In the past, if you wanted to buy something online, you may have had to rely on reviews or other sources of information to help determine if the website was legitimate. But now, there is no better source than your own eyes. Knowing how to find and avoid scams when shopping online can ensure that you get what you pay for and get it fast! As a consumer, you are always paying a price for online shopping. You might be saving money with an Amazon Prime membership in the short-term, but the real cost is wasted time when scammers steal your hard-earned money. This article will guide you through finding legitimate websites so that you don’t end up losing too much cash.


The Basics of Cyber Security

With the rise of online shopping, it’s important to keep security in mind.

When checking out a website for the first time, there are some things you should look for:

Is the website secure?

Does the website use HTTPS protocol?

Does the site have any pop-ups that require input from you or your credit card number?

Are their any red flags or warning signs on the website that can be found by looking at a company’s history?

There are also ways to protect yourself while shopping online:

Use a different browser than your usual one when browsing online. This will prevent you from getting caught up in phishing scams.

Only shop on sites that offer secure transactions through an SSL/HTTPS certification.     Most browsers already allow you to select this option when browsing. If not, download an extension like https-everywhere to make it easier for you.


Avoiding Scams and Fraud

ulent Sites

If you’re looking for a reputable website, you will want to avoid any sites that have the following characteristics:

– The website isn’t verified by Google or other similar search engines.

– The website is asking for personal information such as your name, address and/or date of birth.

– The URL or domain name is very similar to another site.

– The website doesn’t use a secure connection when transmitting data.

– There are unusual or shocking graphics on the homepage.


How to Avoid Being Scammed on Social Media

The most obvious way to avoid scams is to simply avoid social media altogether. As we all know, it can be a minefield in and of itself. However, it’s not always realistic or convenient, so there are still some ways you can avoid being scammed on social media.

Some of the ways you can avoid scams include:

– Shopping only with sites that have been verified by Google Shopping or Ebay

– Avoiding sites with little, if any reviews

– Using a search engine like Google to see what other people are saying about a particular website or product

– Looking for websites that offer buyer protection plans


Facebook Scams

To start, the best way to avoid scams is by learning how to spot them. Here are some of the most common signs of a scam website:

-If the website uses an email address that makes it look like it’s owned by a real company, but without any contact information.

-If the website has an outdated domain name or a fake email address that is difficult to find on Google.

-If the website has no phone number or contact information, which can be one of the easiest ways to confirm if the site is legitimate.

-If you can’t read any content on the site and there are no reviews, even if they have low ratings.

The old saying “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” certainly applies with online shopping. Check out these articles for more tips on avoiding scams when shopping online!


Instagram Scams

Instagram is a great social media platform for sharing pictures and videos. But it’s also easy to fall victim to scams when shopping on the app.

In this article, we’ll cover how to spot the most common Instagram scams, why they happen and what you can do about them.


Twitter Scams

If you’re shopping on a website, you might be able to find reviews from other users. But what if the reviews are fake?

You can use Twitter to check reviews. If the website is legitimate, it will have a verified badge and will contain hashtags like #AmazonPrime and #offerup.

If a site doesn’t have these badges, then it’s likely not legit and definitely has a scam going on! A verified Twitter account with lots of followers is another sign that something might be fishy. It’s also worth noting that if you see too many tweets with links in them, then those are likely scams as well.


Tumblr Scams

Are you looking for the perfect sweater? How about a new, high-performance car? When you want to buy something online, one of the first steps is to find out whether or not the site is actually legitimate.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of websites that try to sell fake products and services for real money. They set up shop on well-known platforms like Amazon and eBay and use affiliate marketing to bilk their customers out of their hard-earned cash.

The most popular way these sites try to scam you is by using what’s called “affiliate marketing.” This means that they advertise on other sites, but often times those sites don’t have anything to do with the product or service being sold. So when someone clicks on one of these ads and buys a product, the website selling it makes a commission from it.

Here’s how this works: You find an ad for a new car online (for example) and click on it because you’re interested in buying one. The ad takes you straight to the website where they are selling cars (for example). Once there, you’ll see an add with an official company logo that says “By clicking here, I agree to receive the latest news & promotions from Chevrolet


How to Avoid Getting Stalked by a Rival Company’s Employee

Fraudulent online sellers are tricky. They know that if you don’t see their product on the shelf at a retail location, you might be more likely to trust them because there’s less risk. On the opposite side of that, they know that if you can actually buy their item in-store, you’re less likely to be as suspicious of it.

So how do you avoid being scammed?

First, make sure the website is legitimate before buying anything from it. Always check for reviews and information about the seller and website owner. If something doesn’t seem right, don’t buy from them.

Additionally, “try before you buy.” There’s nothing worse than buying a product online only to find out it doesn’t fit or the color isn’t what was advertised.