Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
Online shopping scams are as frequent as legitimate online stores. Below are direct, unedited reports from consumers of their own experiences. If you have follow-up to either substantiate or rebut an experience below or your own story to add, please tell us about it! State Attorney General's offices received complaints involving purchase made through internet, telephone or mail, about late deliveries or products never delivered. Other scams involve the purchases of appliances, furniture and other items in which there have been warranty problems, defective products that either did not work as advertised or were never delivered. Consumers also report products not always ringing up at price advertised when they checked out at the register. Other retail related complaints included issues with rebates, coupons, and gift cards.
The internet isn't the only place where you can be scammed. Brick-and-mortar stores, shopping malls, the grocery store, Wal-Mart, and other shopping areas are also places where criminals operate their scams.
March 13, 2008: www.kingelectronics.net.tc has scammed me and has offered to send me a cashiers check of a higher amount than what i paid for and asked me to wire it over. i realized half way through i had gotten scammed and tried numerous ways to get my money back i have all my conversations and mtcns saved fromwestern union and i know there is nothing i can do so i guess it is best just to warn people about this website they also use emails like firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org i have also tried to reply to posts that they have put up to warn people