In the run-up to Mother’s Day many of us are trying to come up with the right gift for dear old mom.
When it comes to at least two standbys, flowers and gift cards, a bit of caution is in order. Here are some reminders regarding those gift choices.
Ordering flowers from an online florist might seem temptingly convenient, but be aware that the Better Business Bureau receives a lot of complaints about them. Even if you plan to use a local florist, check them out first with the BBB.
Among the most frequent disappointments with online florists are late deliveries, wrong type of arrangements or no delivery at all. Here are things to keep in mind as you order those flowers for mom:
A frequently occurring scam is mass e-mails sent out randomly that state that you need to verify your credit card account number regarding your recent order. The scammer is hoping you will quickly panic and send them the information.
Instead, go to the florist’s website and verify whether there is a problem, but do not click on any links in the e-mail. It should be noted that this is a favorite tactic of online greeting card scammers as well.
Gift card convenience is hard to beat and they often are greatly appreciated by mom. But there are reasons to be careful with them, however.
Consider these tips when presenting mom with a gift card: