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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-03-2007, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Scam warning...

I doubt many of you would fall for this scam but I thought I would warn anyway. A co-worker of mine got nabbed today at lunch on this.
2 guys approached him at a gas station and said they were home theater installers and thier company screwed up and shipped in an extra system. They showed him a magazine with a review article about the system claiming the msrp was 3999.99 and it was a top notch system. He knew nothing about home audio and jumped at the 300 dollar price the offered it to him for.

I had never heard of the brand "Genesis medialabs" so I googled it for him and came up with about 40 other people on forums and blogs talking about the exact same situation and how the new in box items would work for a day or 2 and then blow up.

So beware, they seem to prey on anyone near an ATM or bank on payday and have the magazine and wear uniforms with some home theater installation company name on it.
They were in denton today, no telling where they will be tomorrow.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-03-2007, 07:00 PM
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No offense to your boy, but seriously, who falls for that shit?

They used to do the same scheme with TVs and stereos back in the day, with different variations, but the same game...
Since when do you ever buy shit from some chumps that roll up in a van asking if you want to get in on the deal of a lifetime?

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This same ole scam has been around for years....before it was always 2 guys in a white van. They use to roam around north dallas.
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They did some shit like that to a guy that works with me with a camara. He got fuck $50bucks



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why would you ever fall for that?

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My neighbors dad is a Texas Ranger and had someone try to pull that on him in a Home Depot parking lot in Austin. His dad was like sure I will buy it from you, pulled out his wallet opened it up showing his badge. His dad said the 2 guys got an "Oh SHIT" look on their face. When Austin PD showed up all they could do was just laugh at the scammers having picked the wrong guy to try and scam.

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-03-2007, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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White Cherokee today and he felt pretty bad the rest of the day.

Like I said, i know most of you would never fall for this crap, but would your parents or grandparents thinking they are getting you the best christmas present ever? I know both of my late grandmothers would have totally bought at least one.
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Yea, I first saw that scam way back in 2000 when I first moved here. Fucker was really weird and set off all sorts of mental alarms for me.
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White Cherokee today and he felt pretty bad the rest of the day.

Like I said, i know most of you would never fall for this crap, but would your parents or grandparents thinking they are getting you the best christmas present ever? I know both of my late grandmothers would have totally bought at least one.
That's a pretty valid point.
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It happens to be a really nice looking system. The satellites, center and sub look wonderful and the company even has a website. But if you search them and find all the complaints, you find out their listed phone # is a dead end, their address is for a different company and thier 1yr warranty is nonexistant and the system burns itself up in 2 days because it is trying to do its claimed 2000 watts out of cheap chinese parts.

They have really put alot of effort into this one and someone needs to take them down. Too bad they are not mailing any product, then you could get them on Fraud.
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People actually fall for that shit?

Someone approaches you at the gas station and wants to offer you a super duper deal on a home theater? Um...normal people who aren't 10 years old and naive, would say get out of my face and go about your day.

That's so stupid, it's almost creepy.

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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-03-2007, 11:21 PM
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lol...welcome to 10 years ago

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NOT STICKING UP FOR YOUR FRIEND AT ALL... hes a dumb ass but im sorry for him still

BUT

i just got
-2 pairs of 6/9s (pioneer)
-a pair of 6.5 (panasonic)
-pioneer premier CD player
-2 pr of audiobahn tweeters
-2 amps (legacy... POS but w.e)

for $100!!!

i was sure i was gonna get raped or something somehow but i got everything home, all works perfectly. all in boxes (used but in good shape). found the deal on craigslist... didnt even have to talk em down. big difference from some wierdo @ a gas station and craigslist... well, no, nevermind... how many meth heads are on craigslist?

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ha i had a friend that used to sell speakers out of a van like that. they use that line cuz it works the best


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ha i had a friend that used to sell speakers out of a van like that. they use that line cuz it works the best
kinda fuked up dude... do crack or sell heroine but keep that shit away from me and im cool with you... steel shit or lie to people like that and im not talkin to you...

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2 guys, white van in 2001ish, tried to sell me home theater speakers while I was on my fucking motorcycle! I knew it was a scam from the word go so I just bitched at them for about 5 minutes told them they were fuck ups and rode away.
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Guess they all drive white vans. There was always these guys in a white van selling same shit at the Chevron in Irving off of 635 & MacArthur.
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Guess they all drive white vans. There was always these guys in a white van selling same shit at the Chevron in Irving off of 635 & MacArthur.
call the cops...

thats illegal at least to be selling that shit on private property w.o consent of the owner. dunno what else you can get them for but at least they will go away

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