Pandora Jewlery is extremely popular among American female consumers, but limited access is a major issue. Many consumers are shopping online these days, because it offers convenience, price comparisons and infinite choices. However, there are the risks of investing in imitation products that are designed to replicate the brand name product, so much so that it is nearly impossible to determine the difference.
The Better Business Bureau sent out a message to consumers, warning them to avoid shopping on the spoof Pandora Jewelry website, pandorapick.com. Several shoppers have reported purchasing jewelry through the website, while under the impression that it was the official website for Pandora Jewelry. Only to discover that the jewelry was “cheap imitations from China” and looked nothing like it appeared on the website.
Pandora is a Danish-based company, with a headquarters located in Baltimore. The company sells various pieces of jewelry, including earrings, charms, rings, bracelets and necklaces in 100 countries through brick and mortar stores and its official website.
“We take serious action on a local level, as well as internationally, to stop counterfeiting of our products, and we strongly believe that our efforts will decrease the amount of infringers attempting to mislead you into believing that you are buying authentic Pandora jewelry,” the company said.
According to BBB, the Pandora Jewelry lookalike website lakes point-to-point encryption, which increases the risk of a security breach. The nonprofit also said “the payment page includes a statement that the buyer may be charged international fees.”