Offer Tips to Avoid Internet Scams on Online Marketplaces

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Before the transaction:

  • Be suspicious of deals that appear too good to be true.
  • Investigate the seller online. Are they listed with the Better Business Bureau? Do they have a website? Have they listed the same item on other, similar sites?
  • Be aware of common red flags including multiple locations, foreign phone numbers, a sense of urgency to complete the transaction, requesting wired funds and/or bank account information.
  • Inspect the item in person. Most fraudulent transactions can be avoided by inspecting the item before completing the transaction.
  • Be aware that it’s highly unlikely to recover money lost in an internet scam. is not involved in any transaction. My Little Salesman does not offer buyer or seller protection, provide escrow services, or handle payments. If you’re suspicious about an ad listed on contact My Little Salesman for advice.

Below are resources if you are the victim of an internet scam:

  • Internet Crime Complaint Center
  • Federal Trade Commission

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