Recently, many consumers have been searching for reviews of the online shops, Reconum and Randapaproc. Consumers are rightly wondering if they’re a scam. Here’s the answer: they are! Don’t shop on these websites!
The first red flag is that these two sites are almost identical — albeit with different names.
Left: Reconum / Right: Randapaproc
Both “stores” claim to sell outdoor equipment, sportswear, and power tools. However, both score low on ScamAdviser’s trust score — and there is a multitude of other red flags that should concern potential shoppers:
- The websites are very new. There are no product reviews.
- They have no contact phone number, and the listed addresses are suspicious.
- The privacy policies appear to be copied and pasted from elsewhere. There is no mention of a returns policy on either website.
- The websites advertise outrageously low discount offers.
- The websites’ dashboards are lifted from other websites — as are product pictures.
Left: Randapaproc / Right: Reconum (Spot the Difference?)
To summarize folks, stay away from websites like these — and always do your research. Further red flags not mentioned above include:
- Unusual payment methods (wire transfer/cash apps etc.).
- Unreasonable requests for detailed personal information.
- Typos and questionable wording.
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- Shop only on legitimate online stores. Do your homework and read reviews about the online store you plan to shop at.
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