online scammers trick
Online scammers trick
Seller who uses stock or unrelated photos
Photos that bear no resemblance to item been sold.
The seller claims to be faraway
This is a template a lot of online scammers use. They tell you they live somewhere very far and often inaccessible. Sometimes outside your country. The idea is to:
- If you’re the buyer, dampen any interest you might have in inspecting the item physically
The seller asks for a deposit
Just don’t. Don’t part with a single penny until you’ve seen the product and it is what you hoping to buy.
They offering ridiculously cheap prices
Greedy buyer is a scammmer’s best accomplice. If it is too good to be true in most cases it is a scam.
Beware of the Bank Verification Number (BVN) Scam
Avoid Scam emails purportedly sent from Banks, visit your bank physically.
Do NOT access your accounts from Public WIFi
Don’t access your bank account or via public network.
Use a strong password
Comprising of letter, numbers and special characters e.g “$%”@ etc
Stay safe on social networking sites
Don’t give away our important information via fake competition or FREEBIES.
Protect yourself from fraudulent emails
Don;’t open suspicious email from your friends – it might be phising. Some body pretending to be your friends
Always secure your mobile devices.
Make sure your mobile is passworded
Don’t shop online if a site is not trusted
Your card details might be stolen
Never click a LINK not trusted
Even if it is sent by your mate