Roy – Jul 19, 2020
Victim Location 91316
Total money lost $90
Type of a scam Online Purchase
My daughter ordered a "Beachfront Wooden Swing Set" from www.rvalives.com/beach-front-wooden-swing-set-p216505072 on Friday, 7/17/20 to be delivered to my house.
Tonight, I tried clicking on the link she gave me but I got this message:
I was a little suspicious, so I clicked on all the listings for merchandise (swingsets) offered by "www.rvalives.com" but came up with this message for all the swingsets they had listed for sale but still got:
then just for the website itself:
but still got:
I then did an ICANN Lookup and found the "Registrar" info:
Name: 1API GmbH
IANA ID: 1387
Abuse Contact Email: [email protected]
Abuse Contact Phone: tel:+49.6841.6984-200
I did reach my son in law to see if he was charged. They paid via Bank Debit Card and were indeed charged $90.
He is notifying his bank now.
I wanted to file this report ASAP.
The swing set was ordered (to be delivered to my address–they live in an apartment) as a way to give their 3 year old more opportunities to play outside during COVID. Her husband is currently working at home and with a very active 3 year old and a 2 month old baby, it’s been tough being cooped up in the apartment all day.
We all live in Los Angeles, where everything has closed once again due to an sharp increase in COVID cases.
They live on a tight budget and my daughter had to close her business in early March due to COVID and it is unknown when she will be able to return to work (she is a hairdresser & salons are closed).
She can ill afford to lose ANY amount of money.
I tried looking up www.rvalives.com on the ScamPulse.com website, but it did not come up. Perhaps I was not looking up correctly or it is not registered with BBB.
I have put my own contact information in the "About You" section because I checked the:
"someone I know was victimized"
box on this form.
Please contact me ASAP with any information or updates on this possible scam, or let me know if you need any other information in order to investigate.
Thank you in advance for your quick response.
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