Women’s Indian Ethnic wear Online Store
Is FabZara Fake or Real?
Why Is FabZara Fake?
FabZara.in is a website that claims to be an online store selling women’s Indian ethnic wear such as lehenga-cholis, sarees, kurtis and more. The website is a Shopify store that is poorly made. There are spelling errors all over the website, including the main banner. The images used on the home page have been lifted from Sabyasachi’s 2019 Winter Bridal Collection. Even the logo is not original, as it is actually the logo of Fab News.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 7th July 2020 in Gujarat, India. The registrant’s name and location have not been provided.
The products on FabZara are not original. Images and descriptions have been copied directly from various other online stores. The website claims to have products on sale for 80% off, but a comparison of the prices with other websites shows that the prices are up to 98% lower. Such too-good-to-be-true deals are one of the most obvious signs of a scam.
The contact details provided by FabZara include an email ID, phone number and address. The email ID has been created using a free service (Gmail) which shows that FabZara is a low-budget operation.
The address given is not proper as it is incomplete and misspelled. It also seems to be completely fake as there does not seem to be any Elephanta Market in Vapi. In the Terms and Conditions page, the company’s location is mentioned as Surat, Gujarat but no address has been given.
The phone number provided has 2,194 spam reports against it on TrueCaller and the name is displayed as Sohel Khan. This name is not mentioned anywhere on the website. Also, the location is shown as Punjab and not Gujarat.
I could find only one user review for FabZara which was on Quora. The user has complained that money was deducted from their account but they were not given any tracking number for the shipment. Customer service is also unresponsive. FabZara also has 3 negative votes against it on Scamadviser.
It seems quite clear that FabZara is a scam. The website is of extremely low-quality. There are numerous errors in the content and the logo of FabZara actually belongs to Fab News. The images on the home page have been copied from Sabyasachi’s 2019 Winter Bridal Collection. The product images and descriptions have been copied from other websites and the prices seem to be fake, as they are up to 98% lower than other stores.
The contact details seem to be fake, as the address is not real and the phone number is being operated from Punjab instead of Gujarat. A customer who has placed an order at FabZara has complained that they never received a tracking number for their order and customer service is not responding. It is advisable to avoid shopping at FabZara as it has all the signs of a scam.
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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