Is Corsonic Shop Fake or Real?
Why Is Corsonic Shop Fake?
Corsonic Shop is an online store that claims to be selling various types of products at throwaway prices. The first red flag is that the website does not even have any categories despite selling everything from massage chairs to inflatable spas. Overall, the site seems to be made in a hurry and looks unfinished.
The most obvious sign of a scam is the prices. The items are shown to be heavily discounted at 80% to 90%. However, the actual discounts are even higher as you can see from the screenshots below.
Corsonic Shop’s prices are almost the equivalent of giving away the items for free. A Murphy Bed that costs $1,699.99 is being advertised at $65.98.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 30th March 2021. The registrant’s details such as name and contact details have not been provided.
The registrant’s location is given as Arizona, but Corsonic is actually a Chinese website as we will see in the next section. Therefore, it is a new website that is being operated anonymously from a high-risk country.
The website footer says that it is ‘Powered by Shoplazza’. As Shoplazza is the Chinese counterpart to Shopify, this suggests that Corsonic Shop is likely to be a Chinese website
The About Us page contains the following text:
We take great pride in personalised electronics. We, like yourself, have always loved exquisite and unique products that set us apart from everyone else. As we nurture and grow as a business, we realize how lucky we are to be able to do what we love.
Established in 2018, we take pride in providing consumer electronic accessories of the highest quality at a fraction of the price. Our only goal is to satisfy you with our value-for-money innovative products, while also taking care of your wallet.
Not only is the company falsely mentioned as being established in 2018, but this text can also be found on at least 299 other websites, all of which may be scams. In fact, it is the same text used on sites in the ‘Exquisite and Unique’ Scam Network. The list of 300 sites is given at the end of the article.
An IP address analysis of these websites shows that all of them have shared or neighbouring IP addresses. This is a strong indication that they are all possibly operated by the same owners. Therefore, Corsonic Shop appears to be part of an organized network of scam webshops.
This website, called Smallbenchs, has also previously been found to be part of a network of scammy stores. There are multiple references to Smallbenchs on the site, strengthening the belief that Corsonic Shop is simply one among a gigantic collection of fake e-stores.
The PayPal account associated with the website does not even seem to be a proper business account. It is a totally random account carrying the name ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’.
Corsonic Shop does not seem to have a social media presence. There are some social media links given on the website but they are fake as they lead nowhere. However, there is a high probability that Cosonoic Shop might be advertising on Facebook using proxy pages.
There are no real contact details given on Corsonic Shop’s website. The only contact information provided is a free Gmail ID, which could be fake altogether. Therefore, it does not seem like Corsonic Shop has any form of customer support.
Reviews of Corsonic Shop are hard to find, possibly because it is a new website. I did find a post on Facebook where it has been called a fraud, but no details have been given.
I decided to dig up reviews of Smallbenchs but these were pretty difficult to find too. However, there are quite a few Facebook posts where customers have complained that they received surgical masks instead of the items they ordered. It is not a stretch to assume that Corsonic Shop may be pulling the same kind of bait-and-switch scam.
It seems quite evident that Corsonic Shop and the related 299 websites may all be scams. Many of these sites have already been found to be scams belonging to the ‘Exquisite and Unique’ Network of fake Chinese online stores.
The biggest giveaway that this site is not genuine is the prices. Everything on the website is already shown as being discounted at 80% to 90%. A new website offering such massive discounts is almost guaranteed to be a scam.
The reality is even more shocking as the high discounts mentioned on the site are lower than they actually are! Products costing hundreds of dollars are being advertised at less than $100.
The website has been registered on 30th March 2021. It is stated on the website that the company has been established in 2018 but there is no evidence of this being true.
The registrant’s location is mentioned as Arizona which is also a lie. This is because Corsonic Shop’s website has been created using Shoplazza, which is the Chinese version of Shopify. This indicates that Corsonic Shop is a Chinese website and not an American one. No address has been given either.
The website does not contain any company details. In fact, there doesn’t even seem to be any real contact information. The only way to contact them is on their Gmail address which has a high probability of being fake.
It is advisable to avoid shopping on Corsonic Shop or any of the related websites, as they all appear to be part of a Chinese Scam Network.
I strongly advise readers to exercise utmost caution if you are thinking of ordering something you saw in an ad on Facebook and Instagram. Sites like Smallbenchs spend heavily for advertising on these platforms.
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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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