How to identify a scam
As online shopping increases, scammers try to take advantage of those who shop online. These can be anywhere on the internet but are especially found on classified sites, social media, online marketplaces, emails and more.
If it looks too good to be true, it usually is.
Protect yourself by:
Checking out the seller’s profile.
Google search the topic or seller name to see if there are any negative reviews.
If you believe the seller is real, use a payment method like PayPal that has inbuilt buyer protection for online sales.
As always, you should pause, review and ask a friend or family member if you’re unsure whether the sale is real.