Poloxt.com has been around for a month, and is quite successful at doing what it is doing, or so it seems. We received a question about this site a week or so ago, and decided to help shed light into what and who Poloxt.com really is a part of.
The question is often asked whether a certain site is legit. And about Poloxt, it is no different. Is Poloxt.com a scam? Or are they actually providing legit discounts to you? That’s just what we’ll just be helping to answer. Hopefully, at the end of this article, you’ll be better informed on how to spot scams quickly, as well as steering clear from fraudulent websites.
What Exactly Is Poloxt.com Promoting?
Poloxt.com is a site that has a lot of sales for clothing on it. In fact, the site goes so far as to say that they are the clothing brand Ralph Lauren. This should immediately send some warning bells off in your mind.
If you ever come across a website that claims they are a certain brand, or even uses their logos, trying to impersonate them, then it is most likely a scam. You can see this better if we take a look at the footer of Poloxt.com’s site.
As you can see with their copyright notice, they don’t beat around the bush to say who they are (or who they want people to think they are). Now, let’s just ignore this blatantly obvious sign that it’s a scam, and move on to what exactly they are promoting.
When you take a look at their site, they have listed a large variety of clothes, all from Ralph Lauren (or that’s our guess, anyways). But that isn’t the strangest part. They have everything at a discounted price. And when it’s discounted, it’s heavily discounted!
Just how low of a discount? Well, it’s usually over 80%. It depends on what price it is, and how they round on their site. But the point is that it’s a really low price.
And that also should be the second warning sign that this site is clearly a scam. Whenever you find something that is knocked off 80+%, you really need to ask yourself is this is legit.
Designer clothing, and brands like Ralph Lauren don’t go for this cheap. It’s just not like that. And if someone claims otherwise, then they’re either selling a knock-off brand, or they’re trying to scam you out of your money.
But, the more we looked into the site, the more was revealed about it not being a good site to take part of.
Trying To Purchase Something
We decided to test everything out, and see just how easy/hard it was for us to purchase something. Interestingly enough, we had some rather strange errors pop up for us.
It all started when we decided to add 14 shirts to our cart. When we did, we received a notice that we exceeded the limit of how much one order could be!
So, is there a limit as to how much we can spend on this website? We’ve never personally seen that, and wonder why exactly we got that.
But, we reduced our limit to 10 shirts, and made the purchase with a fake credit card. We immediately received another message saying that something went wrong:
Hmm, maybe it was the fake address we gave…
There are two reason this message is strange. The first is that after we clicked the Complete Your Payment button, it didn’t redirect to another site (like PayPal or some other transaction site to process the card). It just immediately came up with this message.
The second reason is that this message isn’t a standard message you would get if your transaction didn’t go through. Payment is failure? high Risk Refuse? The words and punctuation just are quite as smooth as your typical message. Which should tip us off that there is probably something wrong with their payment methods.
Our guess is that they collect all the credit cards that pass through their site, but we can’t be quite certain. What do know is that this site is a scam website, because of who the owners are.
Receiving An Confirmation Email
Checking everything is essential for making sure that a site isn’t legit. And sometimes, checking your email can go a long way in discovering whether a site is a scam.
When you sign up to most websites, you’ll receive a confirmation email, just to make sure that you signed up. When we check our inbox, the email was there. But, as we read it, we came to find some interesting details on just who the owners were.
As you can see in the above screenshot, they give an email address to email, in the case that you need help. And if you look that email address up, you can find it connected with a host of fraudulent programs and websites:
As you can see from the image above, this scammer has been doing this type of thing for a while now, and has several websites to prove it. And the image above is just part of page 2 in the results that we able to find!
The owner of the website can be easily traced to other scam websites, which means that Poloxt.com is more than likely a scam as well.
Is Poloxt.com A Scam?
Poloxt.com, in our eyes, is without a doubt a scam. We would highly recommend that you don’t use them, or put your info on the site. They are clearly trying to pretend to be another site. They also have really low prices that seem too good to be true, as well as having errors within their payment process.
Additionally, they are connected to an email address that is associated with dozens of other scam websites. There is really nothing that suggests that they are a legit website. On the contrary, everything seems to scream ‘SCAM’.
To summarize what we’ve learned from this site, it’s always good practice to follow these three tips:
- If a site is pretending to be another site, then it probably shouldn’t be trusted.
- If a site is connected with other scam websites (in some way small or large), then it also shouldn’t be trusted.
- If something seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
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.
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