Beware! I got scammed last December 2010 by this so called guy “Charlie Tan“. Saw him in ebay. He sells macbook pro and other stuff.
See, I was quite hesitant to share my story mainly because I am actually embarrassed by the fact that I was indeed a victim. But as a member of this forum, I believe I have the obligation to forewarn fellow members of PhilMug.
This is how my story goes: Saw his ad in ebay, called him up. He sends an email containing an attachment of his license, business permit and fax number. He was very convincing. He even sent the serial number of his item and when I checked it in apple support, it is indeed a legit unit. (I dread to think that this person might even be a member of this forum coz it is possible.. )
So I deposited the agreed amount of 38K in RCBC the next day, assured that I have his complete details. But that was the last I heard of him. Would you believe, he is still active in ebay now and in sulit but he changes his name once in awhile. He even uses the same story and cell number!!
Search Pine Star Hardware and you would see all the blogs against this guy. He‘s been scamming since 2009. Will post his pics but I dont think that would help coz we really dont know who or where he is.
This has to stop.
Good news for me, though. I got my money back. I rushed to the bank the same day I deposited and told my story. I knew something was wrong coz after I deposited, he wouldnt answer any of my texts and calls anymore. Good think nalang he didnt withdraw the money yet (it was an RCBC mywallet account and the allowed withdrawal for a day is i think 50k only and apparently he reached his limit for that day so my money was still there) But for the so many others who were not as lucky as me, they're still out there searching and cursing this dude...
This was his email:
Hi po maam Julz!
Here are some more pics po of the MacBook my dad asked me to email u... and attached are his IDs too. Hope this will be helpful...
The total price po of your MacBook Pro is P38,000.00 shipping is included. Just email me here if ever you have some techy inquiries when you receive the MacBook. Hope you'll really enjoy it! =)
We can give you 7 days full warranty (but of course you must take good care of it too).
We will ship it to your home via Air21, it's door to door, 1 day delivery to your shipping address in manila.
It's the MacBook Pro LED-Backlit keyboard and display. It's just about 4 months old po.
I have restored the settings too, expect it to be in full factory trim na, but everything's still complete and intact with installer CDs, Leopard OSX 10.6, iWork '10 OEM, copy of Microsoft Office for Mac, Adobe Creative Suite 4 installer copy, all accessories and packaging plastics.
It's pretty ready to use.
You may confirm the serial number of your mac for your warranty at apple.com... here's a link to apple's support po: https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do
Here are the specs of the macbook http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs-13inch.html
Here are my dad's account details
You can make payment at RCBC Commercial, Cash Card 6019-7105-1216-5499 Charlie R. Tan, /Pine Star Hardware, Benguet
please fax the deposit slip to our office to (074)4423638 or email it here if a fax machine is not available.
Dad will have it shipped po to your address immediately, once the payment is confirmed you'll receive it the morning the following day.
Please send also your mailing address and complete name so my mum can prepare the package din.
Good day po!
Hope you will really enjoy it!