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[News] Warning to All Amiga Users from EyetechANN.lu
Posted on 15-Jun-2001 09:15 GMT by Christian Kemp9 comments
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Eyetech Group Ltd wrote: We urge anyone considering buying the complete Z4 system (as has been advertised in the newsgroup comp.sys.amiga.marketplace - as quoted in the "Read More" link) from "Xanthar" (xanthar@bonbon.net) to think again. Click "Read More" for more information.
It was purchased fraudulantly using a stolen credit card number on 30th March 2001 from ourselves, Eyetech Group Ltd in the UK. The international police have been notified and are looking into the situation at the moment. We would like to remind anyone who purchases the system that they will be in possession of stolen goods, although if you do actually consider parting with any money you would be unlikely to receive anything from him anyway.

Here is our final email with Xanthar (otherwise known as Mr Domagoj Stirinic from Croatia):

He will be glad for surprise when he comes home from his holiday...

> Dear Mr Stirinic
> You will be aware from the 2 emails sent by my colleague Mike Nixon on
> Thursday 24th May, and from his conversation with you by phone on 24th May,
> and from the telephone message left with a female member of your household
> on Saturday 26th May that there has been a serious problem with the payment
> of your order.
> Whilst we initially thought that this was an innocent mistake on your part,
> because we have been unable to speak with you by phone since that first
> phone call (the phone has been hung up whenever an English voice is heard)
> nor had any reply from you by email we can only now assume that the whole
> transaction was part of a credit card fraud perpetrated by yourself. As I'm
> sure you are aware the card you used, and which we have internet trace
> records of you sending, is registered to an American citizen who denies all
> knowledge of the transaction.
> Accordingly, if we have not heard a satisfactory explanation from you by
> 12:00 GMT on Friday June 1st we will put the matter, together with the
> internet trace evidence, in the hands of Interpol. As I'm sure you are
> aware, there is strong cooperation between Interpol and the Croatia police
> as part of the process of re-integrating Croatia with western Europe.
> This matter is now very serious.
> Please respond immediately
> Alan M Redhouse
> Managing Director, Eyetech Group Ltd.

We have also sent emails posing as a customer for 'his' system to verify the goods he is selling match the ones which we sent to him and have not been paid for.

If you have any more information which may help ourselves and the police in our enquiries, please email us using the addresses found at our website, at http://www.eyetech.co.uk


Will Powell
Sales Office
Eyetech Group Ltd

Xanthar wrote in message
> Eyetech Z4 Amiga, proffessional version
> Few days old.
> Very upgradable (for example, you can add mediator
> Z-IV board and then you can plug in SharkPPC
> accelerator card, Voodoo 3, SB Live! etc.)
> Selling whole configuration or parts.
> Configuration:
> 1. A1200 motherboard with 3.1 rom and 2mb of chip memory
> 2. Z IV Bus Board
> Five Zorro II slots
> One Video Slot aligned with the first Zorro Slot for all major graphic
> cards;
> (Needs optional Video Slot Enabler for Users of card with scan doubler or
> flicker fixer)
> Four A1200 style clock ports (only the first is supported by current
> hardware/software)
> Jumpers to activate double speed transfers on the first two slots
> (this option requires modified boards)
> Floppy drive power lead connector for CVPPC users; Connector for Reset cable
> Two extra fast Z-IV slots for future ultra fast cards
> (graphics card, audio, serial I/O, USB, etc)
> 3. Catweasel ZII MK2
> Catweasel for Zorro Amigas, includes Buddha IDE controller for
> up to six IDE/ATAPI devices.
> 4. A1200 Tower Universal Keyboard Interface
> 5. Apollo 68040 acc. / 33 mhz (clocked from 28 mhz)
> + 32 mb fast edo ram
> 6. Cybervision 64 3D
> 64 Bit Graphics 16 Million Colours,
> 1280x1024 in 16-bit screens (32,000 colours).
> 1600x1200 in 8-bit screens (256 colours).
> Horizontal Scan From 31 Khz to 80 Khz.
> 4 Mb of Video Ram On-Board.
> Perfect For Internet, Mac/PC Emulation.
> 7. HD Floppy drive
> 8. 40x cdrom
> 9. FlickerMagic Internal with Flicker Fixer
> Allows to use PC VGA monitors with the Amiga 1200 and A4000;
> extra flicker-fixer makes usable the interlaced PAL mode
> 10. Original amiga mouse
> 11. PortJnr - ultra fast serial port
> 12. Original A4000 keyboard
> 13. Eyetech Z4 Tower + 230w PSU
> 14. Audio Mixer
> Original AmigaOS 3.5 cd
> Original Workbench 3.1 (on 5 floppy disks)
> Amiga Magic Pack
> (Wordworth 4.5SE, Turbocalc 3.5, Datastore 1.1,
> Photogenic 1.2SE, Personal Paint 6.4, Organiser 1.1
> Pinball Mania, Wizz
> PRICE: without hard disk = 500 USD + shipping from Croatia
> with 17.2 gb Seagate ata66 hard disk = 600 USD + shipping
> Mail me if you are interested. I am ebay seller/buyer with rating 16.
> I ship with airmail or fedex. Preffered payment is by Western union
> (www.westernunion.com). If you are sure you will buy something I
> can put it on auction.

Warning to All Amiga Users from Eyetech : Comment 1 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Darrin on 14-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Just a suggestion, but in future just refuse to ship goods to an address which does not match the billing address of the credit card used (unless it is an established customer). I bought a laptop from an American company (Ubid) and asked for it to be delivered to my work address. Before they would mail it I had to make 3 phone calls and fax them photocopies of my green card and drivers license. Anoying? Yes. Refreshing to see that a company takes credit card fraud seriously? YES!!!
Warning to All Amiga Users from Eyetech : Comment 2 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Darrin on 14-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Darrin):
PS. I hope you nail his butt and he get's to spend some entertaining evenings in a Croatian prison as a sex slave to some gangland thug and his cronies.
Warning to All Amiga Users from Eyetech : Comment 3 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Jack on 14-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Darrin):
Hey man, that sounds like fun
Warning to All Amiga Users from Eyetech : Comment 4 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Darrin on 14-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Jack):
lol - only if your idea of fun is having the ability to pass a bowling ball without your eyes watering ;)
Warning to All Amiga Users from Eyetech : Comment 5 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Darren Glenn on 14-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Eyetech are an excellent company, my beloved AmigaPPC sys is in there
hands now being fixed, they dont deserve to be ripped of by some ideot
who thinks things in life are free
Warning to All Amiga Users from Eyetech : Comment 6 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Jack on 15-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Darrin):
Only problem with that would be the need to use a cork to plug yourself up inbetween bowel movements. 8P
Warning to All Amiga Users from Eyetech : Comment 7 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 15-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Hahahahha FUCCKERS!!!!
I am enjoying my Z4 system :^)))
So eat a cawk you AZT-gobbling A I D S infested homos!!!!!
I'll be outta the country in a week, so up yours nigguhs!!!!!
Warning to All Amiga Users from Eyetech : Comment 8 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Anonymous):
well done DC member!!
will you f*cking grow up.. as you can see, again you are so obvious
using another public proxy...
we are all getting bored..
RaM (we all know its you), you are not clever, you are not liked, why
dont you go and annoy your game playing friends, or at least grow up a
bit. you must be well over 20 years of age by now, dont you have
anything better to do ? Get a job, and stop acting like a spoilt only
Warning to All Amiga Users from Eyetech : Comment 9 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 28-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Anonymous):
You ever seen Harry Enfield? One of his characters "Younger Brother" reminds me of people
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