Another fraudulent online store has been discovered, and this time it’s Diayihe.store. Like other scams we’ve talked about, this store is heavily promoted on Facebook and offers products at unbelievable discounts, such as an EV Rider Easy Move Folding Travel Scooter for just $34.95, with a real price tag of over $1500. But don’t be fooled – this is a classic example of the QVC Factory Outlet scam. Just like other scam shops, it is being promoted on Facebook and is associated with Supic Company Limited (company number: 12550956, 297 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TQ, United Kingdom), which has been linked to many other fraudulent shops.
If you’re unsure about whether an online shop is legitimate or not, here are some red flags to watch out for:
- Unbelievable discounts on products that are too good to be true.
- No categories or limited product selection.
- Poor website design or a lack of information about the company.
- Only one method of payment.
- No reviews or fake reviews.
- Contact information that is missing or not easily accessible.
If you’ve already made a purchase from Diayihe.store, it’s important to take action right away. Contact your bank or credit card company to dispute the charges and report the fraudulent shop to the appropriate authorities.
To learn more about this scam and how to protect yourself from falling victim to it, please read our article about the QVC Factory Outlet Scam. Stay safe and stay vigilant!
|Categories||No categories provided|
|Pricing||Suspiciously low pricing, large discounts|
|Examples||“EV Rider Easy Move Folding Travel Scooter” for $34.95, real price over $1500|
|Reviews||No positive reviews online|
|Logo and Design||QVC logo imitation, poor design, hidden products|
|Contact Information||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Supic Company Limited 297 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TQ, United Kingdom (Not a returning address). No phone number or social media links provided.|
|Recommendation||Avoid making any purchases from this website as it is likely a scam|
Other Suspicious Online Shops to Avoid
As part of our ongoing effort to protect our readers from potential scams, we have compiled a list of other suspicious online shops that you should be aware of. These shops share similar characteristics and tactics to Diayihe.store, and they use deceptive practices to lure in unsuspecting buyers. It’s crucial to remain vigilant when shopping online and to be aware of the warning signs of a potential scam. Below we will highlight some of the other suspicious online shops that you should avoid to protect your personal and financial information.
Here are a few examples of the suspicious online shops: Ruksdle.online, Planter Beds Wholesale, and Hiunchu.com.
How to spot and avoid a fake online store?
Online shopping has become increasingly popular, but it also carries certain risks, particularly when it comes to fake or fraudulent online stores. Here are some tips on how to spot and avoid a fake online shop:
- Check for HTTPS and a padlock symbol in the URL bar. This indicates that the website is using encryption to protect your data.
- Look for reviews and ratings of the website. Genuine websites will usually have positive feedback from customers, while fake ones may have little to no reviews or negative feedback.
- Check the website’s contact information. A legitimate online store will have a physical address, phone number, and email address for customer support.
- Research the website on the internet. Search for the website’s name and reviews, complaints or any warning signs about it before making a purchase.
- Be wary of deals that are too good to be true. Fake online stores may offer steep discounts to lure in customers, but these deals may be a ploy to steal your money.
- Avoid using payment methods that are not secure. Use payment methods such as credit card, PayPal or other payment methods that provide buyer protection.
- Be wary of pop-ups or unsolicited emails directing you to a website. This may be a phishing attempt to get your personal and financial information.
By taking these precautions, you can reduce the risk of falling prey to fake online stores and ensure a safe and enjoyable online shopping experience.
What to do if you ordered something from a fake online store?
If you have already ordered something from a fake website and you suspect that it may be a scam, there are several steps you can take:
Contact the website’s customer support.
If the website has provided contact information, try reaching out to their customer support to inquire about the status of your order. If the website does not respond or gives you unsatisfactory answers, it could be a sign that it is a fake website.
Check your payment method.
If you have paid for your order with a credit card, check your statement to see if the payment has gone through. If it has not, then you may have caught the scam in time, but if it has, you may need to dispute the charge with your bank.
File a dispute or chargeback with your payment provider.
If you have paid for your order with a credit card or other payment method that offers buyer protection, you may be able to dispute the charge or request a chargeback to get your money back. Use the steps (https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/what-do-if-you-were-scammed) to try to stop a transaction, get a transaction reversed, or get a refund.
Report the fake online store.
You can report the fake website to authorities such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at https://ftc.gov/ or the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). This can help prevent others from falling victim to the same scam.
Learn from your experience.
Be more cautious in the future and take steps to ensure that you are shopping on legitimate websites that are secure and reputable.