There are hundreds and hundreds of businesses online. Unfortunately, a significant number of these commercial ventures don't have the necessary licenses and regulatory approvals to conduct a service. Here are some reasons why you should stay away from those kinds of websites:
1.) They Could be Scammers
There are a lot of dubious individuals out there who's just online to get a quick buck or two. While they may be promising premium items or guaranteed service, they may just be there for the money. Unless they have the photos, licenses and customer history to provide that they are in fact legitimate seller, don't trust them.
2.) They Could Steal Your Personal Information
When one purchases an item or subscribes to a service, one would automatically have to submit important information such as your name, postal address, your mobile number and even bank details. Since these are not trusted and regulated individuals, they may do something else with your information and it may even put you in harm's way.
3.) They May Infect Your System
A lot of elicit businesses there are just fronts for sites to send dozens of spam links to your accounts and infect your digital assets. Opening up your site to these businesses may compromise your email or social media profile. They may use it for their benefit.
4.) They Don't Have Security and They Are Not Bound By Law
The biggest problems with illegal and unregulated businesses is they don't comply with laws. This means they can practically do anything they want and you, as a consumer, are powerless. You don't have the law to protect you, to ensure that you get what you paid for, and to make certain you are not shortchanged or cheated.
When encountering a business online, make sure to practice a little due diligence and do your research. See if they have the legal business and regulatory requirements demanded from them before dealing with them. It's the only way to ensure your safety.