For Online Shoppers

I got an ad in my FB feed from Brooks offering amazing deals, and I should have known better. So I went to the site and put a bunch of stuff in my cart, but the process was a little hinky so I clicked on about us and…

I’m no expert but…

Just an advisory if you come across those ads yourself.

6 Comments on "For Online Shoppers"

  1. Good catch! I’ve had this happen to me before but there are some other tell tale signs – the most obvious one aside from a weird looking About page is that things will be drastically marked down (like 70-90% even) but they will have every size available. Too good to be true. In real life, when things are discounted that heavily, the items you’re looking at are usually at least partly sold out in certain sizes. The other thing to look out for is that the Contact information on the site will usually be something like and not an “official” email address. Thank for sharing!

  2. If there’s a silver lining here, it’s this: These scammers saw enough promise in the Ivy-ish preppy clothes market to go to the trouble of creating a sham version of the Brooks Brothers site. So hey! Small victories.

    • Marc Chevalier | June 9, 2023 at 3:38 pm |

      Truth be told, these scammers target every type of menswear market imaginable…even the most obscure. Carpet bombing, essentially.

  3. If you must; check out the Japanese Brooks website – very different from the trash avail on the USA site.

  4. Foghorn, you aren’t wrong. I said the same thing 10 years ago and then again last in April.

    • I didn’t know you were blogging again, OCBD.

      There was at least one post years ago about BB Japan. Much better than we have here in the U.S.

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