There seems to be an influx of scam websites coming through our system, but that might just be due to the fact that we’re expanding. One such website is called lego(.)3jiu(.)com (which we’re going to call L3 from now on). It is our hope to uncover why exactly this site is a scam.
Is L3 a scam? That’s what we’ll be looking into in this article. So kick back your seat, relax, and enjoy reading our review of whether or not L3 is a scam!
What Is Lego.3jiu?
L3 is a site that claims you can get discounts for Lego sets. For those who are unaware, Legos are little bricks that you can snap together in order to make something, well, cool-looking (for lack of a better term). Kids, adults, and pretty much anyone human enjoys playing with Legos.
As you can see you can see from the above screenshot, they have some ridiculous low discounts. Some over 75% off, and some less than 50% off.
So it no wonder that many people come to L3 hoping to get their money’s worth of Legos, all for a cheap price.
Unfortunately, when you immediately get on L3’s main page, something appears that should tell you off the bat that it’s a scam. And that is that they’re using Lego’s trademarked logo:As far as we are aware, it’s still illegal to use someone else logo for your own gain.
Basically, what this all means is that L3 is trying to pretend to be and impersonate Lego, which means that they are much more than your average scam.
Now, of course, we always give our scammers the benefit of the doubt, and maybe they just don’t realize that using copyright material is wrong. Maybe that their are ignorant of the issue, and didn’t realize their mistake. Sadly, there is still things on their site that points to them being a scam.
Where Exactly L3 Is Located?
According to L3’s website, they claim to be located in New York’s capital, Albany. (That’s in the USA, for those who didn’t know). There exact address that they claim is: 1 Crossgates Mall Rd C-107, Albany, NY, United State.
Now what’s interesting is that if you go to this exact address (or even look up the phone number, it points to a Lego store in that exact place. Google Maps, though makes it a little more clear:
As you note the URL highlighted in green, the store actually goes to the real owner of Lego, and their respective company. So, once again, L3 is clearly not telling the whole truth on who they are.
We understand if there is one wrong thing that a website owner does, like uses a copyright logo. But when they give false information, as well many other things? Clearly, these owners are doing this with the intention of trying to deceive people who come to this site.
We took the liberty of searching around to see if we could find where exactly they are located, and while we can’t be certain, it is entirely possible that they are located in India.
When we subscribed to their newsletter, we were redirected to another URL, and with the following message:
And, if you are observant, you’ll notice that we’re being subscribed to something completely different from what we wanted. We’re being subscribed to some Elegant Design Hub, when all we wanted was their Lego newsletter!
Have They Been Doing This Before?
The people behind L3 have actually been doing this for a while, and who knows how long they’ll be doing this onward.
As you recall from their contact info, they gave an email address called CS(@)visoutlook(dot)com. If you look into that email address, you’ll be able to find a host of other websites that have that email address on their website (Okay, so maybe not a host of domains, but several…).
One article, found here, reports how a certain website they are a part of has been clearly shown that they are a scam, and goes into detail explaining it.
Another site we found has the same email address, but this time, they’re trying to impersonate Nike, though they’re a little more deceptive in it.
All in all, the owners of L3 have been clearly doing this for a while now, and aren’t ignorant of the fact that they are clearly doing something illegal.
Lego.3jiu.com Is A Scam!
We could even go into depth on their social media accounts (or at least the ones that they refer to). But we’ve shown enough that this site is clearly a scam, and isn’t worth using.
And while we won’t recommend L3 for you to go shopping with Legos, we do have other recommendations for you to use.
While it is by no means as cheap as what L3 claims you can get on their site, a great alternative to look for the product is on Amazon. With over hundreds of products to choose from, you’ll be in the right hands if you buy from them.
Another great place would be to go to Lego’s own website, and purchase directly from them.
Don’t Get Scammed Again!
We know what it’s like getting scammed – we’ve gotten scammed plenty of times. But because of this, we were able to find similarities between many scam websites.
We created a video course, How To Detect Online Scams, in which we explain these similarities and methods we use to check a website. And we’re happily able to offer it to you for a discounted price.
Unfortunately, we can’t really give you the money that you lost by being scammed (if you did get scammed). But we can give you our course for a cheaper and more affordable price.
Follow the link below and get our course for 50% off of it’s original price. It’s our way of trying to help out those who have been scammed before, and/or those who don’t have a lot of money to spend!
What about you? What are your thoughts? Do you think that this site is a scam? Feel free to let us know about your opinion in the comments below! Also, if you have a website that you are interested in us looking at, then don’t hesitate to let us know about it by contacting us through our contact form!