From The Star paper, it indicated that at least 66 people were cheated around RM73,445.10 after purchased skincare products which include facial and eye masks. These products are come under names such as “My Beauty” and “My Sherman Beauty” being advertised on “Big Pussycat’s” website. They were attracted by cheaper price compared to those off the shelf.
A victim, Chong, had purchased this product for his girlfriend but the products never arrived. Another victim realized that she has been ripped off after her friends told her to check on the advertisement. She found out that the website warns people that the skincare is not genuine.
Datuk Michael Chong, head of MCA Public Services and Complaints Department advised public to be more aware of skincare sold on the Internet. Public must have to make sure that the site is and established or a known site before making purchase.
There are few tips to prevent fraud when purchasing online, which are:
1. Know who you are doing business with. Before making any purchase, be sure that the website that you are engaged in is reputable. Check out the website's feedback and responses.
2. If you worry about entering your bank details online, perhaps you may try Paypal, Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode. They help you to shop on Internet without sharing your banking information and you may cover any fraud occurred.
3. Check with the websites. Web addresses which begin with "https" instead of "http" are protected by Secure Sockets Layer Security. It may help to encrypt the data.