Rintostore.com Deceit Exposed: Scam Online Store!

If you’re considering buying a fridge, freezer or gadgets from Rintostore.com, stop your plans! Rinto store is not a legit online store to shop from.

First of all, a disgruntled customer reached out to us, informing us of the ongoing scam on rintostore.com. Lured by discount, this buyer is yet to receive his item or get any tangible feedback even after waiting for weeks.

As a Cybersecurity professional actively fighting cybercrimes, I’ve taken my time to investigate rintostore.com, my findings revealed it’s a scam.

See the Redflags below and how this online shopping scam works.

Spot The Red Flags of Rintostore.com

Fake Business Address

On rintostore.com, buyers are fooled with two UK addresses. One, the alleged company address, and the other the storage address. Interestingly, the website’s registration details don’t show these addresses.

Further investigations showed that the storage address is being used by Canado.co.uk and Milento.co.uk. Two recently launched websites that have similar website design, layout and products with Rintostore.com. The three websites also use same Logo.

It’s certain the websites are operated by one person, whose aim is to con people, using different websites.

Customer Complaints

While Rintostore.com might look legit to an untrained eye, it is undoubtedly a fraudulent website. Multiple reviews on Scamwatcher.com bear tales of woes. Here are some –

I ordered a fridge freezer from them. They have taken the payment but the transaction description on my card statement was a bit sus as it said “service of planning London GB”. That and the fact they have not been in contact with a delivery date has brought me to this site. I have raised a dispute with my card company as I don’t anticipate hearing back from rintostore.com

My fridge was never delivered and no responses to any email or web portal attempted contact.
Fake courier site that you are given a tracking number for just goes round in circles.
Do not buy from this website. Got my money back from my credit card company.

No Refunds

Rintostore claims to offer a 30 days return guarantee. However its Legal pages, Refund Policy and Privacy Policy are generic content. The contents were copied online. That certainly proves that the store wouldn’t bide by the words.

Recently Launched Website

rintostore.com was registered on February 2024 and would expire February 2025. This proves it lacks reputation, and can be quickly gotten rid of.

Rintostore com website registration details

No Customer Support

The contact information is an email which doesn’t really function. Mails sent to the address do not deliver, they bounce back with an alert ‘Delivery Failed’. [email protected] does not work, neither does [email protected] work

How The Scam Works

The website runs Ads on numerous platforms; Facebook, Instagram & TikTok promoting discounted items.

However, after placing order, customers do not receive the items or anything at all. The tracking does not work, and every effort to contact the store turns out futile.

The scammers behind Rintostore.com bait buyers with low prices on items, and immediately go silent after collecting payment.

Steps To Take For Possible Refunds

The only way to get a refund from this merchant is to do the following;

  • Report the fraudulent transaction to your credit card issuer
  • request a chargeback
  • Include supporting documents, such as copies of a receipt, invoice, and any communications you had with the merchant.
  • Anticipate that the dispute can last up to 90 days or two billing cycles, whichever is shorter.

How To Protect Yourself From Unauthorized Charges From Rintostore.com?

When you submit your name, address, and credit card details on the scam store, your identity and financial details is at risk. In order to avoid this, update your passwords, enable two-factor authentication, and monitor your bank statement for any unusual activity.

If you detect any suspicious transaction, contact your bank and cancel your credit card or place a credit freeze on your account.

Reporting This Scam To The Right Authorities

As a victim of this scam, take proactive measures of nabbing this scammers by reporting them to;

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3): If you are in the United States, you can file a complaint with the IC3 at https://www.ic3.gov/.
Your Local Consumer Protection Agency: Contact your local consumer protection agency or the equivalent regulatory body in your country.
Better Business Bureau (BBB): File a complaint with the BBB if the online store is based in the United States.

How To Avoid Online Shopping Scams

  • Steer clear from social media Ads offering too good to be true discount
  • Check online for real user reviews. You can also do this by adding ‘scam’ ‘complaints’ to the website name before searching
  • Avoid websites that lack SSL encryption (padlock symbol on the URL link). They are unsafe
  • Check the domain age of the website using a domain checker tool (Who.is). Websites below 6 months old are often considered unsafe.
  • Verify the website business address. you can do this by pasting the address on Google. The result would either show if it’s a warehouse, residential quarter, or if it has been flagged as scam.
  • If the return policy isn’t available or if it isn’t clear, you should quit shopping.

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