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$50 Tmobile Refill Pin for $40 at prepaid-refill (is this a scam?)

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http://prepaid-refill.com/product...ucts_id=33

i have seen in previous SD posts that people have bought from this site. It looks kinda sketchy and i want to make sure they arent buying these cards with a stolen credit card.
More info on that here [att.com]

Seems too good to be true but i was wondering if anyone has tried buying from this site before

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Quote from shadcrkd View Post :
No tax.
Ah I see. Cool, thanks! Saves $3/mo. Smilie
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#17
I bought a Boost Mobile refill from them last fall with no problems. I've read on Howard Forums the theory they use stolen credit cards to purchase the pins but I don't know if that has every been proven. If purchasing I would only do so on a phone that wasn't your main phone.
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called Evgenij Petrov on below number.. turned out he us local billoinare bouncebouncebouncebounce
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Registration is from Russia. I would avoid it.

Domain name: prepaid-refill.com

Name servers:
ns1.nameself.com
ns2.nameself.com

Registrar: Regtime Ltd.
Creation date: 2012-06-07
Expiration date: 2013-06-07
Status: active

Registrant:
Evgenij Petrov
Email: pashabreez2@gmail.com
Organization: Private person
Address: Highway of Revolution 1-3-2
City: St. Petersburg
State: St. Petersburg
ZIP: 195166
Country: RU
Phone: +7.8122435669
Administrative Contact:
Evgenij Petrov
Email: pashabreez2@gmail.com
Organization: Private person
Address: Highway of Revolution 1-3-2
City: St. Petersburg
State: St. Petersburg
ZIP: 195166
Country: RU
Phone: +7.8122435669
Technical Contact:
Evgenij Petrov
Email: pashabreez2@gmail.com
Organization: Private person
Address: Highway of Revolution 1-3-2
City: St. Petersburg
State: St. Petersburg
ZIP: 195166
Country: RU
Phone: +7.8122435669
Billing Contact:
Evgenij Petrov
Email: pashabreez2@gmail.com
Organization: Private person
Address: Highway of Revolution 1-3-2
City: St. Petersburg
State: St. Petersburg
ZIP: 195166
Country: RU
Phone: +7.8122435669
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#19
I've used this site once and it worked out ok.

http://refillmobi.net/

I don't use TMobile, just tried them, coverage sucked in my area.

I've bought 8 GoPhone refills over 8 months from the site below.

http://www.crazygametime.com/


You may want to look into a TMobile sim on Straight Talk. Same service just no roaming.
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Quote from uEih View Post :
It's fine until T-Mobile disable your number or make you owe all cards that we're "stolen" that's the only problem.. You won't know until months from now or maybe never.. But that's a risk not worth taking.
Yeah, that only applies if you are a blissfully ignorant Ebayer that doesn't check the seller's location and feedback history. I plan on purchasing the refills 1 at a time which reduces the risk. If T-Mobile does what you stated, I would assume it would happen within at least 45 days after my purchase which is the duration you have for Ebay's buyer protection. So in the end, I risk losing less than $40 to save over 25% on my refills. I'll take my chances
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Wow, when t-mobile stopped the discounts, ebay was pretty dried up, but now they are so many of them between $38ish-$42ish...
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Quote from stukovx View Post :
Yeah, that only applies if you are a blissfully ignorant Ebayer that doesn't check the seller's location and feedback history. I plan on purchasing the refills 1 at a time which reduces the risk. If T-Mobile does what you stated, I would assume it would happen within at least 45 days after my purchase which is the duration you have for Ebay's buyer protection. So in the end, I risk losing less than $40 to save over 25% on my refills. I'll take my chances
http://reviews.ebay.com/FRADULENT...5337259887


Several months later, you will receive a call from your cell company, telling you that you owe them whatever the face value of your refill was, plus tax. This is because the charge on the stolen credit card gets reversed by its legitimate owner, and now YOU owe the full amount to your service provider. When they learn that the credit card used for the refill was stolen, your prepaid account will be suspended, and the purchase will be reported to the authorities.

You will then need to go to the local police office, filie a police report, turn in your receipts from E-bay and Paypal for the transactions to the police, and contact E-bay's and Paypal's fraud departments, to clear your name with the service provider, Ebay, and Paypal.

Red flags to look for:

1) The seller requires for you to provide your cell phone number with your payment (NEVER, ever, give out your cell phone number, when buyng a refill on EBAY.)

2) It is a classified ad, or an auction that contains a link to another web site
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once again, you're failing to be a conscious Ebay'er.

1. Please check the current T-Mobile refill sellers. The ones selling $50 refills for less than $40 have over 500+ positive feedback, and are located in the US

2. The ad is NOT classified and does not contain a link to another site

3. Don't you think it strange that it would take several MONTHS for someone to notice and report their credit card as stolen?

4. 45 day Ebay/Paypal buyer/seller protection, learn it, use it

Just because one guy got scammed for not taking the necessary precautions before purchasing a refill doesn't mean everyone should not buy the refill. I have been buying refills from Ebay for Virgin Mobile for at least 2 years now with the same type of discount and refill method with no problems at all. You are free to not take the "chance of being scammed" by Ebay but don't make it out like every listing there is a scam.
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Quote from qwe1234 View Post :
http://reviews.ebay.com/FRADULENT...5337259887


Several months later, you will receive a call from your cell company, telling you that you owe them whatever the face value of your refill was, plus tax. This is because the charge on the stolen credit card gets reversed by its legitimate owner, and now YOU owe the full amount to your service provider. When they learn that the credit card used for the refill was stolen, your prepaid account will be suspended, and the purchase will be reported to the authorities.

You will then need to go to the local police office, filie a police report, turn in your receipts from E-bay and Paypal for the transactions to the police, and contact E-bay's and Paypal's fraud departments, to clear your name with the service provider, Ebay, and Paypal.

Red flags to look for:

1) The seller requires for you to provide your cell phone number with your payment (NEVER, ever, give out your cell phone number, when buyng a refill on EBAY.)

2) It is a classified ad, or an auction that contains a link to another web site
i used to buy alot of refill pins from ebay and gave out my cellphone number so they can refill it. no problem whatsoever.
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#25
Once you become a customer they will send you discount codes once in a while. You can also look for a discount code on the web. Generally it is 2-5% off, so nowhere near what one might get from potentially unreliable web sites.

Quote from shqipo View Post :
What is the advantage of using this site vs just filling up with your cc on tmobile? I went to the site and i.e. $50 refill card is priced at $50, not any cheaper.
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Quote from stukovx View Post :
once again, you're failing to be a conscious Ebay'er.

1. Please check the current T-Mobile refill sellers. The ones selling $50 refills for less than $40 have over 500+ positive feedback, and are located in the US

2. The ad is NOT classified and does not contain a link to another site

3. Don't you think it strange that it would take several MONTHS for someone to notice and report their credit card as stolen?

4. 45 day Ebay/Paypal buyer/seller protection, learn it, use it

Just because one guy got scammed for not taking the necessary precautions before purchasing a refill doesn't mean everyone should not buy the refill. I have been buying refills from Ebay for Virgin Mobile for at least 2 years now with the same type of discount and refill method with no problems at all. You are free to not take the "chance of being scammed" by Ebay but don't make it out like every listing there is a scam.
tell me how they made money by selling $50 pin at $40 minus paypal + ebay fees.
nobody is crazy enough to sell it everyday on ebay like that. you can have 1 or 2 to sell as gifts that you received from your friends.

i've bought pins from ebay from time to time. never have problem with it. but as always, this is not an everyday transaction. if it is, it must be some kind of scams or money laundering.
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I've never had a problem buying discounted refills on ebay, and I do give them my cell number. No problems at all.
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Wow, when t-mobile stopped the discounts, ebay was pretty dried up, but now they are so many of them between $38ish-$42ish...
Yes. Tmobile killed all wholesale discounts.

Refill < face value = 100% scam, especially if they have multiples.
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#29
It is a scam. I got called by t mobile and they said the payment did not go through for them. I am not sure if it was a stolen credit card or something, but I am never buying refill cards from ebay again. MIght as well stock up on cards from walmart.

Quote from sd444 View Post :
Yes. Tmobile killed all wholesale discounts.

Refill < face value = 100% scam, especially if they have multiples.

Why do I see this now
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Quote from qwe1234 View Post :
http://reviews.ebay.com/FRADULENT...5337259887


Several months later, you will receive a call from your cell company, telling you that you owe them whatever the face value of your refill was, plus tax. This is because the charge on the stolen credit card gets reversed by its legitimate owner, and now YOU owe the full amount to your service provider. When they learn that the credit card used for the refill was stolen, your prepaid account will be suspended, and the purchase will be reported to the authorities.

You will then need to go to the local police office, filie a police report, turn in your receipts from E-bay and Paypal for the transactions to the police, and contact E-bay's and Paypal's fraud departments, to clear your name with the service provider, Ebay, and Paypal.

Red flags to look for:

1) The seller requires for you to provide your cell phone number with your payment (NEVER, ever, give out your cell phone number, when buyng a refill on EBAY.)

2) It is a classified ad, or an auction that contains a link to another web site

seriously? Is that routine and what I will have to go through? I have been buying from ebay to refill my t mobile lately. This was the first time I got a call. I wish I had seen this before! Am I stuck now?
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