Looking to purchase a gel blaster? If you’ve been searching for one online, you may have come across orbeegelgun[.]com. It’s a new website that sells gel guns and refills at discounted prices, but you do not want to make any purchases on this website because it’s a SCAM!
orbeegelgun[.]com — not to be trusted!
When checked with ScamAdviser, orbeegelgun[.]com achieves a very poor Trustscore of just 35 out of 100!
During its analysis of a website, ScamAdviser checks 40 different data points such as server location, malware reports, and website ratings to determine if a site is a scam or not. Unfortunately for orbeegelgun[.]com, it was not able to fool ScamAdviser — the scam website fell short in many areas, including the fact that the site’s owner is hiding his or her identity and that the website was only registered very recently. These are two big signs that a website isn’t to be trusted.
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Highly suspicious prices and no contact information
When browsing through orbeegelgun[.]com’s product catalog, it doesn’t take long to notice that every product is heavily discounted — some products are even available at under a third of the original price! This is another huge sign that the site is a scam.
As with many other scam websites, orbeegelgun[.]com doesn’t list any contact information — there’s absolutely no sign of an address, email address, or telephone number. There is a contact page that can be used to send messages to the people running the website, but with what we already know about orbeegelgun[.]com, the chances of getting a response are slim to none.
Scam websites — what to watch out for
- The acceptance of unusual payment methods (wire transfer/mobile payment apps etc.).
- Unreasonable requests for detailed personal information.
- Typos and questionable wordings.
- Lack of genuine reviews/lots of irrelevant reviews.
- Too-good-to-be-true deals.
For more tips on spotting fake online shops, please check out this article.
How to protect yourself
- Shop only on legitimate online stores and platforms.
- Do your homework and read reviews about the online store you plan to shop with.
- NEVER click links or attachments from unknown sources. Use Trend Micro Check to combat scams with ease! (It’s 100% FREE).
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