1. Online Consumer Complaints
You can search in Google about these ecommerce websites and you will easily find a lot of complaints for them on internet. So, if you see lots of complaints against any company then that surely means something is not right. Mostly all these complaints are either about the poor quality of the product or delivering no product even after confirmed order. The modus operandi of these Scam websites is to grab money and do nothing or deliver a low quality or duplicate product against the money charged.
2. Owner Information & Contact Details
The second most important thing is to check for the contact details of the websites. We are unable to find any contact details of the company or are only seeing incomplete/fake address at their websites. Sometimes, they only provide a mobile phone number and email at their website, which they use to lure and scam people but if they have no address then its better to stay away. Also keep in mind that you can not catch them with their phone number and email. Moreover, we were unable to find the owners details through their Domain Name Whois records, that means that they have made Owners name and contact details hidden by using proxy company, which again is not a good sign.
3. Low Quality Website
4. Heavy Discounts
All these scam website will offer heavy discounts to customers, mostly very low prices compared to other ecommerce websites. Now-a-days many of these scam website offers unbelievable deals which grabs the attention of common people as they love to buy on discounts. Sometimes they show discount codes and coupon codes to their visitors with a timer saying that the deal will be closed within few minutes, just to trap innocent customers.
5. Social Activity
We are unable to find any real activity at their social network accounts like Facebook, Instagram, Google+ etc and many of them do not have any presence on these platforms. But sometimes these scam websites will "buy" fake likes to display large number of likes at their page. But you can easily identify them if you take a close look at customers reviews/comments on these social accounts. Mostly, we found customers complaining about different product, no delivery or fake low quality product, which proves they are scam.