How to Avoid Bobblehead Scam?
Avoid scams while purchasing your bobble head
In the past few years, we have received a lot of feedbacks from customers who claimed that the bobbleheads customized by some merchants were suspected of fraud. They lost hard-earned money and precious time.
This is frustrating news. We will investigate immediately after learning this news and have compiled some useful information to inform our consumers how to avoid bobblehead scams
Why do People Collect Custom Bobblehead?
Why do people collect a bobblehead? A bobble head can be the best gift for everyone, according to our data, nearly 90% of customers order bobbleheads as gifts in 2019. Some customers order them as Valentine's Day presents, some order them as birthday gifts. More people order them as Christmas gifts.
Gifts are items that are exchanged between people in order to express blessings and feelings or to show friendship in social interaction. A gift is a carrier that conveys information, emotions, and wishes to the recipient. Gifts are also used to celebrate holidays or important days, such as Valentine's Day roses or birthday gifts, and must be given.
Several fraud methods of suspicious merchants
Use Low-quality Materials Such as Resin
Unlike the flexible polymer clay, resin is a very cheap and fragile material. Custom bobbleheads made of this material are easily damaged. Click here to check the advantages and disadvantages of these two materials
No custom bobblehead proofing
Many merchants will not send bobblehead proof to users, they will send out your order without your confirmation, would you like this way to make your bobblehead?
Send you a plastic doll instead
Always look for businesses that can provide proof and revision services, or you won’t know what you’ll get when opening the package.
Don’t send anything
This kind of situation is rare, but it also exists. In general, they won’t answer your email and won’t provide any refund. That's so terrible.
Some common characteristics of these businesses
They run lots of websites
You may have seen a lot of bobble head websites, they seem to be the same, such as product pictures, contact information, PayPal account, etc. are all the same. Please note that they will abandon these sites at any time after the scam is completed.
They use the same bobblehead images
Taking photos of products is a very time-consuming task, so they have opened countless websites, all of which use the same set of pictures.
They use free business mailbox
They will not register a unique corporate mailbox, but use free mailbox services such as Gmail, outlook, etc. Sometimes they will place the same mailbox on different websites, please pay attention
A Step-by-Step Guide to avoid bobblehead scam
Now that you know the fraud methods of malicious merchants, how can you prevent them?
Find their company address on their websites
A verified merchant should have an address or a phone number, if they don’t have an address, who knows where they are from? If you can’t find any address on their websites, just be aware! You will probably get scammed when order on that website.
Whether they have official email address
An online store is a serious business. Everyone should have an email address with their domain. Such as email@example.com. Some bad merchant may use free mailboxes like Gmail, Outlook mail. Just pass them when you consider to purchasing a bobblehead.
Whether they answer your email
A good merchant must have a great customer service, if they even don’t answer your email, they are more likely to be scams.
What if I have already been scammed?
If you have already got scammed, just contact your PayPal or Credit Card company to make a dispute, but it’s hard to get your money back, because the bad merchant may have to transfer your money to their personal bank account.
Why choose Cheapbobbleheads.com?
As you can see, we started our business in 2010. Ten years past, we are doing the best customer service all the time. And you can always acquire the best shopping experience all the time. We will give you unlimited proofs before you are 100% satisfied.
Avoid bobblehead scam before order is essential. No one would like their Hard-earned money to get scammed. Just be careful when making your own bobblehead.