If you’ve stumbled upon posts or videos promoting the jewelry brand Luvasti and its website, luvasti[.]com, and you’re questioning its legitimacy, you’ve come to the right place! The short answer is that it would be very risky to attempt to place an order on this site, but keep on reading for the full scoop.
Luvasti Jewelry scam or not?
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that we often post about scam shopping websites. And that’s exactly what luvasti[.]com appears to be.
However, when it came to trying to get people to place orders on their website, the people behind luvasti[.]com took things one step further than similar sites: TikTok videos.
Although they’ve since been removed, there was an abundance of videos posted to TikTok, with people claiming they’d recently been fired from their job at Luvasti, but their employee discount code had yet to be deactivated. The people in the videos encouraged others to visit the site and use their discount codes. Of course, it was all simply designed to get people to place likely-to-be-unfulfilled purchases on the site.
Below is a screenshot of a video of someone’s reaction to one of the Luvasti promo videos posted to TikTok. A large amount of the original video is viewable at the start of the reaction video. Click here to watch the full reaction video. Suspiciously, all the videos seemed to follow a similar script to this one.
What Luvasti wants & ScamAdviser Luvasti review
It is very likely that any purchases made on Luvasti will not be honored — whether they’re “discounted” or not. It is possible that those behind the site are simply using the website as a way of stealing people’s money and collecting their personal and financial info, which they may intend to sell to cybercriminals/hackers on the dark web and/or use to commit further crimes themselves.
A clear sign that luvasti[.]com is not a trustworthy site comes from the fact that the anti-scam website ScamAdviser awarded it the lowest Trustscore rating possible: just 1 out of 100. According to ScamAdviser, the site’s negative highlights are:
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