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Old 06 December 2010, 12:22   #11
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Last time they were on BandO using a Hairdressers if I remember rightly, phone number was their fax machine. Like you say, they respond to email and ask you to buy direct, offering to ship it to your door.

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Old 06 December 2010, 14:17   #12
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We are The Aqua Sports Company Ltd - a watersports centre that is legitimately based at Mercers Park.

We have nothing to do with Aquasport class ltd and we are doing everything we can to get them shut down.

The have taken a name that is similar to ours and used our mailing address (apart from the postcode which has been altered slightly). We have reported to the police and the fraud department of companies house.

Please be assured that aquasport class is NOT anything to do with the Aqua Sports Company.

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Well done Sam!

And well done everyone else in the detective trail.

Just goes to show how cunning some people are using such an address and company name. My earlier photo came from Google Maps so obviously the bogus company looked there also.

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Old 06 December 2010, 14:54   #13
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We are The Aqua Sports Company Ltd - a watersports centre that is legitimately based at Mercers Park.

We have nothing to do with Aquasport class ltd and we are doing everything we can to get them shut down.

The have taken a name that is similar to ours and used our mailing address (apart from the postcode which has been altered slightly). We have reported to the police and the fraud department of companies house.

Please be assured that aquasport class is NOT anything to do with the Aqua Sports Company.

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Ive had the same problem with someone copying my trading name but for two letters, bloody annoying
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Old 06 December 2010, 15:04   #14
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Ive had the same problem with someone copying my trading name but for two letters, bloody annoying
So how are those guys at www.scottishtruckers.co.cc?
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Old 06 December 2010, 16:41   #15
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So how are those guys at www.scottishtruckers.co.cc?
I wouldnt know ,.. but I take it you still keep the empty coke bottle for pissing in , under the seat on a long journey ?
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Old 06 December 2010, 17:40   #16
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So how are those guys at www.scottishtruckers.co.cc?


I was thinking of BigMuff

BACK TO THE SERIOUS MATTER IN HAND.

Good for Sam for straightening things out and god luck in closing down the thieves!
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Old 27 December 2010, 16:15   #17
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You'd think if someone was going to do some dodgy selling scam, they'd at least bother to opt out of the 'whois' listing to keep their details off the public domain.
Sadly, you can't opt out of WHOIS if you're using the domain for business etc.
Private people can though ()
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Old 22 January 2011, 06:08   #18
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The same Chinese scammer has resurfaced. See here:-

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=39560
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There's far too many of these nasty people around for my liking and sadly the authorities are doing precious little about it. It IS fraud and they should not be allowed to get away with it as they do.

I outed 2 this week, one selling an outboard in the Isle of Man, the other in Aberdeen selling a Ribquest fully coded (6m I think) for 4500. I managed to string them along for a good while before giving them a royal piece of my mind.

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Ive had the same problem with someone copying my trading name but for two letters, bloody annoying
They are at it again this time trading as Port Of South Ltd a bogus company,giving details of another company Port South Consultancy ltd and their registered address.
The website they are using is Port of South - New & used outboards, inboards, boats, jet skis, sporting goods & more at low prices!

They have just had me for 5k!!!!
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