SA targeted Dr. Martens website warned to only sell dreams

If you haven’t owned, or at least deeply wanted to own, a pair of Dr. Martens, you might not understand why people are willing to spend thousands of rands on fashion-forward, timeless shoes. However, if, like many other locals, you’re constantly scouring the internet and thrift stores looking for that perfect cop at a reasonable price, you might find yourself embroiled in a scam if you take the wrong path, no matter how pretty- he.

One website that looks painstakingly real is www.drmsouthafrlca.com. From the web layout to the user-friendly interface, it has certainly put a lot of effort into seemingly fooling the customers – with the illustrious offer of dream discounts.

But the River of Dreams has been warned to be a River of Deception, because after paying for your purchase, you’re more likely to meet Dr. Marten himself than receive him.

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Many South Africans called That Shoe Lady, the only distributor in South Africa to sell real Dr. Martens (beyond second-hand pairs), to find out where their purchase was. Cape {town} Etc contacted the Woodstock division to ask about the website, to which one of the employees confided that he received daily calls complaining about the site because their orders never appeared – a key sign from a fake site.

As the employee explained, if you use the website and pay for the shoes, you will get a reference number, but that doesn’t seem to go any further.

Scamwatcher.com also put the website on its list of scam websites.

Speaking to a hopeful of Dr Martens who thought the site was a scam, the individual told Cape{town} Etc that the site was one of the top results when searching for Dr Martens in South Africa.

“I just had a feeling…some things didn’t seem right despite the site being well designed. It appears to have since been removed,” they added.

The page appears to be inaccessible at the time of writing this article.

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Daniel L. Vasquez