How To Avoid E-Cig Scams

ScamFalling prey to a scam is never nice but when it’s to do with e-cigarettes, it can be almost soul destroying. You’ve spent months researching the idea of giving up smoking, right? You’ve hunted through plenty of websites getting information on how e-cigarettes work, how to use them, the right types and styles to buy, etc.

When the first e-cigarette you’re brave enough to try ends up being a scam, or a poorly made product, not only are you going to be disappointed and out of pocket, you’re also going to be disheartened and when you feel disheartened, you are almost bound to go back to smoking again. It’s not a nice circle to be sucked into!

Thankfully, there are a few things that you can look out for to ensure that you aren’t going to become a victim to e-cigarette scams. These helpful hints should give you a good start:

Make sure you always read the terms and conditions. If there is small print, read it. If it tells you right there in black and white what you are signing up to and you simply refuse to read it, falling prey to the scam is kind of your own fault. Just take a few moments to skim-read over it if nothing else… If it mentions anything such as charging you after 30 days, returning the kit, or anything like that, press the back button, close the web page, and look for a better, bigger, less-scammy kind of brand to use.

If it says ‘free’ but still asks for a whole bunch of details from you, read the small print. ask yourself this question – why is it asking for that many questions? Why are you having to give that many details? Are there any stars (*) next to any points the company makes on the website. There’s a good chance there’s something they aren’t telling you.

Make sure you read e-cigarette and personal vaporizer reviews. Let’s say you’ve found an e-cigarette company that you’re thinking of using. Rather than just buying straight away because it looks like a great deal, take the time to do your research and learn a little more about the company you are about to give your hard earned cash to. Head on over to Google and type the brand’s name in. If you’re going to buy something from V2 Cigs for example, do a quick Good search for “V2 Cigs reviews” and read what other people have to say first. If the company is a scam, you’ll soon find out – everyone will start talking about it!

Keep an eye on your bank statements. If you regularly check your bank statements or online bank account (which you should be doing anyway!), you’ll soon see if there are a number of weird payments to e-cigarette websites. The sooner you spot it, the sooner you can put a stop to it. The longer you leave it, the less chance you have of fighting it and getting your money back. Moral of the story here – check your bank regularly!

Of course, you could always just use one of the websites I would recommend! The brands I’ve talked about here are brands I’ve actually used and if I’ve had good experiences with them (and I’m a picky kinda guy), I can assure you that you all like them too!

By John Edwards