This week we’ve discovered three online shopping scams, designed by scammers to obtain your credentials — and your money. Read on for the low-down.
Gevshop claims to be an online clothing shop, selling menswear and womenswear — t-shirts, underwear, footwear and the like. The problem is it’s a scam website. It was registered in June this year — which is the first red flag. Furthermore, much of its product contents and website design are clearly lifted from other websites (often scam websites themselves).
Furthermore, it has no contact information, ridiculous discounts of 50% and above, and a proliferation of bad reviews. If you shop at Gevshop, it’s likely you won’t receive anything other than an empty wallet.
Strangerwear is another bogus online clothing store — they appear to be cashing in on the font and style of the Stranger Things Netflix series phenomenon. To begin with, ScamAdviser awards it a poor trust score of 21/100. The website was also registered just this month, which makes it suspiciously young.
Furthermore, there is no contact address or phone number, as well as the usual too-good-to-be-true deals. Our advice: stick with the TV series, and legitimate clothing stores.
Lastly, we have the bizarrely named “Getuitt”. Our friends over at ScamAdviser award it a shocks 1/100. In addition, ScamAdviser discovered that the website’s owner is hiding his identity on WHOIS, using a paid anonymizing service. The company lists no physical address or contact number, and uses duplicate content on its website.
Its main webpage is a stub, and like the above examples, does not have a social media presence. Finally, there are no customer reviews or feedback. Our advice: don’t trust these guys to “get you it”. They’ll just get you broke and empty-handed.
Shop Safe with Trend Micro Check
- Always double-check reviews of shopping websites.
- Pay attention to the company’s age, and be suspicious of great-sounding discounts.
- Strange payment methods (such as only PayPal) is a red flag.
- NEVER use links or buttons from unknown sources! Use Trend Micro Check to detect scams with ease: Trend Micro Check is an all-in-one browser extension and mobile app for detecting scams, phishing attacks, malware, and dangerous links — and it’s FREE!
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