Beware of 100BestBuy Scams | Scam Analytics

This time we are analyzing the online shopping website, which is found to be performing fraudulent activities with its customers.

100BestBuy is an online #e-commerce website with huge range of product categories to buy from. This website looks like another e-commerce, online shopping site on the internet with great deals over various products.

No one have doubted the website and the business until they started offering deals like one as following.

Fig: A fake deal on iPhone 5c for Rs.699/-

This is a deal featuring iPhone 5C which is said to be given for the lucky draw contest winners.

Let us suppose it a lucky draw contest for a while. According to their rules, one should have to pay Rs.699/- and register in the contest. The winner chosen by lucky draw process would be awarded with the product, iPhone 5c in this context.


According to the information on the website, if you don’t win the contest, you will be get paid back your registration fee, Rs.699/- in this case.

Here is the Catch If the amount with which we are registering for the contest is paid back in any case, what is the need of paying it? They could even take the amount from winners after disclosing.

Investigating in Technical Perspective

We could extract some facts about this site from our technical perspective. Here the information is:

Registrant Org
Domains By Proxy, LLC was found in ~10,844,639 other domains

Registrar Status
clientDeleteProhibited, clientRenewProhibited, clientTransferProhibited, clientUpdateProhibited
Created on 2011-04-29 - Expires on 2017-04-29 - Updated on 2013-06-24

Name Server(s)
NS51.DOMAINCONTROL.COM (has 37,307,131 domains)
NS52.DOMAINCONTROL.COM (has 37,307,131 domains)

IP Address - 670 other sites hosted on this server

IP Location
- Washington - Seattle - Akamai Technologies Inc.
AS20940 AKAMAI-ASN1 Akamai International B.V.,US (registered Jul 10, 2001)
Domain Status
Registered And Active Website
Whois History
103 records have been archived since 2007-11-26

IP History
38 changes on 23 unique IP addresses over 8 years

Registrar History
2 registrars with 2 drops

Hosting History
8 changes on 5 unique name servers over 9 years

Whois Server
Website Title
Online Shopping in India | Get the Best Shopping Deals Online in India |

Server Type
Apache/2.2.22 (EL) DAV/2 PHP/5.4.12 mod_ssl/2.2.22 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5
Response Code
SEO Score
1444 (Unique: 371, Linked: 82)
31 (Alt tags missing: 6)
67   (Internal: 65, Outbound: 1)
Whois Record ( last updated on 2014-08-16 )
Domain Name: 100BESTBUY.COM
Registrar URL:
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
DNSSEC: unsigned

This website was created back in April 2011 and modified in June 2013. That doesn’t gave us a catch but the complaints against it made it clear that the company has been flipping hats on people heads.

What’s they actually do?

Online Magic! Yes! this is only word I could invent to describe of what they are doing. They’d trick showing you an iPhone and when you subscribed for the lucky draw contest, they will send you some cheap T-shirts, those you could buy for 1/4th of the price in the market.

Complaint #1: Fake Products and Fake Site
I saw an add in 100 and enrolled myself in Samsung tab contest by paying 399.00/- through online as per their T&C if we couldn't win in the contest the entire money which we have paid will be paid back as credit points in our 100 bestbuy account. When I enrolled in contest I dint get any call or any reference ID so now the only option was left is to buy something through their website using my credit points.” – a victim on

Complaint #2: Total Fraud - Don’t Even Register
I didn't even order anything from their portal just registered. next day I received a phone call stating that I have won something and they are sending it over to my place and I have to pay 1000 rupees for it. When I said, I don;t want it, you select someone else, the guy on the other end literally said the following
"Nahi chaiye to register kahe kiye, Hum ch*ye baithe hai jo tum jaise logo ko call kate hai”.(Translate:Why did you register if you don’t wanted it. Are we looking such an A-holes to you?)” – A victim on
Complaint #3: 11 months and the product not yet delivered!!!
“I had purchased a portable laptop table from 100best last year on 10th august 2013, that too just to use my 699Rs. which they took under a contest and did not refund. I even paid Rs.204 more for the product (a total sum of Rs.903/-). But even after more than 11 months I haven't recieved it. on calling they say you had cancelled the order (Wtf!!! who would waste his/her money?) On contacting their service department throughemail, thry just keep asking details of the order and payment proof again and again. but no sign of delivery yet.” – a victim on
We’ve seen so may complaints like this else where than the specified sites. I think these proofs are enough to say it is a scam site.
Next time you find a deal, make sure it is exists for real not just in your imagination. Be safe!

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