14 Things You Must Know About eBay Scams

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14 Things You Must Know About eBay Scams. An online company, WeGoLook.com will dispatch one of over 7,000 nationwide "Lookers" to an item, property or person on your behalf. The Looker verifies the item's existence by completing a personalized report including current photos, video, arranging transport and so much more! Avoid Fraud.

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14 Things You Must Know About eBay Scams

  1. 1. You MUST Know About eBay Scams Reference: http://reviews.ebay.com/Ebay-Scams-14-things-you-MUST-know_W0QQugidZ10000000001410441?ssPageName=BUYGD:CAT:-1:SEARCH:4 14 Things http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/san_dimas_screen_1.jpg
  2. 2. Know the product. Do your research. Many expensive items like antiques, jewellery and other Collectibles have clubs who offer quality advice. If it is a expensive item, check your local library. Educate yourself from sources like eBay guides. 1 We Help Prevent Internet Fraud http://www.wegolook.com
  3. 3. If the seller claims that e-mail is the only way to contact them, then no need to move further. Send all the questions you have ONLY via the Ebay mail link (Ask Seller A Question). Do not follow e-mail addresses that are included in the text section of postings. We Help Prevent Internet Fraud http://www.wegolook.com 2
  4. 4. Short duration sales may be suspicious. Scammers want to quickly hook their marks and then disappear as they do not want their postings to languish for for all to see. http://www.designerclothesonline.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/shopping-sale.jpg 3 We Help Prevent Internet Fraud http://www.wegolook.com
  5. 5. Be careful, if you must proceed at all.  Especially do not deal with anyone who is temporarily out of the country. American laws do not apply anywhere but in America. Non-American currency values are printed in italics on Ebay, so they are easy to spot. If the sale is in the United States, make sure the bid amount is in American dollars. 4 We Help Prevent Internet Fraud http://www.wegolook.com 5
  6. 6. Don't be impressed by money-back guarantees and dirt-cheap shipping as it may be a scam. Be informed about shipping costs and return policies. http://www.onmoneymaking.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/money-for-writing.jpg We Help Prevent Internet Fraud http://www.wegolook.com 6
  7. 7. There are a lot of useful information to really investigate the sellers existence. a.  Accounts that have no recent activity are much more likely to be stolen accounts.  b.  Is this auction consistent with items bought and sold in the past? c.  Does the location actually exist, or is it some fictional locale? d.  Are his accepted payment methods the same as his last sales?  e.  The seller's positive feedback points for purchased items are not very useful to you as a buyer, so don't over-value them. Look at the seller's feedback. We Help Prevent Internet Fraud http://www.wegolook.com 7
  8. 8. If they have a large number of unrelated big-ticket items currently for sale, then that is very suspicious. Follow the link for Seller's Other Items. If you have seen the exact same photo in other auctions, be suspicious. So have a look at the photos of the item to check its authenticity. Scammers can get pictures of anything from the web. We Help Prevent Internet Fraud http://www.wegolook.com 8 9
  9. 9. <ul><li>Bidding gives you the right to view the seller's contact information. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to this link, and paste in the seller's name and the item number. </li></ul><ul><li>ebay will e-mail his contact information to you. </li></ul>http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQtZvbQQsofindtypeZ9 Place as low a bid as possible on the item. Instead of searching the entire Ebay universe for your item, specify your category.  Check to see if the item is in the correct category as scammers post items in obscure places. 10 We Help Prevent Internet Fraud http://www.wegolook.com 11
  10. 10. <ul><li>Cash on Delivery is the best choice. </li></ul><ul><li>Escrow.com is good and the only escrow Ebay recommends. </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful as scammers use fake sites that look like Escrow.com. </li></ul><ul><li>PayPal is good but the sale does not qualify for their $2000 </li></ul><ul><li>protection unless it specifies that on the posting. </li></ul>Method of payment http://www.cbc.ca/news/pointofview/iStock_online%20shopping.jpg 12 We Help Prevent Internet Fraud http://www.wegolook.com
  11. 11. <ul><li>If there is a hot-link on the page, take a look at the URL it points </li></ul><ul><li>to when you roll your cursor over it. </li></ul><ul><li>There are fake Ebay and PayPal sites that attempt to steal your </li></ul><ul><li>login information. </li></ul>Some second-chance offers are scam attempts, so be careful. http://motornetexpress.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/secondchance11.jpg 13 We Help Prevent Internet Fraud http://www.wegolook.com
  12. 12. Give yourself the time to evaluate things and give the seller time to respond to your questions. http://www.designerclothesonline.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/online-shopping.jpg 14 We Help Prevent Internet Fraud http://www.wegolook.com
  13. 14. http://www.wegolook.com We help prevent Online Fraud  <ul><li>WeGoLook ™ provides visual confirmation and a personalized report, completed by a real person, to verify a product, person, place or thing. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 5,000 (background check verified) Lookers who will travel in person anywhere in the US and verify an item’s existence by completing a personalized report including current photos, video and more. </li></ul><ul><li>WeGoLook ™ customers are better informed, avoid costly surprises, plus benefit from unbiased confirmation without having to travel. </li></ul>
  14. 15. http://www.wegolook.com We help prevent Online Fraud 

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