Scammers are using everything now-a-days to try to entice people to their site, and get them to order something from their store. And OnNobleSportsStore.com could be just that.
Is On Noble Sports A Scam? That is just what we’re trying to get to the bottom of, and hopefully by the end of this article, you’ll be better informed to decide for yourself whether OnNobleSportsStore.com is legit.
We’ll admit it right now. We can’t exactly prove that On Noble Sports is a scam. But given what we’ve seen, and what we know, that is just what we would lean towards.
So, what exactly do we know?
What Is OnNobleSportsStore.com?
On Noble Sports is a store that claims to be selling jerseys. But the interesting thing is they currently aren’t selling anything – they’re giving it away for free, assuming that you pay for shipping!
As you can notice in the above image (or by going to their site), they claim to have a 24-hour sale going on. Now, we don’t know about you, but this made us a little suspicious.
We recently saw another site that claimed to have a 24-hour sale, and that ended up being a scam. You can check out our review of that site, CatsNKitties.com, here. We would recommend that you take a look at it, since it has a lot of similarities with the On Noble Sports Store site.
What’s Being Sold?
Again, nothing is really being sold. Everything is for free, or so they claim. You just need to pay for shipping.
As you can see from the screenshot above, the site is running a sale of Basketball Jerseys – all for free. While most of them are usually over $100, On Noble Store has somehow been able to knock that price down to $0.00.
We took the liberty of pretending to order something, to see just how much shipping would cost. Many times, new sites will have a legit sale like the one being promoted on the On Noble Sports Store site, and just add a large shipping fee to sort of outweigh the cost.
Our shipping only came to a little over $14 dollars for the extra large Raptor Jersey we decided to add.
For a $100 dollar product, that shipping fee wouldn’t really cover any of the cost they would need if they actually sold the shirt, and had free shipping (or something similar). Which means that this site doesn’t look as authentic as it might appear.
The Site Isn’t Even That Old…
We decided to see just how old this site was, and found that it’s actually only around one day old.
Whenever a new site is registered, the date that it is registered is stored in public places for people to look up. As you can see above, On Noble Sports Store was registered (and thus created) yesterday (as of writing this). That probably means that their 24-hour sale is going to end soon.
Or is it?
We don’t know when you, the reader, will be reading this. But more than likely it will be sometime after April 22nd, 2019, the day this article was written. If that is true, and On Noble Sports Store’s 24-hour sale is still going, then it probably means that they were lying about it being 24-hours.
On top of that, we found that On Noble Sports Store isn’t the only site that is giving away free jerseys:
If you note the screenshot above, it’s from a website called OnNobleSports.com (not OnNobleSportsStore.com, the site we are currently looking at). This second site also has the same exact website, with even the same promotional 24-hour sale, as OnNobleSportsStore.com!
And this is where things get interesting.
When you register a website, you have to go through some site to do it. Both these two sites went through a company called Tucows Domains Inc. Now, if you remember, we told you to read our review of another site, called CatsNKitties.com.
It just so happens that Cats N Kitties was registered through the same exact website:
There are dozens of sites that you can register a website through, and these three sites, all of which have similar elements between them, are registered through the same company? That makes On Noble Store Sports look even less legit.
The Similarities with Cats N Kitties
There are other similarities between On Noble Sports Store and Cats N Kitties. Cats N Kitties was actively promoted through Facebook ads. On Noble Sports Store, according to the person we received it from, said they found it through Facebook Ads.
Also, Cats N Kitties was using an email address from Protonmail.com, which is a free email service provider. Now, there are hundreds of free email service providers that someone can use to create a free email address. But, as you probably have guessed, On Noble Sports Store is also using a Protonmail email address:Those similarities between a website we found to be a scam, and this new site shouldn’t be taken lightly. They make On Noble Sports Store a site that looks even less authentic than what we had previously thought.
Terms And Conditions Section
Reading a site’s Terms and Conditions can reveal a lot to you, especially if you keep your eyes open for those things that don’t sound quite right.
As you can see from the screenshot above, as we were having fun reading On Noble Sports Store’s Terms and Conditions, we came across this clause that said to ‘allow up to 180 days for delivery.’ (?!) We have to wait for half a year for them to deliver it?
Are they hand-threading all the jerseys, which is why it may take a long time to come to us? Or are they expecting a lot of delays? 180 days to deliver a product is something that we have never heard of.
We have no idea why this clause is in their Terms and Conditions, but we do have a rather educated guess, if we assume this site is a scam.
Most banks and credit card companies can’t help dispute a purchase and get a refund after a number of days. And that number of days is usually around 180 days.
Is On Noble Sports Store putting this in to make sure that you can’t dispute an order you purchased? We don’t know, but it definitely doesn’t look good for the business if they take up to half a year for products to get delivered to people.
Is On Noble Sports Store A Scam?
Because the site is only a day old, and because we couldn’t find any reviews about it else where online, we can’t really confirm that this site is a scam. But, because of the similarities with Cats N Kitties, and because of how young the site is, we definitely wouldn’t recommend that you order from it just quite yet.
The site has a lot of scam warnings on it, as well as being the exactly identical with another site that has been online for only 8 days. Its running a 24-hour free sale (which is probably still going to be up after 24-hours), and offering products far too cheap than what their worth.
Because of all these things, if we had to make a choice of whether to order from them, then we personally wouldn’t. They just aren’t legit enough to be authentic. Or at least, they aren’t legit enough yet.
Now, you may be reading this about a week or a month after we published this article, and you may have been scammed (if we assume it was a scam). What should the next steps be to help yourself and others?
- Leave a comment below explaining what happened. This will help others who read this review to know that this is a scam, and to not trust it.
- Go onto Facebook, find the ad (provided it’s still around), and report it/leave a review of it. This will help Facebook stop letting scammers promote through Facebook ads.
- Contact your Credit Card issuer, explain the situation, and see if they can help you get your money back.
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Thanks to Pavel for spotting this for us, and asking us about it. If you have any thoughts about OnNobleSportsStore.com, feel free to leave them in the comments section below!