We are aware of a current series of scams on Facebook. These scams, claiming to offer clearance discounts are linking to fake websites that are mirroring our own website. These websites and offers are not legitimate, and you will not receive product, so please be careful. We’re currently working with Facebook and our Legal Team to resolve the issue.
Loake operate the following genuine websites:
All genuine Retail Shops and Stockists will be listed on our Store Finder, below:
We ask that you remain vigilant when clicking on any advertisement claiming to be Loake. To help you identify potential scams please look out for:
- The page name. The scam ads are typically posted on generic Facebook pages, such as ‘Warehouse Clearance Sale’. We will only ever advertise from our official page, ‘Loake Shoemakers’. Another way to confirm if an ad is official and from us is by visiting this page ‘Loake Shoemakers’, and scroll to a section created by Facebook for all pages called ‘Page Transparency’ – in this section it will show you any official ads that a page is running. If the ad isn’t showing on this area, it is not from us.
- The website address. If the page claims to be our own but you do not recognise the website address to be www.loake.com, loake.com, https://outlet.loake.com or https://loakefactoryshop.co.uk then this is a scam site.
A list of our genuine UK stockists can be found here: https://www.loake.com/shop/stockists
- A padlock icon in the URL. The scam websites are unsecured, meaning your personal information and card details are unsafe, and as such, the padlock will be shown as ‘open’. Our website will always show as secured, with ‘closed’ padlock icon.
- Another tell-tale sign is the price. These websites claim to have offers on shoes for significantly less than the costs for us to make them. This would not be a sustainable discount model for any business.
- If you do suspect that you have purchased from a scam website please contact your bank as a matter of urgency. As the scam websites are not secure, your card details may be compromised.
Thank you to everyone who has been alerting us to scam pages and links. Due to the high volume of messages regarding this matter, we are unable to personally reply to everyone individually, but please be assured that your help is appreciated.
Unique Boot Works,
Registered No. England: 43081,
VAT No: GB 125 4353 34
Details of our Market Harborough Factory Shop can be found here.
Loake shoes are sold through retail shops, department stores and mail order firms around the world. If you wish to make a trade enquiry, please use the contact details above or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
For press enquiries please contact our Marketing Team: email@example.com
Contact details for our high street shops can be found here.