What is an

Online Purchase Scam?

If you see something being sold for a price that seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Victims of the online purchase scam, tempted by what seems like a good deal for a gadget, transfer money to the “seller” who promises delivery of the item. 


In some cases, sellers may also demand more payments for “duties” or delivery charges– and ultimately, the victim never receives...

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I never heard from the buyer after I transferred the money to him

22 Apr 2017

By Anonymous

Seller was selling Google Play and iTunes gift cards for 40% to 50% discount of the original price.

$100 Gift card sold at $60
$50 Gift card sold at $30
$30 Gift card sold...

Beware of this buyer named "Tim Anthony"

Scammer disappeared after I transferred the money

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