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Tips To Avoid Scams In Shopee

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Still do your own research. Pardon me if I published this article late since I utilized this blog as my primary back-up. Anyway, let's get started.

A few weeks ago, I get enticed to read Ate Sensaii's article about how she was scammed using the company Shopee for greed. Probably, I felt pity for her since the money that she lost in just a blink of a eye could feed you in a day or a week.

Conversely, it's been more than a year since I started to purchase my necessities at the online shopping platform called Shopee. So far, I didn't yet scam by the delivery man or what since I'm actually trying my best to evaluate the item first before checking out.

However, there were some instances that their product due to their low price. If you already read my article a few days ago, you will have an idea on some parcels that I thought that will be useful in my everyday life. As more than two years regular consumer on that app, I've been already learned a few steps though to avoid myself from inevitable scams crossing digitally. Although these tips are not 100% accurate and reliable since it only came from my humble opinion, maybe these guide could help you since scams and mistakes are inescapable or inevitable on our not such perfect environment.


1) Take the vulnerable risk.

If you were ordering online, it's not new to us that we will experience risks as we didn't see yet the product physically. Actually, we can regularly encounter various hazards in our environment, particularly in this pandemic. In addition, it's still better if you would initially evaluate your order properly if you want to prevent yourself from getting scammed. Anyway, the results if you will attempt that is still unclear.

Contrarily, I'm regularly making deposit on my ShopeePay wallet if I have enough money since I want to avoid hassle from paying miscellaneous fees singularly the freight. Moreover, I also want to accumulate discount, vouchers, and cashback, so I'm recently paying my parcels in account.

Although the payment of Cash on Delivery is a great option to avoid vulnerable scams, we can still imply that we could still get scammed. For instance, if we get the wrong order which we thought it's right according to the description of the seller. Scams are clearly everywhere, you know.

2) Observe the status of the buyer and it's product's reviews.

As a responsible buyer, I'm always checking the seller's status, so I can freely decide if that seller can be trusted or not. Furthermore, if I'll buy something on that shop, I'll always browse the products with preferred tag, so I can avail selected free shipping which they're giving oftentimes. On the other side, you can also avail on Shopee Mall which they're implying that their products are original. I suddenly remember the J&T service before, which sudenly became talk of the town due too their controversy upon collecting parcels.

On the other hand, you can easily verify the legitimacy of the product if you'll read manually the reviews. Although most of the sellers are paying other users to make fake reviews, you can still validate it by yourself. I mean, it's still up to you if you'll buy that product or not.

In my own opinion, it's still better if you will ask first your close co-buyer if that seller is legitimate or not since there has a less chance that you could get betrayed. Additionally, if you have an acquaintance that has already had an experience when they purchased that product at that particular shop, then don't be shy to ask. If it's for our security, then there's nothing wrong with that.

3) Check the price before clicking the sell order.

Based on my perspective, I would never buy an item if the price is too good to be true for it's desired quality and branding. Anyway, it's still up to you. For instance, you probably saw there has an ad of Twice album in your feed which you can only buy at less than ₱100. If I were you, I would not believe on it for over 100%.

Yes, there has a chance that then the product legitimate. But, are you really confident that you can see what you get? Probably, there has a chance that it's maybe a second hand or it's only premium copy which is simply not original. Likewise, expect also more dents and unaccommodating sellers which is selling by that price, especially if that seller has negative reviews.

4) Record it a video and a picture before clicking the Order Received button.

If you want to prevent yourself from something unusual, it's better if you would take it a photo and video first to realize if that product is legit or not. Certainly, I did it before when I was removing the box in my phone. My homies are my watchers.

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So kahit saan talaga scammers really exist. Na scammed na rin ako before ng 10k but not with shopee. Sa crypto investment naman iyon. Na uninstall ko na shoppe and lazada ko para iwas budol na rin. Hehe

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3 weeks ago

Pano po nascam? Don ba yon sa random comments na dodoblehin raw po yung pera niyo kuno? Anyway, need ko lang po talaga siya sa panahon ngayon kaya oks rin magpabudol

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3 weeks ago

Opo mag invest ka halimbawa 5k tapos sa loob ng 1 week doble pera. Una talaga legit kasi nabayaran ako ang mali ko lang nag invest ulit ako kaya ayun wala din pong napala. Kaya di na talaga yun mauulit pa. Naging wise na ako ngayon.

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3 weeks ago

Kahit saan may scammer, ako careful talaga ako masyado sa Shopee purchases ko, only preferred at yong maganda ang reviews. Yong iba kasi may mga scam account din na ngbibigay ng review kuno.

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3 weeks ago

Lalo na ate yung mystery box saka yung iphone na 3k lang HAHAHHAHAHA.

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3 weeks ago

Thanks for these tips. So far di pa naman ako na scam ni shopee before. Ako naman same tayo reviews talaga unang hinahanap ko

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4 weeks ago

Kaya nga ate, para iwas scam hahah

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4 weeks ago

Ay oo mahirap na. Madami scammers ngayon. Na scam nga ako sa investment na sinalihan ko eh hahaha

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4 weeks ago

Cod ako always ehe. Tsaka di ako palagi nabili sa shopee kaya never pa naman ako na scam. Diko nga din alam if anong purpose nung mga kinocollect na coins lol

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4 weeks ago

Discount yon ate. For instance may product ka po na 1k tapos may coins ka, madeduct po yon sa original price hehe

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4 weeks ago

Naysuuu, parang gusto ko na din mag bayad tru shopee pay kesa cod hassle ee.

$ 0.01
4 weeks ago

Oo ate para iwas covid na rin hehe tapos ate maghahagilap ka pa po ng exact na pambayad hahah

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4 weeks ago

Oo nga yan pa, sobrang hassle talaga diba haha

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4 weeks ago

Palagi ako COD kasi wala akong malagay din sa shoppee pay hahaa. Anyway, scam is everywhere and we really need to be extra careful sa mga transactions natin.

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4 weeks ago

Ako naman ate walang pambayad COD. Tinatamad po ako magwithdraw kahit may GCash mastercard at tagasuyo hahah

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4 weeks ago

Buti di pa ako nasascam, tumitingin muna ako sa reviews at ratings eh, pag mataas edi bili agad hahaha. Natawa ako sa balita na yun na yung mga gamit na nabili ay iba sa picture.😆😆

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1 month ago

Buti naman hehe. Ako rin naman, pero may mga biggest regret talaga ako hahaha.

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4 weeks ago

Suki ako ng shopee. Pero buti nalang din at hindi pako nakaka encounter ng acammer na seller.. Saka mabusisi din ako.. Tinitingnan kong maigi ang product description pati na din ang reviews

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1 month ago

Ang hirap rin kasi ate mawalan ng pera

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4 weeks ago

truth..super...ang sakit talaga sa kalooban pag nascam

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4 weeks ago

Ahayyy lagi akong nabibiktima noon. Ang ganda ganda pagdating sakin ang pangit pa. Minsang ung set packbag meron pa sira tapos kapg ibabalik dina makausap ng maayos

$ 0.02
1 month ago

Naalala ko tuloy ate yung order ng kapitbahay. Nag-order ng upuan tapos miniature lang po dumating hahahaha

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4 weeks ago

Nakakainis nga kapag ung ini expect mo ay mali pala hehe

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4 weeks ago

Hindi pa naman ako na scammed ng online stores. Sa tuwing oorder ako, babasa muna ako sa mga reviews. Pag may mabasa akong negative review, okay time for me to finf another store.hihi

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1 month ago

Do naman po maiiwasan ang negative reviews hehe. Naalala ko po yung study table na malaki na medyo pasok sa budget, di naman po siya sturdy

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4 weeks ago

Thank you so much king. Mahilig din naman ako sa shoppee. Para ma aware naman sa ganito. Ang sakit pa naman ng scam.❤️

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1 month ago

Welcome po

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4 weeks ago

So far ang na scam lang sakin ay 1 peso Hahaha. Mahilig kasi ako tumingin sa Flash Deals tuwing sale or payday sale nila. Kaya ayun hahah, may nakita akong earrings na super ganda nag buy ako agad. Tapos nakalimutan ko tignan ang buyer ratings haha pero wala naman talaga pake kung plastic siya o ano pero gusto ko talaga yung design niya. Pero nung dumating ibang design yung dumating Hahaha. At worst dapat two pairs yun pero yung dumating ay isa lang, yun ang usually na design ng karamihan sa tainga nila na kunwari ay double piercing.

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1 month ago

May nakita rin ako noon na piso lang yung airpods tapos sa review, iba naman product hahahahaha

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4 weeks ago

Hahah kaya nga po eh hindi talaga maaasahan minsan ang piso deals hahah. Yung isa naman na nakita Kong phone stand, 1 peso for 2 pieces. Akala ko malaki yun ang cute nila Hahaha super.

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4 weeks ago

eto na naman tau sa shopee, bunso hehe. nagbabasa din ako ng reviews yung madaming 5 stars.

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1 month ago

Sayang rin yung topic ate hehe. Ako rin ate ganon hahah

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4 weeks ago

I only order from seller that has a lot of reviews and buyers.. then shoppee mall.

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1 month ago

Tapos ate doon sa may free shipping hhaha. Sayang rin yon saka po doob sa mga mat fb account

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4 weeks ago