Few months ago I was just passing by in an online forum where I saw some group of people talking about Ali express scam, few weeks after that I received a message on facebook from a friend about how he Was scam on Ali express
As you have seen in the image above not only this guy was scammed but slot of people has been a victim too
That is the reason why I decided to write this article in order to help my friends and audience on this blog so they wouldn’t fall victim too keep reading…..
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What is Ali express :
Ali express is an online e-commerce store offered by Ali baba to act has their retail arm
What is Ali express scam ;
As every market place has it own good and bad side the same thing occur to Ali express .
their are some smart con stars ready to tap on your ignorance of the system and they are ready to fraud you no matter what.
Is Ali express legit?
The legitimacy of Ali express depends on you who buy products from them and how you buy it.
If you ask some people that is Ali express legit some will said yeah it a good place to buy your product because since they have been purchasing product from them they only see the good side of it
and some other group of people will said “Ali express is scam!!! Run for your life ”
This people are saying that because the have been duped so many times on this site
I have a guy he said he was scammed 35 times on Ali express but I personally I have been purchasing from them so many times with any issue I think I have ordered from them like 57 times with no issues
How to avoid Ali express scam
Below I want to write some tips you should know before placing any order on Ali express if you don’t want to get scammed keep reading below…..
some people will be like “This even sound like fool to me why will I pay my seller offline ”
You should stop thinking like that cuz there any many sugar quoted seller online there that even when they are talking self you will start falling for them and even trust them as if you have knew them for a long time.
After they have gain your trust no matter what the tell you you will believe them.
Ali express too is trying to reduce the scam rate going on on their site so they have provide a payment method for you to pay your sellers online.
Always check the buyer protection policy
This is another Ali express protocol that they have provided within their platform to protect the buyer from fraudulent sellers as much as possible.
For purchasing anything from a seller it will be good for you to firstly check the “Buyer Protection” that the seller has in place.
Every seller buyer protection must include Full refund if you don’t receive your order and full or partial refund if the is not has described.
And it will be wise for you To find out more by checking the “Seller Guarantees” that the seller has in place and this could be found in the product description area.
Check product reviews, rating and costumer Feedback
This should be done before placing any order anywhere online and not only in Ali express
Before buying anything check out the rating and reviews and costumers feedback about the product
A good way to sift through the reviews section is to select the “With Pictures” option.
A lot of buyers upload the images of their products and give reviews. This is a good way to validate if people are consistently getting the right product(and if they are happy with the quality).
You get the complete “Seller Feedback” page when you click on the diamond symbol in the “Sold By” section.
Contact sellers before placing your order
It is a good idea to contact the seller before making payment for any product. To contact a supplier on AliExpress.com, just click on the Contact Now link on any product page of the supplier and leave a message. Communicate with the seller and confirm the features of the product.
Make use of the product before confirming receipt
I think this is one of the great features Ali express has add to their site
There’s an option to confirm the receipt when you receive the product.
Don’t immediately confirm your receipt after getting the product.
Test and see if it is as advertised and works to your satisfaction. Only when you are satisfied should you confirm your receipt.
With these tips in mind, you should be able to purchase from AliExpress without any hassle.
Wraping up: Ali express scam, is Ali express legit?