Don't Get Burned by a Bad Load of Firewood Bought Online


Call it getting burned, or a deal that's all wet: State officials are warning that some of this season's online firewood vendors are scammingconsumers, leaving unusable wood, short orders, and no way to track them down.

"Consumers need to take steps to ensure that they're dealing with a reliable firewood dealer and not a fly-by-night," said William Rubenstein, Consumer Protection commissioner for Connecticut, in a statement. "We're cautioning consumers to take extra care when responding to classified advertising where the sellers' personal identification is often quite limited."