How To Protect Yourself From Ebay Fraud?

From selling books to working with constructions, there are many ways to make money on ebay. With the internet it is incredibly easy to reach thousands of buyers and sellers with just a few clicks of the mouse. If you are new to selling or just recently started, learning how to protect yourself from ebay fraud may seem daunting. After all, who would not want to start a business quickly and make easy money? The answer is you shouldn’t. But why should you care? Because if you care you will become a victim.

Here are the steps you should take to protect yourself from scams.

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1. Don’t open emails from people you do not know.

If you are not sure if an email is really from them or not, chances are it is spam. Take this advice even if you know the person who wrote it. It is best to delete unknown emails without opening them.

2. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

It is as simple as that. Many people like to feel special and like they are getting something for nothing. This is the worst type of scam and it is watching out for people who are new to selling. They think they are getting rich but actually they are getting poor.

3. It sounds like you have won in a lottery you never entered.

Don’t believe it? Well you didn’t. Then how did the seller know you were entering a lottery? You saw a lot of ads about it and the seller was selling a product that was offered for free. You fell for it and bought the product. Then you discovered you had never entered the lottery.

4. Expensive smells are wonderful.

This one is hard to explain but the way you see it, the seller put a lot of money into this item and now it’s worth a lot. You immediately want to buy it.NET, because you’ve just won a Mozy, Carbonite or Data Protection contract. Of course it didn’t happen and your money was removed from your account.

5. Bad payment guarantees

Who needs a money back guarantee if you have nothing to hide? Hopefully the person selling you the product is reputable and would never charge you more than they have to. If you are still in doubt, do a background check of the seller. Report any unprofessional behavior or negative feedback you have found and keep records of all of your correspondence.

I’m not saying all hope and do business with reputable sellers. But, unfortunately, it is the truth. If you don’t want to be scammed, it is always a good idea to do a background check on the person or company.

Ensure the seller has feedback ratings of at least 99. If the company is repeat customer they should be listed with more than 99%. Some check on their buyers to make sure they are legit.

There are honest, dependable people who do have P.O. boxes, so hopefully, you will get a reliable seller with a lot of feedback. But, please, no one on earth wants to be scammed. Ever.

Someone somewhere may be doing their best to make you a success, but they are worried about getting scammed at every turn. They worry about making money and, sometimes, they worry about you.

Remember, if you absolutely must download a file, make sure it is one hundred percent safe. Scan it with all the protection you can before entrusting anyone else with that task. Remember also that there are people who would love to be able to send you a wild blue ocean breeze. However, they will make you sign out before they do so.

It may be late at night when you have a chance to grab a few hours rest. Don’t waste it. Download! Download! Download!

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