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April 07, 2012, 03:16:17 AM
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Has anyone bothered checking into Occulta's story? One way we could do it is by asking Amazon the same questions he asked Amazon of newguy. Until that happens, I'm worried that Occulta might really be scamming us as well.

Turnabout is fair play.

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April 07, 2012, 03:20:13 AM
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April 07, 2012, 03:54:23 AM
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Has anyone bothered checking into Occulta's story? One way we could do it is by asking Amazon the same questions he asked Amazon of newguy. Until that happens, I'm worried that Occulta might really be scamming us as well.

Turnabout is fair play.
Careful, they might start to say you and I are the same person too.
I wonder will they dare to tell you to shut up.
I doubt it.
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April 07, 2012, 04:02:39 AM
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With so many customers having used Occulta's GCs, if he is a scammer, either he is an incredibly smart criminal or Amazon is incredibly incompetent.
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April 07, 2012, 04:14:51 AM
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With so many customers having used Occulta's GCs, if he is a scammer, either he is an incredibly smart criminal or Amazon is incredibly incompetent.
I find my self astonished every day at the complete incompetence of others.
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April 07, 2012, 04:33:56 AM
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With so many customers having used Occulta's GCs, if he is a scammer, either he is an incredibly smart criminal or Amazon is incredibly incompetent.
I find my self astonished every day at the complete incompetence of others.
Before I thought Amazon can't be that stupid to allow this happen, but after seeing videos like this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ1qbijOGmc
I am not so sure ...
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April 07, 2012, 04:39:09 AM
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Has anyone bothered checking into Occulta's story? One way we could do it is by asking Amazon the same questions he asked Amazon of newguy. Until that happens, I'm worried that Occulta might really be scamming us as well.

Turnabout is fair play.
Careful, they might start to say you and I are the same person too.
I wonder will they dare to tell you to shut up.
I doubt it.

Who knows?

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April 07, 2012, 04:43:07 AM
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Amazon's gift code algorithm isn't exactly rocket science.  IIRC the code generators work for 4-8 months then Amazon catches up and shuts them down.  IIRC Amazon throws a pretty wide net out to try and recover funds from those who used illegitimate codes.

You should never rely on an emailed code.  If you don't visibly see a code on a plastic gift card there's a good chance it's illegitimate.

This is what a legitimate seller looks like:



I'd love to see some proof/evidence that any of these guys are selling legitimate codes.
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April 07, 2012, 04:48:25 AM
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You should never rely on an emailed code.  If you don't visibly see a code on a plastic gift card there's a good chance it's illegitimate.

I don't think that's entirely true, if you order GC from Amazon's website, there's "email" option which only send code via email.

Also, my credit card company offers emailed code when I redeem my reward points.
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April 07, 2012, 04:51:23 AM
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You should never rely on an emailed code.  If you don't visibly see a code on a plastic gift card there's a good chance it's illegitimate.

I don't think that's entirely true, if you order GC from Amazon's website, there's "email" option which only send code via email.

Also, my credit card company offers emailed code when I redeem my reward points.
In both those cases you are ordering directly from the gift code provider.  Dealing with an emailed code via a third party is extremely risky.  Gift cards are the number one fraud category on eBay.  Why do you think that is?
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April 07, 2012, 04:54:47 AM
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Amazon's gift code algorithm isn't exactly rocket science.  IIRC the code generators work for 4-8 months then Amazon catches up and shuts them down.  IIRC Amazon throws a pretty wide net out to try and recover funds from those who used illegitimate codes.
The bottom line is, no matter how code was generated, there should be one central database to store all legit codes, so they can be checked at redemption time. Am I missing something?
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April 07, 2012, 04:59:58 AM
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Gift cards are the number one fraud category on eBay.  Why do you think that is?
I'd like to know how many are non-delivery fraud, and how many of those gift cards are actually redeemable on the vendor website.
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April 07, 2012, 05:13:07 AM
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Gift cards are the number one fraud category on eBay.  Why do you think that is?
I'd like to know how many are non-delivery fraud, and how many of those gift cards are actually redeemable on the vendor website.
It's a combination of both of those plus buyers claiming non-receipt for emailed codes.
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April 07, 2012, 05:59:07 AM
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You should never rely on an emailed code.  If you don't visibly see a code on a plastic gift card there's a good chance it's illegitimate.

I don't think that's entirely true, if you order GC from Amazon's website, there's "email" option which only send code via email.

Also, my credit card company offers emailed code when I redeem my reward points.

"Also, my credit card company offers emailed code when I redeem my reward points."
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