Beware of online shopping scams

July 20, 2019 - Comment

The two-day parade of major deals known as Amazon Prime Day began Monday. The Better Business Bureau has some tips to make sure that none of your purchases end up being a scam. The first thing to do is; research the product’s logistics. You need to know where it’s coming from, who’s making it, and

The two-day parade of major deals known as Amazon Prime Day began Monday. The Better Business Bureau has some tips to make sure that none of your purchases end up being a scam.

The first thing to do is; research the product’s logistics. You need to know where it’s coming from, who’s making it, and if the price seems too good to be true. If that is the case, it probably is.

With a lot of online shopping happening, the BBB says many phishing (scams) emails will occur. These scam emails look like they came from Amazon regarding your purchase.

The emails are generally vague, asking for your personal information to deliver what they’re claiming you ordered, or they’re asking for a review on a product.

They’ll say things like, “There’s a problem with your package delivery, we need some personal information to straighten all of this out. Some people will respond saying “I didn’t order a package.” Then the response will be, “someone sent you something, and we need to get it to you,” said Better Business Bureau.

Make sure anything you respond to is really from the retailer.

Another tip is to read the product reviews and also to beware of any fake ones.

Verifying the profile of the reviewer or Amazon retailer is as simple as clicking on their name, and if anything looks suspicious, that’s a red flag.

Comments

Write a comment

*