Review | Fake Discount Swimwear Retailer Exposed!

ModBikini ( is marketed as your one-stop shop for trendy, high quality swimwear.

Offering an assortment of tankinis, bikinis, one pieces, cover ups and swim bottoms, ModBikini is structured to appeal to female demographics across multiple age groups.

Every product featured at ModBikini reflects online savings of atleast 50% while as a whole it appears that ModBikini is operating as an anonymous online retailer.

To learn more regarding the ModBikini Scam and why you should avoid this shady we invite you to read our honest, investigative review.

What is ModBikini is structured to appear as a legitimate online retailer that allegedly offers up to 132 different kinds of bathing suits.

As previously mentioned, every product featured at ModBikini reflects online savings no less than 50% while ranging upwards to 60%.

If you were to take the time to conduct a backtrace on various product images you will notice how those images were taken directly from different online retailers.

Among the category of women swimwear supported at ModBikini would be:

  • Swim bottoms
  • Cover ups
  • One pieces
  • Bikinis
  • Tankinis

According to the About Us page of, ModBikini was incepted with the intentions of serving as a consumers, “one-stop online shop for today’s most daring, exciting and edge fashion apparel.”

Who is Behind ModBikini?

During the time of writing this review, ModBikini failed to disclose any verifiable ownership information.

We were unable to discover any reference to a telephone number, physical address or any information that could be used to identify who is operating this scam.

The only information we were provided would be the email address

We were able to confirm that ModBikini had Facebook and Instagram, as they mention on their site, but we still lack the crucial insight needed to gain any idea of where this operation may be headquartered or who is responsible.

Shipping & Refunds claims to offer a 30 day return warranty yet they fail to provide a physical address that can be used to send back returns or refunds.

They mention that they have warehouses in the USA and Spain yet no physical locations are disclosed.

Refunds are estimated to take between 24 hours to 14 business days to be received, it all depends on the original payment used.

The payment accepted currently accepted by ModBikini are PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

However, given the fact that ModBikini fails to disclose any form of verifiable identifying or ownership information we must insist that consumers avoid ModBikini.

Domain Insight was privately registered on April 23rd, 2019 through the GoDaddy, LLC registrar.

According to the WHOIS report, was registered with a privacy company based out of China.

To add, does not reflect any web rankings according to SimilarWeb as of June 3rd, 2019.

This indicates to us that does not receive a worthwhile sum of organic traffic, which likely means that the operators behind these sites are utilizing social media campaigns to solicit and draw in prospective online shoppers.

Red Flags & Question Marks

  1. ModBikini does not disclose a physical address or telephone number
  2. ModBikini reflects the same About Us page as other sites (refer below)
  3. ModBikini was only registered for 1 year (not planning on sticking around)
  4. ModBikini provides incomplete Return policies for consumers
  5. ModBikini operates as a completely anonymous scam retailer
  6. ModBikini pulls inventory images directly from other online marketplaces
  7. ModBikini is affiliated with sites that reflect negative consumer reviews

Is a Scam?

Yes, is a scam.

ModBikini Review Conclusion

ModBikini is not a trustworthy online retailer like they would like for you to believe.

In fact, ModBikini is affiliated with several retail scams and we predict that the ModBikini is but a small link in the chain for a growing network of retail scams.

Not long ago did the Better Business Bureau share an announcement regarding how the online retail industry is experiencing an epidemic of fake retail scams.

As we have already hinted to this realization in our previous scam reviews, it is becoming more relevant than ever to shop with verifiable and reputable marketplaces that reflect good consumer ratings.

Since many fake retailers can brainstorm, structure and release a fictitious scam sites in a matter of hours while later funneling consumers through solicitous and misleading social media marketing campaigns it is more important than ever to be on your guard!

If you have been scammed by ModBikini or a different online retailer we ask that you please share your insight and experiences with us below, your feedback may help others from falling into similar sticky and frustrating situations.

Ruling: ModBikini is a SCAM!

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  1. Carolyn

    Same issues
    Ordered 30th August and have received nothing at all. Guess I won’t be receiving anything or my money back!!!
    How could Facebook let these companies advertise if they are ripping people off ??

  2. Kirsty

    They sent me the incorrect size, and will not respond to my emails. Scam.

    • carrie marcon

      They are awful. I want them to be taken down completely. I reported them to Facebook two times. I never got my money back. They would not allow me to return. My emails from them clearly made it known they were unprofessional and a fake site.

  3. Carrie

    This was the ridiculous email I got back from them! Clearly a scam!
    Friend, we judge that you are chosen the wrong size by yourself. We do not bear the return shipping cost.

    Return shipping costs you need to bear, about $45-$55. Even more. We do not recommend you return.

    Can you consider accepting our $10 compensation and then keep your items?

    This will reduce the loss of both of us.

    If you insist on returning, the package will take a long time and easy to lose, which will delay a lot of time. Let us solve this matter as soon as possible, we are so sorry, but we hope you can understand.

    Waiting for you good new 🙂


    —————— email history ——————
    Time: 2019-08-31 02:36:11
    Theme: Re: Re:Return

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  4. Susan

    Their response when trying to return items to get a refund. I purchased through PayPal and really hoping to get my money back.
    8/2/2019 12:07 AM (9 hours ago)
    to me

    We are sorry to hear that ,but as our policy states, our customers are responsible for the returning shipping fee if they want to return/ exchange the item because the item they choose did’n meet their expectation.So maybe you will need to know about shipment fee to Nanjing city Jiangsu province in China.
    All items must be returned in their original condition, unworn, unwashed, odorless with all tags attached. Returns that are damaged, soiled or altered, will not be accepted and may be sent back to the customer.
    Would it be a considerable solution if we refund $7 to your payment account as compensation while you keep the items and send them to your friends or Charity as a gift?Normally fully refund require too much time (about 1 month shipment + 1 month accounting issue).We usually offer credits or partial refund as compensation which is way faster an easy.
    Best regards


  5. Maude

    I ordered, I received and everything fit.
    I guess I was lucky.

  6. Melissa H.

    Y’all! They literally cut the tags out of the suits so I couldn’t see the sizes! At this point, all I could do was laugh and be super disappointed in myself. Basically they will just mail you whatever they have so if you ordered a large, prepare to put the swimsuit on and it be an Extra Small-YOU DID NOT GAIN WEIGHT!

  7. Tammie Steinkirchner

    BEWARE!!! All the items I received were DEFECTIVE. Should have done research before buying from them.

  8. Susan

    Would this happen to be the same company as I’ve contact them and paypal to get a refund. I wish I would have read the reviews before ordering.

    • Christy W

      Yes it’s the same company. They added an “S” to the end of their name. Probably because they were being figured out. They also added to their refund policy and it now says that you cannot return swimsuits… just below where it talks about their awesome return policy. It’s all a scam. So disappointed in myself. I’m trying all the avenues to report that it’s scam but it’s hard to do it with this company.

  9. Vicky Vaillancourt

    Terrible experience. I bought 3 swimsuits. It took more than 2 months for the delivery. Two of the swimsuits did not fit – one was 39 in of bust while I ordered a 32-34! I sent them a picture of the wrong sized swimsuits and they offered 8$ in refund if I kept them. I rejected the offer and they offered 10$, than 15$ and 17$. I referred them to their own return policy but they won’t honour it. Stay away from ModBikini.

    • Christy w

      The same thing just happened to me. I reported their company as fraud to my credit card company. Hopefully they do an investigation. They kept saying that it would be too much money for me to ship it back to china. I said I didn’t care and I’d ship it and they still keep saying they won’t accept the return and that they can only give me 24.00 for my purchase of 60.00. It’s a bunch of bull.

  10. Rebekah

    I had a horrible experience as well!! I wish I would have followed my normal instinct to check reviews!! I feel awful! I ordered 2 swimsuits and was soo excited. They weren’t even the same suits as in the picture. Different colors and different designs even! Not even close to what I ordered! I asked to return them for a full refund and they offered me $5 and told me to donate the swimsuits. They won’t honor their own website policy. It’s no wonder they have no reviews on their actual website. Complete scam!! So upsetting! 🤦‍♀️

  11. Patty

    I was dumb enough to order 300.00 worth of suits … I’ve received 3 suits and those took a month to receive! I’ve sent emails every day, no response! I’m going to contact my bank next. I’ll never order from FB or IF again.

  12. Jamie

    The same exact thing happened to me. I ordered swimsuit, it didn’t fit right. I tried to return and they wanted me to take measurements and pictures first. I told them I wouldn’t take pictures. They have not returned my email.

  13. Annie

    Same. I received the 3 suits I ordered, of course, none of them fit. One of them had no structure at the top so it was completely open to my chest, which I told them and they still asked for pictures. One of the bottoms was 10″ smaller than what the measurements were supposed to be. Isn’t there someone out there who is a lawyer and can do something about this fraud? A class action law suit or something? It’s so frustrating!

  14. Heather

    Terrible experience. Tried to return one of the suits and they told me first it would be $30-$35 to return. In the second email they told me that I didn’t have a good enough reason (item is unused in the original bag and they still wouldn’t let me return it). Do not buy from this company.

  15. M Weerasooriya

    I ordered three suits- this is the first time I have ordered from Facebook ads and it will be the last. They shipped 1 of the 3 and since then, customer service keeps telling me to be patient. It is clearly coming from China as the English is suspect- Facebook needs to be accountable for littering our feeds with fake companies. I am super irritated with myself for buying something online through Facebook. If I had said it out loud, I would not have gone on this site.

    • Laura

      I had the same expeeience! I purchased a suit on June 12th and have not received it. All they say is to be patient. I requested a refund and have not heard back. Facebook should be held responsible for putting ads on our feed that are scams.

  16. Rebekah

    I had the same experience. Worst company ever! I will be more cautious in the future of who I purchase from online.

  17. Joyce

    These sites need to be banned from social media. I too needed to return the swim suit for an improper fit. I was told I was only going to get a $5.00 refund as the shipping to return the suit to China costs between $25.00 – 30.00. What a complete scam! Buyer Beware!

  18. Cynthia Landrum

    The same happened to me! I received my swimsuit and it didn’t fit and the are offering to give me $6 of a $36 purchase or I would have to pay a $30-35 shipping charge to return to China. I have continued to email them about their issues without throughout this whole process. At some point I told them that conducting business saying that you had something in stock and then it be shipped from China is not having it in stock. And they just kept emailing me asking me if I could please wait and and I waited and received it and I’m still not very happy.

  19. Holli

    The same thing happened to me…. I ordered 2 suits, they billed my credit card and the swim suit never arrived. I will be contacting my credit card company and I would love to report them for fraidy. Their ads pop up on my Facebook feed daily.

    • Melissa

      This happened to me. I used a debit card and now I’m freaking out. I guess I need to call my bank? I have no idea how to handle this.

  20. Sally

    Total scam!
    I saw the ad on Facebook and followed seeing the deals. I purchased a swimsuit and it did come in the mail in the designated time. Prior to it arriving, I did see the EXACT same suit on a Lilly Pulitzer website for much more. When I say exact, images on both websites and titles were same. The package did not have a matching return address, it just had some address from California. When I opened, first thing I noticed was there was no packing slip. The bathing suit was NOT what I had seen at all . I thought I was purchasing a two piece set, instead it was a one piece suit . It did not fit well either, so I emailed them for an exchange as their “website” requested. They wanted me to take measurements and send pictures to show the problem. I told them I was not going to send pictures of myself. Then , the “customer service” rep told me that if I really wanted an exchange I would have to pay for the very expensive shipping charge back to CHINA. They proceeded to tell me that they thought a refund would be best and I could donate the suit if it didn’t fit as I wanted. When I replied that would work, they would only give back a $4 refund. DO NOT buy from this scam. Found out the hard way and now I am concerned about them having my credit card information.

    • Holly Shea

      Same exact thing happened to me!! Only it took 2 months to first receive the shipment! They requested pictures and I said no way..they needed to see “the problem was true” I said I should be able to return just based on the fact I changed my my mind..they offered me a $6 return for 2 swimsuits. I have an open dispute through PayPal which has agreed to refund me the total but I’d have to first ship back to China..ugh so mad at myself for fall for this crap!!! Never again!

  21. Jes

    This website stolen pictures and design from

  22. Erica Woodward

    Yes the same exact thing has happened to me! I thought it was a legitimate company and I also saw it advertised on Instagram, so I assumed it was legitimate. These scams are ridiculous. There should be criminal charges against people that do this sort of thing!

  23. Dana

    Same as above. I continue to comment on FB and Insta that they are a scam & my comments are promptly removed. I paid with PayPal & I was immediately suspicious of the email address associated with their PayPal account. Instagram needs to do some due diligence with their advertisers. There is no legitimate way to get in touch with them to let them know & this ad pops up in my feed most every day.

  24. Ashanthi

    I was directed to the site through a sponsored Instagram ad. The payment process was the usual that I’ve seen and used for other company/brand online purchases so I didn’t see any red flags. But 3 weeks later I still had not received a shipping notification so I emailed them (as per their order confirmation email) and did not get any response. After doing a google search I saw this article and a few other posts on social media about similar issues. I’m currently contacting my credit card company to get a refund. I’ll definitely be more cautious in the future and not use any sites that haven’t been verified.

    • Joy

      Did you have any luck with your credit card company?

      • Donna

        I ordered 2 days ago and just went into the account I created when ordering ( to see if my order had been posted yet) only to be told there was no account with my email address when signing in.I rang my credit card company after reading this and explained all to them They have now cancelled my card as they said Modbikini have all my info, and they could make further charges!

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