Indian Ethnic Clothing Store
Is Peoldshop Fake or Real?
Why Is Peoldshop Fake?
Peoldshop is a website that claims to be selling Indian ethnic wear such as kurtis, salwars, lehengas as well as kitchen products. The prices on the website are too good to be true, as the cost of the products is tremendously low compared to competitors.
The website also has several hidden pages and is selling products such as electric bikes. The prices of these products are even more suspicious as the discounts are as high as 88%.
The actual discount is 98% if you consider the real price of the e-cycle. A VTUVIA 1,500 W electric cycle that costs ₹62,200 on Alibaba is supposedly being sold for ₹1,499 by Peoldshop.
These products are being advertised on Facebook and Instagram using a newly-created Facebook page. It should be noted that the page category is listed as ‘Clothing shop’ but the products being advertised are completely different. Even the page’s profile picture is unrelated to clothing.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was created on 5th April 2021. The registrant’s details such as name, location and contact details have been hidden using a paid service. Therefore, it is a new website that is being operated anonymously.
Combined with the fact that Peoldshop’s prices are too good to be real, there are strong indications that it might be a scam.
Peoldshop’s website is of extremely poor quality as it contains low-resolution images. It is also filled with misspellings and bad grammar. As we saw in the screenshots above, the images have been lifted from various websites. These are indications that Peoldshop is not an actual brand run by professionals.
The textual content on the website is not original either. The text found on the About Us page can also be found on at least 26 other websites, all of which may be scams. The list is given at the end of the article.
The page also has the following disclaimer, which has previously been found on several scam sites that were found to be running customer support scams in addition to e-commerce scams:
NOTE : Please do not share any personal information or credit / debit card number or any OTP. Our Call executives never demand for OTP or any credit debit card details.
There is a Facebook page called ‘Peoldshopcom customer care number 6291963045//6291963045’ which confirms that the disclaimer hints that Proldshop is also running a customer support scam.
At least one of these sites – saridemand.com – has a neighbouring IP address which could mean that both sites are operated by the same owners.
The website does not have a proper Terms & Conditions document either. The terms given on the site are based on a sample and do not contain any company information.
In fact, the page contains the name of a completely different website called clothmelas.com. This URL leads to a website called DreamUHome, which I am familiar with as being part of the ManyHNice Chinese scam network. This, in turn, may be related to the notorious KOKOERP scam network. What this means is that Peoldshop might actually be a Chinese website operated by known scammers.
Though Peoldshop was found to be advertising through a Facebook page, it is not listed on the website itself. In fact, none of the social media buttons given on the website work. This is another sign that Peoldshop is not a genuine brand.
There is no proper contact information provided on the website and there is not even a Contact Us page. The only thing close to real information is the email ID, in which the site name is misspelt. The ‘WhatsApp number’ provided is fake and there is no address given at all.
The only reviews I could find are comments on some YouTube videos, where the users have alleged that Peoldshop is fake. One customer has stated that they did not receive an order confirmation after making the payment.
It seems extremely likely that Peoldshop is a scam. It is a new website created in April 2021 and is being run anonymously.
Even though it is barely more than a week old, Peoldshop is claiming to sell products at 60% to 80% discounts, with the prices actually being up to 98% lower compared to competitors. New websites offering unbelievable prices are often the most obvious sign of a scam.
The website has several hidden pages. Despite portraying itself as a clothing store, the Facebook page of Peoldshop is advertising items such as electric bikes and hydraulic car jacks, that too at incredibly low prices.
The website does not seem to be professionally run. The images are of poor quality which suggests that they have been copied from other sites. The text used on the website is also full of errors and is being used by 26 other websites, all of which may be scams. At least one other site called Saridemand might be operated by the same owner as Peoldshop.
There is some reason to believe that Peoldshop might be a Chinese website trying to pass itself off as an Indian company. There appear to be some links to the ManyHNice and Kokoerp Chinese scam networks that operate fake online stores.
The only way to contact Peoldshop seems to be via email, as the site contains a fake WhatsApp number and no address. There is no company information given either. The Facebook page is also not mentioned anywhere on the website.
One customer of Peoldshop has stated that they did not receive an order confirmation after making the payment. It is advisable to avoid shopping on Peoldshop, as there are numerous signs indicating that it is not a trustworthy website.
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