Techon Digital / SCAM!
What is this company called Techon Digital? Turns out it's not a company at all. It's actually an Indian guy running scams from an apartment building in Brooklyn (see photo below). Techon Digital has also gone under the names of The Digital Expo, Digital Superdeals, The Digital Nerds, JES Digital, RegalCamera, WAWA Digital, Accessories Land, The Camera Whiz, and Digital Ebuys, but they're all the same person/ people running the same scam. Beware, the same person who runs techondigital.com also is in charge of everyprice.com, which gives sites such as Techon Digital and WAWA Digital good feedback and directs you to their site. Also, TEchon Digital employees are paid to go all over the Internet and give their company [false] good ratings and reviews to try to bring people back after the bad things that they have seen. There are so many false advertisements on the site. I have included one below. Many online shoppers look for the lowest price on the product they are looking for. When they see a $500 camcorder advertised for $280 on this site, they jump on the deal without even researching the background of the company. I know I did. But now that you have this knowledge, you can be a smart shopper and avoid this scam. Okay, you have the general idea, now let me give you my personal story.
Looking for a good deal on a $350 camera, the Olympus Stylus 1030sw, I stumbled upon a site by the name of Techon Digital, who had the camera advertised for an amazing $185. I couldn't believe my eyes! Stupid me, I immediately purchased the camera. Minutes later, I got an email saying "Please call James from our order confirmation department at ext: 201 to confirm your order at [protected]." I also received an order receipt. I was under the impression that the number only needed to be called under the circumstances that the order did not arrive in the allotted amount of time. But when my order did not arrive in six days (the shipping time specified on the site was 3-5 days), I tried calling the number. The man that answered tried pressuring me into buying outrageously priced accessories such as batteries, memory cards, and chargers, claiming the camera would not operate without them. Thankfully, I knew better, and politely declined all of his offers, which he continued to lower (the prices) with every decline. When I failed to buy any accessories, he rudely told me that my order was on the way and hung up. When the camera did not arrive in another ten days, I called back. This time, I was told that the camera I had bought was the Japanese version and the English version would cost me almost $400. I was furious. I argued with him until he hung up. When I called back, he told me my order had been cancelled! I told him that I had not cancelled his order and wanted to know why it had been cancelled. He said that it had been backordered, even though it was still listed as available on the site. When asked his name, he replied only with "Scott" and would give no last name. So, he had my full name and all of my credit card information, but he said his last name was "none of my business" AFTER he said he was the PRESIDENT of the company! When I told him I was going to contact the authorities, he rudely made fun of me and hung up. I can say that I will never do business with THEM again.
I feel it is my duty to make people aware of what is going on here. The Internet is such a great thing, but it's terrible people like these that make it scary to shop or make confidential transactions online. We have to get the word out to save people a lot of trouble. Maybe we'll even get some no-good crook put behind bars. I mean, where is the New York authority? They know where this guy lives! Please pass this on to a few friends so that nobody else has to go through this. The world won't end if you don't forward, but it would be nice to potentially help someone out there.