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BBB warns of online retailers using consumers' addresses as contact information

BBB warns of online retailers using consumers' addresses as contact information Photo: KSTP, File.

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Updated: June 30, 2021 08:41 AM
Created: June 30, 2021 08:34 AM

The Better Bureau Business of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers about misleading online retailers using people's addresses as contact information. 

According to BBB, misleading online retailers like Zokgoc.com used a Litchfield, Minnesota, man's private residential address as the contact information on Zokgoc.com. 

Complaints submitted to BBB stated consumers have tried to purchase small kitchen appliances and other related items from Zokgoc.com at steep discounts but have not received their purchases.

An investigation by BBB of Upstate South Carolina revealed the website text and layout are identical to three other websites — Ziyzlo.com, offering outdoor supplies, Barrye.world, offering women's clothing, and HTENCS.com, offering children's toys and outdoor play items.

The addresses listed for those online retailers are also private, residential homes in South Carolina, Texas and New York.

To read the tips BBB suggests for shopping smarter online, click here

People can also report scams to BBB Scam Tracker.


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