ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One thing about scammers: they waste no time when there’s a new opportunity to ply their trade.
The same day that Toys R Us announced it was closing 182 stores last week, at least one bogus website went up, seeking to attract shoppers looking for clearance offers, according to Scam Detector.
The fake site – www.toyzrus.com – was almost identical to the real Toys R Us website, which is www.toysrus.com. It appears the replica has since been taken down, but the cautionary note remains the same: be on the lookout for these imposter deals.
The website with the “z” had significantly fewer pages and products for sale, according to Scam Detector, and the prices were “ridiculously low,” showing a 90 percent discount on items ranging from a children’s tablet to a table and chairs set. If you add any of the items to your cart and then provide your credit card number… well, you know the rest.