is a scam is a scam

    It looks very similar to the website for the largest online retailer in the world, but it looks EXACTLY the same as two websites we confirmed as scams last week! The answer to the question “is legit?” is no — it’s 100% a SCAM!

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    bvcder[.]com — a confirmed scam
    Scam Alert_reconum.com_20220318
    Scam Alert_randapaproc.com_20220318

    reconum[.]com and randapaproc[.]com — identical to bvcder[.]com

    It’s not just the homepages, either. The websites are complete copies of each other!

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    Scam Alert_reconum.com_20220318_2

    Left: bvcder[.]com / Right: reconum[.]com

    4 red flags of the scam site bvcder[.]com

    • The website is very new. There are no product reviews.
    • There is no contact phone number, and the listed address is suspicious.
    • The privacy policy appears to be copied and pasted from elsewhere. There is also no mention of a return policy.
    • The website advertises outrageously low discount offers.

    Also, all three websites — bvcder[.]com, reconum[.]com, and randapaproc[.]com — achieve very low Trustscores on ScamAdviser.

    Some other things to look out for

    In addition to the points mentioned above, here are some more red flags to watch out for:

    • Unusual payment methods (wire transfer/mobile payment apps etc.).
    • Unreasonable requests for detailed personal information.
    • Typos and questionable wordings.

    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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    • 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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