Gadgets & appliances store
Is Buyluckys Fake or Real?
Why Is Buyluckys Likely Fake?
Buyluckys is a website that claims to sell various gadgets and appliances for indoor as well as outdoor use. Most of the items on the site look like unbranded Chinese products.
The source code of the website shows that it has been created using Shoplazza, which is the Chinese version of Shopify. Therefore, Buyluckys is seemingly a Chinese website.
The prices are remarkably lower compared to other websites. ‘Too good to be true’ prices are often the most obvious sign of a scam.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 12th April 2021. The registrant’s details such as name, location and contact information have been hidden using a paid service. Therefore, it is a new website that is being operated anonymously from a high-risk country.
The website’s quality is extremely pathetic and no self-respecting brand would create such a shoddy website. The images are low-quality which makes me believe that they have been lifted from other websites.
The text content is copied too. The About Us page contains the following text:
Welcome to Buyluckys.
We are an online store dedicated to bringing you the best deals on various products. With high-quality service and longstanding commitment to our customers,Maidenslim.continues to grow while setting new goals on providing a huge selection of the very best products, prompt shipping and exceptional customer service.
We are passionate about making it easier and pleasant for customers to shop online. We hope you will find your favorite products and to see you as our returning customer.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us: email@example.com Thanks for visiting.
This content has been lifted directly from an online course containing page templates for Shopify.
The same page also contains the name of completely different websites called Maidenslim and Forcarehome. This is the first hint that Buylucks is not a genuine brand, but a scam website belonging to a Chinese network of fake websites.
There are at least 235 other websites using the same content, all of which may be scams.
An IP address analysis of these sites reveals that 222 out of 232 (95.7%) websites analyzed have shared or neighbouring IP addresses. Buyluckys itself shares an IP address with 27 other websites, including Maidenslim. Therefore, it seems extremely likely that all these websites are operated by the same owners.
While testing the checkout process, I found that the PayPal account associated with the website has the random name ‘Fonsany’. This is probably another website in the scam network.
Though there are no social media pages mentioned on the website, I found that Buyluckys has 9 separate Facebook pages, all of which have been created around the same time. One of these pages is also being used to run 75+ ads on Facebook and Instagram.
The page information provides more evidence that Buylucks is a Chinese site, as a majority of the page admins are from China. Hong Kong and Taiwan are also among the page managers’ locations.
There are absolutely no company details given on the website. No company name, location or address has been provided. The only contact information on the website is the email ID ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’.
No reviews for Buylucks could be found, probably because it is a new website. However, I did find a number of reviews for Forcarehome on multiple platforms, all of which are negative.
Customers have complained that they were bait-and-switched. They received cheap dollar-store trinkets instead of what they ordered and they have also mentioned that customer support is non-existent.
One of the products mentioned in the reviews is a composter, which is something Buyluckys is advertising too.
It is quite obvious that Buyluckys and the related 236 websites may all be scams. Buyluckys’ website has been created in April 2021 using Shoplazza, which is the Chinese version of Shopify. Also, the prices are simply too good to be true.
A new website operated from a high-risk country offering products at unbelievable prices sounds like the perfect recipe for a scam.
All the content on the website looks like it has been copied. The text has been lifted from a template provided in an online course and is also being used on 235 other websites, all of which are likely to be scams.
Almost all these websites have shared or neighbouring IP addresses. The names of some of them are also mentioned on Buyluckys’ website, confirming that they are indeed related. This means that the sites are part of an organized network of scams originating from China.
There are no social media links provided on the website. However, Buyluckys has at least 9 different Facebook pages, all created around the same time. This is not normal behaviour for any type of brand. The page information also shows that it is being operated from China. One of these pages is running 75+ ads on Facebook and Instagram.
There are no company details or contact information given anywhere on the site. The only way to contact Buyluckys is via email and the email ID is of a completely different site called Forcarehome. Customers have said that they never received responses to emails they sent.
No reviews for Buyluckys were available. However, there are several reviews for Forcarehome and none of them are positive. Customers received items such as worthless jewellery or wristwatches instead of the products that were advertised.
It is advisable to avoid shopping on Buyluckys or any of the 236 related websites, as they do not seem to be genuine stores.
Remember: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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If you have been the victim of an ecommerce scam, you can take the following steps:
- Lodge a cybercrime complaint online or with the local police office
- File a complaint with the payment portal and ask whether the payment can be reversed
- Leave a negative review on review portals such as Scamadviser, TrustPilot, OnlineThreatAlerts and SiteJabber
- Give a low rating to the website on Web of Trust. You can also install their extension for the same
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