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Beware of online smartphone scams

Smart shoppers, beware of online smartphone scams. EBay is warning customers about fake smartphone scams on the website.

ABC7 contacted Lee County Sheriff's Office fraud prevention specialist Beth Schell for tips to spot the bad deals.

"It's a risky venture whenever you buy something sight-unseen," Schell said.

There are three steps customers can take when looking at an online listing to determine if a deal is too good to be true.... (continues at link)



^ full report with video and more. Pay carefull attention to the part where she says to only use a credit card to fund any online purchases. If some fly-by night payment service tries to trick you into giving bank account info or funding via bank account/echeck, simply move on to the next place.


Exposing the sleazery of ebaY and PayPal


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