Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona has been alerted to www.smart-liquidation.com, a website claiming to offer discount furniture, exercise equipment and swingsets. The website asks consumers to make payments with Green Dot MoneyPak cards, and the website’s graphics and content of are very similar to www.directhomefitness.com, a now-defunct website which claimed to offer home exercise equipment at steeply discounted prices.
Two years ago BBB issued an alert about scam artists who were setting up fraudulent Web sites, accepting payment for various items with Green Dot MoneyPak cards, and failing to deliver merchandise. The scammers changed their URL every couple weeks.
BBB is urging consumers to be extremely wary of websites or Craigslist ads that link to websites which ask customers to wire money or pay with a MoneyPak gift card. Consumers should never give their MoneyPak number to someone they don’t know. MoneyPak cards should be treated like cash; transactions cannot be reversed.
Any time you receive a suspicious offer or find a deal too good to be true, take time to investigate it. Visit www.tucson.bbb.org or contact your local BBB.