At Mighty Ape, we take the security and well-being of our customers very seriously. We want to alert you to a recent scam that targets people with promises of easy money but only leads to financial loss and identity theft. Please read this article carefully and share it with your family and friends to prevent them from falling victim to this scam.
The scam typically works like this: You receive a message or email from someone claiming to represent a reputable company or organization that offers commissions for referrals or sales. The message may look legitimate and even use logos or websites that resemble real ones. The sender may also use persuasive language, urgency, or flattery to gain your trust and interest.
The message then asks you to send a certain amount of money or make a deposit to a specific bank account to join the program or qualify for a reward. The scammer may promise to return your investment or pay you a higher amount in return, but in reality, they have no intention or ability to honor their word. Once you send the money, you lose it, and you may also expose your personal and financial information to the scammer, who can use it for further fraud or identity theft.
To avoid falling victim to this commission-based scam, we advise you to follow these precautions:
Never send money or sensitive personal information to anyone who asks you to do so, especially if you don't know them or haven't verified their identity and legitimacy.
Don't trust messages or emails that seem too good to be true, contain spelling or grammar errors, or use generic greetings instead of your name.
Check the sender's email address, website, or social media profile for signs of forgery or impersonation, such as variations in the spelling or domain name, missing or incorrect contact information, or inconsistent branding.
Research the company or organization that the sender claims to represent by visiting their official website, calling their customer service, or searching for reviews and feedback from other customers or users.
Report any suspicious messages or emails to Mighty Ape immediately by forwarding them to firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting us through our online help center. We will investigate the matter and take appropriate action to protect our customers from harm.
We hope that this article helps you stay informed and safe from commission-based scams. Remember that if you're unsure or have any questions or concerns about a message or email that you receive, you can always contact Mighty Ape for assistance. Thank you for choosing Mighty Ape as your trusted online shopping destination.