Online Purchase Scam

WHAT IS AN Online Purchase Scam?

Victims of this scam are often tempted by what seems like a good deal for a gadget, amusement park or concert tickets sold online. They transfer payment to the "seller" who promises delivery of the item. In some cases, sellers demand further payment for duties or delivery charges after the first payment is made. Ultimately, the victim never receives the item.

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OF CASES REPORTED
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WORTH OF MONEY LOST
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  • People selling items at prices that sound too good to be true
  • If the seller does not provide enough information about their business or terms and conditions upfront
  • Bear in mind that you are dealing with a stranger online. Before performing a transaction on an online shopping site, find out how the site safeguards your interests or can help you solve disputes
  • If advance payments are required, use shopping platforms that

What to look out for

  • People selling items at prices that sound too good to be true
  • If the seller does not provide enough information about their business or terms and conditions upfront

How to protect yourself

  • Bear in mind that you are dealing with a stranger online. Before performing a transaction on an online shopping site, find out how the site safeguards your interests or can help you solve disputes
  • If advance payments are required, use shopping platforms that

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