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MEMPHIS, Tenn. “It sounded too good to be true.

“Oh yeah, they must be fake,” said Memphis sneakerhead Ronnie Body.

“Oh, that’s a rip off for sure,” said Judy Stewart, who paid $213 for her Jordans. “Or they’re not real.”

A website claiming to be from a Memphis company is advertising Nike Jordans for less than $100. The company also uses the Walmart logo, but the URL is Rowpet.com.

“If you know what the price of a particular shoe is, and all of a sudden you see a website selling it for hundreds of dollars less, you have to ask yourself, ‘Why? “,” explained Daniel Irwin, spokesman for the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South.

He said more than a dozen people said they had lost money on the website in the past 10 days, including two of the victims living in the Mid-South.

“These particular people thought they were going to Walmart – they saw the Walmart logo and thought, ‘Hey, this must be part of Walmart because it has the Walmart logo on it,’ even though it wasn’t Walmart.com,” he said. .

The website advertises an address in Memphis, but the location actually belongs to a tobacco shop. Company contact information does not have a phone number – only a Gmail account.

Irwin said the BBB received information from similar websites, such as “doeshero.com”.

“It’s profitable for them,” he says. “As long as it is, they will continue to do so.”

Here’s how he recommends users to decipher a legitimate website from a fraud:

  • Check that the URL matches the company name
  • Check the “scammer’s grammar” – misspellings on the site or sentences that don’t seem to be grammatically correct
  • Find a physical address, a work email address and a work phone number

Irwin also recommends that online shoppers use credit cards whenever possible to have a better chance of getting their money back.

“It’s a big deal,” he said. “It’s just not a legitimate business.”


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