Copycat of Odds Concept (oddsconcept.com)
Is Oddsconcepts Fake or Real?
Why is Oddsconcepts Fake?
Oddsconcepts.com is a website that claims to be selling women’s clothing at low prices. The website is an obvious scam as the images have been stolen from the website of a boutique in Miami, Florida named Odds Concept (oddsconcept.com). I reached out to the original Odds Concept via Facebook and received confirmation that their images have been plagiarized. The clothes sold by Odds Concept are original designs and produced in limited quantities.
The prices on the copycat site Oddsconcepts (with an S at the end) are a fraction of the originals, indicating that they may be selling counterfeits if the website is not an outright scam.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that oddsconcepts.com was registered on 16th July 2022 from China. Therefore, Oddsconcepts is a new website being run from a high-risk country.
Even though it is clear that Oddsconcepts is a Chinese website, the Terms & Conditions document provides a fake California address. The address is obviously fake as no such location exists. This also clearly indicates that Oddsconcepts is a scam as the entire T&C is fake.
Oddsconcepts.com does not seem to have any original content, as even the About Us page has been completely copied from White Stuff‘s website.
While testing the checkout process, I found that Oddsconcepts has limited the number of items per purchase to 2. An error is shown when more than 2 items are added to the cart. A new and unknown website actively discouraging customers from buying more is incredibly strange. It is likely to be a tactic to avoid fraud detection by credit card companies.
It is also noteworthy that the website claims to offer PayPal for payments but only credit cards are accepted when you try to make a purchase. The card details have to be entered on the website itself instead of a secure payment gateway, which raises doubts that Oddsconcepts may be phishing for card details. The fact that they are offering ‘random discounts’ for Mastercard users on top of the ridiculously high discounts adds to the suspicion.
Unlike the genuine Odds Concept store, Oddsconcepts does not have a social media presence. The Contact Us page has no contact information such as an email ID or phone number. The fake California address from the T&C page has been repeated here.
I could not find any customer reviews for Oddsconcepts. 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 is apparent that Oddsconcepts is extremely likely to be a scam operated by Chinese cybercrime networks trying to steal credit card details. The website has stolen images from the website of a genuine boutique called Odds Concept located in Miami.
Oddsconcepts is a new site created from China in July 2022. The website owners are lying that the website is operated from California and have provided a fake address to mislead shoppers. In fact, all the content on the website is copied from various websites. It is possible that the site is selling counterfeits as the prices are too low but there is a high probability that the site is designed to steal credit card details. The website has absolutely no information about the company which owns the site.
It is advisable to avoid shopping on Oddsconcepts as it seems to be copying a genuine business with the intent of phishing for the credit card details of customers.
If you think that you have been scammed by Oddsconcepts, you can contact your card provider for a chargeback. Don’t accept a partial refund citing that the product is not what you ordered and refuse to ship the items back to China as the merchant claims to be located in the USA.
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.
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