How to Use Google To Prevent Being Scammed

When seeking the best price for a product or service, it may be necessary to try a new provider. With so many online purchases occurring every second, it’s often scary to purchase from a new e-tailer for the first time. Fortunately, there’s the regular services like BizRate, ePinions, ShopZilla, and Froogle. Sometimes it’s not as easy as it seems. and it may require more research into the vendor’s practices.

Take for example, today, I read an amusing, yet sad, story of a man who was scammed by a camera store.

The best part of the article was the first comment. A reader suggested using google to research vendors if it’s your first time purchasing. They suggested using Company Name +scam as your search criteria. For example, had the author of the article done the same search, he would have found something like these results: PriceRitePhoto +scam.