It is possible to be bombarded with information and deals that seem too good to be true, and often they are. These people are trying to defraud you of your money in return for poor quality items or nothing at all.
While legitimate businesses are able to run deals and savings, even opening a magazine sales merchant account to give their customers the choice on how they choose to pay. Often it is safer to purchase using a debit or credit card because if there is a problem, it is easier to resolve than if you pay cash or even do a bank transfer.
Businesses that are out to defraud you often don’t have the different payment options, they are looking for the cash sales, this way they can deny the transaction took place. It is especially important that as a consumer, you protect yourself from these people who are looking to take your money without providing you with the service that you are expecting.
It is important that if a person phones you claiming to be from a large company offering you a great deal, don’t give them any of your details, as this could be fake.
This is important for businesses, unless you know the person calling, if they are trying to sell advertising space then it is a great idea for you to set up a meeting to discuss or ask to receive the information in writing. This is the only way you are able to protect your business as sales calls for advertising in the business area is the most common scam and the one that costs businesses the most.
It is therefore so important that you protect yourself and your business from anyone who is claiming to give you something in return for very little to no money. It is important that if you have given money and not received the goods to contact your local government to see if there is any help or advice they might be able to give.