Is Allure Sports a Scam?
Have you seen the Facebook advertisements that feature deals on HOKA sneakers and lead to an online shop called Allureusports[.]com recently? If you have, and are considering placing an order there, think again! According to our research, the website might be a fake — read on for the full review on Allureusports[.]com and check out our online shopping safety tips.
Impersonating DICK’s Sporting Goods
First of all, Allureusports[.]com is a copycat website of DICK’s Sporting Goods, the American sportswear retail chain. At first glance, it might be hard to tell from the genuine website (dickssportinggoods.com):
Fake Facebook ads ft. HOKA
We’ve found that Allure Sports scams are spread via Facebook ads that promote tempting deals for HOKA sneakers. Posing as DICK’s Sporting Goods, scammers create fake Facebook accounts to advertise the scam website Allureusports[.]com. Below is an example:
Allure Sports Scam: Other Red Flags
- Too-good-to-be-true discounts.
- Lack of customer reviews.
- Low trust score on Scamadviser.
- The website is very young – registered on July 28, 2023.
Given all the negative reviews above, we’ve identified Allureusports[.]com as a scam site — don’t spend a cent on it! Chances are that scammers will steal your money as well as personal and financial information, which they could sell to cybercriminals on the dark web.
How to Protect Yourself
There are lots of scams and scam sites circulating out there, and it’s often stressful trying to tell them from the legitimate ones. However, for an easy and reliable method of detecting and avoiding scam sites, check out our free browser extension (Trend Micro ID Protection) and free mobile app (Trend Micro Check)!
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