Everyone can do the shopping on the famous sites like Amazon, eBay, Etsy etc. but where is the fun in that. And, no doubt, we have always been fascinated by the amazing offers of random sellers on the internet via Low known websites/Craigslist/Facebook Pages/Facebook Groups/Twitter Accounts/Forums/Blogs/WhatsApp Messages etc. And due to the recent boom in the requirements of digital services & products, it has become a basic need to do smart shopping via random sellers on internet else you may lose your money in a matter of clicks. So here are the top secrets which will prevent you from getting duped on the internet:
- Always check the profile of seller on the respective platform.
- If they have some website address, it’s always better to check their website registered date by going to whois.com and whether the website is registered into their name. Genuine sites will definitely be old.
- Always start with their lowest amount of product for quality check & response attitude.
- Ask for already done work and contact details of some of the customers for feedback.
- We would not suggest you give a bigger project to the seller at the very first instance but if you really want to do so, at least post their names on the respective platforms and ask for people’s opinion about their authenticity. Good sellers will always come clean out of that. And, no doubt, if the seller is in your own city, you should always meet him before giving bigger projects.
- Regarding low known websites, it’s always best to search Google using their website name in a format like “Website Name Fraud”, “Website Name Scam” type of search queries and Google will itself bring you all posts/articles regarding their fraud activities and you can easily judge them on that.
- Always ask for refund policy if they have any. Usually, they don’t have any but as a customer, it’s your duty to insist him on that.
- You can ask for official id cards but there is no guarantee of their authenticity.
- Check the contact info of the site via different social media platform. Genuine sites will have contact info intact while fraud ones will not.
- Always check the social media platforms of the websites and read at least 10 latest posts on the social media. Genuine sites will update regularly while frauds will not manage social media at all or might not even present on it. Also, victims will definitely vent out on their social media platform by expressing their anger and exposing their shitty practices.
- Never hasten the things and rush into decision making. Take your time and select some of the sellers and spend a fair amount of time on their due diligence.
- Don’t buy the service on behalf of a client unless you are sure of seller quality. Experiment it on some lower budget client or on yourself and then give bigger projects to the seller.
- Experiment only if you have time as the due diligence of sellers will take time.
- In case you are duped by some seller/website, always tell the fellow social media members & express your anger via your social media profile by tagging that particular company about the fraud it committed. No matter how small it is. Also, go to the website’s social media platform and spill the filth on that. Even the most fraud company will acknowledge those comments. Remember, there is no nobility in keeping calm and let it play with other’s hard earned money too.
Even though we have written down the maximum precautions which will protect you 99% of the time but there is always a way around for duping you in that 1%. The best option we still suggest is digital service marketplaces like www.sarvotarzan.com which provides you 30 days 100% money back guarantee in case things went south.