We're all trying to save a buck in 2024, because everything is expensive and we're all living pretty tight right now. So, an online retailer selling items on the cheap sounds very appealing.

But should you be shopping on Temu if you're living in Idaho?

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If you're not familiar, Temu is an e-commerce site selling everything from clothes to electronics, all at a significantly lower price than you'd typically see from other online retailors. The Chinese-owned site is a legitimate business, however, you're going to want to know this:

Temu is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and has an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars.

If you start to look into it, you'll find story after story about customers who never received their orders, or somehow even worse, would receive orders that were counterfeit, or not exactly what they purchased. There are plenty of stories floating around on the internet with similar experiences.

If you're still insistent on ordering from the site, here are a few pointers to keep yourself safe:

  • Use "Hide My Email" if ordering on your iPhone
  • Get an alias email from your provider
  • Never, ever link your bank account or credit card to an online retailer. Instead, consider Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, or even a gift card

What's your experience been ordering from Temu? Did everything go by the books, or did you run into an issue like many other customers?

Hit us up.

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