Cosmetic Laser Fraud is an increasingly ghastly issue, with some experts saying up to 75% of cosmetic laser purchases are fraudulent. It has become so bad that there is even a website committed to posting the latest complaints and felony charges against thieves and scammers.
There are endless stories about pushy salesmen who make a sale and then disappear. This proves a very essential point about this industry. It is all about trust.
So, how do you protect yourself from these would-be scammers? Here are a few rules you should always follow:
1) Talk to them face to face. Even if you live thousands of miles away, you can always have a Skype call, Google Hangout, or Facetime. If someone isn't willing to show their face, be wary.
2) See the machine in action before you buy it. You would think this is a no-brainer, but many physicians are too busy and need machines ASAP. You can use the same Video Calling methods mentioned above to see the machine in action. If they have a showroom of machines, it's even better.
3) Testimonials: Ask for references! Always ask to speak with people who have bought lasers form this person in the past. Reputable sellers will have plenty of testimonials