Today is another reader submission. I must admit I have some mixed feelings when I receive these kinds of emails about scams. On one hand, I feel really sorry that they got ripped off, and it seems like most of the reader submissions I get are bad purchases. On the other hand, I also feel glad that they’re willing to share their disappointing experiences to help many more others avoid falling victim to the same website. (And this time – copycatfrance.com or copycatfrance.ru)
I really wish there were more trustworthy replica bag sellers and fewer scammers out there. But, having spent over a decade in the fake designer bags industry, I know just how ruthless and cunning the world of replicas can be. So guys, never let your guard down!
Here is the content of the original email (I bolded the parts that are worth paying attention to):
I wanna share my personal experience of getting scammed by a replica website. The website is copycatfrance.com. I have heard about this site like thousands of times, they are everywhere on Youtube and Tiktok. Every time I watched those unboxing videos of replica bags, I’d see comments hyping up copycatfrance like crazy. They’d be like, “You should check copycatfrance”, “I only buy from copycat france website because their bags are 100% like the authentic ones”. Little did I know, it was all part of their sneaky propaganda game.
Funny enough, I actually tried to do my homework before going ahead with my order from copycatfrance.com. I went down the rabbit hole of online reviews, searching high and low for any dirt on those guys. But to my surprise, I couldn’t find a single negative review or anyone spilling the beans about them being scammers. Plus, they have this 100% Money Back Guarantee on their website. So, thinking I had done my research, I took the leap and decided to go for a Dior Saddle Bag in Blush from their website.
And that’s when the nightmare began. To begin with, I had to wait a freaking 6 weeks for the bag to finally arrive. Once I placed the order, it was like they vanished into thin air. No response from email or WhatsApp, no updates, nada! I had to practically beg for answers, and all they gave me was some lame excuse about being busy and a bunch of half-hearted apologies.
But wait, it gets worse. When my package finally showed up, my heart sank. The bag I got was a total piece of junk. Not calfskin leather as described, it was some cheap PU crap. And the bag was not even in a proper shape, it got squeezed and have creases everywhere. Also, they even forgot to send the shoulder strap to me. Can you believe that? They charged me an arm and a leg, way more than other sellers out there. $400 for the bag and $30 for shipping. And when I asked for a refund, they just brushed me off like it was no big deal.
I’ve learned my lesson. I ain’t ever ordering from those clowns at copycatfrance again. They can take their sorry excuses and leave. I’m done with their scammy business for good.
Here are the pics:
And after seeing the pics, I feel as outraged as Mia did.
I can’t believe that she spent $430 in exchange for a replica Dior Saddle Handbag like this.
It looks so fake. The color is way off.
The leather is not even close to Grained Calfskin, it has no texture at all.
The handle of the bag is clearly folded in two places.
The black glazing is way too thick. The color of the metal CD signature is also not accurate.
The strap with metal D is longer than the authentic one.
So I also look up the copycat france website, and they have two domains, one is copycatfrance.com, the other is copycatfrance.ru. I believe they’re one company because the pages and the contact details are the same. They do have a return policy promising a “100% Money Back Guarantee”, which reminds me of another website aaapurse which also has a so-called return policy. But now we know it was just a sugar-coated trap to lure people in.
To be honest, their website seems pretty good to me too. I guess that’s why Mia fell into their trap. Those scammers have gotten better at deceiving people. As buyers, we need to keep up with the game and protect ourselves better!