Clothing & Furnishings Store
Is Merryblue Fake or Real?
Why Is Merryblue Likely Fake?
Merryblue is a website that claims to be selling skull and psychedelic themed clothing as well as furnishings. The images shown on the website do not appear to be of the actual items. They are edited images of designs superimposed onto templates. Therefore, the listings are misleading as they do not accurately represent the products.
The prices on Merryblue’s website are inflated, as the same items are 25% cheaper on other sites like eBay. This could mean that it is a dropshipping brand selling Chinese items at a markup.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 29th November 2020. The registrant’s details such as name, location and contact details have been hidden using a paid service. Therefore, it is a relatively new website that is being operated anonymously.
Even though it is clear that Merryblue did not exist before November 2020, the About Us page falsely states that it was founded in 2015. The website footer contradicts this information by saying that it was created in 2012, which is impossible.
The page also contains random text about gadgets and appliances. None of these products are sold on Merryblue’s website, showing that this text has been copied.
I found that there are at least 3 other websites that are using the same content as Merryblue. One of these sites is sunnytees.com.sg.
While testing the checkout process, I found that the PayPal account used on Merryblue’s website belongs to a company called Sunnytees Pte. Ltd. This suggests that there is a connection between sunnytees.com.sg and Merryblue.
Merryblue’s relation to SunnyTees is not favourable, as SunnyTees seems to be a suspicious website. The website has a Singapore domain but the page title says ‘SunnyTees VietNam’.
This website is also lying about its age, as it claims to be active since 2015 even though the domain name was registered only in September 2020.
Merryblue does not seem to have a social media presence.
The contact details given on Merryblue’s website include an email ID and address. There is no phone number given. The email ID was found to be working when tested. However, the address seems to be fake as it is of a residential area. Therefore, there is a high chance that Merryblue is not an American company.
I could only find three reviews of Merryblue and they have been written on TrustPilot. Two of these reviews say that Merryblue is a scam. The customers have complained about slow delivery, poor customer service and inferior quality of the items.
It seems quite likely that Merryblue might be a scam. The images shown on the website are not of the actual products and the prices are inflated compared to competitors.
Merryblue contradicts itself on the website by claiming to be active since 2012 and 2015. Both of these are clearly false as the domain name was registered only in November 2020.
The About Us page of the website also contains random text which says that the website sells gadgets and appliances, even though only clothing is sold on the site. I found that this text is copied and is being used on at least 3 other websites.
One of these websites, called SunnyTees, appears to be related to Merryblue. This is because the PayPal account used on Merryblue’s website belongs to a company called Sunnytees Pte. Ltd. The website of SunnyTees itself is highly suspicious as it falsely states that the site has been active since 2015. In reality, the domain registration data shows that it was only created around September 2020.
Merryblue provides an address of Michigan, USA. However, this seems to be a fake address as it is a residential area. This implies that Merryblue is trying to pass itself as an American company. There is some reason to believe that it is actually operated from Vietnam.
The reviews of Merryblue are mostly negative. Customers have complained about slow delivery, poor customer service and inferior quality of the products.
It is advisable to avoid shopping on Merryblue or any of the related websites, as there is a fair chance that they may be scams.
Remember: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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List of websites using the same content as Merryblue
If you have been the victim of an ecommerce scam, you can take the following steps:
- File a complaint with your bank and the payment portal to reverse the payment
- Lodge a complaint formal complaint with your country’s cybercrime police department
- 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
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