Assume the worst of online retailers

I’m so embarrassed every time I fall for a scam on the internet. I like to think of myself as too smart for that. Since I just did it again today, I would like to share.

When you are on a retail website and you see beautiful photos of products and impossibly low prices, assume it’s a scam. If it’s not a trusted site like Amazon or Etsy, assume they will take your money and you will never get a quality item. You might be able to use the customer service email that they might have provided to ask for your money back.

If you are looking at glossy photos and wanting very badly for the deal to be legitimate, there is a good chance that the good people of the internet are already chatting about whether or not the site is a scam. Do that research BEFORE you put in your credit card information. Don’t do it AFTER you have paid and suddenly get a sinking feeling.

One thought on “Assume the worst of online retailers

  1. bobmark June 23, 2021 / 12:28 pm

    Late to this, but my daughter has been scammed off Amazon – apparently the distribution center doesn’t separate the same goods by supplier so any supplier can introduce a fake product into the retail stream. A decent looking fake just gets shipped out with the real stuff.


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