Buyer Beware!

A gift card website claiming to sell certificates and represent local businesses may not be legitimate. Giftly.com is selling gift certificates to the who’s who of Jackson County; places like Bogarts and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Tim Hall, the owner of Bogarts in Sylva told WRGC, “A customer came to me with a gift certificate for $50 from giftly.com for Bogarts Restaurant and I had no idea what it was about, didn’t know anything about it.” The company is based out of San Francisco. The Better Business Bureau reports they have a rating of A- with two complaints resolved satisfactorily and they’ve only been listed with the BBB since 2010. As always, consumers are reminded that the best way to know you are getting a legitimate gift card to local businesses is by purchasing directly through the business itself.