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Beware! 3 Red Flags to Watch Out for With Mystery Box Websites

Looking for a reliable mystery box website? Beware! Here are 3 red flags to watch out for.

How to Spot a Mystery Box Scam

When entering the world of online mystery boxes, it’s essential to stay vigilant of potential scams in this trending e-commerce niche.

I’ve been doing this for a while now and have identified three critical red flags you should be on the lookout for.

These warning signs could save you from getting scammed by untrustworthy websites with too-good-to-be-true odds, questionable payment methods, and almost hilarious grammatical errors.

Grammar and Spelling Mistakes

Firstly, spotting grammar and spelling errors on a mystery box website is a clear warning sign.

Our investigations show shady sellers often have mistakes throughout their website.

Words are misspelled left and right. Sentences sound awkward or don't make sense.

It seems like no one double-checked the writing…

This sloppiness makes me think the company doesn't care about quality. They just want your money fast.

Don't let bad writing trick you into buying from an untrustworthy source. There are better mystery box options out there.

A funny example of this, is the downtime screen of Drakemall, which you can see below.

Take your time and find a seller who respects customers enough to post proper English.

Grammar and spelling mistakes on Mystery Box website Drakemall

Not Offering Trusted Payment Providers

Another major red flag to watch out for is if a mystery box website does not offer trusted payment options like Klarna or PayPal.

More often than not, this shows that these payment providers have received too many complaints about the website from customers.

As a result, they've chosen to cut ties and no longer allow the shady site to offer their payment services.

So if you come across a mystery box website that only accepts unknown payment methods you've never heard of, it's best to stay away.

Stick to those that offer well-known, reputable payment options to avoid getting scammed.

Impossible Box Odds

One of the biggest red flags with mystery box websites is impossible odds.

If a site claims you have a high chance of unboxing extremely valuable items in a cheap mystery boxes, it's likely a scam.

For example, no legitimate $5 mystery box would realistically contain a 10% chance at a PlayStation 5.

Odds like that are just too good to be true.

Sites that promise almost guaranteed wins on expensive items in an inexpensive mystery box are almost certainly running a shady operation.

Don't fall for improbable odds on expensive prizes in cheap mystery boxes. That's a typical sign you're dealing with a scam.

What Else To Watch Out For

Hey, I’ve gotten scammed by shady mystery box sites in the past too, so naturally I now carefully research each new website.

Check community reviews and watch out for fake ratings. Poor website design or broken links are also not a good sign. Oh, and definitely avoid sites that push you to buy with countdown timers or other high-pressure tactics.

Your best bet is sticking with established brands that offer fair policies and realistic odds.

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    BetterChecked Editorial StaffPublisher and authors with years of experience.
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    AshleyProfessional mystery box unboxer and part-time gamer, I'm here to guide you through the numerous providers and to help avoid getting scammed. Expect the unexpected. You can call me UnboxFanatic.

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