Much of this web is in darkness; here is what I’ve been able to figure out as of 7/25/16.
This scam involves a poor-quality, overpriced set of clip-on lenses for smart phone cameras. The vendor habitually delivers and charges for five sets, regardless of how many sets the customer orders. Thru credit card fraud, many customers have lost over $100 on these lenses advertised at $29 and selling for $10 on Amazon.
LUX HD450 corporate headquarters are here:
How to contact LUX HD450:
2658 Del Mar Heights Rd #368
Del Mar, CA 92014 USA
International Returns Address:
PO Box 7574
Milton Keynes, MK119GQ, UK
WebsiteInformer.com lists LuxLense LLC (see “The company”) as the owner of luxhd450.com . The website gets over 25,000 visits a day. My blogs get at most 600 a day. I feel like a gnat trying to defend a goal the size of NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building.
“Well, you can’t teach everybody!” -Dr. Jennifer Brown
Godaddy.com started hosting luxhd450.com on March 17, 2016, per EasyCounter. Odd that LuxLense LLC’s address for website-owning purposes is different:
7582 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas Nevada 89123
What a coincidence. This is the address of another scammer I’ve blogged about; Shadowhawk Flashlights.
It’s also the address of Bizwhiznetwork.com. This company’s lines of business on 7/25/16 included online jobs and pre-payday loans.
The bottom of the LUX HD450 web page (which, we now see, might really be owned by Shadowhawk) says “Made by LUXHD Cameras.” This company is imaginary; I’ve found no mention of it by anybody other than LUX HD450.
No manufacturer? No problem. At their prices, they can afford to buy the lenses from Amazon and repackage them. However, there really is a company behind LUX HD450. Trademarkia states, “LUX HD450 is a product created by LuxLense LLC,” same address. The company was incorporated March 17, 2016 in Delaware, via its registered agent Paracorp. What a coincidence; that’s the date the LUX HD450 website went up on Godaddy.com.
To communicate with LuxLense LLC’s mysterious owner, one must apply to his or her legal correspondent, a Los Angeles business lawyer. The lawyer’s address is shown below; apparently, he likes to keep a low profile.
JOSEPH D HUSER, JOE HUSER, ESQ., 424 S BROADWAY, SUITE 902, LOS ANGELES, CA 90013
LuxLense LLC’s assets include one trademark; LUX HD450, created May 24, 2016 according to Inventively. Trademark File lists its status on June 1, 2016 as “New application – not assigned to an Examiner.”
If you’re a victim
I am very sorry to learn it. Here’s the best advice I’ve been able to come up with for victims of phone lens scams.