How to spot a fake item

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Here are a few tips on how to spot a fake item:

  1. If something sounds too good to be true, then it usually is. No one would sell a genuine Chanel bag for £50, right?
  2. Listen to the crowd. By buying and selling in the app, users get reviews that help others understand how good or bad they are. Always check out what the others are saying in the feedback
  3. Does it look like what it says? If the description is badly written, the details don’t match the images or the seller isn’t communicating take that as a signal that something is up
  4. Check the details. Expensive items are normally perfect in all details. If a stitching is uneven, that fabric looks cheap or that logo doesn’t look really aligned to the rest than think twice before buying
  5. Ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for more information and pictures. Honest sellers have nothing to hide! 

If you think you spot a fake on Depop, please help us out by reporting it. Once you have reported it you don’t need to do anything else, we’ll take appropriate action.

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