CLEVELAND - The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about purchasing inflatable toys from fake websites.
A consumer recently reported on the BBB's Scam Tracker that she lost $219 placing an order for a waterslide bouncy castle from "Inflatable Toys Store." She said despite the quick delivery promise, the toy was never shipped, according to the BBB. Now, her personal and payment information is out there for cyber-criminals.
The BBB investigated the online toy store and found that inflatabletoysstore.com shows information duplicated from other unassociated websites with an address to a company in Hudson. The actual business may be located in China, according to the BBB.
The BBB found over 20 other websites that use the same branding, pictures and design. Most of the sites don't have legitimate physical addresses and no contact information.