Is Sunnyfine Fake or Real?
Why is Sunnyfine Fake?
Sunnyfine is a website that claims to be selling consumer electronics at low prices. The website is of poor quality and shows signs of being a Chinese scam right from the start. The home page still displays a “New Year’s Sale 2022” banner at the end of April.
The prices of the products are simply too good to be true, which is often the most obvious sign of a scam. Take the below example of an 8 Terabyte External SSD Drive being sold on Sunnyfine for $69.98. A similar product on competing websites costs upwards of $1,600. This hints that Sunnyfine is likely to be selling low-quality or counterfeits goods, despite their weak assurance that they don’t.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 24th January 2022 in Guang dong, China. Other information such as name and contact details have not been provided. Therefore, Sunnyfine is a new website operated anonymously from a high-risk country.
The About Us page contains the following text:
At sunnyfine.com we love every passion and interest on Earth because it is a reference to your UNIQUENESS. And to spread exactly that…is our core vision:
To help you Express Yourself. To support you at sunnyfine.com.
Since we know you want all sorts of custom products, we got you covered with highly professional suppliers and production houses that we keep in close contact with and vet daily so that they fulfill our intense selection process.
No matter where you are, who you are and what you are passionate about we want to be able to provide you with custom products that help you Express Yourself…to help you express who you really are!
That’s why in sunnyfine.com you will find a custom collection for every profession, hobby, sport, passion or anything you might think of.
So whatever you’re looking for, we plan to have it there for you. And if it’s not, then hit us up and let us know, so we can negotiate or produce the best deal for you in no time. We are and would like to be here for YOU for a lifetime.
Whatever you need, it’s right here on sunnyfine.com.
This content is the same as the text used by sites in the Uniqueness Scam Network which I have cautioned readers about numerous times in the past. I found that there are at least 302 websites using the same text. The full list of sites is given at the end of the article.
While testing the checkout process, I found that the PayPal account associated with the website appears to be that of a Chinese company named ‘Xiaotao Tao Technology Service Co., Ltd.’. This is another clear indication of Sunnyfine’s Chinese origins.
Even though it is apparent that Sunnyfine is a Chinese-run website selling China-made products, the owners of the site are trying to create a false impression that the company and its products are from the USA. The website has a ‘Made in the USA’ banner despite there being no evidence of this being true.
Sunnyfine’s website has icons which should link to their social media pages, but the links only lead to the home pages of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. However, I found that Sunnyfine is operating at least two different Facebook pages, one of which is being used to run advertisements on Facebook and Instagram. The page running the ad is using the name “Sun-nyfine”, probably to avoid being detected.
The Contact Us page of the website contains the email ID “email@example.com” and the below company details of a company registered in the UK even though Sunnyfine tries to appear as a US-based company:
Company Name: Mexong Ltd
Registration Number: 12948246
Company Address: Crown House, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX
(this is not a returning address)
Upon checking the company registration details, it is evident that Mexong Ltd. is likely to be a shell incorporation created by Chinese owners to route payments. Even the address used is shared by a staggering number of other companies, hinting that it may be the address of a company that provides a service setting up shell companies.
I could not find any customer reviews for Sunnyfine, which is not that surprising considering that it was created only around three months ago. If you want to share your review of this site, you can do so in the comments below or on my social media pages.
Going by past reviews of sites in the Uniqueness Scam Network, it is likely that customers will be bait-and-switched with low-quality goods or counterfeits. Common complaints with these sites include false advertising, late or no delivery, poor customer service and refusal to provide refunds.
It is tremendously likely that Sunnyfine and the 302 similar sites may all be scams operated by the Uniqueness Scam Network from China.
Sunnyfine is a new site created anonymously from China in January 2022. The site is offering electronic products at prices that are too good to be true. The low prices suggest that the goods may be Chinese counterfeits. I found that there are 302 websites that have the same content as Sunnyfine.
There are multiple signs suggesting that Sunnyfine is a Chinese operation, such as the domain registration data and the company owner information of Mexong Ltd. Despite this, the website creates the illusion that the company is based in the UK.
Sunnyfine was found to have created multiple Facebook pages. At least one of them is being used for advertising on Facebook and Instagram. No reviews for Sunnyfine could be found online. However, websites in the Uniqueness Scam Network are infamous for pulling bait-and-switch scams and then refusing refunds. It is advisable to avoid shopping on Sunnyfine or any of the 300+ similar websites as they are likely to send cheap Chinese goods that don’t live up to expectations or are faulty.
If you think that you have been scammed by any of these sites, you can contact PayPal or your bank for a full refund. 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 UK.
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
- 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.
List of websites using the same content as Sunnyfine
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