Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are full of ads for boutique websites selling what appear to be great products and gift ideas. But should you buy something from a website you’ve never heard of before? Buyer beware! It might be a scam. Sites like Lokeeda, Mofylook, Narachic, Floryday, Ninacloak, JustFashionNow, Withvdress, and StyleWe, among others, are all scam websites. These sites all use the same templates, sell mostly the same merchandise, and all have the same terrible scummy business practices. Scam alert! From bait and switch tactics to impossible return policies, here are all the reasons why you should never buy anything from scam websites like Lokeeda, Mofylook, Narachic, Floryday, Ninacloak, or StyleWe.
Bait And Switch Scam
When you buy something, you expect to get what you paid for, right? Unfortunately, companies like Lokeeda don’t share that expectation. They will use photography and videos to sell products on their website that they don’t actually have in stock. Instead, Lokeeda will send you “similar” types of products. This is called a bait and switch scam.
For example, Lokeeda’s “Another Me – The Elder” mask looks like a great deal. For only $40 you supposedly get a very realistic mask that has, according to their item description, all the “latest updates in mask design and technology.” But instead of the “Another Me – The Elder” mask, Lokeeda will ship you a completely different mask that is NOT realistic at all. Their mask is a hard unnatural pink rubber material with hastily glued on blocks of fabric meant to simulate hair. This is a bait and switch scam. Their product is so different from the online listing that it’s almost comical.
Here’s another example of a Lokeeda bait and switch scam. On their site, they sell a facemask called the “Reusable Rotating Transparent Face Mask” that allows you to flip up a clear window to take a drink. If you look closely at the product photo, there’s a hinge to flip up the mask and a nice fabric material texture on the outside. In reality, the item that Lokeeda ships is a cheap rubber scuba mask without a hinge or fabric material. Would you want to walk around all day wearing a scuba mask?
Even if you do actually get what you ordered from one of these scam sites, it will be a low-quality piece of crap. The Bo Staff, for example, is supposedly an expandable pocket-sized personal defense weapon. However, in reality, it’s just an expandable tin foil stick. Watch a few YouTube reviews to see exactly how flimsy, cheap, and crappy the Bo Staff really is. Seriously, a wet towel would be a more effective weapon than the Bo Staff.
Even if you think a site is offering a great deal, be sure to do your research first. Using the Bo Staff as an example again, Lokeeda sells this item for $18.59. However, that same exact product sells for only $5 on Amazon. So not only are you buying low-quality bait and switch products, but you’re probably overpaying for them too!
Fake Order Processing
Some of these sites, especially Mofylook and CallaBuy, probably won’t even bother to mail your shipment. They will take your money and process your order, but never actually mail anything. Instead, they will provide you a fake tracking number and then blame shipping delays and customs when your package never arrives. To complete the scam, they will keep a slow and very delayed line of communication open with you until your order is too old to file a claim.
Think of it this way, when you buy something from Mofylook, you aren’t actually buying a product. Instead you are buying hours of frustration.
Bad User Reviews
We think sites like Lokeeda, Mofylook, Narachic, Floryday, Ninacloak, Callabuy, and StyleWe are all run by scumbags. But don’t just take our word for it, the Internet is full of bad reviews from angry customers on sites like TrustPilot, ScamGuard, and PissedConsumer. These critical reviews all touch on the points made in this article including low-quality merchandise, deceitful return policies, and bait and switch tactics.
After people realize that they’ve been scammed, they often try to warn others about their bad experience. There are thousands of bad reviews for Lokeeda, Mofylook, Narachic, Floryday, Ninacloak, Callabuy, JustFashionNow, Withvdress, and StyleWe, but here are just a few examples:
- “‘Another me’ old man mask. Complete junk. I bought an ‘another me’ old man mask from Lokeeda.com. What a complete pile of junk. Nothing like advertised. Just a cheap piece of crap. Please don’t waste your money like I did.” – Dick
- “Lokeeda is a scam!!!!! And some crap! One time I never received my product. They need to be exposed!!!!!” – Andre
- “Product is complete crap!!!! Better off throwing your money in the trash. Ordered two mask nothing like the pictures!!!!! Took over a month to arrive and once I opened the package it smelled so bad it stunk up my house.” – Brandon
- “If I could give you zero stars I definitely would without hesitation they will take your money and then send your order to a whole another state not refund you nor replace your order I waited over 2 months and never received my order, but they took my money and sent my order to New York I clearly stay in Missouri took screenshots of my order with my correct address and still never heard a word but about my order or money being replaced Do not I repeat Do Not Buy from them‼️‼️‼️‼️👊🏾👊🏾” – Tania
- “Items Never Arrived and Tracking Number Is Invalid. Ordered two sweaters in January 2020; 10 months later, they have not arrived and the tracking number is not valid. Customer service reply but just say the items are held up at customs. I suspect the site is a scam and would recommend not ordering from them.” – Anne
- “If I could give no stars I would, item received nothing like the design in the pictures. Meant to be a birthday present for my 70 year old mum. Value of item received worth £8. Spent £30.” – Zoe
- “AVOID, AWFUL, TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE: Ordered a knitted dress I’d seen advertised. Was £32 inc shipping. Arrived nothing like the dress I ordered- not the same illustrated knitwear but a shiny thin polyester; short, puckered stitching- totally unwearable. Narachic will only refund (excluding shipping) if you return to China – no offer of a prepaid label. Paypal now sorting out for me. AVOID AVOID AVOID!” – Annie
- “My money taken but no goods were shipped. i tried to contact them but they said there’s no record of my order number. Be careful.” – PissedConsumer2297540
- “Need to talk with customer service. How about I talk with someone from Better Business on you guys. And file a fraud report. You dont have a number for customer service and every time I ask for a return label I get the runaround. So if I don’t get a phone call from someone or a return label by tomorrow then I’m going to file a fraud on you guys.” – Ciearra
- “DO NOT ORDER from this company!! Worst quality of service. I initially placed an order in January. I waited 4 months. During that 4 months, I emailed them more than 30 times. I barely received a response and when I did, there was no resolution to my problem. I asked for a refund and they stated there was an issue with my card which was a lie. Then they told me their accounting dept was closed. In June after going back and forth they finally issued me a voucher. When I go to use the voucher it didn’t work and they said it expired. Til this day I haven’t received my order or refund. This is not fair!!!!” – Nesi
- “Worst company ever. Very poor quality in materials, wrong sizes and crooked prints. You cannot return the purchase.They offer a refund of $12 but you will never receive it. Do not deal with this company.” – Rita
- “Either send the dresses or return the money! I ordered 2 dresses from Callabuy. I never received the dresses, regardless of my attempts to contact them. all were unsuccessful. I want the dresses or the money back!” – aqueelahras
- “Unable to contact, placed order, paid for it and never heard from them again. After i placed my order and paid for my coat I never heard from them again.. Even when I tried to email them It said they can’t respond to emails.. There is no way to contact them .. Big time SCAM!!!” – bsayers
- “Cheap. I got a cheap looking jacket and awful sweater. There is no company name on package and no return information. What do I do??” – Aimee D
- “Trash item received is not what was purchased and paid for. I paid for Ficus trees in pots. Received two hand held plastic/rubber leaves. That is far from what I purchased. I am incensed! Will return the item; Alert the BBB; will ask my credit card company to dispute the payment.” – LouiseW
Fake Reviews – Scam Alert!
With an onslaught of angry customers leaving thousands of bad 1-star reviews, these scam websites fight back by posting fake 5-star reviews. If you look closely, it’s easy to identify the fake accounts posting positive reviews. The fake reviews are all 5-stars and posted by users with no profile image, fake names, and only one or two reviews in their account history.
Horrible Return Policies
And if you do actually receive your ordered items, can you even return them? Probably not. Return requests will either go unanswered or you will be given a neverending runaround until you give up. There might be an offer for a small 10-15% refund, but that’s just to make you stop contacting them for awhile. You’ll never get that refund. The same thing goes for store credit. You might be given a coupon code, but don’t expect it to work.
And if someone does reply to your return request, don’t expect them to provide you with a prepaid shipping label. Return shipping is at the expense of the buyer. That’s right, you have to pay for the shipping return. It’s annoying, but that’s not the worst part. What they don’t tell you is that you have to return ship the items to China, not their local distribution center. So for example, shipping a 3-pound box from the United States back to China will cost you about $40.
If you do get the opportunity to return ship something back to these scumbags, then make sure you pay for the extra insurance and tracking, otherwise, they will claim that they never received your package.
Most people will walk away at this point. In fact, these scumbags are counting on it. That’s how this scam works. The return shipping might be more than your original order. So unless you’re angry enough to pay the return shipping fee, then it might be easier just to throw your order in the garbage.
Can You Get Your Money Back From Lokeeda, Mofylook, Narachic, Floryday, Ninacloak, Callabuy, JustFashionNow, Withvdress, Or StyleWe?
If you’ve made the mistake of buying something from one of these sites, you’re not alone. The Internet is full of angry customers asking things like “Is Lokeeda a legitimate company?” The answer is, no. None of these websites are legit organizations. And because these companies aren’t legitimate, there’s no way that you’ll ever get your money back from them. These companies don’t exist to deliver products to consumers, they only exist to scam you out of your money. Make no mistake…
- Mofylook is a scam
- Callabuy is a scam
- Lokeeda is a scam
- Narachic is a scam
- Floryday is a scam
- Ninacloak is a scam
- StyleWe is a scam
- JustFashionNow is a scam
- Withvdress is a scam
They are all scam websites run by the same group of scumbags. Once you know what you are looking for, these scam sites are easy to spot. They all use the same templates and sometimes even the same fonts for their logos.
So what can you do now? Your only option is to dispute the order with your credit card company or PayPal. Depending on your credit card policy, you might be able to get a full refund from them, not Lokeeda, Mofylook, Narachic, Floryday, Ninacloak, Callabuy, or StyleWe. After all, you were just a victim of a scam.
How To Report Scam Websites
After you realize that you were just scammed, one of the first questions that you’ll have is “Where can I report a scam website?” If you’re located in the United States, the answer is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC is the government agency that collects scam reports from victims. You can file a scam report online with the FTC here.
How To Avoid Being Scammed Online, Again
Life is full of tough lessons. Buying products from scam sites is one of those lessons. Make it a one time lesson, report them, and get your money back from your credit card company. In the future, do yourself a favor and only buy products from sites with better return policies and verified customer reviews like Amazon or eBay. These sites offer protections to consumers that you will not find elsewhere. Good luck out there and stop clicking on ads that you see on social media sites. Most of them are scam websites.
Thanks for reading! If you have a scam site horror story that you want to share, or additional advice, then please leave a comment.
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