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ghostrider

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5 Quick Scam Markers
« on: January 07, 2014, 08:59:31 PM »
5 Easy Ways To Detect A Scam Site.

1. Fake Seals. These are the emblems at the bottom of the screen and often for  scam sites are the images have been copy/pasted and are not clickable or don’t have the correct dates on.



2. Too good to be true! .An offer that beats the likes of amazon or larger online stores by more than you would expect  by a site nobody has heard of should be regarded with caution. Nobody in their right mind is going to be selling the latest iPhone at a 50% discount !

3. Unusual Payment Methods. The method of payment is via a bank transfer, western union or similar. You will have zero protection if you do not use a credit card or Paypal.

4. Who is this? Missing business / address information from the contact or about us page or lots of poor english. If you can’t actually find the business name/address - why would you feel inclined to type in your credit card information?!

5. Too New. The Website is only a few days old (use http://scamadviser.com to check) and the life of the website/domain is just a year. Many scam sites pop up and close down in a matter of months. Don’t go buying a $2000 oled TV from a website 2 days old unless you have done your research.

Although these points might not always indicate a scam or fake site they are often the top “markers” commonly found in scam sites. As always be sure to checkout the website on http://scamadviser.com to get a more in-depth analysis of the website.

Take Care Out There !!

The Scamadviser.com team
« Last Edit: January 08, 2014, 12:08:55 PM by ghostrider »



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Re: 5 Quick Scam Markers
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 06:34:50 AM »
It is useful when somebody buy something on line. also , you can find the Safety certification of the website such as Macoffee , click it, then you will find if the website is safe.  ;D

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Re: 5 Quick Scam Markers
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 03:01:33 PM »
Thank you for this but unfortunately it came too late for me and I lost my life's savings to a  scam investment group. The only advice I can add is don's be embarrassed if you get scammed as these people are very, very good with answers for every possible doubt and even about services like scamadvisor.com.

The only recourse you have is to report the scam to www.ic3.gov. Even although its a US government site, it works closely with INTERPOL. The unfortunate fact is that there are thousands of these scammers and thus the authorities only investigate those cases where there are numerous victims and large amounts have been lost.

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Re: 5 Quick Scam Markers
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 01:35:36 AM »
Shock!I just ordered a pair of Nike air max shoes on this site(www.cheapnikeairtrainers.co.uk). I am very worried! Is this a scam site?

 

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