Adventure World Play Sets ANTI-SCAM Tips
Adventure World Play Sets wants to keep ALL online shoppers safe from playset scams. At Adventure World Play Sets, we are the premier swing set and playset builders who work with a national network of reputable dealers. We hate seeing online playset scams of any kind. It hurts ALL good playset builders — and makes parents feel less confident when buying something wonderful for their kids.
That’s why we’ve put together this guide to explain playset scams and to ensure you are buying from a reputable company.
The Truth about Playset Scams
Adventure World Play Sets is committed to fighting against scams on behalf of ALL playset builders and parents everywhere.
The most common playset scams involve cyber criminals creating fake websites or posting false listings for swing sets. They advertise unbelievably good prices on sets, but the products can only be purchased online with an up-front payment.
The scammers then send an inferior knock-off that doesn’t resemble what you wanted to buy — or they simply take your money and don’t send you ANYTHING at all.
On the internet, cyber criminals can claim to be anything or anyone. Any scammer can claim to have a bargain price on the swing set you want. These online scammers are not affiliated with any particular swing set manufacturer or real dealer.
How to Protect Yourself from Playset Scams
Protecting yourself from playset scams is similar to the other ways in which you keep yourself safe when shopping online. Essentially, all of the best anti-scam techniques come down to working with trustworthy sources and protecting your personal information.
Here are the most important anti-scam tips we can offer you:
- Find Official Dealers on the Official Website
One of the best, easiest ways to protect yourself from dangerous online scammers is to find dealers directly from the manufacturer. At Adventure World Play Sets, we ONLY sell our playsets through our highly-vetted dealer network. You can trust any official dealer you find through our site.
- Trust a Company with a Long History
Since these illegal scammers are actively breaking the law, most times their operations don’t last long before being shut down or closing up shop. You can feel comfortable when you learn about a business with a long track record of building quality products and satisfying customer needs. At Adventure World Play Sets, we have been building high-quality playsets for over a decade — and we aren’t planning to stop anytime soon.
- Avoid Dealers Who ONLY Accept Unusual Forms of Currency, Like Crypto Currency
This is a sign that a potential scammer wants to use a form of currency that will make the scam difficult to track — and make it difficult for you to cancel the transaction once you’ve realized their game. However, some scammers can even use credit card purchases as well.
- Talk to a Real Person about Your Concerns
Not being able to talk to a staff member is a sign that you may be dealing with a scam operation. It’s reasonable to want to discuss your purchase with a knowledgeable team member, and almost every real business will accommodate you. Since most playset scammers are located outside of the United States, they will be far less likely to have a conversation with you.
At Adventure World Play Sets, we make ourselves available to our customers by phone to answer your questions and help you build a custom playset. Call us at 717-394-4711. This is a crucial component in researching the company with whom you want to do business.
- Team with a Company that Has Good Reviews
In almost any field, reviews are a good way to gauge a business’s reputation. That holds true when you’re shopping for a playset. If the playset company — or the dealer — you’re interested in has no reviews or they have many extremely negative ones, that’s a reason to be cautious. However, good reviews can let you know that you’re working with a trustworthy company that satisfies their customers.
Find Your Nearest Adventure World Play Sets Dealer
Adventure World Play Sets are sold nationwide EXCLUSIVELY through our 100% reputable dealer network. When you buy an Adventure World Playset from one of our dealers, you can feel completely confident that you are dealing with a safe and trustworthy local business. In addition, you can count on the fact that you’ll receive the set you want exactly as ordered.
Find your nearest Adventure World Play Sets dealer and know that you are 100% protected from online scams.