ByMay 23, 2022 10:06 am
NATIONAL—The National Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about baby formula scams: Shortages in the supply of baby formula are leading new Moms to search for other ways of finding this much-needed item – and risking that they may become a victim of online scams.
The BBB already knows that scammers have started creating phony websites to trick consumers into sending their money or credit card information.
How it works:
An ad, post, or social media group posts they have baby formula available. The new Mom contacts the seller via chat or direct message and even sees photos of the cans available. She makes a payment through a peer-to-peer platform such as PayPal or Venmo, but the formula never arrives.
Signs of a potential online purchase scam include:
- Positive reviews on the website that have been copied from honest sites or created…