One to watch - avoid the scam HomeTVs.net
Bitterwallet has stumbled upon another scam website for you to avoid and warn others about - HomeTVs.net. We were tipped off earlier today about the website, and at first glance it appears to be a professional affair with attractive prices on TVs, projectors and other entertainment products.
However, it doesn't take much digging before HomeTVs.net is revealed to be little more than a scam to take your card details:
• the domain name was only registered in January; scam websites are thrown up quickly and disappear just as fast
• the number given for customer services is dead
• the site claims to have physical stores based around the UK, but there's no evidence of them existing; we spoke to Midsummer Place shopping centre in Milton Keynes - the address given by HomeTVs.net is the centre's management office.
The site gives a physical address for its headquarters in Harrow; Google Street Maps reveals it to be a residential road. It also claims to be operated by HomeTVs Ltd and gives a company number; Companies House lists a similarly-named HomeTV Ltd with the same company number based at the same address, which was established in 2003. However, we've managed to speak to one of the company directors; we were told that the company is dormant and in fact has never traded, and that HomeTVs.net is in no way associated with them.
This is exactly the same tactic used by scam Splatt.co before Christmas - that of passing themselves off as a registered company with a similar name to add credibility to their scam.
There plenty of these scams about and they all follow similar patterns to mask their identities and avoid detection. Remember the old adage - if it looks too good to be true, it probably is - and let others know to avoid the HomeTVs scam.