“If a vendor on eBay asks for payment outside of Ebay’s official payment system, for example, it’s probably a scam.”

Try to use secure payment platforms such as PayPal, legitimate sites should accept standard payment methods such as credit cards.

Be careful if sites try to make you use odd payment methods, such as cryptocurrency, wire transfers, or gift cards if those are the only options.

Look for high ratings

To avoid scam sights, Marcel Hollerbach, chief innovation officer of Productsup, recommends shoppers check any reviews posted on any websites they intend to use.

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