Safety tips for our valuable visitors
Keep safe yourself from Internet scams:
The vast majority of advertisements are posted by trustworthy and honest peoples, You will do great business. Despite this following, a few common rules are necessary to prevent any attempt at scams.
Some important safety tips:
- Do business with individuals who you will reach in person.
- Never transfer money by using an anonymous payment network.
- Keep backups of all communications (emails, advertisements, notes, etc.) and personal information.
- Ask the person you 're dealing with any other contact and reaching source.
- Try not to accept cheque and such a payment method.
- Always inspect items before paying.
- Beware of underpriced offers.
- Avoid to wire money online or advance payments.
- Pay for shipping online if you know the seller.
- Be careful when buying high-value items.
- Never share your financial information to make or accept a purchase.
- Beware of unusual/suspicious requests.
- Be alert to the fact that scams exist. When dealing with uninvited contacts from people or businesses, whether it's over the phone, by mail, email, in person, or on a social networking site, always consider the possibility that the approach may be a scam. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
- Know who you're dealing with. If you've only ever met someone online or are unsure of the legitimacy of a business, take some time to do a bit more research.
- Beware of any requests for your details or money. Never send money or give credit card details, online account details, or copies of personal documents to anyone you don’t know or trust. Don't agree to transfer money or goods for someone else.
- Be wary of unusual payment requests. Scammers will often ask you to use an unusual payment method,
- Be careful when shopping online. Beware of offers that seem too good to be true, and always use an online shopping service that you know and trust.
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.