Is Trabladzer Fake or Real?
Why is Trabladzer Fake?
Trabladzer is a website that claims to be selling random items such as Christmas decorations at low prices. The products being sold seem to be mass-produced Chinese goods and the prices on Trabladzer’s website seem to be inflated as the same items can be found for lower prices on sites such as Walmart.
However, going by the reviews, it seems that the seller ‘Nokiwiqis’ on Walmart is a bait-and-switch scammer from China as customers have complained that the delivered items do not match the images.This hints that Trabladzer too may be a scammy Chinese store selling low-quality items using misleading images. It is highly possible that the images were stolen from a genuine seller.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that trabladzer.com was registered on 4th January 2021. The registrant’s name, location and contact details have been hidden using a privacy guard. However, there are reasons to believe that Trabladzer is run from China. Therefore, Trabladzer is a new website being run anonymously, most likely from a high-risk country.
When I checked the website code, it was confirmed that the site was created using Shoplazza from China. The code has multiple references to Shoplazza and contains Chinese characters.
Upon analyzing the website’s content, I discovered that the text on the About Us page has been copied from SHEIN and is used on at least 216 other websites. Qti.Ai’s Scami uncovered 64 additional sites using this text too, adding up to a total of 280 websites related to Trabladzer which are likely to be scams. The full list of sites is given at the end of the article.
Despite multiple indications that Trabladzer is a Chinese operation, the T&C page states that the site operates as per the laws of the UK. The document mentions the company name ‘Saving Genius’, but I could not find any evidence of this being a real company associated with Trabladzer. Further, the same company name is mentioned on other dubious websites too, suggesting that the entire page may have been copied from another website.
The product listing pages display a banner which says that Trabladzer is ‘USA Owned and Operated’. This contradicts the website’s own Terms of Service page which says that Trabladzer operates as per UK laws. This adds more credibility to the suspicion that Trabladzer is a Chinese scam website and not a genuine business.
While testing the checkout process, I found that the PayPal account used for payments is named ‘Adflurry Network Technology Limited.’ This name is not mentioned anywhere on the website. When I searched for more information about this company, I saw that several customers have complained about being scammed after purchasing from websites supposedly operated by Adflurry Network Technology Limited. Registration information found online shows that the company was registered in Hong Kong in 2016.
There are no social media pages linked on Trabladzer’s website. However, I found that a Facebook page for it exists created in June 2022. This is odd because the domain name was registered in January 2021. The Facebook page has no likes, once again hinting that Trabladzer is likely to not be a legitimate business.
The Contact Us page of the website randomly contains multiple mentions of ‘Invisible Charger’ even though no such product is sold on the site. The only contact detail provided is the email ID ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. No phone number or address is provided, therefore, Trabladzer can only be contacted anonymously via email.
There are several negative customer reviews for Trabladzer online on ScamAdviser. Most of the reviews refer to shoes bought from the site that did not meet customers’ expectations or were never delivered. 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 seems apparent that Trabladzer and the 280 similar sites are all likely to be scams, seemingly operated by Adflurry Network Technology Limited based in Hong Kong.
Trabladzer is a new site created anonymously from China. The website owners have obscured the site’s Chinese origin and are claiming that it is ‘USA owned and operated’. However, the Terms of Service page contradicts by stating that Trabladzer is a UK-based company operated by ‘Saving Genius’.
All the content on the website is copied. The product listings appear to be bait-and-switch traps as customers who have bought the same products from other sites have complained that what they received did not match what was advertised.
Trabladzer has a Facebook page with 1 like that is not mentioned anywhere on the website and may have been created solely for advertising purposes. Only an email ID is provided for customer support and several negative customer reviews were found online.
It is advisable to avoid shopping on Trabladzer or any of the 280 similar websites as they do not seem to be genuine businesses.
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 USA and UK.
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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