Hermes scammers in buyers beware. This month’s advice : (double) check the seller’s identity !
Hermes scammers is a trending topic that we at Vintage Hermes get asked about. Over the years we have heard so many stories from dupeable buyers that were trapped into believing they were buying from reliable sources. Once a month we will address steps you can take to protect yourself from being scammed, and we will also reveal names of scammers that have been pointed out to us.
1) Check the seller’s identity. The bottom line is you must put effort into your homework and do your due dilligence. Don’t be tempted to accept just an alias on social media. You’ll have figured out that one can be anybody on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Many scammers prefer to be on a first name basis only, and that should be a red flag. Check the seller’s credentials and ask for proof of his/her identity such as a drivers license or passport. Resistance to providing you with ample proof of his/her identity on a $5,000+ sale is a definite red flag. Next cross reference the identity on the internet. We will bring you more steps you ought to take in next week’s post.
Because of the value of Hermes bags, scamming has become big business with links to organized crime around the world. It’s an old saying but if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Do not be penny wise, pound foolish. Use your common sense and do not ignore the red flags that will save you from being taken advantage of.
Do you have questions about international Hermes scammers ? Connect with us if you would like us to advise you on how to avoid being taken advantage of when buying your Hermes bag online or through social media. We can also connect you with reliable professional addresses that have vintage or preowned Hermes for sale.