How to Recognize Disreputable Sellers

  • Sellers who offer software for download only, sell only activation keys or send offers via unsolicited emails
  • Online sellers with questionable websites
    • Does the website contain low quality images, misspellings and/or grammatical errors, unsecure shopping cart pages (not offering secure, https:// payment pages), URLs with strange characters, no contact information (e.g a legitimate street address), seller located outside of your country
    • Multiple versions of the same website using different domain names
  • Sellers who do not offer returns or exchanges
  • Sellers with only an email address or phone number, and do not provide physical mailing addresses
  • Sellers who discourage chargebacks
  • Consultants who offer unreasonably low software pricing
  • Street vendors or other transient vendors who sell hard copy software