Fraud Alert – Protect Yourself!
It has come to our attention that there are active websites posing as authorized retailers that are trying to take advantage of those in need – e.g. those in Puerto Rico where generator supply is limited and shipping is generally more expensive. The website www.ChampionGeneratorSale.com has NO affiliation with Champion Power Equipment whatsoever and we are working with federal law enforcement get the site taken down. They are listing fake offerings for generators at lower than market value with free shipping worldwide. Upon investigation we have found that they have not shipped a single generator to any customers who’s made a “purchase” on their website. Many of our valued customers have contacted us to report this. We want to assure you we are doing all we can to bring an end to this.
If you have made a purchase from this website, we recommend that you contact your financial institution or credit card provider to immediately stop payment. We also recommend that you report the card number as being used on a fraudulent website and that your credit card information may be compromised.
We apologize to anyone who has been a victim of this scam. The way the law is written, the website hosting provider does not have to respond to our requests until an authority having jurisdiction has made a ruling and a court order has been issued. They will then comply. This is currently in process and we hope to reach resolution as soon as possible.
Here are some tips you can use to protect yourself when shopping online sources other than the household retail names.
- CNBC – The American Greed Report, Online shopping scams: Eight signs you’re on a fake site. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/16/online-shopping-scams-how-to-identify-fake-sites.html
- Complex.com – 10 Ways to Tell You Are Shopping On a Fake Site. http://www.complex.com/style/2013/04/10-ways-to-tell-you-are-shopping-on-a-fake-site/