Have you received a package bearing LIDEHMAO? An item different from what you ordered? You are not alone! A lot of people have fallen prey to these scammers. However, I have good news for you!
You can get your money back, and also be informed how this scam works.
How Does This Scam Works?
Like many fraudulent online stores, this scam uses social media as a bait to get their victims. They advertise items for cheap discounts, but send something different and far cheaper when a customer orders.
Instead of a laptop mobile desk, you’d receive cheap watch. Instead of a scooter, you get a walking cane. On and on it goes!
This scam uses different Facebook Ads, different websites, email address, and of course sells different products!
However, what you should know is this; LIDEHMAO International Project Department West Gate is the address of a shipping company.
In the real sense, it has absolutely nothing to do with the online stores that duped you.
Also, the name ‘LIDEHMAO’ is just a Pseudonym that cannot be tracked. If you have ordered something from a store that used the address, you should leave a review with the store’s name.
If you received a package from the above address without ordering for anything, YOU ARE NOT SAFE! Continue reading…
Should You Be Worried About This?
Yes, you should!
This scam is called brushing, and it has been popping up all over the world ever since the birth of e-commerce. You might receive a package even when you had not ordered anything from online.
Often, the items received are lightweight and inexpensive to ship, such as ping pong balls, or more recently, face masks or seeds from China”
The retailers sending these items are either doing it to amass positive reviews (buying it themselves and leaving reviews), to increase their sales numbers (yes they sent it out to you for free, they however know that people may likely return it).
Why it’s bad news for you
The fact that someone was able to have the items sent to you as if you purchased them indicates that they probably have some of your personal information such as your name, address, and possibly, your phone number. Once the information is out there on the internet, it could be used for numerous crooked enterprises.
What You Should Do About This Scam!
- In cases were the packages come with an address or phone number you should notify the retailer. Especially if it is from known stores like Amazon.
- Change your account passwords. This may be a sign that personal information has been compromised and to improve account security, keep a close eye on credit reports and credit card bills.
- You are allowed to keep the merchandise. The Federal Trade Commission says you have a legal right to keep unordered merchandise.
Similar scams we have exposed ; CYiatun, Idex, Joe, and many more.
Have You Been Scammed? To Get Your Money Back!
Shopping from this store exposes customers to the risk of hacked credit card and overcharged fees. Also, customers would either receive an inferior item, a different cheaper item, or nothing at all.
You should contact your bank and request for a new credit (debit) card. On the other hand, if you used Paypal as a method of payment, you should document (screenshot) the transactions for future purposes.
It is true that online shopping has made life easier, however when ordering things online check out the following-
How old is the website? Does it provide return address? Are there customer reviews online? Do the social media icons work?
Always remember you can get the items from trusted sellers on Amazon, like the ones provided above. One of the advantages of shopping from amazon is the return policy.
Scammed? See Different Types Of Online Scam Formats
In this era of internet made easy, it is no surprise that online scams keep springing up daily. In a bid to earn more, with little or zero stress, we have find ourselves clamoring for the easy life; Ecommerce, Work from Home jobs, Investing, e.t.c
As a result of this crave, some people decided to capitalize on these wants. Recreating platforms that mirror our heart desires. Thus, we now have;
Ecommerce Scams: Well designed online stores, luring us with bonus, free shipping, and even unbelievable discounts- Buckramce, Peerot, Khuki e.t.c
Investment Scams: Allegedly Investment platforms that promise to double your funds within a twinkle of an eye- CryptoWorld e.t.c
Email Scams: The people behind this kind of scam send you mails claiming you have won lottery. They might also claim they have an order for you. ATT, Phone Fraud e.t.c
Phishing Scams: These lots might come with the ‘Earn $300 daily from home’ format, or ‘Complete a task or survey and win Big’
Goodwill Scams: They might tell you to donate for a cause, Coronavirus Aid or even the Australia Fire outbreak
What these scams have in common is this goal- To dupe you of your hard earned money. Often times they might look like the real deal. Also, you might stumble on an Ad from them either on Youtube or Facebook. This in no way mean they are legit.
How To Avoid Being Scammed Online
- Make Proper Research Before buying anything online. Can the product be gotten at a known and trusted website?
- Don’t Allow the lucrative offers let you lower your guard.
- Search For Customer reviews or users reviews online.
- Don’t Share Your credit card details to strangers or people you can not vouch for.
- Be wary of emails you receive. Don’t be in a haste to reply mails from unknown contact.
- Don’t panic when you receive a ‘Blackmail’ message.
- Wendy is a fraud fighter whose contents mainly target online scams. Her investigations have appeared on Itisreviewed,and elsewhere. She spends her free time reading novels, binging on Netflix, and listening to hip-hop.
Have received two un ordered items to our post office box. Yes they did come from Lidehmao from China. Never ordered these items, in fact they are useless to me….. an iPhone backing (don’t have an iPhone) and a pair of sunglasses (use prescription ones only). Have not ordered anything from China since Covid started. Seemed a little suspicious to me.
On June 28th I ordered a children LED lamp with the cost 50$USD on this (DT House) website: https://www.zukharm.com/products/yeidfjdfs, and after a dozens emails changed with the “seller” Jinlin Electronic Commerce Co., Ltd., I received today August 30th from China, two plastic bracelets of minimum weight. It is without a doubt a scam!! Now i am struggling with Paypal to get my refund. The fisrt and the last time for me with these ones.
I never ordered anything from this company, so far I have received a ring, a bracelet, sun glasses. How did they get my address.
On 14 July I ordered 2 cheese boards with a cot of 47.96$USD through a facebook advertisement,
Just received 2 cheap scarves supposedly valued at 5$USD. Definitely a scam.
Didn’t pay through Paypal, trying to ensure they can’t do any further transactions with my account.
I ordered a beach cart that I never got back last summer. Today I received a 12″ plastic Christmas tree that I did not order
Did not get my money back due that they said it was delivered.
FedEx and credit card denied my claim
Will definitely check on websites before I order anything else
I ordered on line 3 table lamps. Just got one today and is smaller than what it looked like on line through facebook. One was kitten, and 2 dog lamps. The one I actually got was small and the shade was all cracked and cheaply made. I believe I paid $40 for each. It is a big scam and I am totally ticked off. Never buying from China again!!!
Well I got the other 2 lamps today and they are total crap. How can I get my money back on these lamps?
Je reçois ce jour un mail de la douane me demandant de payer une taxe plus frais sinon le colis est retourné ! Impossible de savoir ce que ce que c’est. Comme j’achete souvent, je paie ces 19,…€ et ce n’est qu’à ce moment que la poste me confirme que j’ai payé à LIDEHMAO ! Je ne trouve aucune trace de cette commande et je vais voir sur le Net. C’est là que je tombe sur votre publication ! J’ai reçu un mail de confirmation comme quoi le colis allait être soumis à la douane et que s’il était refusé, je ne serait pas remboursé ?!? C’est quoi tout çà ?
I sent for a beautiful dandelion fairy for the garden and received a very bad copy absolute crap metal rubbish
I have ordered several items online recently. There is one order that I’m presently waiting for that has not arrived yet. I ordered a foldable cart online. Today I received a small handbag. It came from LIDEHMAO International Project Department. It has my name and address on the parcel as well as my cell phone. I don’t believe I put my cell phone on the order when I ordered the cart. All the other items I have purchased, I have received. I’m not sure what to do because I don’t know where they got my information. What should I do?
Just received such a package s today. One item I did order. The other is bizarre. They have the incorrect cell phone number on the package.
I ordered, on a Facebook ad, a box garden, from a company that was going out of business. I looked over everything and said that the warehouse was in California. Thought it was safe. I got a pack of 10 really cheap toothbrushes. I contacted my bank and they refunded my money including any fees and they will go after the company for fraud
I got 10 toothbrushes instead of an electric auto jack that I ordered.
I have been scammed also for a boxing machine.