“If you’re buying a dress for less than ten dollars, that’s probably not going to be very good quality,” said Maniscalo. Despite a crackdown last year by Facebook, schemers are still on the site, as well as Instagram. The BBB said it usually gets more complaints about the companies this time of year. “The customer service tends to be not very good, if you can get a hold of them,” said Maniscalo. “If that’s the case, they’ll give you a lot of runaround. You know, you just don’t get a lot of service from these folks.” A quick Google search for bad businesses should bring up plenty of bad reviews. Dress Lilly and Rosegal are the two flagged in the BBB’s warning and have more negative than positive review. “You’ll see a lot of other reviews on Facebook and other places where people will say, ‘Hey I tried this out and I just got taken by this,’” said Maniscalo. Besides a google search, you can also do the following: Check the url of the website to make sure it says “https” instead of “http” without an “s”. That means it’s a secure site. Find the company’s contact page for an address, email and phone number. If contact information isn’t available, the company might be difficult to reach in case something goes wrong.
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