How To Avoid a Scam?

Use only secure payment options - Websites should offer standard payment options, such as credit cards or PayPal. If a website requires you to use a wire transfer, money order, or other unsecured (and nonrefundable) form of payment, we recommend staying away, even if the rest of the website looks legitimate.

Watch for poor grammar and spelling - An excess of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar mistakes could indicate that a website went up quickly. If a website capitalizes every other word or has a lot of odd phrasing and punctuation, take a closer look.

Look for reliable contact information - Look for several ways to contact the company (phone, email, live chat, physical address) and try them out. Does anyone ever answer the phone? Do you get a generic prerecorded voicemail or form email? If the only method of contact is an online email form, proceed with caution.

Walk away from deals that are too good to be true - Sometimes retailers heavily discount older merchandise to offload excess goods or make room for new products, but if you find a site that has the latest iPad model listed at an 80% discount, walk away. Chances are high that you‘ll never see the goods you purchase or the money you spent.

Can I get scammed with Paypal?

When you make a payment via Paypal, please pay attention to the circled section as it`s shown in the image. If you see an e-mail address or a person name in that section, it means that website/company don`t have a Paypal Business Account. We suggest you to leave that page immediately and do not complete your payment.