Monday, October 19, 2009

The Scams of the Internet

Analyzing penny auctions has really opened my eyes to internet scams. Last week my friend was elated when she found ibagdo!, an online retail site featuring woman's designer shoes, bags and accessories at more than 50% off retail. She picked out some token of frivolity she couldn't live without and began the checkout process. However, she became confused when she saw that the only payment options where WesternUnion, MoneyGram or bank wire transfer. From this alone I can discern that ibagdo! is a complete scam. If you need further proof, their customer support email address is

Paypal is a multi-billion dollar company for a reason. Wiring money to an internet company you know little about is an awful idea, almost as bad as buying or selling anything to anyone in Nigeria.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting penny auctions seem like a good idea for some non-profit ideas....