Financial Safety

Scams aimed at those selling goods

Scams aimed at sellers, rather than buyers, are also becoming popular. In these cases, rather than posing as a seller, the scammer pretends to be a buyer and contacts the seller about purchasing a product via courier. Typically, the scammer sends a link to a website pretending to be from a legitimate courier, like DPD or Omniva, which asks the recipient to enter their card details. In this case, you must pay attention to where the link takes you, check the web address, and think critically about the amount and type of information requested of you. We also recommend that sellers organise their own delivery, rather than clicking on links sent by strangers. We recommend that both buyers and sellers use trusted delivery services and look sceptically at unfamiliar services, checking whether they truly exist, reading reviews etc.

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