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How to Prevent the Risk of Shopping Online
Oct 13, 2011 21:18
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Today, more and more people or companies buy products from companies in China over the internet. Unfortunately, scammers take advantage of the occasion to rip off unsuspecting shoppers. They can pretend to be selling a product, but when you pay all the money for the products, they don’t deliver the products to you. Sometimes, they maybe set another trap for you by making up some lies. Thus, you may fall into the trap another time in order to get the products you bought. The following are some signs that the seller may be a scammer.

1. The seller insists on immediate and full payment, or payment by electronic funds transfer or a wire service.
2. The online shopping website does not provide adequate information about privacy, terms and conditions of use, dispute resolution or contact details.
3. The manufacturer or seller you found over the internet does not disclose its own detailed company address, contact telephone number (not cell phone), and so on.

So how should you protect yourself from online shopping scams?

First, you should have the common sense: the seller may be a scammer. Second, be suspicious of online shopping websites that do not give their full contact details (physical or street address as well as fixed-line phone and fax numbers). Third, find out exactly who you are dealing with and investigate the due diligence and reputation of the seller before shopping online.

Due diligence is a program of critical analysis that companies undertake prior to making business decisions in such areas as corporate mergers/acquisitions or major product purchases/sales. The due diligence process, whether outsourced or executed in-house, is in essence an attempt to provide business owners and managers with reliable and complete background information on proposed business deals so that they can make informed decisions about whether to go forward with the business action.

So, an efficient due diligence process can save companies from making costly mistakes that may have profound consequences for the firm's other operational areas and/or its corporate reputation。
Oct 14, 2011 05:59
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thanks
Oct 16, 2011 21:24
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you are welcome!
Apr 20, 2012 00:29
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Hello,
There are some measure to check before your shoping;

If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. Cross-check information on the internet and see if anyone else has had problems.

Beware of work from home scams which promise easy profits but never pay.

Buy from reputable companies.

Be extremely wary of anything that is offered in an unsolicited or spam email.
Sep 13, 2012 01:43
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thanks for this information its really helping me.
Sep 20, 2012 02:20
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your most welcome for this information here .
Dec 27, 2012 21:26
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thanks for sharing this information.
Jan 17, 2013 00:41
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Before,advertising at the famous B2B website cost big, but currently one company pays a little to advertise at a famous B2B website. So there exists the risk the one you are contacting may be a cheating company. It is also better to inquiry a local person since it is easy for him to investigate . After all, some information here not very transparent.
Jan 18, 2013 06:26
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Thanks for your information.Because i too have this problem while purchasing in online.
Nov 14, 2013 13:54
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Hello,
This is an example of e-business.E-business stands for Electronic business. In which People or companies buy products from companies over the internet.The Sellers take instant payment by Debit/Credit card but sometimes seller take advantage of the occasion to rip off unsuspecting shoppers. They can pretend to be selling a product, but after the payment of the products, they don’t deliver the products to customers.
Nov 18, 2013 20:48
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Crif,

It's easy to build a website and start E business today. The buyers sometimes don't check the website very seriously. If they do, they might find out whether it is a cheating website or not.
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