Seven ways to spot an online shopping scam
From the photo to the seller – clues that show you’re being targeted by online shopping scammers.
A million people in the UK fell victim to online shopping scams last year, some of them several times, and this kind of crime is showing no signs of slowing. According to Gumtree, 93% of the population cannot tell an online scam from a bargain, so it’s worth getting to grips with the telltale signs you are about to fall prey to a scammer.
1. Too cheap
2. No pictures
3. Little information
4. Seller feedback
5. Lack of contact information
6. Request for contact outside the official system
7. Counterfeit sites
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