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    Default Deep cycle battery scam

    I have just placed an order for a deep cycle battery with an online shopping site called "POWER ALT CC". Do not touch them as they are a scam. I placed the order last week and received a confirmation which even had an online tracking facility which advised that they had received payment and that the order was being processed. They quote a 2-3 day delivery, but yesterday I became concerned when I still hadn't received anything and I am about to leave for Mozambique, so I sent them an email querying my order and suggested that they cancel the order if they were unable to deliver. Shortly after this I was blocked from their website and then this morning when I tried to phone them they were no longer answering and True Caller on my phone came up with the following message, "SCAM, MONEY STOLEN"

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    Default Re: Deep cycle battery scam

    Domain Name: poweralt.co.za
    Registry Domain ID: DOM_3PPNR-CO.ZA
    Registrar WHOIS Server:
    Registrar URL: www.afrihost.com
    Updated Date: 2021-03-22T21:51:17Z
    Creation Date: 2021-03-22T21:50:32Z
    Registry Expiry Date: 2022-03-22T21:50:32Z
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2022-03-22T21:50:32Z
    Registrar: Afrihost
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: [email protected]
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +27.116127200
    Reseller:
    Domain Status: ok https://icann.org/epp#ok
    Registry Registrant ID: REDACTED
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    Registrant Organization: POWER ALT
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    Name Server: ns.dns1.co.za
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    DNSSEC: unsigned
    ZACR Complaint/s Procedure and Form: https://registry.net.za/content.php?gen=1&contentid=226
    >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2021-05-05T11:35:45Z <<<
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    All info redacted. Seems fishy.
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    Default Re: Deep cycle battery scam

    Quote Originally Posted by IcePick88 View Post
    Domain Name: poweralt.co.za
    Registry Domain ID: DOM_3PPNR-CO.ZA
    Registrar WHOIS Server:
    Registrar URL: www.afrihost.com
    Updated Date: 2021-03-22T21:51:17Z
    Creation Date: 2021-03-22T21:50:32Z
    Registry Expiry Date: 2022-03-22T21:50:32Z
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2022-03-22T21:50:32Z
    Registrar: Afrihost
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: [email protected]
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +27.116127200
    Reseller:
    Domain Status: ok https://icann.org/epp#ok
    Registry Registrant ID: REDACTED
    Registrant Name: REDACTED
    Registrant Organization: POWER ALT
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    Name Server: ns.dns1.co.za
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    Name Server: ns.otherdns.net
    Name Server: ns.otherdns.com
    DNSSEC: unsigned
    ZACR Complaint/s Procedure and Form: https://registry.net.za/content.php?gen=1&contentid=226
    >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2021-05-05T11:35:45Z <<<
    For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp

    All info redacted. Seems fishy.
    Redaction now often happens automatically, to comply with regulations like GDPR and such I assume.

    Anyway, I am very unlikely to ever buy anything online if I cannot pay with a credit card, as there is no protection with a EFT, while there is with a credit card.
    Last edited by supersunbird; 2021/05/05 at 03:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Deep cycle battery scam

    The question is... how much were the batteries offered for?

    I got 2X costings today for 102AH, one of which was First National Battery, for just less than 2k ex vat.
    Battery Centre is one of their agents.

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    Default Re: Deep cycle battery scam

    Quote Originally Posted by rnieckau View Post
    The question is... how much were the batteries offered for?

    I got 2X costings today for 102AH, one of which was First National Battery, for just less than 2k ex vat.
    Battery Centre is one of their agents.

    Bought 105aH Deltec last month - R 1900 incl VAT and scrap battery.
    Martin Pienaar

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    Default Re: Deep cycle battery scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Martinj View Post
    Bought 105aH Deltec last month - R 1900 incl VAT and scrap battery.
    Is that a maintenance free deep cycle battery?
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    Default Re: Deep cycle battery scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Petzer View Post
    Is that a maintenance free deep cycle battery?
    Hi Mark - I organized the battery for my dad - will check the details with him.

    Bought it from / via Werner @ BatteryCentre BHS - best prices and service - would recommend Werner any day :-)
    Martin Pienaar

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