Canada’s Better Business Bureau is warning that buying cigarettes from online international sellers can lead to trouble with the law. The BBB warns that if the seller does not accept credit cards and requests either wire transfers or a prepaid debit card not to continue with the sale, the seller will take your money but your order will never arrive.
The BBB suggests to look for contact information or an online presence, look for real addresses and telephone numbers. They also suggest to use the website Whois.com to look up domain names to confirm if the website is registered in the country where the business claims to be located.
Read more at BBB.
This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.