The 2021 List of Fake Christmas Shopping Scam Websites

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    Christmas is all around! Yet, as you look for the best deal online, scammers are ready to steal your money with irresistible but fake offerings. In the past 7 days we’ve detected over 18,257 fake Christmas-related shopping sites. Would you be able to spot the red flags and avoid these scams?  

    How to spot a fake online shopping site

    An online shop could be a SCAM if any of these signs occur:

    • Too-good-to-be-true deals.
    • A strange web address.
    • Lots of 5-star (but irrelevant) customer reviews.
    • Unusual payment methods (wire transfer/cash apps etc.).
    • Unreasonable requests for detailed personal information.
    • Typos and questionable wording.
    • A lack of valid contact details on the site.

    For more tips on spotting fake online shops, please visit this article.

    Top Christmas Scam Websites (Up-To-Date)

    #1 snowsnail[.]top

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    #2 sliverart[.]com

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    #3 thegenis[.]com

    This website “offers” beer sweaters. Cool? Don’t fall for it. It’s a SCAM!

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    #4 ipetor[.]com

    If you are a pet lover, please be extra careful. The website seems to offer cute Christmas clothes for pets, but again, they are SCAMs.

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    #5 hardaddy[.]com

    This website has been popular recently, and it’s now featuring Christmas sales for up to 49% off. However, the website is a SCAM.

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    #6 midelyo[.]com

    Featuring an early Christmas sale of up to 65% off, this website “sells” Christmas gifts and decorations.

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    #7 pawsionate[.]com

    This scam website targets pet owners, with T-shirts, pillows, and other products printed with pets’ photos.

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    #8 muchvisualize[.]com

    “Make all well, make life better.” This website supposedly features houseware and decorations for Christmas.

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    #9 thelegendgift[.]com

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    #10 foreverandlove[.]com

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    #11 rushburst[.]com

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    #12 etsy-crafts[.]com

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    #13 uultc[.]com

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    #14 happystores[.]biz

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    #15 welofi[.]co

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    #16 veciden[.]co

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    #17 entkolty[.]com

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    #18 mnford[.]com

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    #19 infinity-orb[.]com

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    #20 lyricaltune[.]com

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    #21 broswear[.]com

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    #22 noraclark[.]com

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    #23 theduvely[.]com

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    #24 weasts[.]com

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    #25 mirandageorge[.]club

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    #26 okbands[.]com

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    #27 infinitias[.]com

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    #28 lovelyrotary[.]com

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    #29 affaigt[.]com

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    #30 allicoco[.]com

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    #31 macys-newarrival[.]com

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    #32 lovelychristmaseve[.]com

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    #33 finestshop[.]net

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    How to Protect Yourself

    • Shop only on legitimate online stores.
    • Do your homework and read reviews about the online store you plan to shop on.
    • Too-good-to-be-true offers are almost always scams.
    • Never click on unknown links. Check first with Trend Micro Check!
    • Add an extra layer of protection to your device with Trend Micro Maximum Security. Its Web Threat Protection, Ransomware Protection, Anti-phishing, and Anti-spam Protection can help you combat scams and cyberattacks!

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    For more tips about spotting scam online shops, click here. Stay safe this holiday shopping season! If you have found this article helpful, please do SHARE with family and friends to help keep the online community protected this festive season.

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    • By Jennifer Aakar | December 30, 2023
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