Member Alert: Tips for Staying Safe on Amazon!
Did you know? If you buy something from Amazon.com you are not necessarily buying directly from Amazon. What does this mean?
- In addition to selling you products from its store, the retail giant also connects buyers to a wide variety of third party sellers.
- Many, if not most, are likely legitimate sellers, but beware that scammers are lurking in the marketplace.
- Scammers will try and get you to make your purchase outside of the normal Amazon.com process.
What should you do?
- Only pay for items you are considering through Amazon.com on the Amazon.com website.
- Read reviews. If a seller has tried to scam someone, chances are good their reviews will reflect that.
- If you run into trouble with a third-party seller on Amazon.com, make use of the Amazon A-to-Z Guarantee, which guarantees purchases from third-party sellers when payment is made on the Amazon.com website.
Remember, if you feel you may have fallen victim to this or any scam, contact the proper authorities as soon as possible to make a report.
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