Online Shopping Scams
Online shopping scams refer to fraudulent activities where individuals or groups impersonate legitimate online sellers to deceive and exploit unsuspecting consumers. These scammers set up fake websites or ads on genuine online marketplaces to trick people into making purchases for products that either don’t exist or are not as described. The goal of these scams is to steal money, personal information, or financial details from victims.
Scammers might offer enticing deals on popular products, luxury items, or electronics at significantly discounted prices to lure in potential buyers. They take advantage of the anonymity provided by the internet to create an appearance of legitimacy, making it difficult for consumers to distinguish between genuine and fake websites.