Fraud & Scam Alert
About Internet Fraud
With the increase of internet transactions, comes the increase of internet thieves. If you think or know you are a victim of fraud you should report these incidents. You should also report incidents of attempted fraud. Check out these websites for more information about internet fraud from fakechecks.org, Dateline NBC. fraud.org, FTC Scam Watch
National Marketing Classifieds - NMSell takes fraud very seriously. The best way to prevent it is to be cautious with every potential buyer. Trust your instincts. Send us an email or call us to ask our opinion. Never do anything until your bank tells you payment has cleared.
Who to Contact
Federal Trade Commission - 1-877-382-4357 - ftc.gov
Internet Fraud Complaint Center - ic3.org
Better Business Bureau - bbb.org
Your States Attorney General
Your Local Authorities - Check your yellow pages.
RipOff Report - www.ripoffreport.com - If you know any contact information for them, even if it's bogus.
Red flags of Internet Fraud
Wire or bank transfers, never wire money to someone you don't know!
Certified checks and money orders, your bank will hold you responsible for bad checks!
Offerers of more money then you are asking, with directions to pay someone else or return overpayment.
Overseas buyers or buyers claiming to be purchasing on behalf of someone else.
Escrow companies (even if they have a website).
Text Messages or Emails asking for information that is already on your ad.
Message with really bad grammer or wording that doesn't make sense.