Greetings to Everyone!
Today, I’m here to share yet another reader submission. However, I must admit that I experience a range of emotions when I receive emails detailing scams. On one hand, I deeply sympathize with those who have fallen victim to these fraudulent schemes. Interestingly, a significant portion of the reader submissions I receive are centered around regrettable purchases. On the flip side, I am genuinely heartened by the fact that these individuals are willing to shed light on their disappointing experiences. By doing so, they are helping many others steer clear of falling prey to similar deceitful websites. (This time, the spotlight is on copycatfrance.com or copycatfrance.ru)
While I truly wish there were more reputable replica bag sellers and fewer unscrupulous scammers out there, my decade-long involvement in the fake designer bags industry has exposed me to the cutthroat and shrewd nature of the replica world. Therefore, I strongly urge all of you to never let your guard down!
The Original Email and Its Significance
Here’s the content of the original email, with the crucial aspects highlighted:
“Hello Angie, I want to share my personal experience of being scammed by a replica website. The website is copycatfrance.com. I’ve come across this site countless times; they are all over YouTube and TikTok. Whenever I watched unboxing videos of replica bags, I’d see comments raving about copycatfrance. People would say things like, ‘You should check out copycatfrance,’ ‘I only buy from copycat france website because their bags are indistinguishable from the authentic ones.’ Little did I know, it was all part of their cunning propaganda.
Interestingly, I actually made an effort to do my research before placing an order on copycatfrance.com. I delved into online reviews, scouring high and low for any negative information about them. To my surprise, I couldn’t find a single unfavorable review or any indication of them being scammers. Additionally, they proudly displayed a ‘100% Money Back Guarantee’ on their website. So, thinking I had done my due diligence, I took a leap of faith and ordered a Dior Saddle Bag in Blush from their site.
And that’s when the nightmare began. Firstly, I had to endure a grueling 6-week wait for the bag to finally arrive. Once I placed the order, they seemed to vanish into thin air. No response to emails or WhatsApp, no updates whatsoever! I practically had to beg for information, and their replies were half-hearted apologies accompanied by feeble excuses about being busy.
But wait, it gets worse. When my package finally arrived, my heart sank. The bag I received was an absolute disaster. Instead of the promised calfskin leather, I got some shoddy PU material. The bag wasn’t even properly shaped; it was squashed and creased all over. Moreover, they forgot to include the shoulder strap. Can you believe that? And they had charged me an exorbitant amount, way more than other sellers. $400 for the bag and an additional $30 for shipping. When I requested a refund, they dismissed me as if it were inconsequential.
I’ve learned my lesson the hard way. I’m never going near those copycatfrance clowns again. They can keep their pathetic excuses and vanish. I’m through with their fraudulent business for good.
After assessing the attached images, I share Mia’s outrage.
It’s absolutely astonishing that she paid $430 for a replica Dior Saddle Handbag that looks like this.
The authenticity of the bag is seriously in question. The color is nowhere close to accurate.
The leather doesn’t even remotely resemble Grained Calfskin; it lacks any texture.
The bag’s handle is visibly folded in two places.
The black glazing is overly thick, and even the color of the metal CD signature is off.
The strap featuring the metal D is longer than it should be in the authentic version.
Delving Deeper into the Scam
Taking my investigation further, I visited the copycat france website, which encompasses two domains: copycatfrance.com and copycatfrance.ru. Both websites appear to belong to the same entity, with identical pages and contact details. They have a return policy in place, boasting a “100% Money Back Guarantee.” This reminds me of another website, aaapurse, which also lured customers with a similar return policy. However, we now understand that these seemingly promising offers are, in reality, artfully designed traps aimed at ensnaring unsuspecting customers.