A few weeks ago, I shared stories of “too good to be true” product advertisements that can be found on social media. Often these ads link to overseas websites that appear to be legitimate, but if you place an order, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll receive the item you order.

Some of my readers have found out the hard way that when these kinds of websites offer an item at a rock-bottom price, your money is taken, but no item shows up — or, a completely different item will arrive in its place:

I was scrolling through a social media site and saw a cheerful-looking…

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