As the Prom Committee’s Money Expert, I’m always looking for a bargain! Prom dresses can be expensive, which is exactly why shopping online for discounts is usually a great idea. But recently I discovered something while shopping online that I had to share:
Did you know there are counterfeit sites out there that use the real manufacturer’s dress shots to lure you into thinking you’re purchasing the same dress for a fraction of the cost? OMG, I had no idea these fake websites existed! There are so many horror stories about girls who have bought dresses from them–the dresses arrive and look nothing like the picture, but there is no way to return the dress or get a refund! That’s why I want to encourage all of you to shop at a retailer or online store that is authorized by the designer you’re interested in. Before you buy, just check out the “store locator” on the designer’s website for a list of trusted, authorized retailers and online stores.
Remember: If a deal seems too good to be true, it actually might be! Never give out your credit card info to a company that doesn’t seem legit. Trying to save some money isn’t worth getting scammed!