Is Shopyok Fake or Real?
Why is Shopyok Fake?
Shopyok is an online boutique selling clothing and footwear resembling those sold by the brand Elodie K. Shopyok mentions Elodie K by name on the website and makes no allusions that the products are not genuine Elodie K merchandise.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that the domain was registered on 4th April 2020. No information about the owner of the website is available as it has been blocked for privacy.
The clothing sold on Shopyok is identical to the items available on the official Elodie K online shop. The images have been directly lifted from Elodie K but the prices on Shopyok are about a fourth of the original.
There are contact details provided to get in touch with Shopyok. However, they don’t seem to check out. An email ID, phone number and address are provided along with the name Georgette Airey. A lookup of the number on TrueCaller shows that it belongs to a Janet McGrew in Salina, Kansas. However, the address provided is of a condo home in Oregon.
Shopyok does not have any social media presence. There are only a few customer reviews available on OnlineThreatAlerts, all of which are negative. All the reviewers claim that they received tracking numbers that weren’t for their orders at all.
All the signs indicate that Shopyok is a scam. The contact details are inconsistent, there is no social media presence, the images are plagiarized and the prices are too low to be legitimate.
At first, I had a doubt that they are selling counterfeit products, but the reviews suggest that they don’t send across any products at all. It would be wise to not shop with Shopyok as it is not a trustworthy website.
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, OnlineThreatAlerts and SiteJabber
- 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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