Fraud Awareness

Internet Purchase Scam

Type of scam, which occurs when a person makes an online purchase and pays for a product or service but does not receive what they paid for, or the received item is significantly different from what was advertised. Internet purchase scams exploit the convenience of online shopping to deceive and defraud consumers.

Always research the legitimacy of the online seller, read reviews, and verify the security of the website before making any purchase. If something feels too good to be truth, it’s essential to exercise caution to avoid falling victim to an internet purchase scam.

Other Fraud Types

Advance fee / Prepayment Scam

Cryptocurrency Scam

Emergency Scam