Today, I spotted an ad on my Facebook feed for the website "winnerattop"

Someone commented on Facebook that this website is a mirror of "childtocoll".

According to scamadvisor, both domains are only 4 days old, are hosted in France and have a Chinese owner.

The website headlines with "Black Friday sale", selling several popular LEGO sets at discounts of up to 80%.

For example, it sells the Parisian restaurant at no more than €27.20. See screenshot below.

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Considering the owner being based in China, I'd be inclined to think that this is LEPIN being passed off as LEGO, but even for LEPIN those prices are suspiciously low.

Does anyone know what's up with this website?

And is it safe to assume there is zero chance that this is legit?

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    The site also appears to deceive users into believing this may be an official LEGO site by prominently displaying the LEGO logo in the top-left corner with no other identifying features for the website itself. I'm fairly sure it goes against many of The LEGO Groups brand guidelines. The social media and e-mail icons links are broken. – Ambo100 Nov 29 '18 at 20:04

These scammer websites have been popping up for over a year on facebook. Any money sent is lost. You will not receive even a Lepin set.

Use your common sense, how is this website supposed to make money with those prices?

  • And how does the name of the website even relate to what they’re selling? – Phil B. Nov 5 '18 at 17:20
  • I suspected as much. Still, I figured it wouldn't hurt asking the experts. – John Slegers Nov 5 '18 at 22:45

I raised this same question on Reddit.

Two people over there pointed out that the website was actually selling pants instead of LEGO.

So I just tried to access the website through https://hide.me/en/proxy.

When I use their Dutch proxy, the site can't be loaded at all.

When I use their American proxy, the site is shop for pants.

When I use their German proxy, the site is shop for LEGO sets.

So I guess it could not be a scam more obviously.

Not only are they scamming people by "selling" items at ridiculous prices that they're never planning to deliver, but they're "selling" LEGOs in one part of the world and pants in another part on the very same website!

I've never seen anything like it.

  • Can we conclude from this that Americans spend more money on pants than Germans on Lego? ;) – Michael Verschaeve Nov 7 '18 at 8:46
  • @MichaelVerschaeve : It does seem to suggest that, yes 😊 – John Slegers Nov 8 '18 at 9:41

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