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Is Tessavo legit?

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If you are looking for a bargain on home goods, you may have come across Tessavo.com, a website that claims to sell products from Bed Bath and Beyond at huge discounts as a part of a store closing sale.

But is Tessavo legit, or is it just another scam? Many people are worried and looking for answers. In this article, we’ll explain what Tessavo is and whether you are safe buying from this website.

We’ll cover the following:

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Safety Assessment of Tessavo

We’ll head to various third-party reviews and scam advisory websites to predict if Tessavo is a legit website or a scam. We’ll start by heading to Trustpilot, a reputed platform where customers and users post their comments and give a rating to businesses.

Truspilot

As you can see from the screenshot above, Tessavo has a bad reputation among the buyers. The online business platform scored an overall ‘Bad’ review, with a whopping 97% of people giving it a 1-star rating.

Tessavo has no five or four-star ratings as such businesses usually have, which should ring some alarm bells. Let us see some comments:

“Placed 2 orders. None arrived. They made a 2nd Shipment. Same situation. That is, none of these 4 Packages arrived at my door. They promised to refund me 80% of the TOTAL COSTS, YET I RECEIVED ONLY 10%,” said a user named Theodore Tang.

Similarly, Redcyn Mac Iver says, “Just after purchasing because I thought it was bed, bath & beyond, I saw the charge was for this company, Tessavo.com, and it was for clothing. I did not order any clothing from this company. I have sent them several emails, and they have never replied. The worst part about it was that as soon as I made the order and saw what the company was charging me, I tried to cancel it immediately with Capital One. They would not cancel it, so I’m still struggling to get my money back!”

Almost all the other 1-star comments have a similar flavour. The victims ordered, thinking Tessavo was another Bed Bath and Beyond subsidiary, and the products never reached their doorstep. Furthermore, when the victims asked for a refund, they didn’t receive any.

To maintain legitimacy, the scammers also gave a tracking number to the customers. However, it was later found that the tracking company and number were bogus.

Another way that the scammers tried to maintain the legit business cover was to promise the dissatisfied customers a 70% return. This was another ploy to buy some time, as no one received the amount. A few customers received a meagre 10% return.

That said, one lucky customer got a 70% refund, but the order amount was small.


Scamadvisor

On Scamadvisor, Tessavo scores poorly, with a trust score of only 1/100. The alarm bells should ring furiously now.

“We scanned tessavo.com for several indicators and think the website may be a scam. Exercise extreme caution when using this website,” says the Scamadvisor advisory comment.

Here are a few negative highlights of the website discovered by Scamadvisor:

  • The contact email is free.
  • Several negative reviews.
  • No SSL certificate.
  • Other security vendors like Trend Micro do not trust the website.

Based on the above evidences, we can definitely conclude that Tessavo is not legit but a scam.

Now, let us understand how to avoid such scams in the future.

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How to protect yourself from such scams?

Given the advent of AI and the increasing internet penetration, it isn’t easy to predict or protect yourself.

However, if you become aware of the ongoing scams and apply the standard best practices, your chances of surviving the scam increase considerably.

Here are a few things that you should keep in mind:

  • Nothing is free. If a website offers huge discounts, it is more likely a scam. Usually, in these scams, the scammers say the discounts are due to the store closing sale. But that doesn’t happen. How many times have you heard big brands announcing a store closing sale?
  • Always check the website’s reviews and scan the domain name on various threat detection platforms like Virustotal or threatYeti. These platforms will tell you if you should go for the purchase or not.
  • Check the legitimacy of the website on various forums and social media. Top brands maintain their accounts on almost all social media to widen their reach. You can also reach out to their customer support and ask them directly if the company has announced any such huge sales.

For more information on how to protect yourself from phishing scams, head to our detailed article here.

In the next section, we will discuss what you should do if you have purchased from the scam website.

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What to do if you click a spam link or purchase from a scam website?

If you have purchased any item from such a website, don’t worry, as there are a few steps you can take:

  • First, block your card. You can do this either by contacting your bank or manually. Also, keep monitoring your account for suspicious transactions.
  • Change your bank passwords.
  • Next, report the scam to the authorities. In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission is one such authority.

Head to our detailed article on what to do if you clicked on a phishing link here.

In conclusion, Tessavo is a scam, but you can protect yourself from several other scams by following the tips we provided above. If you have clicked a malicious phishing link, follow the steps given above to protect yourself immediately. Remember this: If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: kumarhemant@pm.me

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