It’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between reputable online sellers and criminals who use the Internet to rob people.
The Internet offers a global marketplace for consumers and businesses. But crooks also recognize the potentials of cyberspace. The same scams that have been conducted by mail and phone can now be found on the World Wide Web and in email, and new cyberscams are emerging.
Most complaints to authorities regarding online auction fraud is that the products that never arrive, arrive with damage or not worth as promised. Online auction fraud typically involves items like laptop computers or HD TV’s, but not exclusively.
Apart from investigating the seller’s entire (eBay) store, Asking the seller as many questions as possible is another crucial element to safeguarding your money against Online Auction Scams.