Labor Day Scams: Maui Jim, Rothy’s Shoes, Jared Jewelry

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Ah Labor Day, that great celebration of the worker’s contribution, of workers’ rights and the founding of unions. The trouble is however — just like any holiday — it’s a perfect vehicle for scammers to make a buck, too. The following scams are what we’ve found in the last week — read on for the low-down. Be on the lookout!

Maui Jim Sunglasses Scam

The real Maui Jim is a very popular American sunglasses company. Recently however, numerous fake Maui Jim online shops have been popping up. Consumers have reported receiving SMS text messages, advertising discounts which seem too good to be true — sadly they are.

SMS Content:

  • [Maui’Jim’s] Labor Day Sale. Save up to 70% For Your. Extra $15 Off for $90. See All {URL} Reply STOP to Opt Out
  • $39.9 for Maui Jim Sunglasses! Up to 70% OFF! Extra $10 off exclusive discount for you ! Flash Sale Today! Shop on: {URL} +14804392688

These are phishing messages, designed to get users onto fake websites via the attached phishing links. If you shop on these websites, you’ll lose your money, compromise your personal details — and be left empty-handed.

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Fake Maui Jim Website

Malicious URLs to watch out for:

  • gxoheit.com
  • keokeasunglass.com
  • pleses.com
  • pmhizac.com
  • qyltjvs.com
  • rlcujta.com
  • txhdjul.com
  • vjvsglasses.com
  • yslgjcc.com

Rothy’s Shoes Scam

Rothy’s is another popular retail company, specializing in sustainably-made, stylish shoes. As above, consumers are receiving phishing SMS messages with links directing the would-be victim to fake websites.

SMS Content:

  • [Autumn Sale | Rothy’s Shoes] Clearance Sale 2022. Today Enjoy 70% Off. Extra $20 Off for $79. Shop Now {URL} Reply STOP to Opt Out
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Fake Rothy’s Website

If you’re fooled by these outrageous discounts and make a purchase — the only thing you’ll receive is a lighter wallet, and potentially some identity theft. Don’t fall for it!

Malicious URLs to watch out for:

  • ygjbqiu.com
  • ojvydfs.com

Jared Jewelry Scam

Lastly we have Jared, the popular American jewelry store. Not to be outdone, other scammers have been using Jared as the disguise for their schemes, with consumers receiving SMS phishing messages promising amazing deals. Again, it’s all a lie, with victims directed to fake websites.

SMS Content

  • [JaredJewelers] Labor Day Sale 2022. Almost Everything 70% Off. Extra $5/$10 OFF For $60/$120. Buy Now {URL} Reply stop unsubscribe 2016047778
  • $42.9 for Jared Diamond Rings! Up to 70% OFF! Extra $10 off exclusive discount for you ! Flash Sale Today! Shop on: {URL} 4804392689

Don’t be fooled! If you shop on these websites, you’ll lose your money, compromise your personal details — and be left empty-handed.

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Fake Jared Website

Malicious URLs to watch out for:

  • rankf.com
  • drwahs.shop
  • jaredjewelry.vip
  • jewelrydiscountonline.com
  • jewelvipshopee.com
  • jewelvipshoptop.com
  • jyonzfz.com
  • lmoesz.com
  • ollsgn.shop
  • uyndhah.com

Shop Safe with Trend Micro Check

  • Always double-check reviews of shopping websites.
  • Pay attention to the company’s age, and be suspicious of great-sounding discounts.
  • Strange payment methods (such as only PayPal) is a red flag.
  • NEVER use links or buttons from unknown sources! Use Trend Micro Check to detect scams with ease: Trend Micro Check is an all-in-one browser extension and mobile app for detecting scams, phishing attacks, malware, and dangerous links — and it’s FREE!

After you’ve pinned the Trend Micro Check extension, it will block dangerous sites automatically! (Available on Safari, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge).

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You can also download the Trend Micro Check mobile app for 24/7 automatic scam and spam detection and filtering. (Available for Android and iOS).

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Check out this page for more information on Trend Micro Check.

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