Protect yourself against Internet fraud!
Most listings are put up by trustworthy, honorable people. in order to conduct excellent business. Nevertheless, in order to avoid any scam attempts, it's critical to adhere to a few common sense regulations.
- Do business 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 about the person you're dealing with for the name, address, and telephone number.
- Keep copies of all correspondence (emails, listings, letters, etc.) and details of the person.
- If a deal seems too good to be true, there is every chance that this is the case. Refrain.
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 ...).
- The texts seem to be copied and pasted.
- The deal seems to be too good to be true.
Be wary of any offers that sound too good to be true, especially if they involve money transfers or other payments. Never give out personal information such as bank account details, passwords or credit card numbers to anyone you don't know and trust. If you receive a suspicious email, text message or phone call, do not respond and report it to the authorities immediately. Be aware of phishing scams, which are attempts to get you to reveal personal information in order to gain access to your accounts.