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BUYERS BEWARE! IS THAT A FAKE PROM DRESSES WEBSITE?

Monday 23rd May, 2016

Formal dresses for school balls and proms can be expensive which is why shopping online for discounted and “cheap” formal dresses is usually a good idea but unfortunately there are also fake and counterfeit formal dresses websites that spoil the online shopping experience for shoppers. There are plenty of horror stories of girls finding their dream prom dress online, order it and when their dress arrives (in some cases, it doesn’t arrive at all!) it is a complete mess. The dress received is nothing like what the actual dress that was shown on the website. Furthermore, there is no way to return the dress or get a refund!

These fake websites often claim they sell DESIGNER formal dresses, prom gowns, bridesmaid dresses and wedding gowns at 80% off retail price. They display stunning and beautiful shots of the dresses on their websites and the prices are only a fraction of what the RRP is. How good is that! It just sounds too good to be true, and in actuality, it is. These websites do a fantastic job at luring customers in to buy with the attractive design and layout of their websites, stolen dress shots from the actual brand/designer and too good to be true prices. These fake formal dresses usually are made in China with exceptionally bad craftsmanship.

The deep discounts are a huge bait to get people to make a purchase but don’t be fooled. The people behind these websites know the prices are almost irresistible and take full advantage by advertising site-wide of all the special prices, discounts and savings you get by purchasing a dress from their company.  For example; a typical long prom dress with sequins, beading and embellishments typically retail between $200-$450 but these fake websites are listing the same dress (pictures stolen) for around $100-$180. Trying to save some money isn’t worth getting scammed by these counterfeit websites!

In short, our best piece of advice for buyers looking to buy online is enter the URL of the website you are intending to purchase off at http://www.scamadviser.com

This is a very helpful website that provides information on the website such as the location of the website, owner of website and also provides an analysis of whether the website is deemed a risk website that has either been reported as a scam website.

Here we run an example of our website www.enviousfashions.com.au

 

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We ran a scan on another website which many buyers have questioned the authenticity of the website and also many online reviews that this website have left many buyers disappointed and angry.

scam website jjshouse.com

Remember, never give out your credit card details online to any website that seems suss. If you have a bad feeling, your instinct might be true!

Keep scamadviser.com website handy and run a check whenever you're in doubt! Please note we take no responsibility for any potential inaccurate results from this website as it only a recommendation on our behalf to help buyers shop safer.

If you have any further questions, please drop us a line. Happy safe shopping!

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