Vienna/Berlin In view of rising prices and the expected shortage of gas, many consumers were looking for alternatives. If you can burn firewood or pellets, you often already store them in order to be prepared in winter.
Too cheap to be true
Since the high demand also causes the prices of pellets and wood to rise, the scammers throw out extremely low prices in their fake shops as a psychological anchor. Consumers’ sharpest weapon against this: comparison.
If the called price deviates too much from the average, the highest skepticism is appropriate. Second alarm signal: If in the end only prepayment remains as the only payment method, you should keep your fingers off the shop.
Experience and plausibility
According to consumer advocates, the Internet search for experience reports on the respective shop is also often worthwhile. Because in many cases there are already warnings of others on the net. Equally important: Check the imprint. If it is missing, you should also refrain from ordering.
Otherwise, it would be worthwhile to keep the alleged commercial register under ” Handelsregister.de ” to check and see whether a company or the alleged company is being run at the specified address at all. In addition, a plausibility check with the help of a card is recommended: is it possible that there is room for storing large quantities of wood at this address?