Is Jkoong Fake or Real?
Why Is Jkoong Fake?
Jkoong is a website that claims to be selling various gadgets and tools at low prices. The website is of low quality and gives off the stench of a Chinese scam right from the get-go. Firstly, the site refers to itself as ‘Ginkeoo’ everywhere but the URL of the site has changed multiple times from ginkeo.com to neuckt.com and now jkoong.com. The site is most likely of Chinese origin as it has been created using the Shoplazza platform.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that the domain name neuckt.com was registered on 12th August 2021 and the domain name jkoong.com was registered on 20th August 2021. The location for both domains is given as Guang Dong, China and other information such as name and contact details have not been provided. Therefore, it is a new website that uses multiple domain names operated from a high-risk country.
The products being sold on the website are not original. They seem to be unbranded Chinese products that can be found at much cheaper prices on AliExpress. Therefore, it appears that Jkoong is selling items at inflated prices with fake discounts.
The About Us page contains the following text:
At ginkeoo.com we love every passion and interest on earth because it is an indication of your UNIQUENESS. And to spread exactly that … is our core vision:
To help you express yourself. To support you at ginkeoo.com.
Knowing that you want all kinds of custom products, we have provided you with highly professional suppliers and production houses that we are in close contact with on a daily basis and that we review to ensure that they meet our intensive selection process.
No matter where you are, who you are and what you are passionate about, we want to be able to offer you bespoke products to express yourself with … so that you can express who you really are!
That is why you will find an individual collection on melconeg.com for every profession, every hobby, every sport, every passion or anything you can imagine.
Whatever you’re looking for, we plan to have it here for you. If this is not the case, contact us and let us know so that we can negotiate or produce the best offer for you in the shortest possible time. We are and would like to be there for YOU for a lifetime.
Whatever you need, it’s right here on ginkeoo.com
Firstly, the content repeatedly references Ginkeoo even though the website URL was Neuckt and is now Jkoong. This hints that Jkoong is not a genuine and professional business. More importantly, the content is the same as the text used by sites in the Uniqueness Scam Network which I have warned about several times in the past.
I found that there are at least 32 websites using the same text. Qti.Ai’s Scami revealed that there are at least 68 additional sites using this text too, all of which are likely to be scams. The full list of sites is given at the end of the article.
Jkoong proudly boasts of a ’30 Day Money Back Guarantee’ but it is not wise to rely on this promise. Sites in the Uniqueness Scam Network are notorious for bait-and-switching customers and then offering partial refunds to those to complain.
While testing the checkout process, I found that the PayPal account associated with the website is a Chinese account named ‘深圳市小拳拳电子商务有限公司’ which translates to ‘Shenzhen Xiaoquanquan Electronic Commerce Co., Ltd.’ This company name is not mentioned anywhere on the website.
Even though it is abundantly evident that Jkoong is a Chinese-run website, the owners of the site are trying to create a false impression that Jkoong is based in the UK. The Terms of Service document is entire fake as it wrongly states that the site has been created in Shopify, when in reality it uses China’s Shoplazza.
The page also provides the below information of a UK-based company. The email ID of a different website named ‘Xggec’ has also been mentioned. Strangely, the information on the actual website has been formatted as an image, most probably to hide from search engines.
Company Address: Hymax Company Limited
344-354 Grays Inn Road, London, Greater London, England, WC1X 8BP (This is not a returning address)
Company Number: 12560187
Upon checking the company information of Hymax Company Limited, I found that it is likely to be a shell incorporation created to process overseas payments. The data shows that it is a new company created in April 2020 owned by a Chinese national.
Even though there are no social media pages listed on the website, it was brought to my attention through the Facebook group FB Ad Scambusters! that Jkoong aka Neuckt is advertising on Facebook. The page was created on 18th August 2021 and has just 1 like.
The following contact information has been given in the footer of the website:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7405 7686
The email ID is the same as that listed in the fake Terms and Conditions document. It is absurd that the email ID of a different domain is being used for customer support, especially because The domain xqqex.com does not host any website. The phone number is fake as it does not exist.
I could not find any customer reviews for Jkoong aka Neuckt aka Ginkeoo, which is not surprising considering that it was created in August 2021. If you want to share your review of this site, you can do so in the comments below or on my social media pages.
Going by past reviews of sites in the Uniqueness Scam Network, it is likely that customers will be bait-and-switched with disappointing versions of what they ordered. Common complaints with these sites include false advertising, late or no delivery, poor customer service and refusal to provide refunds.
It is incredibly likely that Jkoong aka Neuckt and the 105 similar sites are all likely to be scams operated by the Uniqueness Scam Network from China.
Jkoong aka Neuckt is a new site created anonymously from China in August 2021. The website uses the wrong name ‘Ginkeoo’ which does not match its multiple URLs (which itself is weird). The items being sold are unbranded Chinese goods that can be bought for cheaper on AliExpress. With help from Qti.ai’s Scami, I found that there are nearly 110 websites that have the same content as Jkoong.
There are several signs suggesting that Jkoong is a Chinese operation, such as the domain registration data, use of the Shoplazza platform and a Chinese PayPal account being used for payments. Despite this, the website false claims that Jkoong is based in the UK and the information of a company named Hymax Company Limited has been provided. Hymax is likely to be a shell incorporation as it is owned by a Chinese national.
Jkoong was found to be advertising on Facebook and Instagram using a Facebook page called ‘Neuckt’ with 1 like. No reviews for Noberti could be found online. However, websites in the Uniqueness Scam Network are infamous for pulling bait-and-switch scams and then refusing refunds. It is advisable to avoid shopping on Jkoong aka Neuckt or any of the 100+ similar websites as the odds of them being trustworthy are close to zero.
If you think that you have been scammed by any of these sites, you can contact PayPal or your bank for a full refund. Don’t accept a partial refund citing that the product is not what you ordered and refuse to ship the items back as you didn’t know it would be shipped from China.
Remember: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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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
- Report the scam site to web filtering companies.
List of websites using the same content as Jkoong
Additional websites found by Qti.ai’s Scami
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