emilParticipantHow to avoid getting scammed by sellers onlinePainful truth: Scam victims learn the hard way because they did not do their due diligence. Ika nga: “walang maloloko kung walang magpapaloko”.A few tips to avoid becoming the victim:• Verify the seller’s identity – is he using an alias? Is he using his real pic? Is he using real pics of the item/s? Did you ask the group if anyone can vouch for the seller? Mahirap magtiwala basta basta. Di mo naman kilala yan. Background check, par!• Research the item – one good example is the sjrc f11 vs the f11 pro, where the 2 are nearly identical when inspected visually, except for the camera. I have seen a few sellers passing off the f11 as f11 pro along with its higher pricing. Huwag tamad. Mag-research.• Check the price – is it too good to be true? Did you compare it to the existing market value? If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.• Mode of payment – di nila makukuha ang pera mo kung hindi mo ibibigay. Is the seller willing to meet-up/COD? COP? Gusto ba pera padala para walang paper trail? Unless kilala mo yan, wag ka namimigay ng pera.• Read into the hard sales talk – pinepressure ka ba na kunin mo na agad kasi maraming nag-iinquire o last stock na at paunahan na lang? O very urgent kasi pambibili ng gamot ng anak ng aso ng pinsan nya? Ingat!• Caveat emptor – a Latin phrase that states the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made. Chineck mo ba yung unit? Tinest mo? O nagtiwala ka lang basta? Kaya kung maaari, meet-up dapat!Hassle maloko lalo na kung matagal pinag-ipunan at pinaghirapan ang pera, kaya gawin ang karampatang pagsasaliksik para hindi magoyo. At the end of the day, it will be on you dahil masyado ka naexcite at nagtiwala. There will always be scammers and bad deals. You can lessen the probability of getting scammed by taking precaution. If at any point you get suspicious of a transaction, drop the deal and walk away.ctto00
- January 14, 2021 at 00:54
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