybody provides credible proof of the contrary !

mihail
11-26-2004, 11:20 AM
All potential buyers should also check the other similar thread, dealing with the same “to good to be true” online store. There is no doubt : this is a potential scam or these people are really feebleminded. I’ll go with the former !

nisswaED
12-03-2004, 11:26 AM
Hi, I wish I had found this forum before I ordered from alldigitaldreams.com. On 11/21/2004 I ordered the Panasonic digital camera package from their web site, after linking from a price comparison site. I received the intructions for the moneygram transfer to Anastasia Ogol, Oslo Norway and on 11/22 did in fact wire the money for the camera. I had to e-mail sales@alldigitaldreams.com the pickup number from the moneygram which I did. The camera would be shipped and I would receive it in 4-6days. It is now 12/3/2004 and no camera, and no response to the 2 e-mails sent to alldigitaldreams asking for tracking on the order. I saw on this forum that Gandi was where the web site originated. From the Gandi web site the information that I got on who-is alldigitaldreams.com was-Peter A. Lombardo, in Putnam, Ct. USA. I called the phone number Gandi had and left a message (of course) and received no call back (of course). Looks like this "minnesota nice" guy is out $530.00 plus the moneygram fee of $40+. Like I said, wish I had seen this forum earlier. The phrase "Buyer Beware" is really true. I have notified the FTC re: this matter, also registered a complaint with the IFCC. Hope this open confession of stupidity keeps someone else from making an impulsive mistake- Thanks for listening- Happy Holidays

killgore
12-07-2004, 06:02 AM
AllDigitalDreams just morphed into NewCameraShop http://www.newcamerashop.com/ .

The site design, the too good to be true prices and even the location on a non-existant address in downtown Oslo is the same as before, as are - without doubt - their scam (you wire them your money - they don't send you a camera).

Beware.

jeff547943
12-10-2004, 11:10 AM
I am afraid I can only confirm your worst fears but at least most of you did the due diligence before parting with cash. I did part with $1500 to newcamerashop and all has gone quiet.

Note, Anastasiya Oglo is now Anastasiya Milashenko

Only wish I had found these hits before I purchased. anyway, as a warning here is how they got me:

This is an e-mail message regarding your order from AllDigitalDreams.com.

Your Order Number: ---removed for this forum--
Item: Canon EOS 20D Gold Kit (18-55 Lens,1GB & more) - $1109.95
Quantity: 1
Shipping plan: UPS Express (2-3 Days)
Total: $1134.50

To make the payment please contact your local Moneygram agent (closest locations listed below),
fill in the required form with all the details. You need to know the name, city and country
to make the payment (receive code is not required). After the payment will be received you will
get the invoice from All Digital Dreams company.

Please transfer the payment to the address listed below.

Please note: You MUST NOT use the Emoneygram instead of Moneygram Money Transfer. Your payment
will be RETURNED and order will be CANCELED.

Name: Anastasiya Milashenko
City: Oslo
Country: Norway

After transferring amount please send us following information typed in Moneygram agency: 8-digit
reference number and full sender's name. As soon as we receive this information your order will be
shipped within one business day.

You can find nearest MoneyGram locations in your area using the
following link:

http://www.moneygram.com/servlet/DefaultApplyXSL?xslURL=/Display/temgweb.xsl&URL=/apps/AgentLocator/Locator.jsp?Type=INTL&ICountry=36~AUSTRALIA&ICity=

jriley
12-14-2004, 07:29 AM
I'm so glad I googled "newcamerashop" before placing an order. The first hit that turned up was this forum. I was suspicious because the deal for the Cannon EOS 20D kit (for my husband for Xmas) was so much cheaper than anywhere els.l I am a bit surprised, however, to learn that the site is an outright scam.

Guess I'll have to bite the bullet and order from a legitimate source!

Happy holidays to alland thanks to everyone who posted to this thread

Rhys
12-14-2004, 09:11 AM
I'm so glad I googled "newcamerashop" before placing an order. The first hit that turned up was this forum. I was suspicious because the deal for the Cannon EOS 20D kit (for my husband for Xmas) was so much cheaper than anywhere els.l I am a bit surprised, however, to learn that the site is an outright scam.

Guess I'll have to bite the bullet and order from a legitimate source!

Happy holidays to alland thanks to everyone who posted to this thread

At least ordering with a credit-card, you get protection against fraudulant transactions. With money orders and moneygrams, it's like throwing your wallet on the ground in a busy street and yelling "free money. Help yourselves".

Debra Bowersox
12-15-2004, 10:35 AM
Unfortunately, my son was almost a victim of this same site. Yeah, the offer seemed too good to be true. He was initially concerned cause it was in Europe too. His only saving grace was that he used his debit/credit card to purchase the moneygram and when I received Jeff's email about the scam (still not sure how he got my email as I did not make the purchase, but awfully glad I got it THANK YOU :) ) I contacted my son immediately cause he had gotten correspondence from them asking for the 8 digit number and all which he gave them. And then, like many of you, no correspondence after that. He made the purchase on Friday, Dec. 10. He immediately called his bank card company this morning(12-15-04) and they refunded the money to his card. He has kept all their correspondence plus I am sending him a copy of Jeff's BEWARE EMAIL for backup. He contacted the moneygram folks and the people had not picked the money up yet so they retracked it as well. Plus he contacted the store he purchased it from to let them know it is a scam. Gosh, I went back to the website and did some checking on looking at how simple it was to look up orders (per Jeff's email) and looked at how many folks are sending their money. Gosh, these people could be getting rich on us all. Did not know these informative sites existed to this extent and will in the future be more diligent in looking them up. Thank you all and sorry if you ended up a victim but you all helped us in the nick of time and probably will some others in the future.

deb

kalser
12-16-2004, 02:36 PM
I may be the lastest victim of alldigitaldreams/newcamera shop. Wish I had found this website a few weeks ago. Anyway, this is what I've done and I invite others to join me.

1. I have filed a report with the Oslo, Norway police against Anastasiya Ogol/Milashenko. (If she exists) You can tell your story to: email: jorn.kristian.jorgensen@politiet.no

2. I have filed a report with the Putnam, CT police department against Peter Lombardo, 110 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. He appears to be the owner of the website from the research done by another member on the forum. I have e-mailed all details to putnam.pd@snet.net.

3. I contacted Panasonic in Norway who reply that they have no knowledge of these people and they are certainly not an authorized dealer.

I urge anyone who can, to send a report to both locations, including your order numbers, moneygram numbers, and other details involved in your transactions and the fact that there was no communication after you sent the money.

What fools we were! We may not be able to get our money back....but we can try to make it very uncomfortable for these folks.

kalser
12-17-2004, 11:32 AM
I have heard back from the Oslo, Norway police. They will begin the investigation to find Anastisiya Ogol/Milashenko as soon as I send them a police report from my local police. I filed a report where I live today and will send it to them when I receive it in a few days.

I filed a claim with the Internet Fraud Division of the FBI....www.ifccfbi.gov. I filed a report with the Putnam, CT police department about Peter Lombardo, 110 Church St., Putnam, CT. According to Ed on this forum, he is the alleged owner of the website. To contact them: e-mail: putnam.pd@snet.net

My contact at the Oslo, Norway police is e-mail: jorn.kristian.jorgensen@politiet.no

I urge others to join in my attempts to stop these people from defrauding others.

brix
01-23-2005, 01:04 AM
WOW... I got robbed last Saturday. All my digital camaera gear. So I looked for a good deal to replenish that lost and found New Camera Shop. But... having been robbed once this week I thought just a little... and a little more... the money is supposed to be sent by Western Union so I Googled a few things. The name I was supposed to send to was:
Name: Cecil Ray Glover
City: Lakewood
State: Washington
ZIP: 98499
Country: United States
So I Googled a few more things cross computed with Western Union, names etc and found a Cecil Ray Glover at Western U... coincidence?
Western U will do Jack S to help anyone in these scams and they don't do checks of prospective scammers... why should they... they're a Bank. Banks don't get robbed any more... they’re gamekeepers turned poachers... they rob us these days with the law on their side. So... are the two Cecil Ray Glover's the same guy. Needless to say I’m a lucky guy to have not sent my cash to Cecil Ray… Anyway which crook would choose a name like Cecil Ray Glover… it was the unctuous sounding name that made me think in the first place. Sorry to all those that got scammed.

LarryH
01-24-2005, 04:49 AM
I've not dealt with New Camera Shop but I assume from this board and other factors that they're a rip.
However, I can see how people could be compelled to buy from them. For a few months now they've gotten the top advertiser placement on the right sidebar with Froogle and now the banner position on Google.
Between the longevity and placement of the ad on Google (and Froogle) it would be very easy for people to assume they're okay. It's somewhat disconcerting to see them continue to advertise on Google with the implied legitimacy that goes with it.
One of many lessons here for new buyers is: If you can't put it on your credit card in case you have to dispute it later - forget it.

Rhys
01-24-2005, 06:29 AM
I've not dealt with New Camera Shop but I assume from this board and other factors that they're a rip.
However, I can see how people could be compelled to buy from them. For a few months now they've gotten the top advertiser placement on the right sidebar with Froogle and now the banner position on Google.
Between the longevity and placement of the ad on Google (and Froogle) it would be very easy for people to assume they're okay. It's somewhat disconcerting to see them continue to advertise on Google with the implied legitimacy that goes with it.
One of many lessons here for new buyers is: If you can't put it on your credit card in case you have to dispute it later - forget it.

I'd love to see the credit card companies actively chasing the rip-off merchants. I've had to dispute several things with CC companies over the last couple of years - all online transactions. I believe one of them was made by a waiter at a restaurant I used once as I noticed him jotting something down in a notebook when he took the card to the till.

Another was a crooked online flower shop called Kirby Croft flowers. They billed but never delivered.

I would agree - buy everything on your credit card. Recently I bought some software. It never worked so I took it back to the shop. The shop refused to refund or exchange until I told them that I'd have to dispute the entire bill through my credit card company. As the bill was for £125 and the software was only £40, they coughed up fairly promptly. Credit card companies, used wisely are one of the consumer's most powerful weapons against crooks.

freeflyfranz
06-18-2005, 05:30 AM
Just a thought. If they are appearing top of googles search list. They must be paying to be there. This means they must be using a credit card to pay for the service with google. It may not give a link to them if the credit card is stolen. But if they have been arrogant enough to use a legit credit card then google should be able to help trace them.