4. Refund Scams
Scammers from all over the world are sending knock-off products in an attempt to con consumers out of their money. These products exist and do turn up, however they are fake and normally look nothing like the image or product description, and are much lower quality than expected.
The unknowing consumer who is not satisfied with the product will go to send it back in order to attain a refund, but the scammer will refuse. Unfortunately, the scammers will argue this is not considered a crime because the product has been delivered and there was never any promise of a refund.
Sadly, not much is being done about these types of scams as they are not considered a crime, but there are ways you can protect yourself and your family members. When shopping online from a company you have not heard of before, always check where they are based, if you ordering a product from outside the EU, you will generally have much less protection if you are faced with a refund scam.
Check their website, check their reviews and generally do your research to make sure they are a legitimate company.
Use a secure payment method when making a purchase. You have the most cover if something goes wrong when you have paid using a credit card.
Most importantly when dealing with this kind of scam, always check the RETURN AND REFUND POLICY on the company website. Legitimate companies will always offer you a refund if you are not satisfied with the product.