Online Indian Ethnic Wear Store
Is Kurtiset Fake or Real?
Why Is Kurtiset Fake?
Kurtiset is a website that claims to be selling various types of Indian ethnic wear such as Kurtis, Kurta sets as well as shoes and gowns. The website is poorly-made as it has very little content and low-quality images of inconsistent sizes. The store is also offering items at discounts of more than 85%, which seems too good too be true.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 26th September 2020. The registrant’s details such as name, location and contact details have been hidden for privacy. This means that the website is being operated anonymously.
The images on the website seem to be copied from various websites. For example, one of the banners images has been copied from Nykaa Fashion. Therefore, the content on the website is clearly not original.
Further research reveals that the product images are also stolen from legitimate stores such as Cilory. The prices on Kurtiset are much below the original prices of the products, which is a suspicious sign.
The Terms & Conditions page of the website also opens with a strange line (in broken English) about not sharing your Debit Card & Bank Details with Kurtiset. I was not able to understand what the purpose of this disclaimer is, other than that it might possibly be an excuse to carry out a scam.
The contact details given on the website are an email ID and address. No phone number has been provided. The email ID is a free Gmail ID and not an official email address. This makes Kurtiset look like an unprofessional low-budget operation. The address provided is of a building called ‘Shiv Residency’ in Navsari, Gujarat. I could not verify whether this is a real address as there is no information on Google Maps about such a building or store.
No reviews for Kurtiset are available online, but it is not surprising considering it is a new website.
There is an extremely high likelihood that Kurtiset is a scam. The website looks like a low-budget operation and does not seem to be run by professionals. The images have been copied from various genuine websites such as Nykaa and Cilory. The prices are too good to be true, with more than 85% discounts being offered. The only way to contact the company is via a Gmail ID. The company does not have an official email ID or phone number.
The Refunds Policy on the website is fake and there is an odd disclaimer on the Terms & Conditions page that Kurtiset does not ask for card or bank details, even though they offer card and netbanking payments on the website. There are no customer reviews available as it is a new website. It is advisable to avoid shopping on Kurtiset, as there are several signs that it may be an e-commerce scam.
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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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