Lets Talks About: Tips You Must Know About Internet Scams


If you get scammed on the Internet, it is unlikely that you will ever see your money back. Especially in smaller amounts, there is no one that helps you if you are being scammed by Facebook not only bone in Facebook itself, but often caught by the police and the banks. To tell the victims to the NIS.

So it is best to avoid being scammed. But how do you do that? Some tips.

1. Check the seller
It is best to, before you transfer money to a seller, check how he or she is known. Buy something with a real shop? Make sure that shop is affiliated with a health mark. Search engines also in the reputation of a shop if you've never ordered anything.

Buy something from a private individual (for example, concert tickets via Facebook or movies via Marketplace), it is also possible tightening. The police have a tool that allows you for example an account number, phone number or email address can get the wringer. That data associated with a fraudster, the tool triggers an alarm.

In practice, this tool is not waterproof, and the police sometimes turn   No alarm when an account is indeed used by a scammer. It is therefore advisable to also account to get here by Google; high probability that someone shares his experiences as he or she has been scammed.

2. Pay
Many people in the Nigeria pay by bank transfer or PayPal. But the Buyer is in those cases lower than for credit card or PayPal. As a commercial vendor does not offer credit card payments, this can be a bad sign.

Buy something from a private individual, you can transfer via PayPal offer added value. If you do not receive your goods, you get namely your money back. PayPal in the Netherlands or less common than in the United States, certainly not every legitimate vendor has a PayPal account. An additional disadvantage for the seller is that he or she must pay a fee to PayPal.

3. Avoid Identity Theft
Many scammers use fake accounts and email addresses to defraud people, so it looks like you're doing business with a legitimate person. It is important to avoid being a victim of identity fraud.

Send a seller on the internet never sensitive personal information such as your social security number or a scan of your passport. Do you do that, it's a scammer can easily impersonate you. Should you nevertheless once hand over your passport, you can an app using the government to create a safe copy of your passport.

Are you a victim of identity theft? Then put on for example your Facebook profile a clear, face-message that someone posing as you. And pass it on to your employer: if being approached by victims, then your boss know it's not because of you.

4. Common sense
It is not always like that, but sometimes you can smell a rat. A phone that costs in the store 400 euros,  or 80,000 Naira you get not just for half the price. And almost no one sells concert tickets below the asking price. It's a bit of a cliché, but if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is the case.

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