Online Alcohol Store
Is Ceperso Fake or Real?
Why is Ceperso Fake?
Ceperso is a website that claims to be selling premium alcohol at low prices. Not only are the prices on the website suspiciously low in most cases, but many of the products they have on offer also seem to be sold out online. An unknown store selling hard-to-get products at cheap prices is almost guaranteed to be a scam.
As if the prices didn’t make it apparent that Ceperso might be a scam, the fact that they have “New Year Amazing Deals” in the middle of May certainly does. The logo of the website is also generic and says “On Wine” instead of “Ceperso”.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 28th August 2021 in Fujian, China. Other information such as name and contact details have not been provided. Therefore, Ceperso is a new website operated anonymously from a high-risk country.
Ceperso’s is lazily made and does not even contain an About Us page. However, the Contact Us page contains the following text:
We are committed to providing the best products and friendliest customer service. If you should have any questions about ordering or a question about any of our great products, please feel free to contact us with the information provided below.
I found that the same content can be found on at least 224 other websites. The full list of sites is given at the end of the article. A few of these sites also have DMCA copyright complaints against them for using stolen images to promote counterfeit goods.
Though the product pages declare that PayPal is accepted on this site, this was not the case when I checked as only credit card payments were being accepted. It is a concerning sign when a website incorrectly lists the accepted payment methods.
The Contact Us page provides what is probably the biggest clue about Ceperso being a scam. Firstly, a USA address is given even though it is obvious that the site is run from China. Additionally, the address given is completely fake as no such location exists. The phone number is missing too. This clearly shows that Ceperso is not a professionally-run operation.
Ceperso does not have any presence on social media and there are no real company details given anywhere on the website. The Contact Us page of the website only contains the email ID ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. Therefore, the only way to get in touch with Ceperso is via email and there is a chance they may not even reply.
Along with the fake USA address, the Terms & Conditions page also falsely states that Ceperso operates as per the laws of the USA.
I could only find a single customer review for Ceperso on ScamAdviser which states that it is a scam. The reviewer has also mentioned paying through PayPal, which is not long possible on the website. This could be due to PayPal suspending the account for abuse. If you want to share your review of this site, you can do so in the comments below or on my social media pages.
It is apparent that Ceperso and the 224 similar sites are all likely to be scams operated by Chinese scammers.
Ceperso is a new site created anonymously from China in August 2021. The site is using images of sold-out alcoholic products stolen from other sites and advertising them at low prices. The domain registration information of Ceperso clearly shows that it is a Chinese operation. Despite this, the website falsely claims that Ceperso is located in the USA.
Ceperso’s website is full of red flags and more signs point to it being a scam than a legitimate business. The sole review alleges that it is a scam as the customer was billed for a completely different product. It is advisable to avoid shopping on Ceperso or any of the nearly 224 similar websites as they are likely to steal your money.
If you think that you have been scammed by any of these sites, you can contact PayPal or your bank for a full refund. Don’t accept a partial refund citing that the product is not what you ordered and refuse to ship the items back to China as the merchant claims to be located in the USA.
Remember, if it’s 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
- Report the scam site to web filtering companies.
List of websites using the same content as Ceperso
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