The triangle scam is very simple, but many customers fall for it because it is hardly recognizable in advance. The method can be used on all used goods portals on the Internet.
You buy a product online and pay the seller directly, for example on eBay classifieds or Vinted. The seller orders the product on your behalf from another shop with “invoice” as the payment method. The goods arrive at your home, including the invoice , which you have to pay even though you have already paid.
This nasty scam is a form of identity theft, as scammers use your personal information to create an account and place orders.
The EVZ assumes that the number of unreported cases is high, since many of those affected are ashamed of having been tricked. The value of the goods is often not high enough to make the effort of an advertisement.