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Fake or fraudulent gear websites

Postby Petew » Thu 01 Sep, 2022 10:32 am

Hi All,

Just thought I would let you know there is a fake macpac sale doing the rounds on Facebook and Instagram.

I contacted macpac to let them know and they have confirmed it's a fake and are dealing with it.

The fake site linked to these Facebook/Instagram adverts is:

Kemalalilu.myshopify.com

Dodgy as!

Please post/report any scam sites in this thread.

Cheers,

Pete
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Fake or fraudulent gear websites

Postby Redtail » Thu 01 Sep, 2022 1:10 pm

Yep, seeing same sort of stuff for Kathmandu, too.
Also with mistyped/misspelt URLs.

Always check the link by going to the official web page, rather than clicking the ad. If there really is a sale, they'd be advertising it there for sure.
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Postby icefest » Mon 05 Sep, 2022 8:39 pm

I guess it was hard to spot hidden account all those other 50% sales that Macpac has every other week...
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Postby headwerkn » Tue 06 Sep, 2022 9:35 am

Along similar lines, there appear to be multiple suspect Scarpa shopfronts operating as "Scarpa Australia" eg https://www.scarpaaustralia.com/scarpa- ... -p-68.html
T1 ski boots for $103? Sure...
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Re: Fake or fraudulent gear websites

Postby gbagua » Tue 07 Feb, 2023 7:13 pm

Same goes with Salomon shoes (ALERT! SCAMMERS' SITE):

https://www.forcesausshop.com/mens-c-1. ... PINE%20PRO

The URL redirects you to the scammers' link but the web search displays a different domain name which is:

Salomonbootsaustralia.com
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Re: Fake or fraudulent gear websites

Postby gbagua » Tue 07 Feb, 2023 7:16 pm

headwerkn wrote:Along similar lines, there appear to be multiple suspect Scarpa shopfronts operating as "Scarpa Australia" eg https://www.scarpaaustralia.com/scarpa- ... -p-68.html
T1 ski boots for $103? Sure...


You'll never receive any goods! :) That's how they lure you in. In fact they also got all your details including credit card ones. So basically you are an endless phishing target. They'll try to milk you out like a fat cow.

Multiple honeypots is what scammers have setup online, it's a minefield if you search for dirty cheap deals which are always dodgy.
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Re: Fake or fraudulent gear websites

Postby andrewa » Thu 09 Feb, 2023 9:11 pm

Yeah, I got screwed a few years ago when I thought I’d bought some RAB down pants off some site .

A pair of cheap sunglasses arrived. Sadly, I tried to buy the same down pants again, and got another pair of sunnies. Website was gone when I went searching for it after that. However, that’s the only time I’ve had a problem. Sad that I was stupid enough to do it twice. Does anyone want some cheap sunnies for $200?!

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Re: Fake or fraudulent gear websites

Postby tonyh » Wed 15 Mar, 2023 3:46 pm

Thanks, was almost scammed here:
https://macsaleau.shop/
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Re: Fake or fraudulent gear websites

Postby Warin » Thu 16 Mar, 2023 8:32 am

Humm I use https://www.urlvoid.com
The above website scanned as
Detections Counts 0/40
Domain Registration 2023-03-13 | 3 days ago
Server Location Unknown


The 3 days ago and the lack of location rings alarm bells.

Other websites hosted on this same IP (see if they look fishy)
1 8 months ago Authentickayak.online Detected
2 1 year ago Daiwaoutlet.online Nothing Found
3 1 year ago Psplaystation.online Nothing Found
4 1 year ago Reitatim.com Nothing Found
5 26 days ago Rimisneaker.ru Nothing Found
6 1 year ago Nikeplus.top Nothing Found
7 1 year ago Kdkdss.com Nothing Found
8 1 year ago Kmvipshop.com Nothing Found
9 1 year ago Agvhelmet.online Nothing Found
10 7 months ago Bubbleonly.com Nothing Found
11 1 year ago Joyceetoy.com Nothing Found
12 1 year ago Linylshop.com Nothing Found
13 1 year ago M.stockskick.com Nothing Found
14 1 year ago Lunairoad.com Nothing Found
15 1 year ago Josehshoping.com

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Had one on my phone the other week "We missed you for a delivery. Go to http://www.something to arrange re-delivery"

I'm not expecting anything. Check - firm exists in Oz, ... but the website is 2 days old, .com not .com.au like the real firm and located in Russia. So I'm not going to that website.
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