Avoiding Scams
Deal locally, face-to-face - Follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.
  • Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person.
  • Beware offers involving shipping - deal with locals you can meet in person.
  • Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union) - most likely this is a scammer.
  • Do not accept cashier/certified checks or money orders - banks cash fakes, then hold you responsible.
  • Transactions are between users only, no third party provides a "guarantee".
  • Never give out financial info (bank account, social security, paypal account, etc).
  • Do not rent or purchase a property that you have not seen in person professionally - that amazing "deal" may not exist.
  • Refuse background/credit checks until you have met landlord/employer in person.
Recognizing Scams
Most scams attempts involve one or more of the following:
  • Email or text from someone that is not local to your area.
  • Vague initial inquiry, e.g. asking about "the item." Poor grammar/spelling.
  • Western Union, Money Gram, cashier check, money order, paypal, shipping, escrow service, or a "guarantee".
  • Inability or refusal to meet face-to-face to complete the transaction.
If you are defrauded by someone you met in person, contact your local authorities.
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