Another day, another fake shopping website looking to scam unaware shoppers. This one, IBZSTORE, claims to sell apparel such as t-shirts, underwear, shoes, pants, socks, and even face masks. The whole thing is a scam however, and anyone who makes a purchase will likely not receive their item, lose their money, and potentially have their personal information compromised.
The following is a screenshot of real complaints posted in the website’s comment section:
There are major red flags with IBZSTORE that should persuade would-be shoppers to try elsewhere, not least:
- The website is very new. There are no product reviews (probably because there are no products to receive!)
- There is no contact phone number, and the listed addresses are suspicious.
- The website advertises outrageously low discount offers.
- The website’s dashboard is lifted from other websites — as are product pictures.
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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.
- 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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