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Hello just wondering if anyone has ordered of here??

I cant seem yo find any reviews

rochey2
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
2 months ago

Hey rochey2 🙂

I'm afraid I don't definitively know but it's not a website I'd personally order from:

  • The domain was only registered on 18th March 2020 so it's very new
  • Their listed address is in Glasgow and matches this company: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SC395760/officers but I cannot see any mention of that company, or indeed any other company, listed on the website
  • The prices seem rather too good!

So it's overall something I think I'd avoid! As such I have removed the link as a precaution from your first post. Hope that's okay 👍

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rochey2
rochey2
Original Poster
2 months ago

Cheers kelsey for your help

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

This site shares your suspicions - https://www.signal-arnaques.com/en/scam/view/218560

In my opinion BEST AVOIDED.

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Izah
Izah2 months ago

I have been looking for a treadmill and come across a site listed as a first post called e-topselection. As mentioned by Kelsey the prices are to good to be true. As I looked into it further it does not have a contact number of any sort of landline/phone. Just a e-mail for contact. Also the web address does not start with http. So automatically that starts alarm bells ringing. I watched a program on how to avoid getting scammed and one of the things that I recall was never order from a site that does not have http at the start of the company and one that you have never heard of. Take care

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farahshain
farahshain2 months ago

I also think its a scam site as i tried to pay for an item and it said only option is bank transfer!!!! so i would stay well away. I saw a 8ft trampoline that i wanted. also it did look a bit dodgy to me as its not a brilliant website and no contact phone number, no other payment options etc... i was unsure however the bank transfer payment option only confirmed my suspicions.

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AllyRobinson
AllyRobinson2 months ago

Hi, I have just ordered a nintendo switch from them but havent paid, as yet, as they have asked for payment by bank transfer. This made me think something was strange, the price was too good too. I am worried I have given them my details so name address, phone number and email.

I think it is too good to be true?.

Would you also think so please?

Thank you.

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
2 months ago

Hi AllyRobinson 🙂

I'd, personally, strongly recommend that you do not send them any money by bank transfer. Or, in fact, any money via any method.

Very few places (if any) have Nintendo Switch stock at the moment. Etopselection not only have stock but have it at a suspiciously low price.

I of course cannot say definitively if it's a scam or not but everything currently seems to point towards it being too good to be true.

As a heads up, it's my understanding that bank transfer is one of the few payment methods that is really difficult (perhaps nearly impossible?) to reverse. Whilst credit cards and paypal you can dispute a fraudulent payment there's often not much that can be done with bank transfers. This further suggests they're up to no good!

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jd1616
jd16162 months ago

Heya.

I too also ordered a Nintendo Switch from them.

I did some research and saw that the bank account they want the money sending to was a Monese Bank account. So I made a Monese bank account specifically to pay for the Switch.

I paid £209 three days ago via Monese and my order still says "Awaiting bank wire payment".

I've emailed them and still not recieved any reply.

I contacted Monese Customer Support today to ask them to refund the money and they simply said they cannot.

So I have had £209 stolen from me.

DO NOT PAY THEM

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rclaire7
rclaire72 months ago

My son wants a trampoline for his lockdown birthday and they are out of stock everywhere except on e-topselection....seemed suspicious so did bit of research and will not be risking my cash

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vaidusiukas
vaidusiukas2 months ago

SCAM SCAM SCAM

On legal notice of this website:

-topselection is a trading name of RHA Technologies Ltd is registered in Scotland under company number SC395760.

Our registered office address is:

RHA Technologies Ltd.

69 Haugh Road

Glasgow

G3 8TX

United Kingdom

Email: customer.services@e-topselection.com

VAT Number: 109896962

I emailed RHA TECHNOLOGIES AND THAT'S THEIR ANSWER:

Hi, This is not a verified retail outlet of RHA's and we are in no way affiliated with the website. We are currently looking into this. In the meantime, we would advise that you do not purchase from this seller.

Thank you for alerting us.

Server location of this website is Germany. On same IP address they made 15 more websites 3-4 years ago.

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SamanthaRu15534
SamanthaRu155342 months ago

Is a scam, confirmed by apparent parent company. They have no knowledge of this site/company and also asked for payment via bank transfer

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Shadow567
Shadow5672 months ago

Someone please give me good news. I've just ordered from here

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KarenDavies1991
KarenDavies19912 months ago

My sister has aswel. she’s about to ring the bank to cancel the payment

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BenSherman
BenSherman2 months ago

Shadow567 😱 Did you pay via bank transfer??

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Not tried that one,but i ordered on VIKING site for hand gels and STILL NOT received anything since placed on march 9th- i know they hard to get,but still,seems a bit long,it said theyd be on backorder & come by middle march,then later march,still nothing.emailed them twice through paypal.but says wrong amount (much lower) on there than i paid,so its gonna be hard& awkward to claim it back.please dont anyone else fall for it....🤔🙁

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Shadow567
Shadow5672 months ago

I paid by bank transfer. Luckily my suspicions led me to investigate and I found out it was a scam. Phoned up my bank immediately and they managed to cancel the payment before it had cleared and its now been returned to me. (About 90 minutes after first sending). So there is hope for others who happen to fall for the scam

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jd1616
jd16162 months ago

THEY STOLE MY MONEY!!!!!

I ordered a Nintendo Switch from them.

I did some research and saw that the bank account they want the money sending to was a Monese Bank account. So I made a Monese bank account specifically to pay for the Switch.

I paid £209 three days ago via Monese and my order still says "Awaiting bank wire payment".

I've emailed them and still not recieved any reply.

I contacted Monese Customer Support today to ask them to refund the money and they simply said they cannot.

So I have had £209 stolen from me.

DO NOT PAY THEM!!!

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AlGuly
AlGuly2 months ago

hi all, please beawre this website is not real, it is a fraud....it is 3 weeks old saying the review is 4.8 with 37000 customers like 1700 review per day !!!! the address for the website is a residencial house in Glasgow ...the only payment they accept is bank transfer to a personal account, there is no company name or number there is no VAT number ...prices way below current market values....i have ordered from them but i did not send them payment...pleace stayaway and warn others

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AlGuly
AlGuly2 months ago

please report them to 101 police website and action fraud website

https://reporting.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-form

it is important you report them

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AlGuly
AlGuly2 months ago

hi Guys, you can reported to google so the website will be flagged out

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/paidlinks?pli=1&hl=en

thanks

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RaeganAndrewAda
RaeganAndrewAda2 months ago

Hi it says I’ve ordered a PS4 on e-topselection and it says awaited bank transfer which I haven’t done if I don’t pay it through bank transfer and just leave it what will happen

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Shadow567
Shadow5672 months ago

You will have escaped the scam and saved your money

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CharlienneEvans
CharlienneEvans2 months ago

I ordered yesterday 7th april and still says I haven't paid when I have. I have contacted my bank as still no dispatch email and I could only pay by bank transfer. My bank have raised a fraud investigation. Hope this helps

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AlGuly
AlGuly2 months ago

if every calls the bank they will freeze the scammers account, that is what TSB told me in the past

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umarr
umarr2 months ago

Same with me. I ordered a PS4 but haven’t received any update from the seller.

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Bob121
Bob1212 months ago

Same. I called my bank and informed them of the issue.

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umarr
umarr2 months ago

Tried contacting my bank and they have said they can’t do anything about it. Now I’ve written to Monese Bank. Lets see what they say.

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saranevison
saranevison25 days ago

Hi I have been ripped off £390 for a treadmill ! Did you get any joy from the bank ? Because I am going to try and pursue it myself

sara

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jt41mac
jt41mac2 months ago

I ordered an Oculus Quest VR from e-topselection and stupidly did a wire transfer and that was it, never heard from anyone since but had I seen these reviews prior to buying I would not be scammed of £335.16 Contact us they say but I've written to them several times and they have not responded, I therefore, have reasons to believe, I was caught, money down the drain, cause I was told that banks don't help or can't help customers get money refunded , when the payment is done through wire transfer.

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Shadow567
Shadow5672 months ago

It depends who you bank with. A number of banks and building society have an obligation to refund money lost due to scams - where there is sufficient evidence to prove you had sent the money expecting to receive a product and that the scam was believeable. Read up on it and see if your bank has this

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jasminemiles200
jasminemiles2002 months ago

I ordered from here don't do it I lost 206.85 😞

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jasminemiles200
jasminemiles2002 months ago

after they take your money you can't access their website it shows me error 404

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jt41mac
jt41mac2 months ago

OH thanks for the info. I will check with my bank ASAP

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Amyfd95x
Amyfd95x2 months ago

yes, we got scammed of £205 yesterday, phoned bank and got to wait 15 days and may not even get our money back. also reported to actionfraud uk and the site is gone this morning. When i checked again last night after "ordering" in the morning they payee had changed and account. just hope we something back even if its half 😞

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saranevison
saranevison25 days ago

Same ripped off for a treadmill

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LoreeMorales
LoreeMorales2 months ago

I had the same issue, ordered a nintendo switch, did the bank transfer and this morning the website was gone, call my bank, they took notes but as the payment was already gone they can only contact monese bank and hope for the best... DO NOT BUY FROM THEM!

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LoreeMorales
LoreeMorales2 months ago

anyone knows if its worth it to message Monese bank???

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rochey2
rochey2
Original Poster
2 months ago

Bloody hell i am glad i posted on here first. I feel so sorry for you all, i 2 was going to order a switch as game have been complete utter w!$&$& as the one i got at xmas broke.

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czk123
czk1232 months ago

Contact your bank immediately as theres a chance depending on who you are with that you’ll be able to get your money back. Majority of main banks in the UK as part of the authorised push payment scam code will refund your money after investigation and claiming it back, it can take up to 45 days but least majority will receive their money back.

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jasminemiles200
jasminemiles2002 months ago

however since its a wire transfer your unlikely going to get you money back 😞

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czk123
czk1232 months ago

Authorised push payment is a bank wired payment when you are expecting to receive goods because the scammer has lead you to believe that. research the authorised push payment scam code which many main bank voluntarily opted into as of may 2019

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jasminemiles200
jasminemiles2002 months ago

czk123 so if my bank has this am I 100% going to get my money refunded

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czk123
czk1232 months ago

jasminemiles200 yes, it is a policy they may have voluntarily opted into to help scam victims. You need to contact them immediately as it may take up to 45 days, however with this kind of case it likely to be a lot quicker than that. Below is the list of banks which opted in to the code as of may 2019

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czk123
czk1232 months ago

this is a list of the bank which are voluntarily opted into the authorised push payment scam code, if youre with these bank you’re very likely to receive a refund after the bank have investigated.

Bank of Scotland

Barclays

Cahoot

Cater Allen

First Direct

Halifax

HSBC UK

Intelligent Finance

Lloyds Bank

M&S Bank

Metro Bank

NatWest

RBS

Santander

Starling Bank

Ulster Bank

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czk123
czk1232 months ago

It’s an authorised push payment. it doesn’t matter if it has been bank transferred or taken in another way. anyone with these bank are likely to get their money back as part of the code

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LoreeMorales
LoreeMorales2 months ago

My bank is Lloyds and they said they will contact monese bank about this issue and get back to me in under 15 days, but if his account doesnt have any funds I have lost the money as it was a bank transfer and I authorized it (while doing it)... so I lost hope...

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czk123
czk1232 months ago

You should definitely argue this. Lloyd’s have an obligation to refund the money as part of the authorised push payment scam code. Present proof you transferred the money in order to receive goods. Everyone should have the order confirmation emails which were sent with the bank details on

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LoreeMorales
LoreeMorales2 months ago

czk123 Should I call the bank again and tell them about the APP FRAUD CODE? I have called the citizen advisor but they have referred me to another societies.

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czk123
czk1232 months ago

LoreeMorales yes I would mention it and they will be able to confirm it. It’s legal so the person you speak to in the fraud team will be hesitant to respond as if they respond incorrectly they can get in trouble, however it is part of a code they must follow to protect their customers. They can’t reassure customers as it’ll still be early days in the investigation for everyone’s banks however it’s highly likely you will get your full money back because of the extent that the scammer has gone to create a site/newsletter/customer service email.

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LoreeMorales
LoreeMorales2 months ago

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