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    Default Clear Smart TV Scam

    A company trading as Clear Smart have been using a sophisticated scam to get people to make bank transfer payments for goods that do not exist and now the company behind this has deleted the web site for Clear Smart and tried to hide their association with Clear Smart. Presumably they will simply create a new trade name and restart selling non existent items.
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    I'm after advice on what can be done - it seems that a small claims court claim is possible so that should be tried and two of the people scammed have made Police reports. Is there anything else to be done?

    The Scam
    Clear-Smart advertise bargain price TVs on the Internet at clear-smart.co.uk


    When you try to buy one – the card payment fails. Any card payment fails and they offer a further discount if you pay by bank transfer.


    If you agree and pay – then your money is gone.


    Meanwhile they fob you off with stories about the TV having been lost or damaged in transit or out of stock. They say anything to put you off for a while.


    If you persist, then in time they turn nasty as they don’t like too many calls asking where the product is.


    Then it’s obvious that it’s all just a scam – there are no TVs and having paid by bank transfer – the money is gone. Also, as they have your card details – your account may be at risk.


    Clear Smart appears to be a trading name for CS Online Retail Limited with registered owners – Charlotte Catherine Hicks and Nigel Peter Davis. CS Online Retail was the owner for the website but that has now disappeared and the ownership of the domain name has been changed to be anonymous.

    There is a more detailed version of this story at http://fightbackonline.org/index.php...-smart-tv-scam
    You can read my blog on scammers, spammers and time-wasters at https://fightback.ninja

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    Default Re: Clear Smart TV Scam

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    Debt is like any other trap, easy enough to get into, but hard enough to get out of.

    It doesn't matter where your journey begins, so long as you begin it...

    recte agens confido

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    Default Re: Clear Smart TV Scam

    Yep - that's the trading name they used.
    You can read my blog on scammers, spammers and time-wasters at https://fightback.ninja

    And you can hear me on Brooklands Radio every Tuesday and Friday morning at 11:30 at http://www.brooklandsradio.co.uk

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