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Is Huntersothebysrealty Fake or Real?
Why Is Huntersothebysrealty Fake?
Huntersothebysrealty is a website that claims to be selling TVs, laptops and other electronics worth hundreds or thousands of dollars for less than $100. ‘Too good to be true’ prices are often the most obvious sign of a scam.
In fact, your total at checkout will always be $99 no matter which item or how many items you choose. The below screenshot shows that a ‘random discount’ was applied to my cart containing five Apple Macbooks to bring the total down to $99.
The site’s URL is ‘Huntersothebysrealty.com’ which sounds like the name of a realty company and not an electronics store. The site itself contains no brand name or company name and refers to itself as ‘BestBuy Sale’. Of course, this site has no connection to the real BestBuy.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 17th August 2020 in Hebei, China. The registrant’s details such as name and contact information have not been provided. Therefore, it is a relatively new website that is being operated anonymously from a high-risk country.
The About Us page contains the following text:
providing our customers with the best quality service, tailored to your industry solutions.
to establish a transparent, automatic billing, time-saving shopping e-commerce market.
to provide cost-effective trade services, using the latest e-commerce technologies and integrating trade channels.
the buyer in the shopping process simplification. At the same time, save a lot of buyers shopping time.
Resources and e-commerce in a variety of domestic and foreign trade channels.
advanced search technology that can provide all kinds of information.
Unique mode of operation, combining traditional trading channels and Internet channels.
We have now introduced, online shopping information security encryption submitted. Support credit card payment online functionality. functionality.Any questions, please contact us!
I found that the same text can be found on at least 50 other sites. Thanks to Qti.ai’s Scami algorithm, I got a list of 47 more sites that are also using the same content. All these 97 sites are likely to be scams and are listed at the end of the article.
An IP address analysis of these sites shows that out of 80 out of 91 (87.9%) sites analyzed have shared or neighbouring IP addresses. This suggests that they may all be part of a network of scam sites operated by the same owners.
The website is using a fake timer to give customers the false impression that there is a limited time sale. The fact is that the prices never change no matter when you visit the site.
While testing the checkout process, I found that Huntersothebysrealty is using several different PayPal accounts for payment.
On pressing ‘check out’, Huntersothebysrealty redirects to a different site called vipemate.pw, which then redirects to yet another random site. The site and PayPal account change every time the page is refreshed.
No social media pages for Huntersothebysrealty could be found. However, the site has Facebook’s Pixel tracking code installed which is used for measuring the performance of Facebook ads. Therefore, it is likely that Huntersothebysrealty is being advertised on Facebook and Instagram.
The only way to contact Huntersothebysrealty is by email. The only contact information provided is the email ID ‘email@example.com’ which has been reported to be associated with a number of scam sites.
I could not find any customer reviews for Huntersothebysrealty. If you want to share your review of this site, you can do so in the comments below or on my social media pages.
It is quite obvious that Huntersothebysrealty and the 98 similar websites are extremely likely to be scam sites run by a criminal organization from China.
The prices of electronics on the site are impossibly low and the total is always cut down to $99 no matter how many items you add. The URL is the name of a realty company, there is no brand name anywhere and there is no information about the company that runs this site.
The entire content on the website is copied and the same can be found on at least 98 other websites, all of which have a high possibility of being scams.
The site contains a fake timer to create a false sense of urgency; the supposed sale never actually ends. Huntersothebysrealty redirects to various random sites for the PayPal payment and is using many different PayPal accounts.
The site has no apparent social media presence, however, there is reason to believe that Huntersothebysrealty may be running Facebook ads using proxy pages.
It is advisable to avoid shopping on Huntersothebysrealty or any of the 98 similar sites, as there is no reason to believe that they are genuine stores.
Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
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List of websites using the same content as Huntersothebysrealty
Additional websites found by Qti.ai’s Scami
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
- Report the scam site to web filtering companies.
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