Online shopping platforms are formed with increasingly convenient shopping and payment flow in recent years. The online shopping business is thriving, and the number of related fraudulent cases have kept rising.
Fraudsters may pose as sellers, and offer goods at bargain prices to attract buyers for purchase. Nevertheless, they generally refuse to accept payment in person, instead requiring buyers to transfer the money to designated account first before they will ship the goods, and break all contact with buyers finally. Fraudsters may also pose as buyers, and provide fake ATM receipts or falsified screenshots of online banking transfers as proof of payment, or provide buyers with a cheque which is subsequently refused by the receiving bank, to convince sellers to send them the goods.