Selling Wedding Dress Online – Beware of Scams

Scammers are everywhere! Sell Smart! Protect Yourself!

In our society today, unfortunately, there are many unsavory people that want to cheat and steal their way through life.

Tips for Selling Wedding Dresses Online and Not Getting Scammed

  • #1 If it sounds too good to be true, it is! End of story.
  • Never accept Checks
  • If someone “overpays” and then requests you return the overpaid amount log into your PayPal account to verify the funds are there and contact PayPal to see how you should proceed.
  • Cashier checks should be verified as legitimate with your bank before shipping gown
  • Implement a waiting period before shipping gown to ensure banks and PayPal can have time to verify funds before you ship your gown.
  • Never send Cash or refund any amount to a buyer. Real Buyers don’t overpay!!
  • Don’t give out personal information. Do all communication through Sell My Dress
  • If someone is very pushy they are probably trying to scam you.

Many times overpayments are a way that people practice fraud…the money you think they sent (including the overpayment never really gets to you, but you ship the dress and refund the overpaid amount….you are out all the way around. So make sure to contact PayPal to confirm the funds are legitimate and then ask them how to proceed. PayPal will never request any money to release a hold on a transaction.

Cashiers checks are safer than regular checks but can still be fraudulent. If you can, ask for the cashiers check to be drawn on a local bank so that you can go into the local branch. That bank will be in a better position to tell you whether the check is one they issued and is genuine. Never send or return cash.

Always use UPS or Fedex to ship gown and request a signature. You don’t want your dress left at the doorstep for someone else to walk away with. And if you find out it was a scam after you ship the dress you should be able to contact the shipping company and ask them to intercept the package and return it to you.

There are thousands of sneaky techniques that these scammers use to cheat innocent people. If you are at all suspicious then something is probably wrong. Email us immediately at We can check our database to see if this user is reaching out to multiple users trying to scam them also.

We want you to find the perfect Bride for your wedding dress not a scammer.

Email any inquiries or suspicions to

June 6, 2018