Avoiding Scams: If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is
A week or so ago, I received an inquiry from a man in Indonesia about buying multiple copies of certain items on my website. I immediately suspected fraud, so I explained that I only had one piece of each. The man, who wrote impeccable English, said that was fine. I asked why he wanted to buy so much money’s worth of jewelry (it was around $250). He said it was for his wife and daughters.
He then asked if he could email me the billing and shipping info instead of usingthe catalog. I told him the catalog sold items by piece, thus the purchase would be for multiple pieces. He then asked if he could email me the photos instead of mailing them. เย็ดหีหมอนวด I told him the website didn’t ship things by piece, and if he wanted them, he had to send them.
He then asked if he could email me an image of the item instead of sendingthe car to him. I told him the website didn’t have the ability to do that yet. He then sent me back two separate images of the same item, one of which was obviously a fake.
About an hour later, and looking for the right combination of images and words, I began to read what the man was selling. หนังใหม่ It soon became obvious that he was selling high priced furniture. He was selling swingers. On and on it went. He was using online classified ads to sell women’s jewelry, shoes, and other items. He was also using eBay to sell women’s shoes, and other pieces.
Finding all of this information on my computer, studying the images and reading the words he was sending to me, it became obvious that this was an internet scam. He was taking money from my credit card and selling the items, all in clear text. He also was using several auction sites to sell the items, including eBay and Craigslist.
Step 3. Contact Ebay, Craigslist or your state attorney general.
I immediately contacted eBay. They confirmed that the man was selling counterfeit items, and they were investigating his site. With this information, I began a process of contacting agencies that could help me get the word out and informing consumers.
Craigslist also has an item description search tool, เปิดซิง which allows you search for items listed by sellers. Upon doing this, I noticed that one of the sellers photos showed a gold Rolex. Being a wise businessman, he had listed the item with the nickname “Rolex”. Being Rolex would give the false impression that the person selling the shoes was a reputable businessman. All of the auctions on his site were fake. He was actually setting up another false eBay account using the user name “shoes”.
He also listed a Porsche and had several pictures of it. The fake seller was selling fake items, such as cell phones and expensive handbags. However, they look very genuine because they were auctioned off in a level 2 listing.
Criminals often disguise themselves as a successful businessman when delving into your bank account. They might even give you false information about your ability to pay bills and get loans. They are hoping that you will be tempted into giving them your credit card number. If they have your bank account information, they may as well take control of your identity.
The email you received from your bank is probably the same one that is being send to everyone you know. They know that you have declined sending mailings in the past, but they encourage you to mark this as a change of heart. They also ask you to please send them back the remaining balance on your payment, and their company will then send you another payment to confirm your bank account information. หนังยอดฮิต You will then be expected to send this amount back to the bank to complete the transaction. Of course, you will not see any money as the money is drug through your electronic transfer.
We often get emails from people who want our account details or simply want to know how to contact us. This is especially common if we sell genuine and rare items. แตกคาปาก We also get emails from people who want our bank account details to deposited in their bank as they are selling goods on our site.
These emails need to be read carefully to avoid any misunderstandings and will help you prevent from getting scammed. Remember you should not give anyone your bank account details nor give them in any emails. Always ask for identification from those who ask for your bank details.
We also get scams from people who want our credit card or banking details to be removed from their will so they can buy things online. For these reasons, it is important that you contact your bank or credit card company immediately and let them know of the situation. Remember when you give someone your bank account number, you are not giving them permission to spend money from your account.