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Old 04-22-2005, 06:52 AM   #1
elvis
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Angry Buyers Beware!


SuSE 9.3 for only $4.99 ?

Caveat Emptor - Buyer Beware!

www.pctech101.com is a fraud.

They claim to sell Linux distro's at rock bottom prices.

In reality, they masquerade the paypal site to capture your account password.

Beware!

Any legitimate seller using paypal would send you an invoice for your order. The invoice is generated through the paypal site, thereby confirming your order. You can then use PayPal to pay this invoice, in the normal manner, using the https paypal url from your browser "Address" box.

www.inuxquestions.org should boot them off their site.

Elvis
 
Old 04-22-2005, 07:19 AM   #2
david_ross
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Re: Buyers Beware!

Quote:
Originally posted by elvis
They claim to sell Linux distro's at rock bottom prices.

In reality, they masquerade the paypal site to capture your account password.
I'm not sure I can see this happening although I never purchased anything. The paypal login screen was delivered to me from what seems to be a real paypal webserver.

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Originally posted by elvis
www.inuxquestions.org should boot them off their site.
Can you clarify what this has to do with LQ?
 
Old 04-22-2005, 07:47 AM   #3
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A quick search suggests that pctech101 may be selling illegal copies of some linux distros, but that's the only problem I see at the moment... The credit card service is apparently legit...
 
Old 04-22-2005, 07:53 AM   #4
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First of all, this is not a Linux technical question.

Secondly, if you bought or purchased products from a company and the transaction ended up in some kind of dispute, you need to keep such things private and handle such things off the forums here at LQ.org.

Thirdly, if pctech101 has ads on LQ.org, they are most likely generated thru the google ads, etc.

You have any problems with our rules, take it up with the admin.
 
Old 04-22-2005, 07:53 AM   #5
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I am closing this thread. If you or anyone has an issue with a seller you should contact the seller themselves or your Trading Standards/Better Business/"Local Variation" offices.

If you have an issue with a member of LQ, you should either take it up with them off-line or contact Jeremy, the site admin.
 
  


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