There are risks with anything you purchase online. Anything can go wrong from the time a product leaves the facility to the time it arrives at your home. Seldom does it happen on big websites like Amazon. Be sure to check the review of both the product and the seller when purchasing a product. With Amazon you are mostly covered. I personally have purchased a lot of electronic components and have seen many other people do so, never have I had to face any issues and never have they reported anything negative till now. So, for the most part you are good to go!