If you’ve come across the website ShoeClearanceSale[.]com and are wondering whether it’s legitimate, you’re in the right place! The short answer is that the site seems to be untrustworthy, but continue reading for more details.
Shoe Clearance Sale Com Scam
As of 08/31/2023, the site is offline. However, when it was active, ShoeClearanceSale[.]com appeared to be misusing the name and branding of Dick’s Sporting Goods, as can be seen in the screenshot below.
It’s likely that the website’s owners were misusing Dick’s branding in an attempt to scam people. Any orders placed on the site were most likely not fulfilled, and the same could be expected for future orders if the site were to come back online.
What the site wants & ScamAdviser review
It is possible that those behind the site were simply using the website as a way of stealing people’s money and collecting their personal and financial info, which they may have intended to sell to cybercriminals/hackers on the dark web and/or use to commit further crimes themselves.
A clear sign that ShoeClearanceSale[.]com should not be trusted comes from the fact that the anti-scam website ScamAdviser awarded it a relatively low Trustscore rating of just 57/100. According to ScamAdviser, the site’s negative highlights are:
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