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Buyer Beware: Online Scam Uses Facebook To Sell Discounted Clothes

Left, the advertised DressLily dress pictured online. Right, what the buyer received.
Left, the advertised DressLily dress pictured online. Right, what the buyer received. Photo Credit: DressLily Victims” Facebook page. Liza Marie Diaz / Via facebook.com

It turns out those too-cheap-to-be true dress shops on Facebook are run by e-commerce gangs of intellectual property thieves, reports Buzzfeed.

Using stolen images of designer clothing, models and even celebrities, multiple Chinese companies produce online spreads of great-looking fashions at thrift store prices, reports Buzzfeed.

Instead of designer-looking dud customers report the clothing usually arrives in tiny sizes, made of flimsy fabric that smell like chemicals, reports Buzzfeed.

These companies, despite mounting complaints to multiple agencies, have a high number of Facebook Likes (DressLilly has over 7 million) giving them instant goodwill, reports Buzzfeed.

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