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Counterfeit Product

Scam Type

Counterfeit Product Scam

Business Name Used

The Gadgets Hub

Date Reported

Aug 22, 2022

Victim Postal Code

70754

Total Dollars Lost

7

Scam Description

They did this all under the guise of a
T-Mobile loyalty reward with T-Mobile’s copyrighted materials as I had purchased a new iPad and IPhone early in the day.
The screen label/website was smartfashiondaily.com (on my phone’s screen which can no longer be found on my phone but I took a picture of the transaction)
The item name was “Hype Style Co,” on my phone’s screen invoice for $6.85 which they said was for shipping and no other fees. Later they tried slamming my card for $58.61.
The initial charge showed on my card as “TOTALDISCOUNTS” 844 255 1376 but the second attempted charge as “BUYARTISTICMOTIONGADGE” 888 392 2 and then my cc last4.
Finally the package had the name and address of:
“The Gadgets Hub”
Unit 1654
1777 Abram Ct
San Leandro, CA 94577-7004
The only tip-off that something was amiss, other than my initial gut feeling that this was too good to be true, was when I got the product. It was very cheaply made junk. I couldn’t get it to power up, the instructions were terribly insufficient, so I tore it apart thinking, “hey, it’s only a $6.85 lost”. There was a screen, tiny speaker, battery, and a circuit board with some electronics on it. Maybe it was something, but it certainly wasn’t an iWatch.