… Money taken out of my acct immediatiy plan to go to my bank and dispute charge right away hope i get my money back expensive lesson very angry at this company dont order anything from them ever they are a ripp off …
This in response to my post about a different offering from SC Enterprises Ltd, TV Frog. Now I see they’re selling those Chinese flashlights that you’re supposed to be able to blind and hit people with, in this case branded UberTorch. Contact information:
SC Enterprises Ltd
19-21 Crawford Street, Dept. 706
London, UK W1H 1PJ
By Phone: +1 716 330 1335
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 4, 2017; There may be nothing illegal or wrong with the following business practices. But they suggest that the seller is not to be trusted. I’m using my Scam-O-Meter scoring system; -1 means true (bad), +1 means false (good), and 0 means undetermined. I penalize the seller for statements made by shills.
Ridiculous claims: -1
- You’d have the ability to disorient any would be attacker with the push of a button. Right, get out your flashlight, fumble it to the correct setting and shine it in his eyes. See how far you get with this plan before you’re looking at the ceiling.
- This light’s incredible LED technology is used by the U.S. Navy Seals, the Coast Guard, … They’d have to go to an antique store to buy an incandescent bulb flashlight.
Suspicious location: -1. 19-21 Crawford Street, Dept. 706, London, UK W1H 1PJ is a mailbox. It’s shared by known scam TV Frog.
Onerous terms: -1
- You have 30 days from the day you ordered to return the flashlight — not from the day you receive it.
- You have to return the flashlight unused.
- All sales are as-is and final.
- They won’t give you a refund, only another flashlight or non-transferable store credit.
- You pay the return shipping (apparently to the Netherlands)
- They don’t guarantee that the flashlight is fit for any use; nor that anything they say is true.
Ads, spam, robocalls: +1. With your permission, they’ll email you advertising.
Lying and deception: -1
- With Over 20,000 Sold This Month, People Are Talking: A peek at the source code for the web page shows that this number isn’t a variable; it was typed in with the rest of the sales pitch. Are they going to go back and edit it every month? I don’t think so.
<h2>With Over 20,000 Sold This Month, People Are Talking:</h2>
- We are proud to be fulfilling great products in the USA, helping to provide jobs to American Citizens. I found a British address; see “Suspicious location” above. UberTorch’s governing law is BC, Canada. ScamAdvisor reports that the web site is based in the Netherlands; and buyers of associated product TV Frog have to return their defective products to a Netherlands address. I see no evidence of shipping from a US location.
Phony reviews: +1. Despite SC Enterprise’s claim that “People are talking” I couldn’t find any UberTorch reviews, phony or otherwise.
Crummy product: 0. I couldn’t find any unbiased ratings. Keep in mind that a good product can be the bait for a scam.
Overpriced: -1. SC Enterprises prices one UberTorch at $67. Amazon offers the UberTorch for $149. It has no customer ratings yet. Amazon also carries the remarkably similar Woqhain 800 lumen zoomable flashlight for $9; it’s rated 4.5 stars.
Bad service: -1. My test email to email@example.com has gotten no reply yet after five days.
Total score; -5
Conclusion: Buy a flashlight at your local hardware store.