Protect yourself against Internet fraud!
The vast majority of ads are posted by honest and trustworthy people. That’s why you can do an excellent business here. Despite this, it is important to follow a few common sense rules to protect yourself from scams.
- Try to do business only with people you can meet in person.
- Never send money by Western Union, MoneyGram or other anonymous payment systems.
- Never send money or products abroad.
- Do not accept checks.
- Ask the person you’re dealing with for another confirmation of their personal data.
- Keep copies of all correspondence (emails, ads, letters, etc.) and details of your clients.
- If a deal seems too good to be true, there is every chance that it really is. Reconsider.
Recognize attempted scam
The majority of scams have one or more of these characteristics:
- The person is abroad or traveling abroad.
- The person refuses to meet you in person.
- Payment is made through Western Union, Money Gram or check.
- The messages are in broken language (English or French or any other).
- The texts seem to be copied and pasted.
- The deal seems too good to be true.