The products on DVDHDVD.com look great. The page layout looks professional, and the business seems altogether legitimate. If this were a review on first impression, they would be trustworthy. However, this is a review on the products vended. After experiencing their service first hand and then reading former reviews, I have confirmed that this site is in fact a scam.
Products and Prices
DVDHDVD.com retails everything from computer software such as Windows 7, Adobe Photoshop, and Rosetta Stone. They also market sitcoms and body workout programs including P90X and Insanity. With prices half off, it was assumed that this was bargain and not a scam. Windows XP SP3 was only $59.99 compared to $100 in other locations, such as Amazon and eBay. Because it seemed like a great value, I decided to buy and waited two long weeks to receive my merchandise.
Upon receiving my package, the return address read Shanghai, China. The first thought processing was, Microsoft doesn’t create software in China; solely in the United States.
I finally opened the package from DVDHDVD.com to realize Windows XP SP2 was sent instead of Windows XP SP3. “It was a scam!,” I told myself. But I had to message the site about their error to confirm it.
Kim (the owner) responded to the email in a day. He stated the correct software would be sent, but I would have to pay for shipping. I was hesitant to trust them again. But since it only cost $10 (and I didn’t have enough money to buy elsewhere) I paid. After waiting a week to receive another package, it was opened to be surprised Windows SP2 was sent again; a complete waste.
I installed Windows XP SP2 anyway. After doing so, the computer read Windows XP SP3. I was shocked. However, the software was outdated and after operating it for one day, a pop-up appeared on my computer saying, “You may be a victim of software counterfeiting.” And after receiving the note, the internet shut down.
I contacted DVDHDVD.com to inform them of their illegal selling of company products. I mentioned the exact copyright articles -18 U.S.C. & 470 – prohibiting such distribution thrice. Of course, I’m ignored every time because this is a dishonest vendor.
Other scam reviews
I researched to see if I was the only victim of counterfeiting, and it turned out that I wasn’t. Reviews from Judgespot.com, justanswer.com, and cnet.com all had reviews. Both Judgespot.com and justanswer.com claimed that DVDHDVD.com sold counterfeit products and was a scam. Cnet.com claimed the site’s downloads were of worst quality and a scam.
According to the IP Address, the company is located in Germany. After confirming this, it is proved that the site acts as an affiliate program distributing counterfeit products from Shanghai, China.
This is the first swindle site I have encountered. And since then, caution has been taken in purchasing from every site. I can’t prevent everyone from making the same blunder, but I am anticipating preventing many. Don’t buy from DVDHDVD.com; it’s a scam.