Here at We Get Scammed For You, there can be times when we’ll get a request from our Contact Form about a specific product, program, and/or site. And if the site is worthy of a review (meaning we’ve found enough to publish a full-blown article), then we’ll do so.
In this article we’ll be looking at a place that claims you can buy MCM Backpacks for a pretty decent amount. Is MCM Backpacks Outlet Online a scam, or do they really sell legitimate products? Continue reading to find out!
Product: MCM Backpacks Outlet Online (MBOO)
Creator(s): Jack Sparrow(?), Wu Vilin (?)
Description: A site that sells MCM Backpacks, as well as a wide variety of products, all at seemingly discounted prices.
Price: Dependent On What You Buy
Rating: 1 out of 10
I personally don’t know how much these types of Backpacks go for, so I can’t really comment on what the price is, and whether it compares to a ‘really good deal’. But I can comment on the site’s authenticity, and whether I would personally buy from it.
So without further ado, let’s go take a look at that site!
As you can see from the screenshot of the front page above, MBOO sells a lot of different products. They sell backpacks, bags, belts, and other accessories.
of course, for those of you who know me, I don’t overly care too much about to top as much as I enjoy taking a look at what the footer, the bottom of the page, shows us.
What can be found at the bottom of the page?
As you may (or may not) be able to tell from the footer, while they do have a Copyright notice, they don’t seem to show which year it is. They do give an email though, which brings even more questions.
On the bottom right-hand side of the site, you’ll find their email address – MCMBackpackOutlet(AT)outlook(DOT)com.
Using an email that isn’t from your own website usually makes your site look a little less legit. And so using an outlook email, instead of one that came from MCMBackPacksOutletOnline, starts to make the site look like a scam.
Now, of course, some people have to do this because they don’t have the money to get their site to use email, as it usually costs money to do so. So let’s not throw MBOO completely under the bus just because of this.
Does the email reveal anything?
I first sent an email to MBOO’s email address, seeing if I could glean anything from their answer as to whether it was a scam or not.
I asked a pretty legit question – whether I could use PayPal to purchase anything. The quick answer I received left me with even more question:
(Note: Those dark blue squiggles are just me trying to continue to learn to draw in a straight line with the very limited tools I use. You definitely have to have fun when trying to cover things up!
As you can see from the screenshot above, it doesn’t look like PayPal is an option. But what’s interesting is who sent it to me, and with what email address.
Jack Sparrow. For those of you who don’t know. Jack Sparrow is the name of the main character in the popular movie series Pirates Of The Caribbean. I mean, I guess that a guy could be called that, but it’s not entirely plausible.
On top of that, Mr. Jack sent me an email from a completely different email than the one found on MBOO’s site! This one came from hotmail (another free email provider), and has the address as CustomerOnlineHelp.
When you search this email address online, you’ll find it linked another site, that is a high risk site, according to ScamAdvisor:With this information, MBOO has dropped even further down into the scam section. But, maybe that email address somehow was given to Mr. Sparrow, who is currently using it for MBOO. That could be the reason right?
Well, possibly, though after I received his first email, I told him I worked for a site that looks into scams, and asked if he had any information to prove otherwise. He has yet to respond (probably because he’s compiling a whole list of information, and it’s taking him a long time…)
What does the About Me page reveal?
Welcome to www.mcmbackpacksoutletonline.com Cheap MCM Outlet Sale
Store, we specialist founded to supply all our customers with the latest
fashions mcm bags at the greatest value! Here it is always the best
place for you to find the latest and bestest MCM Backpacks, Bags,
Wallets, Belts, Accessories, iPhone Cases and Clothing at a reasonable
and affordable prices. We have promised to provide shoppers with an
unprecedented selection of today’s fashions, always changing and always
These MCM Backpacks, Bags, Wallets, Belts, Accessories, iPhone Cases
and Clothings we are selling all are based on its excellent designs and
bestest quality, 100% satisfactions guaranteed. Even if you are not very
satisfy to these cheap Backpacks, Bags, Wallets, Belts, Accessories,
iPhone Cases or Clothing you had received, we also guarantee to return
your money after you return your ordered items, there is nothing to
worry about shopping, buying and receving.
(Source – Bolded words compliments of We Get Scammed For You)
The above is just the first two paragraphs of the About Me page on MBOO. I’ve bolded certain words to help show something. And that is the lack of grammar and English usage on this page.
- We specialist founded (Should be we specialists founded, though then again, I’m not entirely sure what they’re trying to say.)
- bestest (The ‘best-est’ isn’t a word – should be best.)
- a reasonable and affordable prices (should be price, and not prices)
- bestest (They sure like this word. Maybe they mean to something about testing bes?)
- 100% satisfactions guaranteed (should be satisfaction, and not satisfactions, though I guess if you have a split personality, then the plural form would be acceptable to use)
My guess is that they copied this page from another language, and thus have the rather striking English errors in it. Because of this, their ranking seems to be continually going down in my scam-viewed eyes.
Before we completely write this site off as one not using, let’s look at one more thing, just to make sure we’ve looked at as much as we can.
MBOO’s Social Media Accounts
MBoo seems to have several Social Media accounts. They can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and even Google+.
Each on of them seems to leave a rather strange tale, and gives even more questions about what exactly MBOO is and who is behind it.
MBOO’s Facebook Account – Need To Log In?
Unfortunately, I can’t give much info on this one. I currently don’t have a Facebook account, but Facebook is requiring that I sign in to see the address:
Thankfully, the other social media accounts don’t need you to do this, otherwise, I would be making a lot of accounts. (I’m not exactly sure why I can’t see their Facebook account – it’s either MBOO’s settings, or Facebook just doesn’t like me poking around…)
MBOO’s Twitter Page, And Lack Of Posts
As you can see from the screenshot above, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of followers, or tweets, from MBOO. And actually, they haven’t tweeted something since April of 2016, almost 3 years ago.
But that isn’t the only weird thing that you can find on their Twitter page.
If you look at the left-hand side, you’ll notice that they have a site called MCMBackpackStore(DOT)com linked to this account!
Usually, you’ll link your website, and not another’s, to your Twitter account. So why are they linking to this other site?
I don’t know why they link to it, but when I went there, I received a message that my ISP (Verizon) couldn’t find it, which probably means that it is no longer a valid website to go to:
Once again, I’ll give MBOO the ‘benefit of the doubt’, and pretend that this was a minor slip up on their part.
MBOO’s Pinterest! With no pins…
When you go to Pinterest, you don’t really find any pins from MBOO. But you do find a name with the Pinterest account – Wu Vilin.
Doing a search of the name doesn’t bring much up about the person (is it a male or female, cause I’m not exactly sure…). The only thing that is connected with Vilin is the website, MoschinoOnlineSale.
Once again, we find a certain social media account with a different website attached to it! Clearly, MBOO seems to need some help with their social media presence.
But where does this site take us?
Hmm. Welp, I guess I won’t be visiting that site. As you can see from the above screenshot, my browser stopped me from going there, as it doesn’t believe it’s a secure site.
That’s two sites, out of four (one of which I wasn’t able to look at), that have different websites connected to the social media account. Sadly, MBOO’s Google+ account is the same as the others.
MBOO’s Google+ Account
Two things stand out:
- Last posts September 1st, 2017
- Another. Completely. Different. Website.
Their G+ account doesn’t seem to have been updated for a while, much like their Twitter account. This doesn’t overly bode well for MBOO, as it shows that they haven’t been quite active since that time (about a year or so).
But what’s even more remarkable is that there is a completely different website linked to this account, and it’s not even the same as any of the others that we’ve seen before!
Just where does MCMBackpacksOnSale take us?
Okay… Well, as you can see from the above screenshot, the internet filters that I use seemed to not like that site – or actually, it doesn’t like the redirect site.
As you can see above, MCMBackpacksOnSale redirected to Park(dot)Above(dot)com. What that site is exactly, I don’t know, and don’t really care to know.
But what this tells us is that MCMBackpacksOnSale is no longer a working website.
Is MCM Backpacks Outlet Online A Scam?
So where does all of this leave us?
Well, from what we’ve seen above, I personally wouldn’t buy stuff from this site. There seems to be too many red flags going off.
There are grammatical errors on their website, they have customer service by a guy named Jack Sparrow, and their social media accounts have completely different websites on them.
With out-of-date social media accounts, and using free email addresses, as well as a host of other reasons, I would definitely not recommend purchasing from this site.
Unfortunately, I can’t really give you a recommendation on another site that provides as cheap MCM products, as I don’t know much about MCM Backpacks, nor why they seem to be all the rage (I never was into fashion nor the latest craze).
But I know that Amazon does have them, and that they have yet to be called a scam website (well, they haven’t been called a scam site by us.)
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What about you? What are you thoughts on MBOO? Do you think they are a scam, or are they a legit site? Have you dealt with them before? Feel free to give your answer in the comments section below!