Everyone wants to find things for a cheaper price, and when it comes to name-brand, designer clothing, everyone looks for the cheapest place. Which is probably how people found Porbc.com
Recently we had a question come through our contact form, asking if Porbc was a scam. Seeing as many are looking at this, we decided to review it so that we could help people see why this is a scam (Yes, this site is a scam…).
Porbc.com’s Main Page
When you go to Porbc, you should immediately realize that it is a scam. As you read their site, they seem like they’re trying to pretend that they are the RalphLauren brand.
Not knowing the latest fashion and clothes brands out there, it took a while to initially realize this, but after we did, we realized just how devious Porbc was.
If you scroll to the bottom of their site, you see this even clearer:
As you can see from the above screenshot, they are claiming that their site is copyright by RalphLauren! They even go so far as to add social media buttons.
When you click on those social media accounts, they all revert to RalphLauren’s accounts, with those accounts linking back to the real RalphLauren site.
If you ever come across a site that looks and tries to act like another one, then it is more than likely a scam, and you’re only going to get ripped off when you use it.
Now, one could argue that this site really is RalphLauren, but it’s just for a different country (or something like that). Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. We took the liberty of seeing just who is behind the site, and found that they’ve been scamming people out of their money for a long time.
Checking Out The Owners
When you create an account on most sites, you usually receive an email from the site, saying that you created an account, and will get all this great stuff if you purchase from them (blah blah, yada yada, etc, etc).
So we set up our account, and waited for our email of, well, great deals and stuff. What we received though wasn’t something that bode well for the site, and the respective owners.
(Just for clarity’s sake, our fake internet name is Cyrus, which is why the email is addressed to him).
As you can see from the above screen capture, Porbc is still trying to pretend that they are associated with the big clothing brand. But their email shows something profoundly revealing.
You’ll notice that they give an email address, in the case that you need any help. It just so happens that that specific email has been seen other places online.
We’ve run into this scammer numerous times, looking into various websites that they have been behind of and running. They’ve been behind quite a bit of scams lately, as the screenshot below can attest to:
It’s sort of funny, in a strange way. Scammers are so lazy that they seem to like using the same email address over and over again. We’ve proven many sites to be scams by email addresses associated with them, since emails can leave a trail behind of what the user has been doing.
So through the connection of this certain email address, we can see that it is indeed a scam. While they claim that they are somehow associated with RalphLauren, they are also clearly associated with someone who has been scamming people for a long while.
Porbc.com Is A Scam!
Let’s not be hesitant to call things for what they are – Porbc is a scam. Nothing less, nothing more. And from this scam, there are lessons to be learned that all of us should take note of:
- Never Trust What A New Site Says! If a site, especially a new site, claims something, then make sure to verify it, especially before ordering something from them. If anyone simply went to RalphLauren’s website, and asked their online chat, they would know within a few minutes if Porbc was really connected with them.
- Double-Check Their Contact Information! We’ve found quite a few websites claiming to be at a certain location, or associated with a certain email/phone. Looking into those things reveals whether the site is legit. So make sure to check and double-check any type of contact information they give out.
- Search Until You Find The Truth. Most sites are either a scam, or their not – there are very few that are both. So make sure to search until you’ve found the answer that is the truth (not the one that you necessarily want to believe).
Doing these three things will help you get out of scam websites a lot more quickly, as well as saving you heartache and trouble down the road.
On a side note, even though we knew this site was a scam, we investigated further, and found that they claim to have a Terms and Conditions page (most sites do). But when we went to the page, there was nothing there!
This leads to another great way to check out if a site is legit – if they have legit pages, then they have a higher chance of being legit!
(Note: The above suggestion doesn’t really prove that they are a scam, but it does add to the weight of it being fraudulent, and may be one of those things that helps tip the scales towards it not being legit.)
So, all in all, our review of Porbc.com is that it’s a fraudulent site, and is one that we would highly recommend you stay away from. There are no discounts there, just a bunch of headaches and problems with payment issues.
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!
Your thoughts? Have you been scammed by Porbc, or by another company claiming to be RalphLauren? If so, we would love to hear from you! Leave your story in the comments section below, and share it with the world!