DowngradeiPhone.com: Is it Fake or Real? Legit or Another Scam?

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If you’ve been on many popular technology blogs lately you may have notice one of the smaller ads on the right hand side of your screen points you to a website called DowngradeiPhone.com.

UPDATE: Don’t get scammed, this is confirmed to be a scam operator. If you need to unlock your AT&T iPhone, use this service now.

The domain name of the website is pretty much self explanatory. Once you get to the main page, it highlights the features of their product:

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  • Downgrade all iPhones (4 3gs 3g )
  • Works with all Firmware (even 4.3.3/4.3.5)
  • Downgrade all Basebands (even Latest)
  • Use ANY Carrier in ANY Country
  • Downgrade 04.10.01 Baseband
  • Downgrade 03.10.01 Baseband
  • Downgrade 02.10.04 Baseband
  • Mac & Windows
  • One Click Solution
  • Use any GSM SIM Card
  • Downgrade 06.15.00 Baseband
  • Downgrade 5.16.02 Baseband
  • Downgrade 5.15.04 Baseband
  • Downgrade 5.13.04 Baseband

All of the above sounds too good to be true. If their software can do all these, then they’re truly a winner! Even the guys from Dev Team are not able to come up with a baseband downgrader, well, at least not yet.

If you opt for ‘more info’, it doesn’t take you anywhere but the main page over and over again. Apparently, they’ll only tell you more once you’ve invested your hard earned cash on their product.

Apparently, someone on this forum purchased their product but claimed that it’s fake:

“downgradeiphone.com it’s a FAKE, I spend 22,07 EUR by paypal and nothing.

Do not spend your money in this FAKE.

Paypal does not cover service buy, so I lost my money.

If you have any question I am here!.

Cheers.”

UPDATE (8/23/2011) – additional posting on scambook.com:

After credit card payment is cleared online, I was given a password and username to use on a website. I used the username and password to access the site and was given instruction on how to download the software using cydia on my iphone which I tried already on my iphone (4) but it was some bogus crap when trying to download the bogus software called “repo downgrade iphone” which cydia convientantly couldn’t find because it didn’t exist.

At this point, I know I’ve being scam…so I went back to the website “downgradeiphone.com” to file a complaint, I press the “contact us” button and got a blank screen. So I couldn’t contact them or anybody…

So far we haven’t seen any positive feedback or reviews on this website. As you all know, the iPhone jailbreak community is huge so any news of a working unlock for iPhones such as the Turbo SIM for iPhone 4 that was released a few months ago, will spread so fast like a wild fire.

We don’t intend to be negative especially if products like this would benefit iPhone users, but everyone would certainly appreciate if they can provide more details about their product.

If you’re new to unlocking – just be wary of websites like this before spending USD$33.35 on a non-working product! But if it does, let us know!

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Comments & Discussion

  1. All I can say is I have informed my ISP who are very interested and the communications ombudsmen in Australia. All are very keen to find out who is running this scam. Rest assured they will be caught. Unfortunately no money will be returned but the asshole who runs the scam will be caught.

  2. I've also try this out in the knowledge that paypal should pay back my money if it's scam and it is SCAM!!! please do not pay a penny cause it's a fraud, I post a claim @ paypal and also @ Swreg who collect the money for this thiefs!!!
    BE WARNED !!!! DO NOT PAY A SINGLE PENNY TO THIS COMPANY CAUSE IT'S SCAM AND THEY DOESN'T ANSWER YOUR COMPLAINS!!!

  3. HI all i to got tangled up in this site and have had my money returned by paypal today .i hope this helps some of you as i spent 20mins on ph to paypal who were very quick to react to my complaint as i pointed out to the that this site has been reported a few times to paypal.must say i will be more carefull the next time.

    pete
    ireland

  4. HI all i to got tangled up in this site and have had my money returned by paypal today .i hope this helps some of you as i spent 20mins on ph to paypal who were very quick to react to my complaint as i pointed out to the that this site has been reported a few times to paypal.must say i will be more carefull the next time.see info below :)

    Dear peter

    We have concluded our investigation into your case and have decided in your
    favor.

    We were able to recover 23.40 GBP and this amount has been credited to you.
    Please allow five business days for this adjustment to be posted.

    If you are due any additional funds, we will make our best effort to
    recover the balance from the seller.

    If the seller's account has insufficient funds to complete the refund owed
    to you, please be assured that we will take appropriate action against the
    seller's account, which may include limitation of the seller's account
    privileges.

    ———————————–
    Transaction Details
    ———————————–

    Seller's Name: SWREG
    Seller's Email: paypalGBP@swreg.org
    Seller's Transaction ID: 2NY65352AF359203K

    Transaction Date: 27-Dec-2011
    Transaction Amount: -23.40 GBP
    Invoice ID: E2795491101
    Your Transaction ID: 8N631248FG153014P
    Case Number: PP-001-606-049-406

    Buyer's Transaction ID: 8N631248FG153014P

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