I ordered backpacks from shopbop.com which cost about $150 in total.
I was asked to login, either using shopbop.com account or amazon.com account. Since I didn't have any existing account, I created a new Amazon account using the link that shopbop.com provided. Once the account was created, I entered all the necessary detail (card, address, etc) for purchasing the backpacks.
Once I clicked the purchase button, it showed me the order details page. I immediately checked my inbox for order confirmation email but didn't get any. Kept checking for a couple of hours and it never came.
A few hours later, I tried to login to shopbop.com on my mobile phone. To my surprise, I kept getting error messages saying that the account doesn't exist! I went back to my desktop to login and received same error messages!! I tried to login on amazon.com without using their link and it said the account doesn't exist!!! That's when I realised I've been scammed.
I immediately called my bank to cancel my card. The bank staff told me that since the transaction is still pending, the matter will be monitored and investigated. If shopbop.com proceed to charge my card then a dispute will be initiated. Luckily, I managed to screenshot the order detail page for proof.
I tried to login again after I called my bank and it was indeed still not working. Out of curiosity, I created a new account using the same email address that I had used previously. After signing up and successful login, I went to check the order history and it showed me nothing.