You’re probably wondering why we think ToyToly is a scam, right? Maybe you liked something on the site, or the products they were showing off. Or maybe, you’re just a curious person who likes to know about scams.
Whatever the case, we’re here to enlighten you on just why we believe ToyToly.com isn’t legit. And we’ll do it through the reasons below. Hopefully, by the end of this article, these reasons will stick with you, and you’ll be able to use them if you ever come across another fraudulent website!
This is an automated report on ToyToly.com, so our apologies if it doesn’t come out exactly right or sounds a little too generic (or vague). If we get enough people interested, we will write a more detailed article about ToyToly!
There is a website or two that looks like ToyToly.
- ToyToly is impersonating a legit brand name and pretending to be them.
- ToyToly’s site is around or less than one month old.
- ToyToly is connected with an email address that has been linked with several other fraudulent scams.
- ToyToly has some shady discounts on their site, as well as not explaining why everything is so discounted.
Similarities With Other Websites
We’ve looked into a number of scams over the past months. And something that we’ve found is that, for some strange reason, owners of sites will create multiple sites that look similar or exactly a like.
Most of these sites are scams. Or at least, every time we’ve seen a ‘look-a-like’ site, they’ve come out as being scams. But we guess someone could create two sites that look exactly the same, and have them be legit.
As you can see in the above screenshot, we have a site that looks very similar to ToyToly. And there could possibly be several of them out there as well. When we find one similar site, 2-3 usually aren’t that far behind.
Like we said, we’re not entirely sure why a website that is legitimate would do this. But it could be entirely possible.
Just means that this as itself may not conclusively prove that this site is a scam. But, on the flip side, it does discredit ToyToly’s authenticity because of it, and ranks them lower due to having a ‘double’.
ToyToly.com’s Whois Info
Every site, when it is created, goes on public record as to when exactly it was created. And you know the great thing about public records – they are free for all to take a look at!
When you looked up just when exactly this site was created, you’ll come to find out that it was created rather recently (as of generating this report):
This is a common ploy that scammers will use. They will create a new website, and make it appear like its been around for a long while, so that people will think they are a legitimate company.
Because of ToyToly.com being created rather recently, it adds to the argument that there is potential for ToyToly to be fraudulent.
Just Who Are ToyToly.com Claiming To Be?
ToyToly.com claims to sell certain brand products. As most of you know, Lego is (most-likely) a major producer of quality products that they offer. It’s a popular brand among the circle that Lego is in. But, when you take a closer look at ToyToly’s site, you find that they aren’t only selling Lego products, but they are also claiming to be Lego as well.
It should be obvious to most that this isn’t the official store of Lego, right? Their site doesn’t really seem up-to-date as what an official site would look like, as well as their domain name, ToyToly, doesn’t exactly seem like it is Lego. But, even though these things aren’t so, they are still claiming to be Lego.
If you take a look at the screenshot above, you will notice that they have as a logo, or as words, Lego’s brand. If that isn’t enough proof, then we’re not sure what is. But, there actually is even more proof.
If you look at the bottom of their website, called the footer, you should find that they copyright their site. Now, copyrighting a site isn’t anything unusual. What is unusual is who they claim is doing the copyrighting!
As noted in the above image, the name they put on their copyright notice is “Lego”. ToyToly is without question trying to impersonate the official Lego website.
But what does this all really mean?
It means that the site we’re looking at is illegally pretending to be someone that they really aren’t. It means that ToyToly is trying to make anyone on their site think that they are the real Lego site and store. And that is just plain wrong.
Often-times, scammers will set up websites and try to impersonate a specific brand, or a particular product. People will come to their site, thinking it’s legit, purchase from it, and lose their money without ever getting anything that they ordered.
While we can’t say with certainty that Lego’s products aren’t legit, we can say that they are definitely doing something illegal and because of that, they shouldn’t be trusted or used.
Why Are The Discounts There?
When going to ToyToly.com, the site seems like a normal one. On their site, they claim to be a store that offers discounts and lower prices. So much lower that they claim you can save 30%-70% of the retail cost, or so it seems.
However, when you take a close look at their discounts, and their products for that matter, you’ll notice a common theme. And that theme is that every single product they list appears to be running a discount:
We’ve seen this enough times to know that this is a scam. If a site has that many products on their store for those low of prices, then it truly is a scam. There really is no need to investigate further about it.
You don’t purchase lawn-mowers, computer desks, or even beach chair sets for that low of a price (or whatever they’re selling on their site).
This is just a common ploy by scammers to get traffic to their site. People see low prices, go to the scammer’s site, purchase something (because they think they are getting a good deal), and lose money over it.
Now, like we said, we could stop our review there, and say that the site is indeed a scam. But, just because we’re convinced that it’s a scam, doesn’t necessarily mean that you, the reader, are convinced. So, it’s on the next issue with the site.
Legit Email Leads To Scam Warning?
While we were looking at the site, we actually found something that helped confirm our suspicions that this site was a scam.
We found an email address that was in some way connected with this site. This email was one that we had seen before, and one that we were pretty familiar with.
What’s interesting about this email address is that we’ve seen it so many different times that we can’t remember how many (it’s been quite a few…)!
And if we do a quick search on firstname.lastname@example.org, we find that there are several other fraudulent websites that seem to be out there by this same scammer.
So, this site and the owners of it, seem to have been doing this for a while. Which makes it no surprise that ToyToly.com is a scam.
Fraud Is, Sadly, Always Around.
So, to reiterate what we said above:
- ToyToly is running some sketchy discounts
- ToyToly appears to be trying to pretend that they are Lego
- ToyToly.com’s website looks like another website
- ToyToly.com is still a very young site
- ToyToly uses an email that also is behind other fraudulent websites
In the end, from what we’ve found on the site, it does appear to be that ToyToly is a scam and not legitimate.
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