The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota 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. The BBB issued an alert
after customers reported merchandise they had ordered and paid for was not delivered and the company dropped out of contact.
The 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 BBB.org or contact your local BBB.