1. Phony online booksellers
Crooks know textbooks are a huge college expense. So, some scammers will set up a site, offer great deals, collect your money, then deliver nothing.
Solution: Don’t buy books, or anything else, online without first checking reviews and otherwise validating the site and seller. For example:
- Are they listed with the Better Business Bureau (BBB)?
- Do they have a physical address and phone number?
- How is their website’s security rated by free online cybersecurity tools?
- Do you know anyone who’s bought from them?