Shopping on Amazon
Tips for Staying Safe on Amazon.com
If you buy something on Amazon.com,* you’re not necessarily buying directly from Amazon.com.
What You Should Know:
- In addition to selling you products from its store, the retail giant also connects buyers to a wide array of third party sellers.
- Many, if not most, are likely legitimate sellers, but beware that scammers are lurking in the marketplace.
- The scammer will try to get you to make your purchase outside of the normal Amazon.com process.
What You Should Do:
- Only pay for items you are considering through Amazon.com on the Amazon.com website.
- Read reviews. If a seller has tried to scam someone, chances are good its reviews will reflect that.
- If you run into trouble with a third party seller on Amazon.com, make use of the Amazon A-to-Z Guarantee, which guarantees purchases from third party sellers when payment is made on the Amazon.com website.