Webkinz is growing in popularity everyday now. This is thanks in no small part to the Webkinz secret code that comes with each plush animal purchased from an authorized dealer. With this code, the pet owner can log into the Webkinz world online – a massive and constantly expanding virtual universe for Webkinz. Unfortunately, despite how easy and inexpensive it is to get a code the right way, there are still scammers out there trying to steal codes from unsuspecting people. Here are the top three code scams to beware of.
Code Scam #1: Purchasing Your Webkinz From Unauthorized Webkinz Dealers
If you don’t purchase your Webkinz pet from an authorized Ganz dealer, you are setting yourself up for dissapointment. If the seller is not an authorized agent, you have no way of knowing if the code that comes with your pet is a legitimate and working code, or if the dealer has already sold the code to someone else.
Code Scam #2: The “Get A Free Secret Item”
Once you have your Webkinz secret code and have logged into the Webkinz world, scam artists will often try to get you to reveal your password to them so they can steal your account. One of the most common ways they do this is to offer to give you free secret items. Then they ask you for your account details so they can add the secret items to your account.
Don’t fall for this. They just want your account password so they can log in and steal your account. They will then use your account themselves or resell it to someone else.
Code Scam #3: The Trader Scam
There are many online forums now where Webkinz fans can share information with each other. Often on these forums, people will say they have new or rare Webkinz to trade with you. Remember though, once you send your pet to someone else, there is no way to guarantee that they will send you one back in return. Many of these traders are actually scammers. They only take and never give back. Then they sell the codes they have stolen to other people.
Unless you are trading in person or know the person you are trading with, avoid this at all costs.