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Thermal Camera Tender Scams

Beware of the following fictitious thermal camera models that are known to be used in fake South African tender scams

WARNING: These products do not exist and scammers themselves host fake websites claiming to distribute these fake products. Please treat any product request or tender request for the following fictitious products with caution.

The modus operandi of these scams is to lure unsuspecting persons who have been sent fake tender requests, into searching for these products online and finding the scammers fake website listing on Google or other search engines. The victim then makes contact with the scammers number listed on the fake website and receives a quotation from the scammer. The victim then submits their tender offer to the scammers who initiated the fake tender and are later notified of being awarded the tender. The victim then goes off to order the cameras from the scammer with the fake website, pays a hefty deposit into the scammers bank account, and the victim never sees their goods nor money.

We urge you to please check the authenticity of the tender requests carefully. Here are some useful tips...

  • The fake thermal product names listed in these scams are sometimes taken from a variation of known reputable electronic manufacturers names or brands, and an unrelated detailed specification thrown in which often makes no sense in thermal imaging technology terms, or is completely unrelated or incorrect for the product image that is being shown on the tender or website.
  • If you suspect you have received these scam requests, please check the senders email address which is made to look as if it's from a Government Department, but on careful scrutiny of legitimate Government Department email addresses, you will notice the senders are different.
  • Also look out for mobile phone number's and disposable email addresses on the tender which is a cause for suspicion, or mobile numbers as the only contact number for the fake website.
  • You will also notice the search result usually only shows one website where the product is listed or can be obtained, that of the scammer, which is why they use modified brand names and model numbers so that their fake listing is unique and they rank at the top of the search results page for that search term.
  • Check the address listed on the fake website against Google maps.
  • You should also check the spelling and grammar used in both the tender request and the fake website, where you will mostly find this to be appalling and of very poor standard. Not something that you should expect from an established international manufacturer of thermal cameras.
  • And lastly, should you have unfortunately fallen victim to these scams, please report it to your local police station.

Palser V2.2 Thermal Camera

Palser V2.2 Thermal Camera

Beware: This is a fake thermal camera model for Palser V2.2 Thermal Camera that is part of a scam used in fake tenders for thermal cameras.

Fake Model Number V225
Fake Imaging Specifications
Detector Type Cooled InSb
Spectral Response 3.2 – 3.4 μm
Resolution 320 × 240
Total Pixels 76,800
Thermal Sensitivity <19 mK @ +30°C (+86°F)
Accuracy ±1°C (±1.8°F) for temperature range 0°C to +100°C (+32°F to +212°F) or ±2% of reading for temperature range >+100°C (>+212°F)
Temperature Range -20°C to 350°C (-40°F to 662°F)
High Temp Option Yes
Lens Options Standard: 24° × 18°; Optional: 14.5°, 6°
Zoom 1 – 8× continuous digital
Focus Auto & Manual
Color LCD 5.3”; 960 × 480 Pixels
Adjustable Viewfinder Tiltable OLED, 960 × 480 pixels
Video Camera w/Lamp 4.2 MP
Laser Spot Yes
Video Out HDMI
Analysis
Spotmeters 22*
Area Boxes 3 (min./max./avg.)*
Profiles 1 live line (horiz. or vert.)*
Delta T Yes*
Annotation
GPS Yes
File Storage
Radiometric JPG Yes
Radiometric Video (50Hz) Yes 50Hz
MPEG Video Recording Yes

Univisio Star DZK4A Thermal Imaging Cameras

Univisio Star DZK4A Thermal Imaging Cameras

Beware: This is a fake thermal camera for Univisio Star DZK4A Thermal Imaging Cameras that are part of a scam used in fake thermal camera tenders

Fake Model Number DZK4A
Fake Imaging Specifications
Detector Type Cooled InSb
Spectral Response 7.52 – 4.67 μm
Resolution 420 × 320
Total Pixels 96,800
Thermal Sensitivity <55 mK @ +30°C (+86°F)
Accuracy ±1°C (±1.8°F) for temperature range 0°C to +100°C (+32°F to +212°F) or ±2% of reading for temperature range >+100°C (>+212°F)
Temperature Range -20°C to 300°C (-4°F to 572°F)
High Temp Option No
Lens Options Standard: 24° × 18°; Optional: 14.5°, 6°
Zoom 1 – 8× continuous digital
Focus Auto & Manual
Color LCD 4.3”; 800 × 480 Pixels
Adjustable Viewfinder Tiltable OLED, 800 × 480 pixels
Video Camera w/Lamp 3.2 MP
Laser Spot Yes
Video Out HDMI
Analysis
Spotmeters 10
Area Boxes 5 (min./max./avg.)*
Profiles 1 live line (horiz. or vert.)*
Delta T Yes*
Annotation
GPS Yes
File Storage
Radiometric JPG Yes
Radiometric Video (15Hz) No
MPEG Video Recording Yes

This page has been created in the interest of protecting your financial safety & security and to warn unsuspecting persons of the dangers of these thermal camera procurement scams. GoThermal.co.za, or any of it's employees, are not responsible for any losses you may have incurred by partaking in these fake tender scams. GoThermal.co.za do not provide sales, service or support for these fictitious products. Please do not contact us for quotations or assistance on these products as they are fictitious and do not exist. If you have fallen victim to these scams, please report the matter to your local police station.