Internet Commerce Scams
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In recent years, millions have been scammed out of money, for clothing and other fashionable items, over the internet..The shops pop up, daily, on Facebook & Pinterest. The catchy names of the shops are intentionally changed, on a regular basis, to confuse and gain trust from a never-ending trail of trustful buyers. There are literally too many "new company" names to list. Photos of beautiful models and the stylish clothing that they are advertising/selling are most often stolen from legitimate designers and shops. Most of the catchy named stores are based in China &/or other Asian countries. The most notorious entity, with many shops online, are associated with CHICV International Holding Company in/or around Beijing, China. The negative reviews from the individual shops are mind blowing and true. Any good reviews seem to come from paid sources.
The merchandise appears to be SO very beautifully made (because of the stolen photos), with fine materials (they lie about fabric content) and customers are inclined to buy because the prices that they offer their goods at are so ridiculously cheap. When buyers finally receive their goods, IF they ever do, the goods are highly inferior to what the consumer saw, online... The shops most often substitute fine, quality fabrics, for the very cheapest fabrics available. So, when the payment has processed, it’s oftentimes too late to cancel the order or to have any recourse.
Even if a customer attempts to cancel their order, the companies will wait & reply when the time period has passed for a "proper cancellation."
IF the company ever returns a message, they will not negotiate a full refund but will instead promise a half price refund, if anything at all. Most never answer.
Shipping back to China always outweighs what the item was originally worth.
A full investigation needs to be done on this entire billion dollar scam, which is targeting people around the world, who have a weakness for beautiful clothing & accessories.
These companies should not have access to trustworthy online transactions, thru PayPal or any other source.
Facebook and Pinterest should investigate and cull out e-commerce entities for the blatant illegal usage of fashion model photographs and original clothing designs.
PLEASE help us to help stop this internet SCAMMERY!!!!
Only a partial list of some current online stores:
Airydress – This scam site habitually steals photos from Lulu’s and attempts to pass them off as their own.
ArielAvenue – They have stolen photos AND scammed people by charging them for products they never actually bought.
Boho Beach Hut – Stole photos from Lulu’s and other retailers.
BooBeauty – Stolen images from bloggers and other reputable stores.
Boots N Bag Heaven
Brielle & Co – Steals photos and deletes negative comments from people.
ChicBoho – I’ve added them to the list because they stole one of these photos from a blogger that features a dress from VICI, a reputable boutique, and used it on the front page of their website.
ChicTale – Steals photos from bloggers.
Choco & Cream
Depway – Lots of stolen photos.
Ecochee (formerly known as Colabingo)
Eavah – Stolen photos from bloggers.
Shop FORGE – This photo was stolen from a blogger. It’s not actually a dress, but a top and maxi skirt paired together.
Fray – This photo was stolen from a blogger.
Milk And Choco – Added to the list because they stole this photo from the Nordstrom website as well as other photos from popular bloggers.
My Complete Boutique
Orsle – This picture advertising a jumpsuit was taken from a blogger’s Instagram page. The actual jumpsuit is available for sale at Revolve for a considerably higher price.
OShopLive – This “boutique” features the exact same product images as ChicBoho.
StayingSummer – Stolen photos.
Summer Bring – Stole photos of this Lilly Pulitzer swimsuit and tried to pass it off as their own.
The Calibar Collection
The Boho Boutique
VeniDress – One of their dresses is being advertised with a stolen photo from this blogger’s Instagram. The actual dress is available at Forever 21.
VSChic – This dress they are advertising for $19 is actually a $158 dress by Eliza J sold at Nordstrom. I couldn’t find any reviews on them, as they appear to be relatively new, but many of their photos are stolen from other bloggers/websites.
Wotoba – Tons of stolen images.
YEEZIM – Has stolen images from several reputable online stores.
YouKime – Tons of stolen images.
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