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Don’t get scammed: Top brands, firms warn of fake sites selling low-priced products

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 02:47 PM February 15, 2023

Famous brands and companies have once again warned consumers against the proliferation of online scams after several fake social media pages are trying to sell their items at a very ridiculously low prices.

Famous brands have warned online shoppers about the proliferation of scams and fake sales on social media. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

MANILA, Philippines —Popular brands and companies have sounded the alarm after a wave of fake social media pages emerged offering their products at suspiciously low prices.

Samsonite and Xiaomi Philippines are just two firms warning online shoppers to verify any page selling their items before making a purchase.


“Beware of fake Facebook pages impersonating Samsonite. We are working with Meta to remove them, but please exercise caution when shopping online,” Samsonite said in a statement on Tuesday.


“These pages may use our trademarks and products, but they are not authentic and are hosted on different web domains. They advertise on social media with unrealistically low prices,” the post reads.

Samsonite advised the public to visit their official pages when purchasing their products.

Please be reminded that these are the only social media pages of Samsonite Philippines:Instagram -…

Posted by Samsonite Philippines on Tuesday, February 14, 2023

On the other hand, Xiaomi Philippines reshared its post from last year after a fake promotional campaign using the brand circulated on Facebook.

“The campaign involved requesting consumers to input their bank account details to buy a Xiaomi Scooter for only P98. We wish to inform the public that such a promotional campaign has no relation to Xiaomi Philippines nor any of our affiliates,” the brand’s post said.

Likewise, Xiaomi cautioned Filipinos to stay vigilant and to visit their official pages and stores when buying items online.


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