Beware of EDealMe – It’s A Scam
This is a warning about the website Edealme.com for online shoppers – DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM!
The website Edealme.com appears to sell wonderful appealing products. You might see advertisements for them on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. They use friendly looking photos and a nice warm font. DO NOT FALL FOR IT!
It’s all a scam! The EDealMe website makes it appear they are a reputable U.S.-based company with a catalog of glossy products. In reality they’re a scam website who only have overpriced, poorly made products that look nothing like they are advertised. They use video ads and photos from other sites to lure potential buyers in with low prices. You might think you’re going to get a great deal, but you’ll get something else – ripped off!
The odds of buyers actually receiving the products they advertise, if receiving anything at all, are slim to none. You’ll be out of the money you spent and be left with an overpriced knockoff product.
You will be given falsified tracking information for a package that has never shipped or a tracking number for an old package that had shipped previously, so it appears that something is headed your way when you look for it.
This sneaky move is meant delay the realization that you’ve been scammed. By the time you start to wonder ‘where’s my package and why isn’t it moving according to this tracking information?’ time will have passed making the likelihood of getting any reimbursement less likely. The odds are good that you are not getting a package and EDealMe will not be giving you a refund or even answer you when you try to contact them.
It’s also worth noting if you use Paypal to send them a payment and suddenly realize you’ve been taken and proceed to file a dispute against them to get your money back, ‘EDealMe’ gives you pre-written message on Paypal that you will read that states – ‘Raising Disputes will freeze funds for 180 days’ and after kindly reminding you of this asks if you sure you want to continue to file this dispute? THIS IS ALL COMPLETELY UNTRUE!
YOUR PAYPAL FUNDS WILL NOT BE FROZEN IF YOU FILE A DISPUTE. This is simply another scheming way these scammers buy time from you, try not to draw attention to their scheme and attempt to frighten you not to sound the alarm bell about them.
You should also be aware, if you fall for making a purchase via Paypal, realize it’s a scam and file a dispute with Paypal to make them aware of what’s happening and try to get a refund, EDealMe (and all these scamming sites) have a plan to navigate around that – that ironically gets assistance from Paypal.
They will reply to your Paypal dispute by stating your package has been shipped and provide fake tracking information. These scammers seem to be fans of the package tracking site 17track.net. I assume it’s an easier tracking site for them to manipulate the information of the whereabouts of ‘shipment’.
Rather than watching your package travel closer to you, you’ll be looking at static locations of your mystery package that never seems to move at all or get to your doorstep – the package originating from China by the way. But hey, this is proof they sent you something right? Paypal will side with this ‘company’ on this dispute saying, “Well, we have to go by the provided tracking information and it says they mailed you something. That’s our policy. Yes, we understand they’re faking the tracking information, but that’s out of our hands. They win – refund denied!”
Pretty clever huh? These scammers have it all worked out. They’re exploiting Facebook, social media and Paypal, finding loopholes in them and have figured out how to manipulate it all to steal money from unsuspecting victims – and there’s little you can do about it.
I’ve read from one victim who supposedly miraculously got a package from EDealMe, was looking for a refund for their goods when they saw it wasn’t the quality that they believed it would be. He said he was told to return the product back to China, which with the cost of that shipping wasn’t worth doing to recoup his money. And remember there’s no guarantee EDealMe would reimburse you if you follow their instructions anyway.
Somehow Edealme has a presence on Facebook. How they’re allowed to advertise on there and have working, functioning pages is something I don’t understand or why it’s allowed. Either Facebook is unaware of who this ‘Edealme’ and all these scam pages are, how they are using the Facebook platform to lure victims into their trap OR they simply are ignoring their presence for some reason. I imagine they must have received complaints about the Edealme page and similar scam ads that pop up on Facebook. There’s even Facebook pages devoted to exposing and trying to warn users about these scam pages!
It immediately becomes clear there is something strange going on when you search for ‘Edealme’ on Facebook and see their “page” and their latest posts are from over a year ago. Somehow they have comments and likes on some of their posts, which I’m betting are manipulated or stolen from other pages. They also have a page under the name ‘Edealme1’. That’s odd huh?
Just do a quick internet search for reviews from shoppers sharing their experiences from EDealMe. You don’t find much information about them at all! Strange huh? RED FLAG RIGHT THERE!
EDealMe was brought to my attention by someone who ordered some facial masks from them. Needing them quickly with the current pandemic situation, they saw one of their ads on Facebook, felt it was a good deal by what they saw and quickly ordered them.
Unfortunately, they never double-checked this EDealMe company. They never noticed their suspicious social media presence. Nor did they ever do a quick search for reviews or feedback by others who dealt with EDealMe. Oddly, you’ll see plenty of ‘happy customer’ comments under their Facebook posts. It’s likely those are manufactured and faked.
You can’t find any worthwhile information regarding them out on the internet. This might be due to this site recently popping up and is the current mask i.e. website name this scam is using at the moment.
I suspect it’s one of those hit and run sites that will disappear just as quickly as it arose. It will probably eventually disappear, but will pop up again with another domain name with the same scam to run on online consumers. By the time shoppers share their negative experiences and ring the bell warning others to stay away from EDealMe.com it will be too late. If anyone has information or insight into how this all probably works please comment below.
After a quick internet search I discovered that one ‘customer support’ email address they use – firstname.lastname@example.org – also happens to be the same customer support email for some other ‘online shops’. Some with truly bizarre names.
ILikeDeal.Shop – SamOJoy.com – GTopStar – Topuest – NoDownRiver – DownSheep – SamORiver – AllPickT – SamOLike
I was told by someone there are countless ‘customer service’ email addresses with different names using their @dreamxin.com domain that cover many, many scam online stores. They might supposedly be representing different ‘companies’ and be found as the ‘customer service’ contact information for different online stores, but they will all give consumers the same ripped off results. If I started to list all the ‘online stores’ I found listed using this domain email address it would fill pages.
They’re all scamming online sites under the same roof – and most likely there are even more out there. The websites all look quite similar to the simplified, slap together design of EDealMe. Most likely these crooks cast as wide a net as possible by creating as many online stores as they can to try to lure in as many victims as possible and get them to order a product by using a stolen ad on a social media platform, get money sent to them from victims, give victims fake tracking information for a package in order to not raise suspicions they’ve been scammed as long as possible.
One common trend with these scamming websites who pose as a reliable online store is their ‘ABOUT US’ section. I’ve noticed it’s the same vague, friendly fuzzy sounding BS from site to site. One example is – “At our store, we love every passion and interest on earth because is is a reference to your uniqueness”. I assume they just copy and paste that ridiculous description from site to site they make and its meant to calm the nerves of potential victims and make them think that they’ve just entered a safe space – then they rob you.
This was this one persons experience with EDealMe.com that I was told. Now here’s at least one review of an online shopping experience out there regarding this website. It was upsetting and frustrating for them to realize they fell for one of these online shopping scams. They were very anxious to warn others about this, which is how I ended up writing about it here.
So, this is something of public service message to warn others not to fall for this scamming website or any of these others that are part of this ring. Hopefully this post regarding EDealMe will be found by other potential victims and if it saves one person from being ripped off by this site – or any these countless others – it will have been worth it.
So, if you do intend to order anything from EDealMe.com or any of the other sites I mentioned be prepared that you’ll painfully eventually learn:
THEY ARE NOT WHO THEY APPEAR TO BE
THE ADS THEY USE ARE TAKEN FROM OTHER SITES AND THEY USE THEM TO FALSELY ADVERTISE PRODUCTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA THEY CLAIM TO SELL
THEY DO NOT HAVE WHAT THEY ADVERTISE. THEY ONLY HAVE OVERPRICED KNOCKOFFS IF ANYTHING
YOU CAN MOST LIKELY EXPECT TO WAIT MONTHS TO RECEIVE YOUR ORDER FROM THEM – OR JUST AS LIKELY YOU WILL NOT GET ANYTHING IN RETURN FROM THE MONEY YOU SPEND
YOU WILL BE GIVEN FAKE TRACKING INFORMATION OF ‘YOUR SHIPMENT’ THAT APPEARS TO NEVER GET ANY CLOSER TO YOU
GOOD LUCK GETTING A REFUND FROM THEM
You’ve been warned! Hopefully this makes you aware of this now, before you shop there and send them money. My advice is – DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM! Just take your shopping elsewhere. And make sure it is a trustworthy site!!!
If you’ve had your own experience with EDealMe – whether good or bad (though I suspect most would be bad) – or any of these other related sites, please feel free to comment and share your story about them. It’s apparent they won’t be willing to share any of their true customer stories. ALSO if you discover they’ve assumed a new identity and have a new website name they’re going by and using it to scam others, please let folks know.
Since first writing about this company scam, I’ve obviously been keeping track of updates of my friends transaction to see how it would end. Well, she finally reached the conclusion to it.
Her initial order of these facial masks from EDealMe took place on April 19, 2020. A package arrived on June 20, 2020 – that’s sixty-two days later.
She did get….masks….lowgrade, cheap and worthless. Not surprisingly they are nothing the fake ad these scammers advertised (or more like stole) showed they would be. Maybe you could use them as dust rags, but as for any beneficial facial protection – nope! It is quite surprising these scammers actually mailed her something. My first thought would be ‘why bother?’. But I suppose it’s a way for them to technically say they followed through with their end of the deal – even though the product isn’t even worth a tenth of the price they charged for it.
In that sixty-two days, Paypal offered zero help. It’s pitiful how inadequate their ‘customer assistance’ is in regards to this scam. It resulted in endlessly explaining the situation to them over and over again, trying to make them aware of this scam, how these crooks are exploiting loopholes in Paypal’s system, faking postal tracking sites and ripping off consumers with worthless products. But Paypal did nothing.
Facebook continues to show these scammer ads and allow pages for these scamming companies that are solely set up to deceive their users, get them to make a purchase, get their money and give them worthless junk in return.
I would imagine both Paypal and Facebook would rather do nothing to help their users and protect consumers and remain profiting from these scam ads – which when you start to look for them you’ll be shocked how widespread they are. It’s certain hundreds, if not thousands of victims get taken in by them everyday.
Facebook getting the ad revenue from scammers who pay them to promote these scam ads to users and Paypal getting a percentage of each sales transaction is more than enough motivation for them to allow this criminal behavior to continue and not want to stop it. Money is more important to them than protecting potential victims to these scams. They do not care if people get ripped off by these scamming online stores and don’t feel the need to change their policies to help prevent them to happen.
Since writing this post the attention it has gotten has been quite staggering! Clearly, A LOT of folks are sadly falling victim to this EDealMe scam store or similar scam companies that advertise on Facebook.
I’ve been contacted by many people telling me about additional similar scamming online store sites that follow the same method. They all follow the same techniques, are all scams, somehow have advertisements that appear on Facebook and use that presence and promotion to lure in victims from those pop up advertisements.
Most of these scammers seem to be based out of China and are in the same ring. So here are the names of a few more to be aware of. If you do come across even more (it appears new ones pop up constantly – it’s like playing a game of whac-a-mole with these scammers – I ask you to list them in the comment section in the hope that it will help make others be aware not to fall for them.
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PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG ON FACEBOOK TO WARN OTHERS ABOUT THESE SCAMMING TRAPS THAT FACEBOOK IS ACTUALLY HELPING TO PROMOTE. ONCE ONE IS TRICKED INTO BUYING SOMETHING FROM ONE OF THESE SCAMMING SITES IT’S HIGHLY UNLIKELY THEY’LL EVER GET THEIR MONEY BACK. ALL YOU’LL HAVE IN THE END IS AGGRAVATION, A LOSS OF MONEY, A WORTHLESS PRODUCT AND A WISH THAT YOU NEVER CLICKED ON THAT AD.