Certnix OCBWatch Scam
Certnix OCBWatch Scam: How It Works
A new popular item might steal your eyes on Facebook ads; however, many people have been asking us about a potential Certnix OCBWatch Scam. That’s right. Also known as the Certnix OCB Watch or the Outcarb Watch, this ‘wonder’ product is advertised all over the Internet. They use celebrity names, including Elon Musk and others to sell replica watches.
One of the promos even offers a free Outcarb watch if you just pay for the shipping! They say it is beta testing for the new piece. Rest assured, you will not receive a free Certnix OCB watch – and we’ll tell you why.
Here is a screenshot of the watches advertised online.
The Certnix OCBWatch scam has the following red flags:
- Our Scam Detector web registry scraped data which shows that the domain ocbwatches.com was registered only a couple of months ago, on August 20, 2020. It is a big bad sign when a company offers freebies (especially expensive ones) and has a domain name so young. It happens all the time. The big brands have their domain names registered for the past two decades.
- The photos of the OCB watches are edited copies of originals. For example, a Daniel Wellington watch is cheaper on Amazon if you want to buy the legit watch.
- Their website doesn’t mention the actual cost of postage until you enter your payment details. Now that the scammers read this, they will probably change that, too.
- The copies of the Certnix OCB watches could be purchased for about $3-$4 on various Chinese sites. You could even get free postage. Also, it will not be stopped at customs because of the low value.
- The photos the OCBwatches.com uses of people wearing the watches are not taken by themselves. They could be stolen from Instagrammers.
- Photos on their Facebook page show that they buy the watches on the cheap in bulk, then redistribute them for a profit worldwide. Entrepreneurship 101.
Outcarb Watch: How To Avoid
The world has been going crazy with all the online purchases, especially during COVID-19, so the chances of scammer victimizing people are higher than usual. First, there were a bunch of fake clothing websites, now accessories.
Beware of a bunch of Amazon scams, PayPal scams, and Facebook scams that may lure you into providing your credit card details. Most importantly, report them as well, so you warn other people about the danger. In this case, it is the free Certnix OCBwatches Scam.
On the other hand, they might approach you with an offer to be a brand ambassador, but that’s another scam in itself. It is a prevalent trap on Instagram and other social media platforms. Here is how the Brand Ambassador Scam works.
Certnix OCBWatch: How To Report a Scammer
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