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Old 08-25-2009, 05:50 AM   #1
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I placed an order at RCMushroom the other day and received the following email back. I have dealt with them before and not had to go through this crap. What do you guys reckon? Scam or no scam?

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For security reason, we are required to verify your credit card data and identity buyer's information before making any transaction and shipping out order. We need you to provide the copies of your:

1. Picture of ID
2. Picture of both sides of credit card
3. Picture of statement which show buyer's billing address to confirm your credit card data and shipping address.
4. Complete the attached form


All the information submitted will not be release in any purpose to other parties.
If we cannot receive your form within 3 days, your order will be cancelled.

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They also want me to fill out this form.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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i say get a # and call them.
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just to be safe i would either call em are order from somewhere else, thats alot of info for a rc car related purchace
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Just curious, what are you ordering?
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It's like the one I got from paypal..... but I don't have paypal. It's a scam.
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if your paying via credit card why didnt you pay by paypal?? rcmushroom prefer paypal and if you did you wouldnt get any hassles and you are also covered via paypal safety net. I have never had a problem with rcmushroom after countless orders talk to King or Angela, but I would cancel your order and just pay by paypal if you choose ems postage and would go out and say you will have your stuff within 7 days of making the order.
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It's like the one I got from paypal..... but I don't have paypal. It's a scam.
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I placed an order at RCMushroom the other day and received the following email back. I have dealt with them before and not had to go through this crap. What do you guys reckon? Scam or no scam?



They also want me to fill out this form.
oh and for the record yes this is a bullshit scam
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If you give both sides away of your credit card to someone, that person can freely make purchases with it online..

DON'T DO IT!
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that is a scam !
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yep that is the way they do it. was asked almost the same thing, except the form, send them the some of the details and order came in.
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Thanks people. I thought so.

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Just curious, what are you ordering?
Bits and pieces oils, springs etc. & a few tools.

Y 4 U ask?????
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I have ordered alot from Rcmushroom,they are great(except for the shipping rate). I believe your purchase may have been higher than usual because the same thing happen to me. I ordered mostly parts,but when I started ordering motors I got this same message from them. Send them an email. They are trying to protect themselves against credit card fraud,and they want to make sure because of the amount. If you decide to send the info, send it in an email to Rcmushroom thur there web site, they will respond. Its good to be carefull,but it is a pain in the #ss, especially when you are on the up and up and have the funds available.
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Yeah I know all shops like to cover thier arses but it's only about US$160. Nobody else I deal with requires this much info.........except the bank when I got my home loan.
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Thanks people. I thought so.



Bits and pieces oils, springs etc. & a few tools.

Y 4 U ask?????
we are Nosy....
i had this happen, it was apparently due to Pay Pal address beign different to the billing address. or if its your first order with them. they need some things to verify . all i did was a scan of a credit card statement. which most of the numbers are void on it. only first few numbers show. mainly address, name matches, should be all good. they shipped it from that scan. not filing in or giving them all those details. good luck
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