Online Scams Social Story
Online shopping can be easy and fun but I need to make sure I'm careful when I buy things online.
I need to make sure that I purchase things from good websites that are safe and trustworthy.
There are things I can do to make sure that I don't get scammed when buying things online.
I can make sure that the site and person I am buying from has a good reputation.
I can check for reviews of websites and businesses on Google, Yelp, or the Better Business Bureau website.
I can read customer reviews about the person or business selling the item.
If I am buying something directly from a person and need to meet them to get the item, there are things I should do to help me stay safe.
I can make sure that I meet them in public and bring someone with me to pick up the item.
I will not give the person money until I have proof that the item is present and in good condition.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.