Sidi calls out unauthorized websites offering discounted shoes and masquerading as official company sites

By Stephen Frothingham

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — The Sidi Company is warning consumers to beware of websites masquerading as “official Sidi websites.”

“We have received numerous warnings these last several days about websites that are advertising Sidi products for sale on line at a deep discount. The Sidi Company is cautioning all consumers to look out for suspicious offers like these, which actually amount to nothing less than online fraud,” the company said.

According to Sidi, the sites include www sidi store, www sidieur com and others. Both sites represent themselves as “official” Sidi stores and outlets and offer shoes at up to 80 percent discount. The sites feature photos and graphics borrowed from the real Sidi site.

According to the WHOIS directory, www sidi store is registered by Jiang Jia Zhi in Zhejiang, China, and was created 44 days ago. Sidieur com is registered to Zhang Ying of FuZhouShi, China and was created 26 days ago.

“The company declares that it was completely unaware of these sites, which are in no way authorized to use the Sidi name or brand, much less sell Sidi products. These sites are harmful to Sidi’s image and reputation; therefore the …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News