Online clothing store
Is Comfyrs Fake or Real?
Why Is Comfyrs Fake?
Comfyrs is a website which claims to sell women’s clothing such as tops, bottoms, dresses, skirts, shoes and more. The images on the website are low-quality and look like they have been lifted from other sources. A Google image search showed that the same designs are being sold on several other websites.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 9th April 2020. The registrant’s information such as name and location have been hidden for privacy.
The About Us page of Comfyrs contains the following text:
‘Comfyrs.com is a very nice company which stand on the cutting edge of the field. We are dedicated to sourcing and offering the coolest gadgets’.
Firstly, the text is talking about gadgets even though comfyrs is a clothing store. This clearly shows that the text has been copied.
Secondly, the About Us page mentions the company name as ‘Starlink Technology Co., Limited’ along with an address in Wanchai, China. This same information is being used by more than 120 other online stores, including websites and Facebook pages. 76 out of 106 websites have shared IP addresses, which means that they are operated by the same owner and are possibly part of a network of scams. The complete list of stores is given at the end of the article.
The returns page has a different address of Guangdong Province, China that has been listed on several websites as being connected to suspected scams. There is a phone number provided that has no information available on TrueCaller and might be fake.
When I went through the checkout process to know whether there are any signs of phishing, I found that the PayPal address belongs to the company Shopping Technology Co., Limited, which has several complaints against it for being a scam. Starlink Technology and Shopping Technology seem to be the same company.
The Contact Us page provides an email ID, but it was found to be non-working when tested using MailTester.
There are no social media pages listed on the website, but I did find a Facebook page for Comfyrs. The page admins are listed as being from Macau and Taiwan and the page is aggressively advertising on Facebook.
Despite being a new website, there are several reviews for Comfyrs on TrustPilot, presumably because they spend a lot for advertising on social media. It is rated as Bad with an overall rating of 1.3/5 based on 70 reviews. The customers have complained about the long waiting times, low quality of products, missing items and the company’s refusal to provide refunds.
It seems quite clear that Comfyrs and its 110+ related stores are scams. The images seem to be lifted from other websites. The company information seems to be fake. Evidence suggests that the company behind these websites, Starlink Technology Co. Ltd. is the same as Shopping Technology Co. Ltd. that has several complaints against it.
Customers have given overwhelmingly negative ratings to Comfyrs, stating the long delivery times, sub-par products which did not meet their expectations, missing products and poor customer service. Though some reviewers have claimed that they were able to contact the company by email, I found that the email ID provided does not work. The phone number provided also seems to be fake.
Due to the above reasons, it is advisable to avoid shopping on Comfyrs and all the related websites. You can also report the Facebook ads by visiting this link and selecting Report Ad -> It’s misleading or a scam.
List of online stores using the same content and address as Comfyrs:
- 2ubest | Facebook
- Dreamy Wig | Facebook
- Greemai | Facebook
- The deal of the day | Facebook
- Vorechic.com | Facebook
- Yolemy | Facebook
Remember: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you have been the victim of an ecommerce scam, you can take the following steps:
- Lodge a complaint at the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal
- File a complaint with the payment portal and ask whether the payment can be reversed.
- File a complaint with the Consumer Complaints Forum
- Leave a negative review on review portals such as ScamAdvisor, TrustPilot, OnlineThreatAlerts and SiteJabber
- Report the website to Google using the Suspicious Site Reporter extension for Chrome
- Give a low rating to the website on Web of Trust. You can also install their extension for the same.
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