How to avoid being scammed with online buying and selling
Scam alert service
The need-to-knows when buying and selling online
Scams taking place on online retail websites are more common than we think, unfortunately. We’ve received multiple reports of a crafty scheme on Shpock, where ‘buyers’ attempt to trick sellers into handing over their bank details and transferring money directly.
Scammers use every trick in the book to sound convincing and make their scams seem plausible. If one gets lucky – targeting the right person, in the right way, at the right time – anyone could fall victim to a scam. But these fraudsters regularly seek out older people because they’re more likely to live alone, have savings or valuables and are more likely to talk to them.
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