Is A Scam? (Beware Shoppers, All Is Not As It Seems!)

“Is a scam?” It’s a question that has bounced through the minds of many online shoppers recently. 

Based on my meticulous research and the multiple warning signs that surfaced.

I must affirmatively state: Yes, seems to be more illusion than reality.

Amidst the vast expanse of e-commerce platforms, each offering its allure of deals and products, paints a compelling picture.

It showcases a plethora of items – from elegant home decor to state-of-the-art appliances.

But is everything as it seems? Let’s delve deep into my findings.

4 Compelling Reasons Why is a Scam

When things look too good to be true online, they often are. seems to tick off many boxes of what a typical scam site entails, and here’s why:

1. Newly Registered Domain

A screenshot of the domain information of in where the registration date is shown

A significant clue about the legitimacy of a website often comes from its domain registration date. 

For, the domain was registered just last month, on July 26, 2023, according to my search of its domain information in

Typically, genuine businesses plan their online presence well in advance.

A freshly minted domain for an e-commerce site combined with the other alarming red flags should raise eyebrows and warrant caution.

2. Copied About Us Page Content And Image

A screenshot of the about us page of where the content and photo of a lady in a lawn mowing car

When I dug deeper, what struck me as more alarming was their About Us page. 

A screenshot of the about us page of where the exact same context and image is shown

Word for word, including the images is a carbon copy of another site’s About Us page – a malicious website at that, with the domain

Genuine businesses take pride in their unique story and identity, making this duplication a glaring red flag.

3. Plagiarized Product Images

A screenshot of the product page of where an image of a plastic storage shed and its prices is shown

To further my investigation, I looked into their product listings.

A particular product caught my eye: the 20 FT. W X 8 FT. D PLASTIC STORAGE SHED.

A screenshot of a product page in Amazon where the exact same image of the plastic storage shed was shown

It turns out, that this product image was directly lifted from a legit e-commerce platform, like Amazon.

It’s a classic tactic scammers use to harness the trust from legitimate platforms to deceive unsuspecting customers.

4. Risky Payment Practices

A screenshot of the checkout page of where it is shown that the only payment method available is throught credit card.

A trustworthy e-commerce site typically offers a variety of secure payment options. 

However, only accepts credit cards. 

(This is a risky venture for shoppers)

The absence of more secure payment methods, such as PayPal with its 2-way verification security, is another huge red flag.

Be cautious and do your due diligence. It’s better to spend a few minutes verifying than regretting a purchase later.

In today’s digital age, scams are evolving, and websites like are proof of that. 

By all indications and red flags, it’s evident that isn’t what it claims to be. 

Whether it’s the freshly registered domain, copied content, or plagiarized images.

And even the risky payment options, each sign points towards the inescapable conclusion that isn’t looking out for your best interests.

Always remember, in the world of online shopping, being informed is the best defense against scams.

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is based on our research and analysis. However, we are not liable for any inaccuracies or errors, and readers are encouraged to conduct their own investigations. If you have concerns about the legitimacy of a website, feel free to reach out to us via our contact form to initiate a discussion.

3 thoughts on “Is A Scam? (Beware Shoppers, All Is Not As It Seems!)”

  1. I think I may be a victim as I made a purchase using my credit card and I have not heard anything from them since. They state that they are located in Florida however when I called today, the number turned out to be a non-working number in Michigan. So now they have my credit card information and I’m going to contact my banking facility and cancel all payments and actions from this company. I received an order complete statement with a website name: DEANGELO FRIENDS LLC. So what can be done now?
    I have tried to contact them and I have had no success.

  2. Hurshels is most likely an Indian scam company. Do not trust any business that has no working phone number. I am not sure if AfterPay is in cahoots with them.

  3. Hurshels is definitely a scam company as is Afterpay. I placed an order in August for $5oo.oo and never received the item. My credit card company has not been able to recover the money despite Hershels saying they refunded the money.


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