View Full Version : Anti-Fraud measures

02-26-2005, 08:32 AM
I was thinking, seeing how many people seem to be complaining about the same things with fraudulant websites that a short tutorial section on how to recognise a scam would be worth including.

It could be something along the lines of:

How to spot fraudulant websites:

If the price is too good to be true, it usually isn't true. It'll either be a bait and switch or it'll be a case of paying for something that is never received.
If the site doesn't accept payments via credit cards it's almost certain to be a scam.
If when you run the domain name through www.samspade.org, you do not find a genuine address that tallies with the postal address given on the website then it's quite likely to be a fraudulant site.
If there're no contact details given on the website then that could be an indication of a fraudulant operation.
Look the site up on www.resellerratings.com and see what people have to say about it. Beware of unusually good reviews and unusually bad reviews. It's not uncommon for a dissatisfied customer to plaster bad reviews everywhere. Equally it's not unknown for a bad website to self-promote.

Jeff Keller
02-26-2005, 10:01 AM

02-26-2005, 10:30 AM
I thought this thread might be about people posting promotions for fraudulent resellers, but I'm also wondering about these lawyers coming on here saying they're planning to sue a certain offending camera supplier,etc. & posting a link for their services. :rolleyes:

02-26-2005, 10:31 AM

Yes but it's not quite as thorough as my checks. It's also harder to find. I'm wondering whether that page could perhaps benefit from frame-indexing.