DOJ release guidelines on purchasing stuff online as many are not genuine. Fraud online is very rampant nowadays, so we must be very careful. If you can know your seller, take your time to know them before you give your trust. Know the product as well and the mode of payment. You as a consumer should take the responsibility for background check. Do not share your personal information online, if you can minimize it. Be warned that there are people online who are so expert in stealing your personal information online and so expert even in hacking your account.
If you are able to encounter such fraud online, do not hesitate to report it to the authorities. Those online shops that are reported with fraud, they will be listed as red flags and will notify everyone who would try to check on their products. If one is listed red flags, the public will be notified that these online shops have suspicious transactions.