Online Women’s Clothing Store
Is FrenzzCollection Fake or Real?
Why Is FrenzzCollection Fake?
FrenzzCollection is a website that claims to sell ethnic Indian women’s clothing such as Lehenga Cholis, Kurtis, Chappals and more. Even though the store is called FrenzzCollection, it is operating under the odd URL of SoggyCollection.com.
Upon some investigation, I found that the same website is also operated under the URL frenzzcollection.com. There also seems to be a related website called bigdeals4u.com that is using the same images.
Overall, the website is of extremely poor quality as it contains low-resolution images and textual errors. For example, ‘Ladies Chappal’ is spelt as ‘Ledis Chappal’. The main menu is also repeated three times in the footer. This shows that the website is low-budget and not created by professionals.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 29th October 2020 in Gujarat, India. Other details such as the registrant’s name and contact details have not been provided.
FrenzzCollection is selling items at ₹499, supposedly after discounts of 60%-80%. I found that the images used on the website are stolen from a website called Palkhi Fashion, which is a designer Indian-wear store based in Houston, Texas. The prices of their items are around $100 – $300 (~₹7,400 – ₹22,300), which means that FrenzzCollection is actually giving discounts upwards of 95%. Such too-good-to-be-true prices are often the most obvious sign of a scam.
Even though the domain name has only been registered in October 2020, the website footer states that it is operating since 2019. This is clearly a lie.
FrenzzCollection does not seem to have a social media presence. There are social media icons given in the website footer, but these are fake as they lead nowhere.
The contact details provided on the website are an email ID and address. The email ID is a free Gmail ID and not an official one. The address given is incomplete and the location is given as Madhya Pradesh. This seems to be a lie as the domain has been registered in Gujarat. The contact section also contains the text ‘whatsapp us’ but no phone number has been given. Therefore, the only way to contact FrenzzCollection is by email.
I could not find any reviews of FrenzzCollection, which is not surprising considering it is a new website. However, I found two ‘complaints’ on different websites that carry the same message. There are two phone numbers given which are supposedly of Frenzzcollection’s ‘support team’. The username is Brittany Pants, which is the name of a scam website that I have already written about. The numbers are of West Bengal and are marked as spam and scam on TrueCaller. There is no way to tell whether this scammer has any connection to FrenzzCollection.
The domain name has been registered in October 2020 in Gujarat. However, the website footer claims that it is active since 2019 and the address provided is of a location in Madhya Pradesh. Therefore, the website’s age and the company’s address both seem to be lies. The email ID used is a free Gmail ID and not an official one, which lowers the company’s credibility.
The social media icons on the website are dummies as they do not lead to any profile pages. FrenzzCollection may be related to other scams called Brittany Pants and BigDeals4U. It is advisable to avoid shopping on FrenzzCollection as it does not seem to be a genuine store.
To read about other fake e-commerce stores, click here.
After publishing this article, Palkhi Fashion got in touch with me. They shared a list of websites using images copied from their website which is given below:
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 Scamadviser, 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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