Delete Fraudulent Shopping Sites
On May 11, 2020, I clicked on an ad listed among articles in your daily newsfeed. It was for Singer sewing machines, 70% off online, by the Singer company, it claimed. The website, Singouse, looked professional, legitimate. I purchased a $699 sewing machine for $99.99 via debit card to make face masks for the virus pandemic.
After not receiving an email confirmation of the sale, I did some research: Singouse had no customer service number, only email. The authentic Singer website is Singer.com. My bank said my payment went to merchant, Chad Valenti___, not Singer. The machine I ordered was out of stock and cost $399 on Singer.com. The domain name, Singouse, was only a few months old. And finally, a Google search revealed dozens of fraud complaints against Singouse in which no one ever received merchandise or refunds.
I doubt that you, Yahoo, vet your advertisers. However, in this case, I hope you will investigate and remove this fraudulent ad/website from your reputable site. I am taking recourse as a consumer. But this person/company is cheating many people out of a lot of money via Yahoo's blessing and it is an unflattering reflection of your business practices should you allow this to continue.
David F Bella commented
Also had similar encounter. merchant was a bogus gmail id. I wish Yahoo would do some vetting when the have ads on their homepage.
Heather DeHan commented
I purchased some items on 9/10/20. From a ad posted on Yahoo's home page. 3 days later the website no longer existed! I thought I could trust yahoo ads!!! NEVER AGAIN!