Milwaukee Tools Black Friday Scam Stores to Look Out for the Holidays

Milwaukee Tools Black Friday Scam Stores to Look Out for the Holidays

Milwaukee Tool® has become aware of fraudulent and scam websites posing as the official Milwaukee Tool® website or an authorized Milwaukee Tool® distributor, selling products at extremely discounted prices during the Black Friday, Cybermonday, Christmas and other holiday seasons. Milwaukee Tool® partners with a network of authorized distribution partners across the United States. You can shop confidently both online and in-store through this network of partners.

To find the authorized Milwaukee Tool® Distributor closest to you, visit the Where to Buy Milwaukee Products page:

If you have purchased from a fake Milwaukee Tool website, we recommend the following:

  1. Inform your financial institution as soon as possible, they can help prevent future charges.
  2. Report the questionable website below so we may investigate it further
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  • November 29, 2021 at 12:07 PM by an anonymous user from: Sunbury Township, Budd, Illinois, United States

    This seems to be a rather sophisticated scam. I placed 3 separate online orders from what truly looked to be a legitimate Milwaukee Tools website, each totaling over $290 based on the advertised discounted prices. The only payment option was via PayPal. When I logged in to PayPal to send payment for my first purchase, the total due was $149, and I recall thinking that this was too good to be true. thus I placed 2 more orders, and each time the order total from the PayPal website was $149. So I investigated further and found a link to a YouTube video by the real Milwaukee folks warning of this Black Friday Deals scam.

    Milwaukee states that they do not sell directly to consumers and suggested purchasing from authorized Milwaukee dealers, such as Home Depot.

    I notified PayPal about this and they replied that they would contact the seller (whose name was printed in Chinese). Subsequently, I received emails from PayPal with "more details on your shipment" including UPS Tracking Numbers. I copied the UPS Tracking Numbers and found that 3 different packages were supposedly delivered, 1 on 11/23/21 @ 1:45PM, another on 11/24/21 @ 6:19PM. Interestingly, those 2 "packages" weighed 2.2 and 2.8 lbs each. My retail store was open on 11/23 @ 1:45pm, and there were no UPS deliveries received that day. The 3rd delivery was supposedly made on 11/26 @ 11:38AM and supposedly weighed 47.0 lbs. which is much more believable that the first 2 which both weighed less than 3 lbs each. All 3 supposed deliveries were left at "Front Door" which would be quite unusual for UPS, especially when our store was open for business.

    Today, I received email from PayPal stating that 1 of my 3 claims was denied because they had received a tracking number from the merchant. However, the fact remains that we received NO packages form UPS on any of the claimed dates.

    Looks like I need to prepare to do battle with PayPal over this scam.

    George / Valparaiso, IN

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Milwaukee Tools Black Friday Scam Stores to Look Out for the Holidays