Online scams: if it sounds too good to be true ...

2018-04-26 06:01

THE police in the Uitenhage Cluster are warning the public to be cautious of online advertisements.

The advent of increased access to computers and internet use has led to some criminals, especially fraudsters to migrate to this platform in their hunt for unsuspecting victims.

According to a press statement issued by the South African Police Service, fraudsters rely and use online shopping scams that involve pretending to be legitimate online sellers, with a fake identity, a fake website or a fake advertisement on a genuine retailer site. In these instances, a product is advertised at an unbelievably low price. Up-front electronic payment is requested and in due time there will be no product or item delivered. Verify online shops before buying and paying for goods. - REPORTER


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