Counterfeit Shoes Store
Is Muksstore Fake or Real?
Why is Muksstore Fake?
Muksstore.xyz (Muks Store) is a website that claims to sell ‘replica’ ie. counterfeit shoes copying popular brands like Nike, Adidas, Balenciaga and more. As counterfeiting is illegal, Muksstore by its very nature is a criminal business regardless of whether they deliver the goods or not. By purchasing from this or similar websites, you may be supporting terrorism and human trafficking.
A domain name lookup of muksstore.xyz shows that it was registered on 26th May 2022. The registrant’s details such as name, location and contact information have been hidden using a privacy guard. Therefore, it is a new website that is being operated anonymously from an unknown country, possibly China.
Even though it is clear that Muksstore did not exist before 2022, the website footer falsely states that the website is active since 2010. There is no proof of this being true.
The payment methods offered by Muksstore are credit card, crypto and PayPal F&F, and they offer a 21% discount on Bitcoin payments. This obviously pushes customers to make payments using Bitcoin, however, this is extremely unsafe as crypto payments cannot be reversed. PayPal F&F is unsafe too as there is no way to reverse the transaction if you get scammed.
The About Us page of Muksstore contains the following text:
Hello friends, I’m Dong, the founder of Muks Store!
Here at Muks Store we have been representatives of the apparel industry since 2004 and are proud and blessed to have established ourselves as one of the leading quality apparel suppliers on the internet today.
We do our best to pay attention to the needs and wants of our customer base, and we regularly conduct surveys to see which products people would like to see the most.
We had our humble beginnings selling on forums and we owe much of our success to these forums and most importantly to forum members and our customers. Without the forums we would not be where we are today and we are truly grateful for your support!
In the rep. community, we are known for providing the best quality athletic shoes and clothing at reasonable prices.
We are able to do this because we officially cooperate with numerous factories (OWF, PK, GQ, etc.).
Our relationships with factories are long-standing, so we are pleased to provide our friends with the best quality shoes and clothing.
But rest assured that I can get ANY other product you need and you just have to ask.
We are also the only ones who accept the return of the product within 14 days of receiving it because we are sure of the quality of our shoes and the satisfaction of our customers.
Thank you for choosing Muks Store, we can’t wait to hear from you soon!
Firstly, the content makes no sense at all because it talks as if Muksstore is a legitimate business when it is quite clearly illegal. I found that this content has been copied and the same text is being used on at least 40 other websites, all of which are likely to be scams. The list of sites is given at the end of the article.
In fact, it seems that the entire content on the website has been copied as even the Reviews page is fake. I found that the same reviews can be found on several other related websites.
As Muksstore is an illegal business, it is no surprise that there are no company details given anywhere. The contact methods provided are an email ID ‘email@example.com‘ and a UK phone number for WhatsApp support. Even though the number is registered in the UK, it is my guess that Muksstore may be operating out of China as the WhatsApp profile carries the Chinese-sounding name ‘Haisen’.
I could not find any customer reviews of Muksstore online. However, reviews of some related sites reveal that customers did not receive their orders. If you want to share your review of this website, you can do so in the comments below or on my social media pages.
It seems apparent likely that Muksstore and the 40 similar sites are illegal businesses selling counterfeits, most probably operated from China. Muksstore is being operated anonymously since May 2022 and the website’s entire content has been copied, including the reviews. The same text and reviews can be found on 40 other websites, all of which may be related scams.
Though Muksstore supposedly accepts credit card payments, they provide heavy discounts if the customers pay using crypto, thereby pushing them to engage in irreversible transactions. They also accept PayPal F&F which is just as unsafe as crypto as there is no way to obtain a refund if the order is not delivered.
As the business is illegal, no company information has been provided anywhere on the website. Customers can only contact Muksstore anonymously via email or WhatsApp. Reviews of related websites found online reveal that customers never received their orders.
It is advisable to avoid shopping on Muksstore or any of the 40 similar websites as there are high chances that you will not receive your order. Even if the order is delivered, I cannot encourage anyone to buy counterfeits as these businesses fund terrorism and human trafficking among other illegal activities.
Remember, if it’s 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
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- 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 Muksstore
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