Shopping has been made easy by the growth in technology to the point that you can stay in the comfort of your home and shop for anything anytime from anywhere.
But this ease comes with its risk – scam. It is now common for scammers A.K.A yahoo boys/girls to get hold of their ‘clients’ because the victim can easily #WIRE money to them without being able to trace them afterward.
This is why the first question to ask before shopping online is the security of the payment gateways.
This is necessary because you want to be able to retrieve your hard earn money if the service/product delivered to you does not meet the description or you fail to receive your order.
One important lesson about scammers is that they rarely accept credit/debit cards such as MasterCard or Visa Card as the transactions through them are all tracked, monitored, and recorded by the financial institutions that issue them. Again, some online payment gateways such as PayPal require many details about the account holder that scammers will never opt for it.
These scammers want to avoid having companies like Mastercard, Citicorp, PayPal, or Bank of America coming after them. So, they prefer payment methods such as Bitcoin, P2P Payment Apps such as Venmo, Zelle, and Cash App, and Wire transfers such as MoneyGram or Western Union transfers.
Ordinarily, these are great payment gateways except that transactions performed through them are less secure.
Be careful of scammers
7 WAYS TO SPOT SCAMMERS
1. Please don’t share your passwords, account or credit card numbers, or Social Security numbers.
2. Never pay in advance for a prize. If you are told you have to pay fees or taxes in order to receive a prize, this is a scam.
3. If you are told you must pay right away, it is a scam indicator, be wary. You may be asked to wire the money, send it via courier, or load the money on a prepaid card and send it to them. Your money will become untraceable once it has been sent.
4. Pay no attention to a check where you are asked to return part of the cash-out. Your money will be lost if the check bounces.
5. Consider why someone is trying so hard to offer you a “great deal”. You should be skeptical if it sounds too good to be true.
6. Don’t give out any personal (login details & OTP) or financial information to anyone for any reason. Scammers could use it to commit identity theft or hack into your personal or financial profile.
7. Before you do business with an unknown caller, ask the caller personal questions regarding the information about their name and their company’s name, address, and business license number. If they refuse, it’s likely a scam.
At Vintage Hairs, we operate with secure payment gateways such as PayPal AMEX Mastercard, Visa Card Apple Pay and will never ask you to wire or transfer money through any other means.
All Payment is to be made through our website at www.vintagehairs.com during checkout. Vintage Hairs will never ask for your bank details. All refunds or referral bonuses are made through PayPal.