Style-Delights: Fraud Alert: Beware of Reecn.com, It Is A Scam/Fake Retailer

July 8, 2012

Fraud Alert: Beware of Reecn.com, It Is A Scam/Fake Retailer


Today's post is a PSA for all my fellow bloggers who work with online retailers and for all my readers who buy clothes and accessories online. As you all know, I work with brands and retailers on a regular basis. I love to find new stores and stylish stuff and love to share them on Style Delights. Therefore when I got an opportunity to introduce an online retailer reecn.com to my readers, I accepted it. Their website looked professional, their merchandise looked beautiful and my preliminary research about them showed that some pretty established blogs also have worked with them. So I decided to host a giveaway for them on my blog - afterall, who doesn't like their readers to win giftcards? As with all my giveaways, when a winner was chosen by random.org (in this case a lovely reader Lorna), I contacted the Reecn.com representative who had been emailing me to check that Lorna met all the requirements (that she liked their FB page etc). They did not reply. I contacted Lorna and told her that I am waiting to hear from them. We both waited for few more days. I contacted them thru all their social media channels and contact forms, but surprise - no reply! Then I contacted the bloggers who have worked with reecn.com and found out Reecn.com are less than stellar in terms of their professionalism. When I sent them a message saying I'll let my readers know about them, they sent me a shirt to style! This shirt is one of the shoddiest pieces of workmanship I have ever seen! Its ill fitting, ill-sewn and just plain un-wearable.
The buttons and the panels of the shirt are not aligned, the sleeves are asymmetrical - not for the style though! 
So I dug deep and found out that there have been incidents where they took the customer's money and did not even ship the merchandise. They are supposed to be registered somewhere in China (at one place they have listed their city as Shanghai and their state ALASKA! - You can't make this sh*t up!!) They have a US number listed which is of course not responding. The funny thing is, their Pinterest profile says they are located in USA which is a total lie. I have nothing against them personally, but as a blogger I feel it is my duty to alert you. If you are a blogger reading this, I hope you spread the word on your social media/blogs too so that your readers and friends do not lose their money by shopping at reecn.com
BTW, here are their fake social media profiles - if you like them, please unlike/unfollow so that you don't accidentally advertise them to your friends and followers.
Reecn Facebook (Fakebook, more like!)
Reecn Pinterest (THEY ARE NOT LOCATED IN USA AS THEY CLAIM HERE!)
Reecn Twitter (lying birdie!)
So please beware of this online retailer, and share about their scam to your friends.If you are a blogger, share it with your readers too! During my research about Reecn.com, I came across some other fraudulent and unprofessional retailer via some other consumer alert websites. Here is a list of some more fake retailers who are trying to work with bloggers to gain trust among their readers.

As always, Style Delights vows to keep the readers informed and the reviews honest! Till we talk again!!

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47 comments :

  1. Goddddd... Thank you so much for the awareness!

    ♫Makeup and Beauty Home♫

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  2. Really useful post. I'm thankful to never had been scammed online.

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  3. that shirt definitely looks crazy! and it's a good thing that you inform your readers about incidents like this. if noone is interested in their crap, they'll probably stop bothering bloggers and other potential customers.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  4. Yikes and double yikes! Thank you for taking the time to dig around and find out more bout this company, rather than just say that "they're okay and looks nice." I always prefect to read honest bloggers and you do your readers a great service with this!

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  5. Yikes, thanks for the heads up!

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  6. OmiGod!!! Thank you for alerting everyone about this!! Frauds like these need to know that they cannot get away with their crimes!!!

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  7. Thank you so much for shared!

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  8. oh thank you for letting us know


    http://glamorousgirlblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/barbie-super-nudy-light-gold-lenses.html

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  9. Omg! they have done same thing to me. they asked me to host a giveaway, but i said no because they first lied to me that thy are sending me a necklace for the review and its been an ages but i didn't received the product when i asked them they did'n replay thanks for letting us know

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  10. Good to know :S
    xo

    http://inexpensiveluxury.blogspot.it/

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  11. Thank you so much for this post, Jyoti. With innumerable online shops mushrooming , it is very important for the buyers to be ware of such fakes. I saw their website, it looks so neat and well arranged, its a shame they don't keep up to the image they have created. Thanks again.

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  12. oh! thanks for sharing dear, I didnt know about it, neither knew the site! kisses and happy sunday!:*

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  13. Wow!! That's incredible!
    One of the worst companies I worked with was actually one of the biggest women's clothing stores in the country! They never fulfilled a giveaway, then they were supposed to send me a gift card as payment (never happened). Lesson learned!!!

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  14. Hi sweetie!
    thanks for letting your readers know about this. Two days ago I emailed another blogger who hosted a Reecn giveaway to warn her about this scam too.
    Those of us who buy online should be very careful before any purchase. The most important thing is to talk to other people who have previously bought from that online store to see if it's worth it or not.
    Once again, thank you!

    xoxo
    http://kumara-lifestyle.blogspot.com/

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  15. Wow thank you for the heads up on scammers with this post. Since I'm new to blogging, I probably wouldn't have known any better had they approached me!

    Zahra

    http://www.lovezahra.com

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  16. thanks a ton for this post!!!i am a blogger and this is immensely helpful to watch out during shopping or blog partnerships!

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  17. Holy ton! Wow, such frauds? Thanks for this post Jyoti. Eye opener indeed!

    <3
    x
    Sonshu
    www.thesonshu.com

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  18. Thanks for sharing Jyoti, it's so difficult to make sure that you are safe when buying on-line these days!

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  19. Thank you for letting the bloggers know about this. Nowadays, it's really hard to wade through tons of online stores unless they're the big names.

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  20. Good post. I "won" a giveaway last year and the sponsor never gave me the prize. Leaves a sour taste in your mouth when that happens. Business is full of frauds.

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  21. That is so terrible. Thanks so much for the head's up!

    <3 Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  22. Wow...thank you so much for spreading the awareness!

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh my goodness! I think I've seen this site, or an advertisement on a sidebar on a blog and I am sorry to hear it wasn't a good experience. Thank you for letting us know!

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  24. That's so crappy - thanks for the PSA

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  25. Oh man, thanks for the warning! I remember hearing about them from some blogging sites, but good to know the truth!

    Trendy Teal
    Enter to win a Stitched + Adorned Giveaway!

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  26. Wow! This is terrible! Thanks for sharing your experience. It is truly frustrating when a company make you look bad to your readers that you work so hard on gaining their trust. Sorry you had to deal with such dishonesty and blatant disrespect for you and your readers.

    <3
    www.mythirtyspot.com

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  27. OMG, such a bad thing, thanks for sharing!

    Alessia

    THE CHILI COOL


    FACEBOOK

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  28. Oh wow, thank you for the heads up! That is crazy!

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  29. Wow jyoti that Is just awful Im so sorry u had to go through such a horrible experience. Ur so good to warn others. Its a crazy world out there. Hope u got to enjoy ur weekend kisses from Dublin xx leonie.

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  30. Thank you for the warning!
    Have a great week!
    http://robertascoolestplaces.blogspot.com.es

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  31. OMG this is so scary!!! ;(
    :)
    Allison

    P.S. I'm having an INTERNATIONAL $75 Shopbop giveaway on my blog, so don't forget to enter! :)
    A's Fashion Files
    $75 Shopbop Giveaway!

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  32. Thank you for the heads-up! Smh, people are ridiculous!

    xo
    Nia

    http://niafashionista.com

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  33. I'm so happy you wrote this post, Jyoti! I thought Reecn was going to be like working with Oasap or Sheinside, but I quickly found out that it wasn't. They have a blogger program on their site that is a complete fake. They just want you to post their ad on your blog's sidebar and then they never get back to you. I had it up on my blog for about 5 days before realizing that no one was going to respond to my emails so I took it down and left Reecn in my rearview.

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  34. oh WOW! thanks for sharing this girl! that's HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE OF THEM!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  35. OMG! Thanks a lot for notifying! Grrrr


    love
    http://www.meghasarin.blogspot.com

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  36. Thanks for the information!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  37. Hi sweetie! So glad you did this post because I was actually on their site last week and thought they had one of the nicest sites out there for us bloggers! Hmm.... well you are awesome for doing this post and being so amazingly real girl! Love you! Hope your week is going well! Sorry I haven't visited in a bit! xx Pip

    New post!

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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  38. Your post is such an eye-opener!
    Thanks for putting in the effort.
    I am sharing this on my FB page if you would allow for my readers as well.
    My facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Flea-Market-Queen/317081538316035


    Love,
    ila
    http://thefleamarketqueen.blogspot.in/

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  39. thanks for the warning!!


    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    Ps. Don't forget to enter my
    Bandiez Couture Headband Giveaway

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  40. Thanks for letting us know!

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