Is Otc4me.com legitimate or a scam?

Is Otc4me.com legitimate or a scam?

OptimumInt
Tourist
3 0 0

I bought things from otc4me.com on October 26th but they haven't been shipped yet. I reached out to the store but haven't gotten a reply. What do I do to cancel my order and get my money back?

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Artzen_tech
Shopify Partner
536 107 108

Hi @OptimumInt 
Its Artzen Technologies! We will be happy to help you today.

If you've made a purchase from otc4me.com and are experiencing delays with your order or haven't received a response from their customer service, here's a step-by-step guide on how to potentially cancel your order and get a refund:

1. Review the Store's Policies:
Start by reviewing the store's website for their cancellation and refund policies. Look for information regarding order cancellations and refunds to understand the store's terms and conditions.

2. Check Your Order Confirmation:
Locate your order confirmation email or receipt from otc4me.com. This email should contain details about your order, including an order number. Having this information readily available will be helpful when contacting customer support.

3. Attempt to Contact Customer Support:
Try reaching out to the store's customer support again. Send an email or use any provided contact information, such as a contact form on their website. Be polite and provide your order number and a clear request to cancel your order and process a refund. Request a confirmation email to acknowledge your request.

4. Monitor Your Communication:
Check your email regularly for a response from the store. Sometimes it may take a little time for them to get back to you. If you receive a reply, follow their instructions regarding the cancellation and refund process.

5. Use a Different Contact Method:
If you don't receive a response after a reasonable amount of time (a few business days), try to contact them through alternative methods. If you have a phone number for the store, consider giving them a call. Ensure you document all your communication attempts.

6. Review Your Payment Method:
Check the payment method you used for your purchase (credit card, PayPal, etc.). Some payment providers offer options to dispute charges or initiate a chargeback if you are unable to resolve the issue directly with the seller.

7. Initiate a Chargeback (if necessary):
If the store remains unresponsive or you are unable to resolve the issue through other means, contact your payment provider to initiate a chargeback. Be prepared to provide documentation, such as order confirmation and your communication attempts with the store.

8. Report to Relevant Authorities:
If you believe you've been scammed or if the website appears fraudulent, you can report the incident to relevant authorities, such as the Better Business Bureau or your local consumer protection agency.

Remember, it's important to remain patient and persistent when trying to resolve such issues. Keep records of all communication and transactions for reference. Always be cautious when making online purchases, especially from websites you're not familiar with, and consider checking for reviews and ratings before making future purchases.


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OptimumInt
Tourist
3 0 0

Thank you for your response. I've been attempting to contact the shop since the day I placed my order. I completed their online contact form 5-6 times, sent 2-3 emails, and made a phone call, but received no response. The website stated that the products I bought would be shipped within 1-3 business days, but so far, I have not received any shipment nor tracking code. I tried to contact the store to inquire about an invoice, but I did not get any response. As of now, I cannot reach the store in any way.

Ivy
Shopify Staff
1033 82 133

Hi there, @OptimumInt 


Shopify is an ecommerce software some merchants use to build stores for their own businesses. We don't handle the shipping or orders for these independent businesses here at Shopify ourselves. I do understand however, that this is disappointing for you.

I understand you have reached out multiple times with no response from this store -  If at least 30 days have passed and you have neither received the item, nor had a reply from the merchant, then I would advise reaching out to your bank for their advice on next steps to take. Your bank can help you to recover your funds. If you feel concerned this store may present a threat of fraud, you can use our "Report a merchant" function here. 


For going forward from this, I would highly recommend following our safe online shopping guide here.  Thanks so much, and good luck!

Ivy | Social Care @ Shopify


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OptimumInt
Tourist
3 0 0

Thank you for your response. I understand that Shopify is an e-commerce platform that helps people do business. This leads me to question if this business is legitimate or if there are any fraudulent activities happening. As a fellow e-commerce store owner, I have concerns about orders that have a shipping time of 1-3 days on the website but lack a cancel button in the order details, and if I send an email I don't get a response. If a company doesn't respond to my email within 5 days, I believe they should not be allowed to use the Shopify system. As a seller, I make sure to respond to any customer who purchases my products within 24 hours.

Ivy
Shopify Staff
1033 82 133

I couldn't agree more! Reporting the store in question is a great way to make sure this store is flagged to our fraud team for review. Thanks so much for reaching out with this. 

Ivy | Social Care @ Shopify


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