Home Decor & Fashion Accessories
Are Orsele & Sessinae Fake or Real?
Why are Orsele & Sessinae Fake?
Orsele, Sessinae & Vincial are online stores that claim to sell home decor products like switchplates, lanterns and night lights, as well as fashion accessories like hats. The products on sale are available on Etsy at double the prices. For the purpose of this review, I will only be referring to Orsele as all three the sites are identical except for the product categories.
Things got weird immediately after opening the home page. The first thing you see on the website is a banner which says ‘New Women’s Collection – Dresses’. However, the banner doesn’t link to any page and I couldn’t find a single dress for sale anywhere on the website. The image used is also a stock image that is available for free and doesn’t showcase any particular product.
The same banner is being used on at least 15 online stores, which may all be related. The list of the websites using the same banner is given below:
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 23rd April 2020. The registrant’s name and location are unknown as the information has been blocked for privacy.
The products on Orsele have been lifted from Etsy and are offered at roughly half the price.
The website has a message on top touting ‘Free Shipping and Returns on All Orders’. However, their Returns Policy page states that the customer has to bear the cost of returning the product. The Shipping policy page declares that free shipping is available for UK Mainland addresses.
Even though Orsele mentions that they deliver to locations in UK, the contact details given are of USA. An address in Omaha, Nebraska is provided which seems to be an office building. Orsele is not listed in the location which means that the address could very well be fake. The phone number given has an Alabama area code. A TrueCaller lookup of the number showed the name as ‘Fraud Scam’ and the location is given as Sylacauga, Alabama.
The social media links on Orsele’s website don’t lead to any brand pages and Orsele has no social media presence. I couldn’t find any customer reviews, probably because the website is so new.
Despite the lack of customer reviews, I am pretty sure that Orsele, Sessinae and Vincial are scams. None of the content is original as all of it has been copied from Etsy. The TrueCaller information of the phone number is a huge red flag. The claim of free return and shipping seems to be fake and the shipping policy mentions only UK even though Orsele is supposed to be based in USA.
There is a higher likelihood that Orsele, Sessinae and Vincial are scams than of them being legitimate. They seem to be fake websites designed to phish for bank and card details. It would be wise to not shop with Orsele, Sessinae or Vincial as the websites do not seem trustworthy.
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 and OnlineThreatAlerts
- 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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