Non-Delivery of Merchandise

The increase in online shopping has given scammers another chance to exploit consumers. Non-delivery of merchandise has become a common method to rip off people by not delivering ordered goods

Non-Delivery of Merchandise

What Is Non-Delivery Fraud?

Non-delivery of merchandise is a scam where sellers set up fake accounts and online stores to attract consumers. They accept online payments for each transaction/auction without having any intention to ship the purchased products. Once they have exploited one consumer, they will relist the item by using another username.

If it’s a faux online store, they can lure in new consumers (or rather victims) and disable their purchases. Con artists use many different excuses to justify the non-delivery of merchandise. Reasons range from technical glitches, misspelled addresses, wrong directions, etc.

Don’t be deceived by their weak excuses. Report the crime to ensure that they do not trick others.

Purpose & Intent

Non-delivery of merchandise is a form of business fraud. Scammers use the hype around online shopping for their ulterior purposes. The uptick in online shopping has made everyday shopping and luxury purchases common amongst our tech-first generation. In these cases, scammers take upon different personas to deceive buyers. They develop fake websites and usernames to create accounts on public accounts on auction websites. Alternatively, they might even create proper websites to ensure that their role as service providers appears legitimate.

Non-delivery of merchandise is a form of business fraud. Scammers use the hype around online shopping for their ulterior purposes. The uptick in online shopping has made everyday shopping and luxury purchases common amongst our tech-first generation.
In these cases, scammers take upon different personas to deceive buyers. They develop fake websites and usernames to create accounts on public accounts on auction websites. Alternatively, they might even create proper websites to ensure that their role as service providers appears legitimate.

You can protect yourself by:

  • Only choosing reputable websites and stores for online purchases
  • Avoid sharing security details with cyber criminals by opting for cash on delivery
  • Read online business reviews to verify if the business is legitimate or not
  • Make detailed inquiries about returns and warranties

In short, act vigilantly and conduct thorough research about the business before you pay for a product online.

Report Non-delivery fraud today.

Contact FraudTrac for further details.