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Question DetailsAsked on 6/21/2011

Where can I post warnings about bad ecommerce sites?

Does anyone know if there's a central location where I can post experiences with bad websites? I recently ordered two different sewing patterns from two websites that apparently are defunct. I don't think they're scams, but I do think no one has bothered to take them down when they should have been retired. The phone numbers attached to them are out of service and e-mails to both have gone unanswered, although not returned. It makes me feel queasy to have given out my credit card info, etc. to the VOID, and I would like to warn others of these websites in a place where the most people possible are likely to see the warning.

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Don't have an answer, but I'll offer:

    If you use Internet Explorer 7If you have Phishing Filter Turned on (Under Tools)If you go to that pageThen, you could report the site/page as a phishing site

It stretches the intention for Phishing Filter but I don't think it stretches it completely out of shape. You would be reporting a site that, for whatever reason, should be monitored for collection and use of personal information for bogus reasons.

A quick explanation of Phishing Filter from Micro$oft is available at

Answered 9 years ago by Old Grouch


I see what you are saying, but it's not exactly phishing, and to whom would I be reporting it? I want to get the word out to as many people as possible about these sites. Of course, to be fair I have no way of knowing if the owner(s) changed their phone numbers and went on vacation, or died suddenly, or had their parole revoked - in other words, I can't actually accuse anyone of scamming. (Talk to me when I see my next credit card bill!)

I would like to do what I can to make sure no one else has this same experience.

I did subsequently find the pattern I wanted on e-bay, so I asked a friend of mine who e-bays all the time to order it for me. I really hate dealing with e-bay or their demon-child Paypal, but at least I haven't dealt with them directly.

Answered 9 years ago by Commonsense


You can report this to the BB in city where the company uis located. You can also contact your credit card company and despute the charge(s).

Answered 9 years ago by jrszabo



Neither website was apparently defunct. Although the first site had both its phone numbers disconnected and they wouldn't answer e-mail, I did finally get the pattern in the mail. No idea what they think they're doing, but customer service isn't it!

The person who runs the other site was apparently "on vacation," which he considered to be a great excuse for not contacting me for ten days after I placed the order. I pointed out to him that that excuse does not play in today's world, and unless he had been recalled to the Mothership or was in solitary confinement in a max security prison, he could have accessed e-mail and his website. I also told him he could have put a banner on the site letting everyone know he was on vacation and/or he could have had an automated reply go out to anyone who ordered letting them know the same thing.

In the absence of any of these options, I told him to take down his website. He obviously does not care and doesn't want to hear about it. He did say he was going to send my pattern "as soon as possible," and I only hope he doesn't have any more vacations or holidays planned in the near future. Maybe I'll get it by Christmas, or maybe he won't send it at all because I told him how useless he was.

Answered 9 years ago by Commonsense

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