EverythingGLOBE.com's one of the main goal is to give smooth and secured business to users' of EverythingGLOBE.com. here, you will find very important details about frauds and scammers alert. beware of scammers by following rules:
1) Deal locally with face to face - By following this one important rule, you will avoid 99% of the scam attempts on EverythingGLOBE.com.
2) Never wire funds via western union, moneygram or any other wire service unless you are sure to whom you are sending payment - anyone who asks you to do so it can be a scammer.
3) Fake cashier checks & money orders are common, and banks will cash them and then hold you responsible when the fake is discovered weeks later.
4) EverythingGLOBE.com is not involved in any transaction, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification"
5) Never expose your financial information (bank account number, social security number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.)
6) Avoid deals that involves shipping or escrow services and know that only a scammer will "guarantee" your transaction.
7) Avoid deals that offer very low price for service, products as compared to actual price Most of the scammers offer products or services at a very cheap rate as compared to market price to attract buyers. Beware of such deals if are demanding to occur through western union, moneygram or same type of money transfer service.
8) Always use common sense. Protect yourself- if a deal sounds to good to be true, then it probably is.
Recognizing scams; most scams involve one or more of the following:
inquiry from someone far away, often in another country
Western Union, Money Gram, cashier's check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or a "guarantee"
inability or refusal to meet face-to-face before committing transaction
Examples of Scams
1. Someone claims that EverythingGLOBE.com will guarantee a transaction, certify a buyer/seller, OR claims that EverythingGLOBE.com will handle or provide protection for a payment.
These claims are fraudulent, as EverythingGLOBE.com does not have any role in any transaction.
Scammer will often send an official looking email that appears to come from EverythingGLOBE.com, offering a guarantee, certifying a seller, providing payment services -- all such emails are fakes!
2. Distant person offers a genuine-looking (but fake) cashier's check
you receive an email offering to buy your item, or rent your apartment, sight unseen.
cashier's check is offered for your sale item, as a deposit for an apartment, or for just about anything else of value.
value of cashier's check often far exceeds your item - scammer offers to "trust" you, and asks you to wire the balance via money transfer service
banks will often cash these fake checks AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE WHEN THE CHECK FAILS TO CLEAR, including criminal prosecution in some cases!
scam often involves a 3rd party (shipping agent, business associate owing buyer money, etc)
3. Someone requests wire service payment via Western Union or MoneyGram:
Scam "bait" items include pets, apartments, laptops, plasma TVs, mobile phones, tickets - but could be almost anything
Often claim that an MTCN or confirmation code is needed before he can withdraw your money - this is FALSE, once you've wired money, it is GONE.
Common countries currently include: Cameroon, Nigeria, Romania, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Netherlands - but could be anywhere
Apartment listing may be local, but landlord/owner is "travelling" or "relocating" and needs you to wire money to them abroad
Deal often seems too good to be true, price is too low, rent is below market, etc
4. Distant person offers to send you a money order and then have you wire money:
this is ALWAYS a scam, in our experience - the cashier's check is FAKE
sometimes accompanies an offer of merchandise, sometimes not
scammer often asks for your name, address, etc for printing on the fake check
deal often seems too good to be true
5. Distant seller suggests use of an online escrow service.
most online escrow sites are FRAUDULENT, operated by scammers
for more info, you can do a google search on "fake escrow" or "escrow fraud"
6. Distant seller asks for a partial payment upfront, after which he will ship goods
he says he trusts you with the partial payment
he may say he has already shipped the goods
deal often sounds too good to be true
7. Foreign company offers you a job receiving payments from customers, then wiring funds
foreign company may claim it is unable to receive payments from its customers directly
you are typically offered a percentage of payments received
this kind of "position" may be posted as a job, or offered to you via email
8. Free Pet Delivery at the cost of shipping price
The user offer you to take the pet free, but you have to send him shipping and insurance cost
You are requested to send the shipping and insurance cost for the pet through Western Union or any other mean
If you sent the money, the user demand more and never send you the pet.
Report an internet scam:
Log on to www.ic3.gov and File a Complaint.
Need help or have a question?
Call the Denver DA Fraud Line: 720-913-9179
If you notice a possible fraudulent listing at EverythingGLOBE.com, please contact us at support at EverythingGLOBE dot com. Please be sure to include the URL of the classified listing in your email.
If you have been ripped off, please sumbit a compliant to the following:
FTC Toll Free hotline 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)
FTC Online Complaint Form (http://www.ftc.gov)
Internet Fraud Complaint Center (http://www.ic3.gov)