If you have ever seen an ad from one such online retailer pop up on your Facebook, then beware!
If you’ve ever searched for clothes online, you might see targeted ads for fashion retailers on Facebook. Often, these online fashion retailers are little known and have a large number of designers and high street clothes at a very low price.
There are a bunch of websites that offer incredibly cheap sexy corsets, including Dresslily, Rose Wholesale, Zaful and hopefully just to name a few.
According to Buzzfeed, thousands of angry women received almost no items after they paid, and were fooled by these sites. Many items are made from completely different fabrics, sometimes with incorrect colors and sizes, and some even the taste of chemicals.
Many of these online fashion websites are owned by large Chinese companies that are virtually unreachable when problems arise.
Angry consumers have left sharp comments on websites such as TrustPilot, and many Facebook groups, including Knock Off Nightmares, have been set up to warn others. Here are some of the posts in the group.
Many websites have millions of likes on Facebook, and these companies regularly remove all negative comments from the web, making it harder for potential customers to spot the problem.
Images used to advertise existing products are not always legal, and many are stolen from the famous blog Instagram account or fashion magazines. Therefore, it is not surprising that products do not match the advertised product when they arrive.
An Instagram star with over 500,000 followers, Ms Bling Miami, told Buzzfeed that she often stole her own photos, cut them off by Asian sellers, and promoted her products on her own website.
“I do not mind if the company says ‘like Ms. Bling’ and peek at her, but do not say you’re selling Bling’s clothes. Do not tell anyone I got it from you, not like I wear it because it may be completely different. This is a fake advertisement. ”
Despite the numerous complaints about these sites, they did not violate Facebook’s ad rules before. However, Facebook has said since Buzzfeed published the story that they are now developing new ways of alerting advertisers that the product is “absolutely unsatisfactory.”