Three Scams to Avoid on Amazon
Published: March 5, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
Updated: March 5, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
Businesses with trademarks, copyrights and patents can use Amazon's Brand Registry to protect themselves against other sellers using these and shipping a knock-off (or not shipping at all). We also share two other scams directed at Amazon buyers.
|Whether you are a Seller or a Buyer on Amazon, there are steps you need to take to prevent being scammed.Amazon Brand RegistryThe scam: Other sellers use your proprietary name and pictures and then substitute a copycat or never ship at all. The solution: Register with Amazon Brand Registry to protect yourself from others using your intellectual property. This system has an easy-to-use search to find others who are using your brand to sell copycat products. You can then easily report them to Amazon, saving yourself a lot of headache and legal expenses.|
|View video on Amazon Gift Cards The scam: The seller pockets your money, never ships, and closes their Amazon account. The solution: Before purchasing, look for:The scam: The seller gets the redemption code for your gift card and never ships the product. The solution: Only redeem your Amazon Gift Card using your online Amazon account.|