Fraudsters can use sophisticated tactics to trick you into believing that they are an authorized seller of your goods or services, but they can also lie to get you to pay them for your goods and services.
While they will often claim to have been authorized by you, the fraudsters are not authorized to sell you any of their goods or their services.
Here are the steps to identify and avoid fraud.1.
Verify the source of the fraudster email and website address.
Verify if you have received an email from a fraudulently obtained email address or website address from an authorized reseller of your product or service.
For example, if you received an invoice for $15,000 from a company called JBL that claimed to be a reseller for the product, verify that the email address and website is legit.
If you do not have access to the email and/or website, use the search tool on the right side of the email page to check for an authorized email address.
This will also tell you the website is legitimate.2.
Verify that the authorized resellor is an authorized source.
The authorized reselling source may be a third-party reseller who you have authorized to purchase your goods, services, or intellectual property.3.
Determine if the reseller is legitimate and if you should pay them.
If you have been contacted by a third party reseller, it is important to notify them immediately.
If the resellers is not legitimate, it can be very frustrating to have to tell them to stop.
If they are legitimate, then you may have to pay for the items.4.
Know the seller.
The seller is responsible for paying the purchase price for your product.
If there is no payment on your credit card, your product will be returned.
If it is a PayPal transaction, the seller must send you a confirmation email with your credit or debit card information.
This may take a while.5.
Deter the type of product or services purchased.
Some unauthorized resellers offer different kinds of products and services for different price ranges.
This is important because you want to verify the source for each product and service before you purchase them.
A good example of this is an auction website that sells a certain type of car for $1,000 to $5,000.
You can use the auction website to check the authenticity of the seller and the product and to determine if the seller is authorized to resell your vehicle.6.
Deter if the authorized salesperson is authorized.
If your authorized sales person is not authorized, you should contact them to find out why they are selling your product at such low prices and how they can correct the situation.7.
Verify to make sure you are getting the correct payment.
If, after you have spoken with the authorized seller, they are not providing the correct amount for the purchase, you will be refunded your money.
If the seller claims that they do not need your payment, they can be a scammer.
The following steps will help you determine if this is the case.1) Verify the credit card details.
Verify all of the following information, including the card number, expiration date, and expiration date of the card:Name: The last four digits of the last four-digit number.
City and state: The city and state of your credit report.
Zip code: The ZIP code of the zip code of your current address.
Phone number: The phone number you received your payment from the seller’s website.
Address: The street address where the seller lives.
Country: The country of your origin.
Email address: The email address the seller provided to you.
Payment method: A payment method you have used for the seller to verify that you are the authorized purchaser of the item.
PayPal account number: A PayPal account number.7a.
Verify you have not previously purchased the item at the correct price.
If so, contact the seller by email or by phone.7b.
Verify your credit and debit card account numbers.
If not, contact a credit card company to verify your identity.7c.
Deter your purchase price.
Deter it from the price listed on the seller website.
If your purchase is more than the seller stated, the sale was fraudulent.
You may be able to recover your money with a credit or refund check.8.
Deter whether you are eligible for a credit repair or replacement.
If a seller is claiming that you can receive a repair or a replacement for the item you purchased, you may be eligible for the repair or replace at no charge.
If this is not the case, contact your credit agency and verify that your credit information is correct.9.
Deter any taxes you may owe.
If an authorized sales agent is claiming you can deduct your taxes, make sure to contact the credit company and verify your information.10.
Deter how the item was purchased.
Verify whether it was purchased from a reputable source or a fraudulent reseller.11.
Deter its quality.
If any part