Due to the decline of morality and fraud in society which is widespread on the Internet, is it safe to buy and sell the websites?
No, it isn’t.
Is it unsafe to buy and sell your websites, and there is always a risk of losing your hard earned money. But there are certain special “trading platforms” on the Internet that can help you trade in a secure manner. They not only provide a secured medium of exchange but also help you in getting clients and enable you to view and evaluate your website.
In the process of the sale via trading platforms, one should be ready to face in a lot of Rascals. During the auction there will offer you a very good price to buy your website. Fraudster will contact you directly, offering to buy the site outside the trading medium. They will try to convince you about the sale being cheaper as it is to put up for auction.Agreeing on attractive terms people tend to trust the buyer, one transfers the money outside the trading medium in the electronic wallet of the fraudster. As soon as the money is received, the scammer disappears. During his correspondence with the deceived buyer, the fraudster has time to sell the website to several other potential customers.
Another way of deception in the sale of the website lies in the fact that the proposal for the purchase of sites is available at exchanges of personal correspondence. Proposals for the sale of sites appearing on forums, social networks, message boards, in e-mail messages. One of their fraud schemes is as follows: The fraudster seeking proposals for the sale of real sites, and then gets the account in “ICQ”, forging a real data of seller site. With a fake account “ICQ”, on behalf of the seller he communicates with potential buyers.
Further, the fraudster chooses e-wallet, most often in the Web Money system, whose owner receives payment for services rendered, and gives it to the customer number. After the transfer of the money, the scammer pleads that he mistook the number and the amount is transferred to the wrong destination. Owner receives an erroneous electronic payment and transfers it to the fraudster wallet. The buyer is left with nothing, and the real owner of the website doesn’t realize that his site is already sold.
Fraud when buying sites is possible on the basis of lack of knowledge of all the nuances of the law, such as provisions on the copyright owner of the site of the law. Buying a website itself is accompanied by a number of technical and legal difficulties.
How to buy websites securel?
You need to know how to buy the site without being cheated. The buying process involves following parts:
- Transfer of hosting files to your server.
- The acquisition of the domain name of the site
- Site Acquisition - Template appearance, on which it was created.
Purchase of site content - articles, all the contents, including the necessary software.
When purchasing a website (especially foreign) one must ask, what is the reason for selling the website, whether you have the right of ownership of content, domain, software installed on this site. Buying a domain does not mean ownership of the content. If the site is built upon licensed software, the transition to the new site owner does not mean the transfer of the rights to use the software. Due to the fact that there are copyright laws, you can get under the legal claim of the former owner of the site.
Not knowing the nuances of buying - selling may entail considerable financial loss for re-registration of rights to use the software, hosting services on the content of the rights, which the site is filled with. Content can be posted on the website on a special agreement with the owner of the author’s site.
It should also be borne in mind that the popular website, having bought a lot of external links and present in a variety of directories, such as Yandex directory are easy to lose its position by changing the owner. With a new host, the site will exclude from the all the catalogs and the presence of TIC can be lost due to the disappearance of the purchased references.
When buying on the trade platforms, you should carefully review the terms of the purchase and sales of sites, to clarify the general stock market conditions for the transfer of rights ownership of the content and administration of the domain name. The same questions should be asked to the owner of the sold site.
Transactions on these trading mediums like TradeMySite is 100 percent secured, once the auction ends the buyer is asked to submit the funds. Once the funds are received the seller is notified so that he can process the transfer of assets. Once the assets are transferred with buyer permission the funds are released to the seller making a win-win situation for both the parties. Both the parties have the right to place a dispute in case of any errors. The dispute handling team takes the charge and analyses the issues. Unbiased decisions are taken after looking at all the factors and the results are then announced thus avoiding any kinds of scams.
You should make a claim on any exchange, if the website fails to fulfill the revenue claims you can post negative reviews about it. This will help other users to decide and help them avoid the scam.
Cheating when buying sites outside the exchange can be avoided, if we analyze the nuances of domain ownership, content, trace the history of the site and the sources of its promotion. It may happen that the purchase will result in a low-cost site to your significant monthly investment to support the promotion positions. Buying via a “trading medium” is best to issue legally relevant contract.