December 14, 2018 04:22 PM
The Better Business Bureau is warning holiday shoppers about a scam involving the season's hottest toy.
According to the BBB, the toys to have this year are the L.O.L. Surprise dolls and dollhouse, and "scammers are using the toy's popularity to trick parents out of their money."
Here's how the scam works, per the BBB: Facing fallow shelves, shoppers head online to find L.O.L. dolls. They come across a site that has the toy in stock, usually offering a "last-minute deal" or "flash sale."
Once the toy is purchased, however, they never arrive. And shoppers will have a tough time reaching the company to complain.
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"When they try to follow up with the company, they find that the website lacks working contact information or has disappeared," the BBB said.
To shield yourself against this unpleasant plot, the BBB offers the following tips:
Updated: December 14, 2018 04:22 PM
Created: December 14, 2018 03:24 PM
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