Detect fake shops and scammers when buying licensesIt is a rarity to have the packages of software in your office or room these days. Instead, people rely on digital licenses where they can simply buy the key to unlock a software. This has made commerce easier for the retailers but more importantly for the consumers. While many people are on the net looking for cheap licenses for Windows systems or for programs, more and more shops are popping up that offer particularly favorable conditions here.
However, there is no hiding the fact that there are also black sheep in this area. How can you recognize them? And how can you generally be safer when it comes to buying licenses on the Internet?The problem with fake shops and scammers on the InternetIn the last few months and years, it has become apparent that there are a lot of scammers at work, especially when it comes to selling and buying licenses. They offer licenses at particularly low prices, let the sale run for a few days and then disappear. The buyers discover that the license codes do not work.
But there is now no way they can get the money back or complain to any body. Such behavior has become a liability for the makers of the software, but more importantly for the customers and for the legitimate vendors in the industry. Therefore, it is especially important to look at when such a provider is reputable.What does it depend on? Especially in Germany, there are several factors that indicate whether you are dealing with a reputable partner. The Telemedia Act is helpful here.
This obliges the operators of websites - especially those with a commercial orientation - to provide various data. In the first place for the examination stands thereby the imprint. Are all data available here? Is the shop operated by a German company? And does the information appear as if it were really there? The imprint subpage is a good first indication of shops that do serious work and offer good licenses.Beware of scammers on the InternetIt is generally advisable to be a little more careful with dealers and sources when shopping on the Internet. In addition to taking a look at such data as the imprint pages mentioned, it is furthermore advisable that one takes measures to protect themselves against fake merchants.
This starts with the issue of payment. Wire transfers should no longer be necessary in this day and age. Many service providers offer that one has a protection for the buyers. For instance, when paying through paypal, one could have the corresponding charges refunded if it is a scammer.
This is also possible when paying with a credit card. It is much more difficult with a direct debit or a bank transfer. So if you hedge a little and pay attention to the sites that provide the licenses, you should be relatively safe from scammers on the Internet.