I routinely come across scams, cons and rip-offs across various products and services from dictators offering their fortune to fake model agencies to electrical goods being sold online at rock bottom prices. The one thing that is common across all of them is the old saying "if it seems too good to be true then it almost certainly is"
The majority of these types of scam are preying on the basic human nature of getting a bargain and getting some better deal than anyone else. Buying a TV or camera at half of the retail price sounds like a great deal and one worth having. By the time that you find out the drawbacks you are already so drawn into your bargain that you fail to see all the warning signs.
One that is doing the rounds at the moment concerns a website called multizoneav. This is using the name of a legitimate web company multizoneav.COM and setting up a series of copycat websites multizoneav.net, multizoneav.eu and multizoneav.info that offer electronic goods at well below 50% of the retail prices.
This should immediately ring alarm bells as one company cannot sell at prices hundreds of pounds lower than anyone else. Once you are drawn into the fake purchase then you find out that the only way you can pay is via an obscure payment method such as Western Union or UKash which are not protected and no designed for sending cash to unknown, unauthorised companies as there is no legal protection sending cash in such a way.
UKash have posted a warning on their website about multizoneav.net, multizoneav.eu and multizoneav.info warning not to send any money to this company as you will not receive any goods from them. They can advertise prices so low because they will never have to send or sell any at those prices - all they want is your money!