avoid online wig scams

4 Tips to Avoid Online Wig Scams

This week, a website was circling around our team. It’s a blog where people are reporting sites where they’ve purchased wigs and gotten scammed. This is the site: https://wigs-scam-alert.com/

At Bravadas, we’ve had plenty of customers who’ve come in after having made a purchase online. Sometimes it wasn’t at all what they thought they were buying, sometimes it was cheap looking or appeared to already have damage, and sometimes it never even came in. We love to help fix this kind of situation, but we hope to stop this kind of scam in their tracks!

When we saw this site about avoiding wig scams, we knew we needed to share it to help keep this from happening to any of you! We also wanted to give you a few tips to make sure you won’t get scammed when you’re looking for a piece to make you feel beautiful.

Here are 4 tips to avoid online wig scams:

1. Purchase from those who carry reputable brands.

  • There are so many online retailers who have cheap wigs, but if you’ve never heard of the brand, do your research; look up the brand. Does the brand have a website? Are there any youtube videos about this brand of wigs? If you don’t see this brand anywhere else, this may be a red flag.

2. Purchase from places who have reviews

  • Read the feedback given by customers. If you see one review that is glowing and wonderful, but everyone else talks about how crappy these products are, be sceptical. If there isn’t anywhere to read the reviews, that’s another possible red flag. Why don’t they want customers giving feedback? What are they hiding??

3. Consider purchasing from third-party fulfilment sites

  • If what you are looking for is not sold on certified online retailers, Amazon is a great third-party site where you can research the company who sells the products, see all the reviews from what they sell and decide if it’s worth the risk. The reviews on Amazon are real reviews from real people.

4. Price Compare

  • If you know you’re buying a specific Jon Renau wig, look at other prices around on the web. If other sites are selling it for $700, but this site sells the same product for $400, be suspicious of this “great deal.” Why can this company sell this product for so much less than everyone else? You don’t want to buy a “Guggi” purse from the street sellers rather than a Gucci purse from the store.

That’s all for today! Make sure to share this with anyone you know who is an online wig purchaser to make sure none of you gets scammed!