The Better Business Bureau is warning potential pot buyers that dispensary scams are on the rise. New York, Vermont and most other New England states have now legalized recreational marijuana, and that means dispensaries are popping up. But the BBB has some “buyer beware” warnings about those shops. The BBB urged customers to be extremely cautious if they are asked to pay via digital wallet apps like Cash App or Zelle, and if the dispensary starts tacking on extra fees they promise to refund later on. “Doing your research will help prevent you from getting scammed. Social media websites put up these glamorous ads and they say they’re going to deliver to your house. People are sending $80-$100 via these apps, never getting the product or never hearing from the person again. The BBB says in states where recreational marijuana is legal, you can find BBB-accredited dispensaries on their site. They also say talking to friends and family, and getting word-of-mouth reviews can be helpful, too.
- COVID continues to take a toll on NEK residents
- North Rupert woman froze to death outside her home after a fall