In 2020 we found over a 100 scam websites offering Waldorf Dolls. Luckily by and by these websites have disappeared or got taken down.
However, in the last few months many people contacted me again about new scam Websites offering Waldorf Dolls, so I have decided to create a page with some useful information.
On the Scam websites scammers use stolen photos of various doll artists who create Waldorf Dolls. On the websites I have seen, the dolls are not my dolls any more, but dolls from other artist. The scammers have not got the dolls they are offering.
Recently, I have been hearing from people, that the scammers are telling, that they are doing a closing down sale.
If you buy a doll through the scam sites, you will either get a cheap doll, or nothing. Be careful! Do not buy from them!
When I hear about a scam website with Waldorf dolls, I always write a review on TRUSTPILOT to warn people. Please do the same when you see a scam site!
At the moment this is the best way to warn others.
There is also an application in the UK, called ERIKA, that you can download if you have an iPhone or if you use Google. This application will give you a warning when you land on a scam website. At the moment it is only available for iPhones, however if use desktop you can also use it. ERIKA Google Chrome extension is available for all desktop users so people who don’t have access to an iPhone can still access Erika on the Google Chrome store. At the moment it is only available in the UK.
The people who created this app have been in contact with me. When I hear about a scam site I inform them. I highly recommend it. You can find the link for ERIKA in the apple store HERE.
And ERIKA in Google extension HERE.
If you have been scammed, please leave a review on these sites to warn others.
About Waldorf Dolls
Waldorf dolls are natural hand made dolls.
They take a long time to create, so they are not cheap dolls. They are filled with wool, and for the skin we use good quality cotton doll jersey. The eyes and the mouth are carefully embroidered. They have simple facial features to allow space for the imagination of the child.
Normally children who have these dolls would only have a couple of dolls. Not many in any case, so they cherish and learn to look after them. These dolls require special care, as they are fabric dolls, filled with wool.
The hair is often made of Wool yarn.
If you are looking for genuine maker of Waldorf doll, I recommend you to look around on Etsy. Lots of artists have shop there.
How to get your money back
If you have already purchased a doll from them, you need to file a claim with Paypal or your Bank depending on which you used for paying for your doll. You have buyers protection. You should be able to get your money back.
If Paypal asks you to send the doll you have received back to the seller , call their customer service at Paypal and tell them that what you received was “worthless merchandise” That’s the term they need to hear in order to give you a full refund. This seem to have worked for most of the people.
Last year the TIME MAGAZINE has published an article about the increasing problems with scammers, and the cause of it. You can read it HERE.
Last year it helped people to get their money back, when they shown this or my blog to Paypal. You can also show them the negative reviews on Trustpilot or Scamadviser.
List of Scam Websites that offer Waldorf dolls
We have managed to get one site to be taken down, but more and more are appearing again. I also see again scam websites advertised on Facebook. Be careful!! I would stay away from any Waldorf dolls that come up in adverts on Facebook.
The one that is taken down is HIGGESS
The sites that I know about and still existing are:
SOUL OF SHARK
I belive all of these websites have been advertised on Facebook.