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Beware of Scam Game Seller Websites

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    #1 1 year ago

    In the past year or so (within the late 2019 to early 2021 timeframe), a number of stand-alone scam game seller websites have popped up, and several discussion threads have been posted about some of them asking "is that website legit?"

    More often than not, if you feel you need to ask that question, the answer is usually no.

    Most of these sites can be stumbled upon in a google search using search terms related to buying a pinball machine.

    That said, there is a list below of some of the known scam sites (this will probably not be comprehensive), some previous threads that have been posted, and some things to look out for.

    For lists of legitimate retail game dealers, many of them can be found listed on the distributor pages of pinball manufacturers. Some only sell NIB (New-in-box) games, and some also deal with older refurbished games.

    Note that not every retailer will be listed there (since some dealers might only sell used games, and thus wouldn't be on a NIB distributor list), but those lists are fairly comprehensive, especially if you're looking to purchase a brand new game. Beyond that, there are also many private collectors who sell games. They usually list games here in the Pinside marketplace, in various buying/selling groups on Facebook, various other pinball or arcade discussion forums, Craigslist, and and handful of mailing lists.

    Note that all of those platforms do have their own set of scammers present, but this guide will mainly focus on stand-alone scam websites, which have been tricking people who are new to the hobby or inexperienced about buying a new game. This group of individuals are likely the most susceptible to a website scam since they have likely not yet joined any sort of pinball community who might be able to warn them about it and have likely never bough a new game before. They are likely just googling for information on their own about buying a game when they encounter these scam websites.

    If you have a question about a dealer or anyone else, don't hesitate to ask. There will likely be someone who can provide feedback on a seller, or be able to help determine if something is a scam.

    List of known of scam sites:

    • 3d-pinball.com
    • 47pins.com
    • arcadegamehouse.com
    • arcadegamesshop.com
    • arcadegamevendor.com
    • arcadepinballs.com
    • arcadepinballshop.com
    • artifexsp.com
    • avmpinballmachines.com
    • axmpinballmachines.com
    • barsandgames.com
    • bestpinballmachines.com
    • bonzerarcadeshop.com
    • buypinballarcardegames.com
    • buypinballexpress.com
    • buypinballmachine.com
    • casinomachinesforsale.com
    • classifiedpinball.com
    • foosballplanet.com
    • gameroomplanet.com
    • gameroomshop.com
    • gameworldplanet.com
    • globalpinballcompany.com
    • greatpinballmachines.com
    • homeluxurygames.com
    • jackgameshub.com
    • kaizooperationsbv.com
    • kingarupinball.com
    • kingarupinballs.com
    • livingstreampinballmachines.com
    • markwellpinballs.com
    • masterpinball.com
    • mavpinballmachines.com
    • officialpinballmachines.com
    • pacificpinballshop.com
    • pinbalflippers.com
    • pinballandparts.com
    • pinballarcadehouse.com
    • pinballarcadeshop.com
    • pinballavenue.com.au
    • pinballballarcardegames.com
    • pinballbase.com
    • pinballdirect.us
    • pinballelite.com
    • pinball-entertainment.com
    • pinballflipper.com
    • pinballftries.com
    • pinballftry.com
    • pinballhem.com
    • pinballhouse.us
    • pinballgamegallery.com
    • pinballgamesales.com
    • pinballgamestore.com
    • pinballmachine.bigcartel.com
    • pinballmachinecenter.com
    • pinballmachineforsale.co
    • pinballmachines.online
    • pinballmachines.shop
    • pinballmachines.us
    • pinballmachines.world
    • pinballmachines.xyz
    • pinballmachinesale.com
    • pinballmachinesandparts.com
    • pinballmachinescompany.com
    • pinballmachinesforsale.shop
    • pinballmachinessale.com
    • pinballmachineshop.com
    • pinballmachinesstore.com
    • pinballmaskiner.com
    • pinballnations.com
    • pinball-nations.com
    • pinballonlinestore.com
    • pinballpoint.online
    • pinballsandmore.com
    • pinballsarcadegames.com
    • pinballshore.com
    • pinballshoreonline.com
    • pinballsmachines.com
    • pinballsowners.com
    • pinballstoreonline.com
    • pinballstores.com
    • pinballstork.com
    • pinballtheatre.com
    • pinballtradingllc.com
    • pinballworldsupplies.com
    • pirateslifepinballstore.com
    • portunionpinball.com
    • premiumpinballmachinesforsale.com
    • premiumpinballs.com
    • primepinballmachines.com
    • qualitypinballmachine.com
    • refinepinballs.com
    • rexopinballmachineshop.com
    • royalpinballshop.com
    • roughbiz.com
    • ruvneh.com
    • shopzcity.com
    • shuffleboardplanet.com
    • sportyartsbv.com
    • stellarpinballs.com
    • tandempinballmachines.com
    • thearcadetxas.com (note: cloned the address, about us info, and logo from a legitimate arcade with a similar domain name)
    • theepinlab.com (note: this is a fake clone site of a legitimate pinball organization)
    • thepinballcompany.us (note: this is a fake clone site of a legitimate pinball retailer)
    • thepinballcompanyusa.com (note: this is a fake clone site of a legitimate pinball retailer)
    • thepinballgamehouse.com
    • thepinballhouse.com
    • thepinballmachines.com
    • thepinballmachineshop.com
    • thepinballmachinessale.com
    • thepinballnation.com (note: this is a fake clone site of a legitimate pinball retailer)
    • toppinballmachines.com
    • usedpinballmachines.shop
    • vintagehallgames.com
    • worldofpinballarcade.com
    • yourpinballshop.com
    • zendohyd.com

    List of scam social media profiles:

    • facebook.com/profile.php?id=100053636733606
    • facebook.com/batman66pinball
    • facebook.com/Chardliebrown
    • facebook.com/Fun-Huz-Arcade-100529362578813
    • facebook.com/GameRoomPlanet
    • facebook.com/Oswalds-pin-ball-games-108279908499571
    • facebook.com/people/Global-Pinball-company/100068366123307
    • facebook.com/Johanessstacks
    • facebook.com/Pinballballarcardegamescom-107588015376194
    • facebook.com/Pinball-Entertainment-100211611938360
    • facebook.com/Pinball-Games-Machines-Warehouse-113740494412821
    • facebook.com/PinBall-Machinaries-105920815267247
    • facebook.com/Pinball-Machines-for-sale-689814164687845
    • facebook.com/Premium-Pinball-Machines-For-Sale-Online-105248785440121
    • facebook.com/Smith.Alan231
    • facebook.com/Sporty-Arts-BV-105730078527744
    • facebook.com/thepinballmachines
    • instagram.com/Arcade_games22
    • instagram.com/arcade_sales
    • instagram.com/arcade.house33
    • instagram.com/arcadepinball_machines_shop
    • instagram.com/arcgames7
    • instagram.com/arcademan_6
    • instagram.com/awesome_pinball_machines
    • instagram.com/gameroomplanet
    • instagram.com/george_maso9n
    • instagram.com/homearcadecorp
    • instagram.com/homearcademania
    • instagram.com/Pinball_12
    • instagram.com/pinball_arcade_games22
    • instagram.com/pinballflipperi
    • instagram.com/pinballgamemania
    • instagram.com/Pinball_games44
    • instagram.com/Pinball_gamesales
    • instagram.com/pinballl_space
    • instagram.com/pinb.allhomemania
    • instagram.com/pin_ballmachine
    • instagram.com/Pinball_machines44
    • instagram.com/pinballmachines_shop
    • instagram.com/pinballmachines_shop1
    • instagram.com/pinballshop3
    • instagram.coml/Pinballshop6
    • instagram.com/pinn_homes
    • instagram.com/Pintrade6
    • Instagram.com/ppinball_gamez
    • instagram.com/ppinbball_gamez
    • instagram.com/space_arcaade
    • instagram.com/the_arcade_home
    • twitter.com/BuyPinball
    • twitter.com/pinballflippers

    List of scam shipper sites:

    • alphacourierservices.com
    • glowexpress.net
    • External list of fake/scam shipping & freight websites: https://scam.delivery/

    List of questionable/unconfirmed sites:

    • arcade1up.click
    • arcades1up.us
    • pinballtrader.us
    • zamouse.com

    Note that if a suspicious website is reported and they are actually shown to be a legitimate seller/distributor, the posts concerning that site will be removed from this thread so as to not unfairly associate or connect that site with this thread.

    Other discussions:

    If you spot any additional sites or discussions, please feel free to add them to this thread.

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    #2 1 year ago

    Here are some ways to spot a scam site. Not all scam sites will bear all of these identifying attributes, but they generally have one or more of them.

    Prices
    The prices on scam sites tend to be significantly lower than you see anywhere else. This helps attract potential marks thinking they could get a deal, and pressures them to act fast before they miss out on it (aka FOMO--Fear of Missing Out).

    Poor English
    Scam sites usually feature content written by a non-native speaker. Therefore, there may be odd word choices, unusual sentence structure, incorrect verb tenses, and so on. If you read it aloud, it just sounds wrong.

    Stolen Content
    Often times, scam sites will lift content from websites of legitimate pinball distributors. For whatever reason, they seem to favor some of these sites:

    Sometimes if you do a search for a few sentences that you find on the scam site, either on individual product listings or an about page, you will see results of those same sentences found on other (and sometimes legitimate) websites.

    Stolen Images
    Scam sites don't take their own photographs of games. They pretty much always steal them from other sources such as legitimate distributors or private seller ads. Use google's reverse image search or https://tineye.com/ to do a reverse image search on the images. If you see results pop up elsewhere, it's very likely that the images were stolen.

    Note that sometimes you might not get a reverse image result, but that doesn't mean the image hasn't been stolen--just that it hasn't been indexed by the search engine. If a reverse search fails, try searching older ads, restoration guides/threads, game room threads, or various other places where game images may be posted. Sometimes if you search for images just based on the game title, it may show up in search results, especially if the image on the scam site was altered, cropped, recolored, rotated, or otherwise altered in a minor way.

    Domain Name Lookup
    This is a bit more technical than the other red flags, but reveals a lot more information.

    If you are unfamiliar with how domain names work, this is a quick overview: in order to use a domain name, you must buy it from a domain name registrar. Ownership information is then added to the purchased domain name's record, which is called a whois record. This record shows who is in control of a domain name and how to contact them--this is information that is completely public. However, since most people don't want their private contact and billing information made public, you can mask it using private registration information provided by the registrar. So, any information sent to the masked contact information listed in the whois record will be forwarded to your real contact information.

    To check the registration/whois details of a domain, you can visit any number of domain registrar sites, but I prefer to use https://whois.domaintools.com/ because of the additional details that they provide.

    The domain name used for a scam website is generally relatively new. Since these scams started appearing in late 2019, the creation date of the domain may be between late 2019 and early 2021.

    Occasionally, a scammer may take over an older abandoned/expired domain name. If a domain has age to it, you can check a website's saved history: https://web.archive.org/ . In situations like this, the original site is typically very different than the new (and potentially scam) site.

    Whois records may also contain contact information for a foreign entity, such as masked private registrar information provided by a company in China.

    The nameservers listed in the record may also be from foreign companies, and may be based in places such as India or Pakistan. Additional technical info: Nameservers hold the routing information for the website domain, which directs the domain name to the server where the website resides. Normally, the nameserver is provided by the domain registrar or website host. If it's instead with a foreign 3rd-party, more often than not there's something fishy going on. A 3rd-party nameserver makes it easier for a scammer to pivot to a new web host if they get booted from an old one.

    The hosting provider/server that is used to host the website might or might not be foreign. More often than not, it is based in the US since this is where the target audience is, and basic web hosting is really cheap here.

    Hosting providers and some domain name registrars make it pretty easy to pay for services using various payment methods, and since they don't mail anything, a scammer can easily provide false contact info. So, a scammer can effectively remain anonymous.

    Contact Information
    If contact information is provided on the website, search for it in google and see what else comes up. Sometimes the same contact info will appear on other scam sites or scam warning sites.

    Sometimes contact information will just be a phone number or whatsapp number.

    Many of the scam sites have a whatsapp number and/or whatsapp-branded chat box. Legitimate distributors do not typically have this. It's very rare for a legitimate retailer to advertise the use of *any* messaging platform or system. These systems are generally free to use and typically hide the user's real location and identity, hence their popularity with scamming.

    If a phone number is displayed, search for it on https://www.freecarrierlookup.com/ to determine what the phone carrier (ie, service provider) is. Beware of SMS-only carriers and virtual carriers, such as bandwidth.com (aka google voice). Common service providers like Verizon, Sprint, AT&T are generally ok, but prepaid "burner" phones can also operate on these networks.

    Location Information
    Sometimes the location information will be a legitimate pinball distributor/dealer or arcade. Use google maps and the street view feature to see the building at the address. Retail distributors usually have signage on their building, so if the signage doesn't match the name on the website, then the website might not be legit. Also, if the location doesn't have street view available, it may have been purposefully selected so that you can't see the building in street view. A random nondescript warehouse without signage can also be suspicious, especially if the street view image is only a year or two old.

    Automated Scam Site Checking Tool
    https://www.scamdoc.com/ is a tool you can use to check a website for some of the red flags that can help identify a scam site. It uses some of the identifying markers as described above, plus various others (such as other websites or the lack of websites that are linking to the scam site).

    Note that automated tools shouldn't be trusted blindly, as they can be tricked by scammers as they change, update, and use tactics to help avoid detection.

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    Up until this point, this has been about the website itself. If for whatever reason you end up making contact with the scammer, here are couple things that would stand out:

    Seeing a Game
    Overall, a legitimate seller would typically invite and encourage you to see and play the game in person with no strings attached.

    A scammer will likely come up with all sorts of excuses as to why you (or a friend/family member in the area) can't see a game in person. Excuses could include: it's currently somewhere else (at a different location or warehouse), it's being cleaned, it's on location and inaccessible, the business is closed during any proposed days/times, etc.

    Sometimes a scammer will try to get you to pay some sort of deposit fee up front prior to letting you see any game(s) in person. They sometimes come up with all sorts of excuses as to why it's necessary (ie, to pay for staff) and/or that it's a standard practice (hint: it's not, and this is just another scam tactic to get you to give them money when it's clear you won't immediately click the buy button for a game on their website). However, as a minor note, making a deposit on a game is a legitimate practice in certain situations where you are specifically making a commitment to buy a specific game--just make sure it's a legitimate business and/or individual first.

    Payment Methods
    Most retailers will take just about any legitimate form of payment--credit cards, checks, cash, paypal, wire transfers. However, scammers don't want to run the risk of a reversed payment or a payment that can be tracked. So, they will request payment in the form of gift cards, bitcoin, and sometimes venmo/zelle or wire transfers. A legitimate seller will *never* request gift cards, and it's very unlikely they will request any form of crypto currency.

    Pinball Terminology
    Scammers are getting to know our hobby fairly well, and have become familiar with pinball terminology. However, they tend not to be familiar with some simple technical questions, concepts about maintenance, or generally having anything to do with repair or anything that has to do with opening a pinball machine or seeing what is inside of it. Note that this may change as they become even more familiar with our hobby. But legitimate retailers generally know their products inside and out, while scammers tend to provide nonsense answers.

    Unknown Freight/Shipping Company
    Depending how far you are pulled into the scam, the scammer may send you to a shipping company to either arrange shipping, arrange shipping insurance, or to check a tracking number they give you after payment is made. Unfortunately, most of the time, this is a fake shipping company website being operated by the scammer (as a companion site). Giving you a tracking number to follow is a delay tactic that allows them time to get away with your money and disappear before you catch on to what happened.

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    Be Aware of New or Changing Tactics
    Smarter scammers tend to update, modify, and change some of their tactics as people start to recognize how they operate. So, be aware that they may attempt to minimize some of the red flags identified above.

    #3 1 year ago

    What can you do to help combat these scammers?
    Share the domain name of the scam site so we can add it to the list. When people search for information on the scam site, this thread will likely appear in their search results.

    Report Stolen Content
    If the images were stolen from a retail site, you can contact the owner to let them know about it. Since they would be the copyright holder of the image, they may be able to file a DMCA claim against them website's hosting provider or registrar to try to get the website taken down.

    Note that only the copyright holder or an authorized representative can file these complaints. Since you will likely have no connection with the owner of the stolen content, you will not be able to file a DMCA claim on their behalf.

    Report Scams to Government Agencies
    You can report the scam website to various government agencies here: https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds

    I'm not sure how quick or effective this is, but it can't hurt.

    Report the Scam to the Website Hosting Provider
    Most hosting providers do not want malware or scammers being hosted on their servers. It's bad for business and opens them up to liability. So, what you can do is report the website to them for a "terms of service" violation.

    To check who the hosting provider is, Do a DNS lookup for the domain here: https://mxtoolbox.com/DNSLookup.aspx

    Enter the domain name of the website, click the IP address listed in the search results, and the hosting information will appear. So, for the "PTR" record, look at the domain name listed. This will show the full address of the web server that the website is hosted on. Try visiting the main domain name (if the name is something like b14.core.hostfx.com, just visit hostfx.com). That should bring you to the company that owns the server.

    Then take a look at their "abuse", "terms of service", and/or "acceptable use" pages to see if you can find instructions about reporting scam sites or fraud. Use the instructions to report the site, or you can't find instructions, use the general contact information/form provided on the company's website.

    Note that if you do get the scammer's hosting services suspended, they will likely set up shop with another website hosting provider. But--this will mean some downtime for the scammer, and limit the places where they can go for hosting services. Plus, the more time they have to spend managing their scam website, the less time they will have to actually be running scams on people.

    Report the Scam to the Domain Registrar
    Using the domain whois information, you can determine who the registrar of the domain name is. Visit the registrar's website, and look for an abuse or abuse complaints section. There will usually be instructions on where to file the complaint.

    Report the Facebook Pages
    Some of these scam sites have facebook pages that accompany them, usually populated with the website address and other contact info, as well as posts with stolen images. If you visit the page, click the facebook page's menu options and click "find support or report page". Click the "scams and fake pages" option, then the "fake pages" option.

    #4 1 year ago

    What to do if you are a victim of this scam
    We have been advised by a police detective that if you were scammed, to please contact your local police department. We have also been advised that there is at least one individual based in the US who is facing felony charges related to their participation in scamming someone trying to buy a pinball machine.

    It might not always be possible to prosecute the perpetrator(s) of the crime (since they are sometimes not located within the US), but there are still processes that can be followed to have these sites removed and help protect other potential victims.

    #5 1 year ago

    How to spot a scam site:

    - prices are unusually low or funky (no rhyme or reason to the prices)
    - Google search text from the site; it will usually show up as lifted from a legitimate site
    - reverse image search images; they will usually show up as lifted from a legitimate site
    - when in doubt, it's a scam

    Pinball is in high demand right now. No one is going to give these kinds of deals, in the past, or especially now!

    #6 1 year ago

    yup had a customer here in middletown ny , who bought a creature and got ripped off purchased online from California . he was a newbie to the hobby . beware

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from dr_nybble:

    How to spot a scam site:
    - prices are unusually low or funky (no rhyme or reason to the prices)
    - Google search text from the site; it will usually show up as lifted from a legitimate site
    - reverse image search images; they will usually show up as lifted from a legitimate site
    - when in doubt, it's a scam
    Pinball is in high demand right now. No one is going to give these kinds of deals, in the past, or especially now!

    Ok ok ok but what if it’s a game I REALLY want at a REALLY good price ?

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Ok ok ok but what if it’s a game I REALLY want at a REALLY good price ?

    Ask them to do something really easy to fake like a post-it note with today's date on the game.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from roffels:

    Ask them to do something really easy to fake like a post-it note with today's date on the game.

    In all seriousness, it is better to ask for a video, rather than a verification image, since those are so easy to photoshop.

    #10 1 year ago

    This happened in the car market too - full websites with photos, VINs, carfax reports, etc. COVID provided a nice excuse to not meet up to verify whether the seller was real - "We deliver!"

    #11 1 year ago

    Good write up ForceFlow.

    These sites really have proliferated since the pandemic began.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    In all seriousness, it is better to ask for a video, rather than a verification image, since those are so easy to photoshop.

    I wish my friend would let me share a scammer video his business partner had over a Matrix pinball machine. It was so ridiculous - he just used a static image and played dumb when asked to show anything in the game.

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from roffels:

    I wish my friend would let me share a scammer video his business partner had over a Matrix pinball machine. It was so ridiculous - he just used a static image and played dumb when asked to show anything in the game.

    I’d love to see that video. Maybe reach out and ask if he’ll share it.

    #14 1 year ago

    On a related note did the stolen NIB Cocktail pins show up for sale?

    Thanks for the comprehensive list Forceflow, luckily I am a inspect/pay/pickup in person buyer. I miss deals but also avoid scams doing this.

    #15 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    What can you do to help combat these scammers?
    Share the domain name of the scam site so we can add it to the list. When people search for information on the scam site, this thread will likely appear in their search results.
    Report Stolen Content
    If the images were stolen from a retail site, you can contact the owner to let them know about it. Since they would be the copyright holder of the image, they may be able to file a DMCA claim against them website's hosting provider or registrar to try to get the website taken down.
    Note that only the copyright holder or an authorized representative can file these complaints. Since you will likely have no connection with the owner of the stolen content, you will not be able to file a DMCA claim on their behalf.
    Report Scams to Government Agencies
    You can report the scam website to various government agencies here: https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds
    I'm not sure how quick or effective this is, but it can't hurt.
    Report the Scam to the Website Hosting Provider
    Most hosting providers do not want malware or scammers being hosted on their servers. It's bad for business and opens them up to liability. So, what you can do is report the website to them for a "terms of service" violation.
    To check who the hosting provider is, Do a DNS lookup for the domain here: https://mxtoolbox.com/DNSLookup.aspx
    Enter the domain name of the website, click the IP address listed in the search results, and the hosting information will appear. So, for the "PTR" record, look at the domain name listed. This will show the full address of the web server that the website is hosted on. Try visiting the main domain name (if the name is something like b14.core.hostfx.com, just visit hostfx.com). That should bring you to the company that owns the server.
    Then take a look at their "abuse", "terms of service", and/or "acceptable use" pages to see if you can find instructions about reporting scam sites or fraud. Use the instructions to report the site, or you can't find instructions, use the general contact information/form provided on the company's website.
    Note that if you do get the scammer kicked out, they will likely just set up shop at another website hosting provider. But--this will mean some downtime for the scammer, and the more time they have to spend managing their scam website, the less time they will have to actually be running scams on people.
    Report the Scam to the Domain Registrar
    Using the domain whois information, you can determine who the registrar of the domain name is. Visit the registrar's website, and look for an abuse or abuse complaints section. There will usually be instructions on where to file the complaint.

    Dude, seriously, great write up! What an useful set of tools that you provided!

    #17 1 year ago

    No I didn't. As far as I could tell, they did not have a list of distributors displayed on their website. You may also notice that other manufacturers are absent for the same reason.

    #18 1 year ago

    pinballtheatre.com added to the list.

    #20 1 year ago

    Added artifexsp.com, homeluxurygames.com, pinballhem.com, pinballftries.com, officialpinballmachines.com to the list.

    #21 1 year ago

    Added section on reporting the facebook pages that sometimes accompany the scam site.

    #22 1 year ago

    Add masterpinball.com

    Realistic-ish pricing, too.

    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from alexmogil:

    Add masterpinball.com
    Realistic-ish pricing, too.

    Nice catch. Added. Looks like the domain was created just over a week ago. A lot of other red flags are present too.

    #24 1 year ago

    Added thepinballhouse.com to the list.

    #25 1 year ago

    pinballtrader.us added to the questionable/unconfirmed list. The site uses a lot of stolen photos.

    Relevant discussion: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinballtraderus-legit

    #30 1 year ago

    Added pinballsarcadegames.com to the list.

    1 month later
    #40 1 year ago

    Added pinballmachineshop.com to the list.

    #41 1 year ago

    Here's one that showed up on my Facebook feed. "70% off Pinball Machines"

    "Contact" page copied from The Pinball Company. pinballarcadeshop.com

    #42 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dogford_Studios:

    Here's one that showed up on my Facebook feed. "70% off Pinball Machines"
    "Contact" page copied from The Pinball Company. pinballarcadeshop.com

    Thanks--added it to the list

    #43 12 months ago

    Another simple thing you can do to check the legitimacy is copy a sentence from their testimonials section, put it in quotations and search it on Google. More than likely you are going to find those same reviews/testimonials on other sites. It's just one more thing that can serve as a giveaway.

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    #44 11 months ago

    Pinballstoreonline.com looks to be a new one.

    #45 11 months ago
    Quoted from SKWilson:

    Pinballstoreonline.com looks to be a new one.

    Yep, added--thanks

    #46 11 months ago

    Added mavpinballmachines.com and pinballavenue.com.au

    #47 11 months ago

    Added pinballmachinecenter.com

    #48 11 months ago

    These names they come up with are just ridiculous.

    #49 11 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    These names they come up with are just ridiculous.

    Coming up with an unclaimed .com address can sometimes get challenging, so you sometimes need to get creative.

    #50 11 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Share the domain name of the scam site so we can add it to the list

    Where is that ongoing list found please? Are the sites added to OP’s original post list?

    I believe this one is new, didn’t see it in this thread: thepinballcompany.us

    Thank you!

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