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    sciencelab.com fraud

    Before you decide to order chemicals from sciencelab.com

    Look up sciencelab.com fraud with your favorite search engine

    I did the opposite. I ordered first, then looked them up

    That my friends is the story of how my $500 became irretrievably lost

    Be safe

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    $500 to a place you didn't know much about....oops.
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    Keep everything having to do with your order-save all emails onto media, and print them out, too. If they are as bad as I've read, at some point the Texas Attorney General will become interested, if it hasn't happened already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    $500 to a place you didn't know much about....oops.
    I feel foolish... and shocked with disbelief... but when you look at the website, it smells legitimate. A company that allegedly handles controlled substances, their precursors, carcinogens, would "have" to be on the up and up.

    The last thing on your mind is that a chemical supply website would be a front for stealing your money outright.

    There is a wealth of people out there that might need some chemicals that are normally reserved for laboratory use. From photographers, to beekeepers and soapmakers... the potential for lucrative swindle is vast.

    They've been robbing people for 4 years at least. I don't know what law enforcement is doing about this - probably nothing. So our only defense against this sort of criminal activity is to warn our friends everywhere.

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    $500 worth of chemicals? You must have been up to something heavy!
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    I suggest you report it to the Texas AG and your own state's AG, if different. If the transaction crossed state lines, the feds could be interested, too. That would be the FTC, I guess.

    Their site does look legitimate. Don't be too down on yourself. Did you use a credit card? If so, contact them and get reimbursed.

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    Wowsers...this company has fraudulent claims against them going back years. It boggles my mind how a company like that is still allowed to operate!

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    That's the thing, they know what they're doing, they jerk you around until it becomes too late to reverse the credit card charges.

    After that... they stop returning phone calls or emails. It's like the place is dead and the lights are off.

    I did lodge a complaint with the AG, but I guess they have bigger fish to fry.

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    Sounds like the reincarnation of Cambridge Camera.
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    Try working with the BBB (Better Buissness Bureau)?
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