How to Avoid Getting Scammed Online

Written By Debra Murray

Online shopping can be incredibly difficult with differences in sizing and confusing websites, but it could be even more difficult and intimidating when you get scammed. Wasting money on clothes to never receive them is one of the most disappointing feelings ever. Checking the mail after the usual 4-6 weeks to see if the clothes were delivered, or never receiving an email with the tracking information are major red flags that you’re not going to receive the clothes.

Before ordering from a site, check TrustPilot (https://www.trustpilot.com/). TrustPilot is a website that allows you to search different shopping sites that you might consider ordering from, and will bring up reviews from other people’s experiences from that site. Checking the reviews will help you judge if you want to order from that site.

Another way you could potentially get scammed is through Instagram brands, which are usually smaller brands that may allow you to apply as an ambassador. If you apply as a brand ambassador, you will receive an email with a discount code to use on their website. Usually the products are fairly expensive for what you will get; even with a discount code, you are still spending quite a bit of your hard-earned coin.

Always remember to be skeptical when shopping online, and try your best to protect yourself and your money online.

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