There will always be websites that are less than honest in what they offer, this can range from physical product offerings, information products and even websites offering services.
There are a number of things you can look out for when you land on any given website to gauge how trustworthy it is. If it is a commerce site then the biggest question mark you can look for is the prices. If you are searching for Rolex watches and end up on a website where the prices look too good to be true, then as the old saying goes, they probably are. Check for reviews of the website before parting with your money, do your due diligence and remember, don’t get caught up with too good to be true prices!
When it comes to buying information depending on what and where you buy it from you are generally safe, just make sure you are covered by a money back guarantee or the payment processor guarantees a refund. What you are not safe from is rubbish information, again do a little research before buying! The same goes for services, with the social media age it shouldn’t be too hard to find more information on a service that is worth buying. You can also contact the website owner and ask about any concerns you have, see what sort of response you get and if they came back to you in good time.
Reviews are big things to look out for, it is usually easy to spot a real review from somebody that has actually used the product. Take a look at this E-Lites review for instance, there is a video and personal images (not just catalogue shots) that show the actual product. The negative points are likely to be highlighted as well as the good points.
The web is safer than it used to be but you still need to be careful, just take your time and don’t jump into purchases and always try and use a credit card that has cover for online purchases.