Although most companies are honest, if you sell an article on the internet you run the risk of being targeted by scammers, which may sound extremely legitimate.
Here are some of the most common scams that have to be taken into account and how to protect yourself from being a victim of them.
- Do not provide payment details to people who call you.
If you have booked an ad on a website or a magazine, either by phone or online, and then you receive a call from a person claiming to be from that company and telling you that your payment has not been made.
The person on the other end of the call can sound very professional and even use the name of a real team member. They can argue that the problem was with the company and tell you that if you do not pay at that moment, your ad will lose the deadline for its publication.
In cases like this, you NEVER SHARE YOUR DETAILS OF PAYMENT, regardless of the amount of information that the caller can claim to have about you or your ad.
If you receive a call like this, end the call, then call the company office and a team member can tell you if there is a problem with your ad.
- If you receive an email that asks you to log in to your account through a link, or to confirm your account information.
Do not click on the login links in emails received.