Possibly the biggest problem to consider when selling abroad is fraud. Orders from abroad are more likely to be from scamsters simply because itís easier for them to get away with it. Generally the police are not interested in small scale fraud, and even less so when the crime is committed outside their jurisdiction. In addition, many of the fraud prevention systems such as address checking donít work with most overseas cards. There are several ways that fraudsters work. If the person was using stolen credit card details, the amount is likely to be charged back to you once the true owner becomes aware of the charge. Even someone who genuinely ordered and received the goods can dispute payment. Thereís a whole section on fraud elsewhere. Depending on your products, it is just possible that fraud will be such a problem with overseas orders that you canít accept them.
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