Buyers: tips to reduce risk of fraud
Here at SP, we take fraud and scamming very seriously. Recently we wrote an article about how scammers hurt not only their victims, but our entire panty fetish community. Additionally, here are some quick tips to reduce your risk of becoming a victim:
- Do not make a deal without an SP order number - using the SP ordering system enables us to offer your stronger support in the event that something goes wrong and you want to file a dispute. Sellers who don't use SP ordering system are much more likely to be running a scam. Don't pay a dime until you get an order number!
- Check the seller's reviews - this is one of the best ways to check whether or not a seller is legitimate and sincere. If a seller has reviews, it means that the seller has successfully completed orders on SP and therefore more trustworthy. Every seller has the opportunity to enable the review process for each sold item. Here at SP, we send out an email with a link to review seller and buyer both.
- Make sure the seller has the 'verified' badge. This means that they have taken steps to prove they are the same person as presented on their SP profile. This doesn't always guarantee a seller is legit, but it certainly helps gain some trust.
- Use SP inbox messaging and chat for communication. If you're using communication outside of SP, and want to file a dispute, we have a very difficult time duly verifying validity via third party services outside our network.