Ways to tell if a website is a scam:
– Go to Google Transparency Report: enter the web address in the “Check site status” box and hit the Return key.
– Check Company Registries from the country you buy the products.
– Check if the web shop offers the secured payment methods. In general credit cards and PayPal offer consumer protection by allowing consumers to get their money back in case the product is not delivered.
– Contact the Web Shop: A good web shop knows its customers want to communicate in different ways. Check if the company provides a phone number, an email ID or contact form. Call the company if in doubt or send a request for more information via email. A professional web shop usually replies within hours or a maximum of two working days depending on the medium.