So how do you find out what’s a scam and what it isn’t? As user Coeysus says on a Reddit thread asking that same question,
“No escrow means NO [it’s not legit].”
Seriously. No matter what you need to buy, your illegal mind lone side stop is Deep Web. Sometimes, you even find what you want for an amazing price.
It turns out that some of those too-good-to-be-true prices are just that: too good and not true.
A Scammer’s Gotta Scam
Deep web fake sellers are just what they sound like: people who set up an account and put items up for sale that they don’t actually have. Not only do they put items up for sale, they slap crazy-good prices on them.
Fifty percent off a laptop? Yes!
Then buyers click away and send their payments only to wait for that awesome delivery that never comes.
Think Before You Click to Avoid Amazon Fake Sellers
If it’s a shop like dream market, then easiest way to ensure you’re using a legitimate vendor is to look through their reviews. If a seller has a relatively long history of positive reviews, you should be fine. Be wary of any seller with reviews from consumers who claim they never received their items.
However, if you find a price on an item from a new seller that is dramatically lower than you’d expect, consider it a red flag.