With the click of a mouse, you can buy a blouse, a shed or even a motorcycle—but make sure you don’t end up with a disposable hotel shower cap from China.
As Internet shopping becomes more sophisticated and more popular, scams are evolving right along with it. The usual flurry of rip-offs still exists, such as paying for merchandise that never arrives, clicking on bogus links that imbed data-stealing spyware into your computer, and receiving a pair of socks that look nothing like the socks in the photo.
But a new one has hit the market in the form of the shower-cap-from-China scam. It works like this: You spend days searching the Internet for the perfect pair of purple Dr. Martens boots you knowmust exist, because you have the same thing in peacock blue. All your usual shoe-buying haunts are sold out of your size, or only have the style in some putrid floral print, or are sold out altogether. [Read more…] about Internet buyer beware: Hot scam sends you disposable shower cap from China