Electronics and Appliances Store
Is Globalbagbox Fake or Real?
Why Is Globalbagbox Fake?
Globalbagbox is a Shopify store that claims to be selling electronics and appliances at extremely low prices. The images on the website are of low-quality which suggests that they have been copied from other sites.
The prices on the site are the most suspicious part. The discounts are as high as 65% to 70%. Massive discounts by unknown stores are often the most obvious sign of a scam.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 15th January 2021 in Rajasthan, India. The registrant’s details such as name and contact details have not been provided. Therefore, it is a new website that is being operated anonymously from a high-risk country.
Website data gathered by Scamadviser shows that the website title is ‘American Express’ and random keywords related to healthcare, especially lice control, have been included in the metadata. This suggests that Globalbagbox is not a professionally-run operation.
Further proof that the website is of poor quality comes in the form of copied text. The content used on the About Us page is being used by at least two other websites, one of which seems to be the original source while the other is likely to be a scam. Therefore, the text on Globalbagbox’s website is obviously copied.
The Terms & Conditions page of the website contains the email IDs of a completely different domain called quenchbox.com. These email IDs were previously used on another Shopify store called quinchbox.com which no longer exists.
The social media links given on Globalbagbox’s website are fake. They lead to the pages of a brand called Hello Naturals ClearLice. This ties in with Globalbagbox’s metadata including keywords about healthcare and lice.
Interestingly, Hello Naturals’ website uses the same template as Globalbagbox too. Therefore, it is my guess that the owners of Globalbagbox create websites for brands as a daytime profession and have simply re-purposed one of their work projects.
Though the social media links given on the site itself are fake, I found that Globalbagbox does have a Facebook page. It is a new page created in March 2021 with just 3 followers. This suggests that Globalbagbox is not a genuine brand.
The Facebook page also contains several comments from customers saying that they never received an order confirmation, much less their orders.
The contact details provided by Globalbagbox all seem to be fake. The website includes an American phone number and address. These are quite clearly fake as we know that Globalbagbox’s domain name has been registered in India. However, I still tried to verify their authenticity in the interest of fairness.
The email ID is completely fake as it was found to be invalid when tested. The phone number is a virtual number that can be operated from anywhere in the world, if it works at all.
The Los Angeles address provided is completely fake as ‘4532 Maie Ave’ does not seem to be a real place. The same address is also being used by two other websites. My hunch is that it is a generic address included in Shopify’s website design template.
Using the contact form on the site, I sent an email containing abuses in Hindi which is the predominant language used in India. Funnily enough, I received a reply from the email ID firstname.lastname@example.org containing a long line of abuses in Hindi.
This might strongly suggest that Globalbagbox is run from India and not Los Angeles. The fact that the reply came from a Gmail ID also further demonstrates that the email ID given on the site is fake.
No customer reviews for Globalbagbox could be found on sites like Scamadviser and TrustPilot.
It is quite obvious that Globalbagbox is a scam. It claims to be an American company, but the domain name has been registered in January 2021 in Rajasthan, India.
The prices on the site are simply too good to be true as the discounts on branded products are as high as 65% to 70%. A new website created in a high-risk country offering enormous discounts sounds like the perfect recipe for an ecommerce scam.
All the content, including images and text, seems to be copied from various websites. The About Us page content and address are copied from other sites. The Terms & Conditions page contains email IDs of a completely different website as well. These are signs that Globalbagbox is not a genuine brand run by professionals.
The social media links on the website are fake as they lead to the pages of a brand called Hello Naturals ClearLice. However, this brand’s website is also a Shopify store using the same design template as Globalbagbox and also contains the same metadata. Therefore, Globalbagbox’s website is simply a re-purposed version of Hello Natural’s website and both may have been created by the same person or people.
Globalbagbox does have its own Facebook page which was created in March 2021 and has just 3 followers. This signals, once again, that it is probably not a genuine brand. There are several comments on the page from customers who have stated that they never received their orders or even an order confirmation.
The contact details provided on the website all appear to be fake. The email ID given does not exist, the phone number is a virtual number and the same address is given on two other websites. It also does not seem to be a real location.
Since I knew that Globalbagbox is registered in India, I sent email containing abuses in Hindi via the contact form. Hilariously, I received a reply from a Gmail ID (email@example.com) containing a long strong of abuses in Hindi. This is a strong indication that Globalbagbox is indeed an Indian website and not an American brand.
It is advisable to avoid shopping on Globalbagbox as there are numerous signs suggesting that it is a fake online store.
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