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Order Flowers Online Scam: How It Works

(with video below) Most people like the convenience of ordering flowers online, particularly for occasions such as Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. Unlike any other day of the year, these particular times are universally known for generating a high amount of flowers sold all over the world.

Unfortunately, scammers are taking this to their advantage. They make millions preying on victims' naivety and lack of caution. It is reported that criminals set up fake online flower shops, promote them with advertisements all over the Internet (e.g. "offering the best prices on Valentine's Day!") and charge consumers who order online, attracted by the low price.

Indeed, there are no flowers to be delivered, and several victims just give their credit cards without proper homework.

 

The Best Place To Order Flowers Online Is…Your Local Shop

There are also real companies that take payments over the Internet advertising small prices, but the final invoice comes with a surcharge or a shipping charge that the consumer is not aware of. These extra payments bring the total cost to a number higher than any other regular deal.

Watch the video below to see a short guide on how to properly buy flowers online:

How To Buy Flowers Online Video

 

How To Avoid The Order Flowers Online Scam:

In the first case, always research the seller. You are not buying flowers every day, so don't just jump into paying for the cheapest price without doing your homework. Is it a legitimate business? If yes, look for reviews and testimonials. Don't believe their own testimonials.

Visit a local online forum, check their Better Business Bureau rating, and research their location. Internet will give you all you need, if you do it right. Don't fall for an eventual phone conversation either – the scammers are good at that, too.

 

How To Report The Order Flowers Online Scam:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here

 

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Shelby

And beware of "add ons" and "surveys" at the end of the ordering process, too. One well-known online florist offers you the opportunity at the end of each order to take a short "survey" in order to receive $10 off your next purchase. If you complete the survey, you are automatically enrolled in a monthly subscription club, and charged through the same credit card you used for your order. Always read the fine print!

Jaro from Seattle

I researched online cause I am planning to send flowers to my wife and according to many reviews there are some companies that are just pure scammers. There is a list, I hope it helps: Flowers Fast. com (review says: "They never even delivered the flowers, not even after 3 days. still trying to get a refund. their phone is to a unmanned phone that constantly rings and never gets answered. ive called for 2 hours on redial….. and their email doesnt respond either. great…. well its a good thing i used paypal you scammers") Just Flowers. com (review says:… Read more »

Betty

Dear all, We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. Customer satisfaction is one of our most valued principal. Kindly know that we have a 100% customer satisfaction policy, whereby we offer a refund or replacement for your order. We will check the issue with the concerned department and get back to you within 24 hours after receiving reply from your end. Please provide us your order number.You can reach us any time at: betty@pickupflowers.com or 011-4153159697. We’ll surely take a action on your complaints and as per your request & as our policy we’ll try for replacement or refund. Please… Read more »

YT

Does anyone know of Troysflorist.com? I’m afraid it’s a scam… I hope not… 🙁

Crawford

Flower delivery express are the worst scammers around..they take credit cards but flowers are never delivered and they continue to lie and say they are working to resolve the issue….I NEVER RECEIVED THE MOTHERSVDAY FLOWERS MY SON ORDERED,AND THEY DID NOT CREDIT HIS VISA…NOR RESPOND TO HIS EMAILS ,OR ANS.HIS PHONE CALLS…

Sarah Mitchell

I made the mistake of going through http://www.troysflorist.com I thought I was actually dealing with a local florist in the town my Sister in Law lives in. So I ordered a beautiful bouquet called "how sweet it is" filled with beautiful vibrant orange roses, orange sprays, some lime green foliage and pink accents. Gorgeous. A bouquet was delivered to my sister in law however they had very few pale insipid roses and then a bunch of other flowers that were not in the picture. I identified one flower that was in the original the rest where completely different. It was… Read more »

Maureen

Flowers delivery Express ripped me off! 🙁 I ordered flowers for my moms birthday and thought it was strange that I never received a confirmation email or anything. When I called to check on the delivery status it was some lame recording and I never got anyone to help me. My mom never got her flowers and now I’m out fifty bucks. I’m sooo mad because it looked like a secure, legitamate website.

Mark

Definitely a scam, I ordered flowers for my mother’s birthday two days ago from flowers delivery express, they still didn’t deliver them and I’ve called their customer support 4 times and they don’t answer your call and claim they will call back or email back but they don’t and I’ve checked my spam folder. I also contacted "shopper approved" which they claim a 5 star rating with and they didn’t get back to me either so they are a part of the scam. I buy online regularly and have never had an issue with any other transaction. I am opening… Read more »

C Griff

I ordered flowers from Wesley berry flower delivery express on 12/26 for my aunts funeral. The flowers were to be delivered 12/27 and on 12/28 10 minutes before the funeral they sent me an email and said was a problem with the delivery. They never sent the flowers and they charged my credit card 62.28. You go to voicemail and they never call or email back when you call. You have to say you are calling for a new order to get through and they never call or email you back. I put in a complaint with BBB and a… Read more »

lauren

BIGGEST SCAM EVER. ORDERED FLOWERS FOR A FRIEND WHO’S MOM IS BARELY WITH US ON FRIDAY 1/10/14 PAID EXTRA FOR EXPEDITED SAME DAY DELIVERY. TODAY IS MONDAY THE 13TH AND NO FLOWERS STILL… NEVER RECEIVED A PHONE CALL OR EMAIL STATING THEY HAD ANY ISSUES WITH "FILLING THE ORDER" AND WHO ASKED THEM TO CALL THE HOSPITAL TO VERIFY THAT PERSON IS THERE. SHE IS IN A SEDATED COMA IS THAT YOUR F-ing BUSINESS? WHY ASK FOR A PH# FOR DELIVERY WHICH WAS TO HER DAUGHTER WHO IS SITTING BEDSIDE AND COULD HAVE ACCEPTED THE FLOWERS?!!?!? WHO GIVES YOU THE… Read more »

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