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    Default Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Hey friends,

    There is an "overstock" sale at a site called fragranceaddiction.com - the selection isn't huge but it's free just pay postage (which calculates to $14.00). Has anyone heard of this site? Two items I am definitely interested in but wary for obvious reasons. The security certificate on the website checks out, but I can't find it ever mentioned on here or fragrantica. They also don't list paypal as a payment option which is my preferred safe online method so....

    Anyone in the know?

    Thanks!

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    New to me.
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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Boy, all I can hear looking at that site is my grandma's voice in the late 60s telling me if something looks to good to be true, it's not.
    Currently wearing: Le Parfum by Sonia Rykiel

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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Quote Originally Posted by theladymay View Post
    Boy, all I can hear looking at that site is my grandma's voice in the late 60s telling me if something looks to good to be true, it's not.
    I am with you. In this day and time confidence artists abound everywhere. Always wise to heed the voice of reason.
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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Sounds like a scam.
    They're using Shopify as their platform.
    And lol they have brand new scents that just came out a few months ago that are somehow "overstock" !?
    Something obviously isn't right here.
    Let me look into this, see if I can at least figure out who is behind it.
    I hate these kinds of scams, mostly because they're meant to target folks like me who love fragrances...just gets under my skin.

    EDIT:

    I'm not seeing any tells in the page source, scraped the entire site, not finding anything.
    Whois is not giving anything, just telling me what I already know.
    I reported them to Shopify though, hopefully they take some action here and suspend them.

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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Thanks everyone! So I decided to go with “if it looks too good to ne true...” and didnt make the ourchase. Ive already gotten 3 emails from them saying “you left items in your cart! Click here to complete your purchase!” That preserve the sale price evenbthough it is supposed to be over by now. Definitely feels pushy. So weird because the emails looked decently professional in the design. I originally found the site from an instagram ad. I’ll check back on this thread in case someone learns more!

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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    It looks professional because they're using Shopify templates :O
    Please report the ad on Instagram if you ever see it again

    Bummer you gave them your actual email address
    Try not to do that in the future
    Hopefully you didn't give them your actual phone number or physical / street address...?

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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    I filled out the first page of the checkout so it would let me calculate shipping - I figured that was the catch, that it would be “free” but shipping would be like $20/item. So they did get my email and address (no phone) but thats all. Hopefully that wont cause problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janjanjan View Post
    Thanks everyone! So I decided to go with “if it looks too good to be true...” and didn't make the purchase.
    Wise decision.
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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Y'all are so much wiser and more rational than me. I couldn't resist! There were some really good fragrances. I put 44 in my basket and put in all my info, trying to beat the count down clock. It wasn't until after I submitted my order that I got to thinking...."Well this is just too good to be true....."

    UGHHHH!

    I will be obsessively checking my CC activity, and praying that a big box shows up on my doorstep. I might cry tears of joy if it comes. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxTizzy View Post
    Y'all are so much wiser and more rational than me. I couldn't resist! There were some really good fragrances. I put 44 in my basket and put in all my info, trying to beat the count down clock. It wasn't until after I submitted my order that I got to thinking...."Well this is just too good to be true....."

    UGHHHH!

    I will be obsessively checking my CC activity, and praying that a big box shows up on my doorstep. I might cry tears of joy if it comes. lol
    At least if you'd set the money on fire, you'd have warmth.

    This way, I'm 100% certain you get nothing.

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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    At least if you'd set the money on fire, you'd have warmth.

    This way, I'm 100% certain you get nothing.
    Yeah. I feel better now.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    TxTizzy, there are four Chanels on the site. That's a big red flag that they're selling fakes. You might call your credit card company and stop the purchase.
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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Quote Originally Posted by mammakay View Post
    TxTizzy, there are four Chanels on the site. That's a big red flag that they're selling fakes. You might call your credit card company and stop the purchase.
    Thanks, I believe I will do that. There were several Tom Fords, as well, and an Estee Lauder that I know released just last month. Unfortunately the light bulb didn't go off, until right after I pressed "submit".

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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Damn, for $14 what do I care, I placed an order for 6 different bottles worth $400, all I paid was $14
    I'll report the outcome.

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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Quote Originally Posted by techt View Post
    Damn, for $14 what do I care, I placed an order for 6 different bottles worth $400, all I paid was $14
    I'll report the outcome.
    That was my line of thinking as well. FIngers crossed. I'm going to go ahead and have my bank issue me a new card and number just to play it safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxTizzy View Post
    That was my line of thinking as well. FIngers crossed. I'm going to go ahead and have my bank issue me a new card and number just to play it safe.
    Now you're using you head

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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    Now you're using you head
    Funny you mention it....I recently had my head split open to remove a tumor. Needless to say, your comments aren't appreciated. I came here because I love fragrance, and want to learn more about the art of perfumery. This is also my first time posting in this forum. Wasn't expecting to be greeted with condescension. But thanks anyways, for your clever input.

    Peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxTizzy View Post
    Funny you mention it....I recently had my head split open to remove a tumor.
    Clearly they removed the wrong part.

    Peace

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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Quote Originally Posted by TxTizzy View Post
    I came here because I love fragrance, and want to learn more about the art of perfumery. This is also my first time posting in this forum.
    TxTizzy - please don't feel bad about this. There's probably not one soul on Basenotes that doesn't regret an impulse, a blind buy . . .something. We've all done it.
    The good news is that the more you learn, the easier it will be to avoid trouble.
    Go back in there, spray, enjoy!
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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    Clearly they removed the wrong part.

    Peace
    Jeez, what is possessing you to be so mean about this Suspended? Embarrassing

    Ignore that TxTizzy. I have been a frag head for 5 years and still needed to consult folks about jumping at that sale. Totally understandable. I hope the people who did make purchases aren't shamed into silence by this crap comment and still report back. And thanks to surge for doing some sleuthing!

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    That’s what they count on, people being embarrassed that they fell for it and won’t report them
    There’s a special place in hell for folks like this who target frag heads like us I swear
    Not that I believe in hell or anything but if it does exist, I’m sure the person who runs this site will be there lol
    Admittedly, I’ve fallen for things like this in the past
    I still have a ton of fake bottles in the basement somewhere that I got from that damn “luxuryofperfume” site
    You will always be able to get your money back if you used a CC or bank card, chargebacks are easy enough to do, but the real bummer is if they get your actual / real information, because that can be used to open up fraudulent accounts in your name ::sadface::
    You may think “well at least they didn’t get my social” but unfortunately that can be easy for them to find IF they already have everything else
    What REALLY pissss me off though is that this damned website is STILL up despite me taking the time to report them to Shopify via email AND on Twitter...grrrr

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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Couple of uploads before I leave and run out the door.

    From You Tube .

    Beard is starting an Every Video Friday's.
    Send him an email to cover these types of scams.
    The more people are aware of, the better
    We stick together.

    Rules fro Rebels
    He covers Shopify.

    I would suggest getting in touch with Rules and see if
    he'll cover sites like this in one of his future uploads.



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    I have to go.
    Running very late.
    Just wanted to be a part of the thread.
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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Just an update on my order, my card was charged $14 and I got an email confirmation for my order, still waiting for shipping update.

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    Default Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    I appreciate the kind responses. I'm embarrassed that I reacted in impulse to the poster that ruffled my feathers. I've been extremely agitated lately, as a side effect of some medication I'm taking. So my apologies. It was my first time interacting on this site, and I got too defensive. I thought about deleting my account, but I've been browsing, and I see that this is a nice and informative community, so I'd like to stick around.

    As for the topic of this thread....

    I also have been watching my account, and like techt, I have been charged $14 dollars shipping, and received the confirmation email. My hopes aren't very high, about receiving the order. I called my bank, and she told me to report any unauthorized transactions, and I can easily dispute them.

    If nothing else, this was a lesson learned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxTizzy View Post
    I appreciate the kind responses. I'm embarrassed that I reacted in impulse to the poster that ruffled my feathers. I've been extremely agitated lately, as a side effect of some medication I'm taking. So my apologies. It was my first time interacting on this site, and I got too defensive. I thought about deleting my account, but I've been browsing, and I see that this is a nice and informative community, so I'd like to stick around.

    As for the topic of this thread....

    I also have been watching my account, and like techt, I have been charged $14 dollars shipping, and received the confirmation email. My hopes aren't very high, about receiving the order. I called my bank, and she told me to report any unauthorized transactions, and I can easily dispute them.

    If nothing else, this was a lesson learned.
    I'd like to apologise also. I thought you took my light hearted comments too seriously and bit back in a way that was uncalled for.

    I certainly didn't mean to make you feel unwelcome and I hope you'll forgive my flippant remark and enjoy your time in this, usually, very friendly environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    I'd like to apologise also. I thought you took my light hearted comments too seriously and bit back in a way that was uncalled for.

    I certainly didn't mean to make you feel unwelcome and I hope you'll forgive my flippant remark and enjoy your time in this, usually, very friendly environment.
    Thank you, I do appreciate that. I realized after reading back through, that you meant nothing by it. I promise, I'm not too crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxTizzy View Post
    Thank you, I do appreciate that. I realized after reading back through, that you meant nothing by it. I promise, I'm not too crazy.
    I'm glad.

    A 'little crazy' is a prerequisite for Basenotes. You're in good company

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    Anyone get a shipping notice yet? I’m hoping that this ends up legit.

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    The website is currently unavailable, go figure...




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