This is not a legitimate reddit user!
This is a scammer trying to rip you off. Do not buy from any links in comments or messages!
SCAMS ARE EVERYWHERE ON REDDIT
Especially posts about…
T-Shirts or Hoodies
Coffee Cups or Mugs
Art prints or posters
The post from a scammer or from a real user but have scam links in the comments. Drop-shipping scams use stolen art and third party sites to steal your money! They will create new posts (such as this) and add scam links in the comments of actual redditors’ posts.
Be careful, be safe! Don’t buy from any websites you aren’t familiar with and be very wary of any links you are sent, especially over chat or PM.
BEWARE REDBUBBLE & AMAZON LINKS
Drop-ship spam rings have started using redbubble and amazon to front their scams. While you will get a shirt when placing orders, the print quality will likely be poor as the art is stolen – and you are supporting the scammer, not the artist.
I don’t see any links! Often spammers will submit the post, and upvote it with alt accounts, and wait for it to get traction before posting the link. Or, they won’t post a link directly in comments but will PM or chat message anyone who comments with a link. If you think this is a false-positive, please comment and a human will review.
How do you know they’re a scammer? Typical red flags are newer accounts with few or simple comments, but some scammers build or buy faux-accounts to avoid detection. The best thing you can do is avoid clicking on any links that don’t go to a site you’re familiar with, especially if the link seems to come from nowhere or is from a new / low karma account.
How do you know in this specific case? Unfortunately publishing all red flags would make it easier for the scammers to hide. If you have a question, reply to this comment and the bot’s operator will respond when they are able.
But someone else posted the link, not OP Scammers will use multiple accounts to look more innocent. They also use multiple accounts to upvote posts and comments to look more supported / show higher in browsing listings.
I see links to Twitter, Imgur, Google, Linkedin, and other sites. are those safe? The link itself, yes. HOWEVER those links will most likely then redirect you to ANOTHER link that has the shirt for “sale”. Scammers use this tactic to avoid Reddit blacklisting their scammy domain names.
To Serve The Public Trust, Protect The Innocent And Seriously Prod ^Buttock