5 Surefire Ways Of Identifying An Online Scammer, Especially Number 4

The internet has for many years now continuously presented huge opportunities and different platforms for businesses, and just like offline markets, buyers and sellers have also come together online to transact on daily bases.

These connections between online buyers and sellers have not only created avenue to build strong business relationships among web users but have also succeeded in bringing out the good, the bad and the ugly side of online business opportunity seekers.

The bad and the ugly ones among these online opportunity seekers have given birth to online scamming, where they constantly seek for any available illegal means to deceive and fleece other unsuspecting web users or internet marketers off their hard earned cash or properties as the case maybe.
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In this era of modern technology, cyber criminalities have been on the rise and this online scamming is one of the most difficult aspects of crime to nip in the bud because of the modus operandi of these online scammers.

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Though some countries have placed stringent measures in places to fight and curb cyber criminalities but in some other countries, online scammers often operate freely and have constantly succeeded in their illegal activities of ripping off innocent online marketers of their monetary belongings.

If you are new into online businesses, there is this tendency that with your inexperience that you might have been scammed before because these scammers are all over the internet in different disguise, constantly hovering around like a roaring lion seeking for whom to prowl upon.

But because we hate online scammers, we will always and constantly preach against their scamming activities and continue to provide avenue or solutions to nip in the bud their ill-conceived activities.

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In that vein, we present to you 5 surefire ways that can easily be used to identify online scammers;

1.  Fake Social Media Profile – One of the easiest ways of identifying these online fraudsters is to search or closely take a look at their Social media profiles/handles. Most of these online scammers often like using fake social media accounts to perpetrate their crimes in order to conceal their identities.

So it is often advisable when you are planning to carry out online transactions with self-acclaimed internet marketer, you should endeavour to do a background check of the person, like requesting and going through their social media accounts. Most of them for example, you will notice that they have fewer friends on Facebook, and their timelines do have fewer updates.

2.  Too good to be true offers – another way of easily identifying an online scammer is when he/she is offering you items or digital currency at a too good to be true price. Since the online scammer knows that he/she has nothing to lose in a business transaction, these scammers tend to offer potential clients items at price that are way cheaper from the real deal and that are truly too good to believe. 

Always remember this rule of thumb; if the price is too good to be true, then it is definitely not true.

So it is important to follow up trends and the actual price ranges of items, so when an online scammer is now offering you those items at a too good to be true price, you can easily detect that he/she is only trying to scam you.

3.  Quick to agree on bargains – Though this may vary across individual and even genuine online marketers, but an online scammer just as in the case number 2 presented above, when transacting with them, you will notice that they are quick to agree to the buyers bargained price. These scammers argue less during bargains and they will surely agree to the buyer’s price, since the only thing that they are thinking during the point of bargaining and transactions is how to fleece the unsuspecting buyer.

4.  Part Payment request   now this is it; anytime that you are trying to transact online and the person that you are transacting with asks you to make a part payment on the item, and that after your part payment, he/she will deliver your item after which you will then complete the payment, wisdom demands that you should flee at this point without even looking at your back, because this is the pure languages of online scammers.

Ask yourself at the first instance on why you should send part payment first to an individual online seller or marketer. On most occasions online scammers that might have exhausted all tricks, rhetoric and cajolery to con you, they end up demanding part payment as last effort to sweet-talk you into their evil intentions.

5.  Escrow refusal – Escrow is one the means developed to curb or at least reduce to the barest minimum the activities of online scammers. It is the processes of involving a genuine intermediate individual or agent also often regarded as middleman in an online business transaction.

Now online scammers would definitely want to refuse an escrow service during a transaction. If he/she is refusing an escrow service then there is high tendency that they are online scammers.

It is important to note that all the methods presented above would go a long way helping you to identify online scammers; it is also good to note that some of these online scammers keep changing tactics and making it very difficult to identify them, but in all wisdom is also principal when carrying out online transactions. Always endeavour to play safe online so that you will always avoid being scammed.

5 Surefire Ways Of Identifying An Online Scammer, Especially Number 4 5 Surefire Ways Of Identifying An Online Scammer, Especially Number 4 Reviewed by Edwin Akwudolu on 10:25:00 AM Rating: 5

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