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11-01-2010, 20:47   #1
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Anyone heard of britishfairtraders?

I'm hoping someone can help, my friend sent money to www.britishfairtraders.co.uk an escrow company, the website is now down and my friend is getting very worried. The person that he is buying some machinery from recommended the escrow company. I'm not having much luck tracking them down and would welcome any help, thanks.

Sorry, I should have posted this in consumer issues.

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11-01-2010, 20:52   #2
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Not looking good:

Domain name:
britishfairtraders.co.uk

Registrant:
Jeremy Kreimer

Registrant type:
Non-UK Individual

Registrant's address:
3283 Bridgewalk Lane
TN
38119
Sweden

Registrar:
eNom, Inc. [Tag = ENOM]
URL: http://www.enom.com

Relevant dates:
Registered on: 03-Sep-2009
Renewal date: 03-Sep-2011

Registration status:
Registered until renewal date.
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11-01-2010, 20:53   #3
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Very bad I think.

http://www.phishtank.com/phish_detai...hish_id=906659
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11-01-2010, 20:54   #4
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Thanks, is this Jeremy guy the website owner?
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11-01-2010, 20:57   #5
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The domain is registered in his name, so he is probably the owner.
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11-01-2010, 21:03   #6
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When I google the address it's coming up as Memphis Tennessee, definitely not looking good now.
Has anyone here had any dealings with them? They seem to have been recommended on gumtree so maybe someone has.
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12-01-2010, 17:31   #7
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british fair traders

yeah was trying to buy a motorbike in the uk the seller recomended this site i registered and the a few days later and said they wanted to re register at britishfreshtraders said website was eperiencing technical diffulcties am not sure now after hearing about tour friend please keep noticed
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yeah was trying to buy a motorbike in the uk the seller recomended this site i registered and the a few days later and said they wanted to re register at britishfreshtraders said website was eperiencing technical diffulcties am not sure now after hearing about tour friend please keep noticed
got an email from the seller today he says they are up and running again on a more secure server at www.britishfairdeals.com will someone one with more computer knowledge than mine please have a look and check it out
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13-01-2010, 12:02   #9
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Thanks Dabear, have let my friend know that it's back up, will let you know what the result is.
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I have to ask why did your friend send money to them?
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13-01-2010, 12:12   #11
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The company was recommended to him by the seller. He initiated the deal through donedeal. Have to say that it looks kosher to me, having just seen the website for the first time.

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13-01-2010, 12:18   #12
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yeah it looks the real deal maybe we are just being too cautious but thats no harm they aresupposed to be able to track the shipping of the product online all the time so if he logs in he should be able to do that what was the name of the seller
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It definitely gets the thumbs down from me. Very suspicious.

The domain name was only registered last week and is registered in the US. I would not thouch them with a barge pole.
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It definitely gets the thumbs down from me. Very suspicious.

The domain name was only registered last week and is registered in the US. I would not thouch them with a barge pole.
I'd agree, its all abit too iffy alright.

It could be fine but best not take the chance I think
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well i went to the new sight and tryed to enter my username and password and guess what nothing wont have it.
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