As the legal landscape around cannabis continues to evolve, there are more and more opportunities for people to get their hands on weed. But with these new cannabis delivery victoria opportunities come new dangers – namely, scams.
Unfortunately, not everyone is looking to play fair when it comes to cannabis. Unfortunately, some people will take advantage of others to make a quick buck, and they’re not above using underhanded tactics.
Here are some common scams to be aware of:
- The “bait and switch”: This is where someone will advertise a particular strain or type of cannabis but then try to sell you something different when you meet up. Be sure to ask for specifics about the product before committing to anything.
- The “fake dispensary”: A growing number of fake online dispensaries will take your money but never send you any weed. Do your research before ordering from any online dispensary, and only order from a reputable source.
- The “fake delivery service”: This is similar to the fake dispensary scam, but instead of pretending to be an online store, these scammers will pretend to be a delivery service. Again, do your research before ordering from any delivery service, and only order from a reputable source.
- The “free sample” scam: This is where someone will offer you a free sample of weed but then try to pressure you into buying more once you’ve taken the bait. Be wary of anyone offering anything for free – chances are they’re just trying to scam you.
- The “hidden fees” scam: This is where someone will try to charge you hidden fees for their services or for the weed itself. Be sure to ask about any fees upfront, so you’re not caught off guard later.
- The “marijuana grow kit” scam: There are a lot of scams out there involving marijuana grow kits. Do your research before buying one, and only buy from a reputable source.
- The “phishing” scam: This is where someone will try to get your personal information (like your credit card number or social security number) by pretending to be a legitimate website or company. Be sure only to enter your personal information on secure websites, and never give your information to someone you don’t know.
- The “spoofed” website scam: This is where someone will create a fake website that looks like a legitimate cannabis website or company. They may use this website to collect personal information from people or sell fake products. Be sure to only buy from reputable sources and double-check the URL before entering any personal information.
- The “unlicensed” dispensary scam: There are a lot of unlicensed dispensaries out there, and they’re not above scamming people. Be sure to only buy from licensed dispensaries and see proof of their license before purchasing.
- The “weedmaps” scam: This is where someone will use a fake Weedmaps listing to try and sell you weed. Be sure to buy from dispensaries listed on the Weedmaps website, and never buy from someone you don’t know.
These are just a few of the many scams that exist regarding weed. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. So be careful out there, and only buy from reputable sources.