Online Shopping Scams

Do not buy from websites without their own name

If a website has a long name with several "dots", be aware that the site may not have a domain name of its own. The site may be using a platform to build a website such as Shopify, CCV shop, Bigcommerce, Wix, Weebly, Squarespace.

To test the website, these platforms offer users a subdomain to see what their website will look like. Examples of these subdomains are:

  • little-jams-boutique.myshopify.com
  • infectiouseffects.wix.com
  • barboy.mybigcommerce.com
  • cheaphatsforsale.weebly.com
  • flagpaints.squarespace.com
  • lakkleding.ccvshop.nl

We recommend you not to buy or interact with these websites and webshops. They are either not yet finished or the platform is being misused by a scammer.

Each serious owner of a website will always migrate his site to a domain of its own once finished. The cost of doing so is minimal as you can buy your own domain for a few euro/dollars a year.

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