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6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by TunnyOgunnowo(m): 10:50pm On Aug 08, 2017
The internet has made shopping and booking very easy. You can sit in the comfort of your room to buy or book anything. The consequence of the shopping ease is that many popular retail or eCommerce websites have been cloned. This is done in a bid to swindle unsuspecting persons of their hard earned money. If you are are not careful, you will fall for this because the fake and original websites are very similar. Notwithstanding, there are still ways you can spot the differences. Here are ways you can spot a fake eCommerce website.

The URL is suspicious
The URL of eCommerce websites is very simple and easy to remember. When the URL is complicated and different from the usual website you are familiar with, it is a red flag.

There is an obvious language barrier
Quite a number of sites have language options to cater for different markets and region. However, if there is a language barrier and you do not understand what is written, it is a cause for concern. In addition, if there are so many spelling mistakes and the translation is poor, just move on. It is probably cloned.

The brand selection makes no sense
Does a site's brand list sound more like a random mix of popular names? Counterfeit sites thrive on confusing people who want what is popular. So, be very careful.

Questionable contact information
Any serious eCommerce business will have an email in their name and not a Gmail or Hotmail account.

Unclear refund policy
For most websites, refund policies are very clear. You just call their customer care number and make a complaint that you do not want the product anymore. They will send a courier to pick up the item and your money will be refunded. If the opposite is the case, do not make purchases on that website.

The prices are too good to be true
Clearly, many people love cheap offers. However, when the offer appears too fantastic and you know the particular product can never be available at the price, it is a sign that they just want to grab your attention with the price. For example, 80% off a N50,000 product. It's too incredible to be true!

Source: http://www.absolutehearts.com/2017/08/6-ways-to-spot-fake-ecommerce-website.html

cc: lalasticlala mynd44 Fynestboi OAM4J DisGuy Slyr0x adewasco2k

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Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by Greene66: 11:09pm On Aug 08, 2017
I agree.
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by TunnyOgunnowo(m): 11:15pm On Aug 08, 2017
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by donsheddy1(m): 11:28pm On Aug 08, 2017
This post is so funny. Nothing makes sense

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Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by Xandred(m): 7:05am On Aug 09, 2017
Nice...this is a good warning for us all
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by crunchyg(m): 7:05am On Aug 09, 2017
Abeg who understands what op was trying to say??

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Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by Namzy(m): 7:07am On Aug 09, 2017
1 Website should be https to start with
2 website should be well designed with easy navigation, good grammer
3 pay on delivery option or escrow with straightforward return policy
4 good online and offline presence and customer feedback
5 competitive prices

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Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by kennykendo(m): 7:14am On Aug 09, 2017
TunnyOgunnowo:
The internet has made shopping and booking very easy. You can sit in the comfort of your room to buy or book anything. The consequence of the shopping ease is that many popular retail or eCommerce websites have been cloned. This is done in a bid to swindle unsuspecting persons of their hard earned money. If you are are not careful, you will fall for this because the fake and original websites are very similar. Notwithstanding, there are still ways you can spot the differences. Here are ways you can spot a fake eCommerce website.

The URL is suspicious
The URL of eCommerce websites is very simple and easy to remember. When the URL is complicated and different from the usual website you are familiar with, it is a red flag.

There is an obvious language barrier
Quite a number of sites have language options to cater for different markets and region. However, if there is a language barrier and you do not understand what is written, it is a cause for concern. In addition, if there are so many spelling mistakes and the translation is poor, just move on. It is probably cloned.

The brand selection makes no sense
Does a site's brand list sound more like a random mix of popular names? Counterfeit sites thrive on confusing people who want what is popular. So, be very careful.

Questionable contact information
Any serious eCommerce business will have an email in their name and not a Gmail or Hotmail account.

Unclear refund policy
For most websites, refund policies are very clear. You just call their customer care number and make a complaint that you do not want the product anymore. They will send a courier to pick up the item and your money will be refunded. If the opposite is the case, do not make purchases on that website.

The prices are too good to be true
Clearly, many people love cheap offers. However, when the offer appears too fantastic and you know the particular product can never be available at the price, it is a sign that they just want to grab your attention with the price. For example, 80% off a N50,000 product. It's too incredible to be true!

Source: http://www.absolutehearts.com/2017/08/6-ways-to-spot-fake-ecommerce-website.html

cc: lalasticlala mynd44 Fynestboi OAM4J DisGuy Slyr0x adewasco2k

jumia and konga these are sites easy to remember.
so you're saying if someone now opens an e commerce site with a simple name like richmart.com, its gonna be suspicious?

meh

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Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by Jakumo(m): 7:19am On Aug 09, 2017
Namzy:
1 Website should be https to start with
2 website should be well designed with easy navigation, good grammer
3 pay on delivery option or escrow with straightforward return policy
4 good online and offline presence and customer feedback
5 competitive prices

No forovlen Megida. Na you be grammER man. Na ya eye we dey look.

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Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by GMBuhari: 7:20am On Aug 09, 2017
Poor design, java script and co


No SSL certificate
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by Silvermoney: 7:22am On Aug 09, 2017
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Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by NarnieSnyper(m): 7:27am On Aug 09, 2017
Seriously , i don't understand what the OP is trying to spell out.

,Anyways, please can someone direct me how to build a school portal and also an e-commerce website.
Either video referral or website referral. It will help me a long way because I am about to write and defend my topic on school or e-commerce website. Thank you
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by Iamsammy(m): 7:37am On Aug 09, 2017
If its not pay on delivery, am out
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by Dollabiz: 7:46am On Aug 09, 2017
Oh
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by leksmedia: 7:57am On Aug 09, 2017
There are so many easy ways to identify fake e-commerce stores,
1. The designs are usually shabby and suspicious
2. The write up sometimes doesn't match up with the products or services
3. There are no contact info
4. compelling you to pay first before delivery even when you choose pay on delivery

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Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by webngnews: 8:00am On Aug 09, 2017
Good.shop from.china on legit sites below
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by CelestineC(m): 8:32am On Aug 09, 2017
Well said...


Additionally, some scammers do spend thousands to put up a fake site


So my advise is for everyone to trade with caution!



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Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by brightnelly(f): 9:00am On Aug 09, 2017
Fake and fraudulent e-commerce site like
deal dey.com NO POD, 3DAYS RETURN POLICY and they will always deliver your FAKE products by weekend so you won't have time to return it.... SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE

Awon oloshi dealdey!!! sad sad

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Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by coldsummer: 9:03am On Aug 09, 2017
Mtcheeeew


There are retail online shops in Germany they can't be translated yet they are very legit.


So if someone opens www. comebuyfromhere. com it is a scam because it's long? Sites with short names still scam people.



What every shopper should know which YOU have missed is the security of the site HTTPS. Or the site MUST have a padlock and it's green.




When you don't have your facts right please don't write.



I'm shocked this made FP

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Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by youngin(m): 9:26am On Aug 09, 2017
NarnieSnyper:
Seriously , i don't understand what the OP is trying to spell out.

,Anyways, please can someone direct me how to build a school portal and also an e-commerce website.
Either video referral or website referral. It will help me a long way because I am about to write and defend my topic on school or e-commerce website. Thank you

Have you tried tried github.com
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by olowobaba10: 9:28am On Aug 09, 2017
OP IS WRONG, MANY LEGITIMATE WEBSITES ARE STILL USING GMAIL,HOTMAIL,YAHOO AS THEIR CONTACT EMAILS , NOTHING IS WRONG WITH THAT.
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by kels4fun(m): 9:30am On Aug 09, 2017
NarnieSnyper:
Seriously , i don't understand what the OP is trying to spell out.

,Anyways, please can someone direct me how to build a school portal and also an e-commerce website.
Either video referral or website referral. It will help me a long way because I am about to write and defend my topic on school or e-commerce website. Thank you
Pm me
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by ebosse(m): 10:51am On Aug 09, 2017
donsheddy1:
This post is so funny. Nothing makes sense


Thought I was the only one who noticed it. Truly pathetic!
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by EMIOMOADEOYE: 11:38am On Aug 09, 2017
This is the most ridiculous, short sighted post I have seen in a while.

OP really has no clue what he is talking about.

Going by what he posted, that means that a host of shopify sites out there doing legitimate business and making cool sums are fake.

And to think this made Frontpage.

Nawa ooooo............Seun......your moderators sef.

They are living up to forum reputation.
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by Enigma1995: 4:09pm On Aug 09, 2017
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Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by NarnieSnyper(m): 7:22pm On Aug 09, 2017
kels4fun:

Pm me

Like e-mail you or what? I don't understand understand how this PM thingy works , ser
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by kels4fun(m): 9:33pm On Aug 09, 2017
NarnieSnyper:


Like e-mail you or what? I don't understand understand how this PM thingy works , ser
kelsjazzy@gmail.com
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by NarnieSnyper(m): 6:46pm On Aug 11, 2017
kels4fun:
kelsjazzy@gmail.com

Bro, seriously, I can't access the messages. I have about 5 emails but anytime I click on it, it displays nothing. How else can I 'message' you?
Re: 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Ecommerce Website by kels4fun(m): 8:56am On Aug 12, 2017
NarnieSnyper:


Bro, seriously, I can't access the messages. I have about 5 emails but anytime I click on it, it displays nothing. How else can I 'message' you?
07067759655 WhatsApp me

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