Is Cglmn Fake or Real?
Why Is Cglmn Fake?
Cglmn aka Lowest Discount Mall is a website that claims to be selling Sky-watcher telescopes worth hundreds of dollars for just $89.
The About Us page contains the following text:
We are a foreign trade export company.
Due to the impact of the global epidemic, the company is facing bankruptcy.
The rents for shops and warehouses are about to expire.
In order to clear the inventory as soon as possible, all products are sold at $89.
They are used to pay rent and employee salaries to avoid high compensation and unnecessary legal issues.
Many people worry that this is a scam, but please rest assured that we support PayPal payment.
If you receive a fake product, you can choose to refund on PayPal.
Your funds will be safely returned to you.
If you like it, please place an order as soon as possible, because the sale is about to end.
The bogus reason given for this is that the company is going out of business and needs to clear its stock. However, the site has been active since September 2020 and the ‘last day’ clearance sale has not ended in almost a year.
The site’s URL is a random jumble of letters and there is no brand name or company name mentioned anywhere on the site. This is never a good sign and pretty much guarantees a scam.
The site’s robots.txt file also prevents search engines from crawling it, which is not something any genuine brand would want as it means less visibility. This is also a sign that Cglmn is probably one among a huge network of scam websites operated by the same owners.
A domain name lookup of the site shows that it was registered on 11th September 2020 in Singapore. The location is likely to be a lie and I will explain the reason for this later in the article.
The site also has a fake timer showing that the ‘special offer’ will end in less than a day. This is clearly a ploy to create a false sense of urgency so that customers check out in a hurry.
While testing the checkout process, I found that Cglmn redirects to PayPal through a Chinese site called zzyccij.pw. Therefore, payments are being made to Zzyccij and not Cglmn. This also indicates that Cglmn is probably a Chinese scam site and not a business operating from Singapore.
The name of the PayPal account is also a gibberish email ID firstname.lastname@example.org and is clearly not an official account.
Cglmn does not have any social media presence and I could not find any customer reviews either. If you want to share your review of this site, you can do so in the comments below or on my social media pages.
The only way to contact Cglmn is through a contact form which is probably fake. No email ID, phone number or address has been provided anywhere on the website.
It seems quite obvious that Cglmn is a scam site, possibly operated by a Chinese scam network. The site has a nonsensical name and is simply called ‘Lowest Discount Mall’.
The prices on the website simply cannot be real as they are listing various models of Sky-watcher telescopes worth hundreds of dollars for just $89.
The site’s ‘last day’ clearance sale never ends and has been going on since September 2020. The site also has a fake timer showing that the sale will end in less than a day. This only exists to make customers hastily check out.
The site doesn’t even have its own PayPal account and redirects to a random Chinese site for payments. The site has no company information or contact details. The only way to contact them is by using a form that is likely to be fake.
Cglmn has no social media pages and no reviews for it could be found either. It is advisable to avoid shopping on Cglmn is as there is no reason to believe that it is a genuine store.
Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
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- 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
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- Report the scam site to web filtering companies.
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