Anti-Scam


Anti-Scam

Protect yourself against Internet fraud!

The vast majority of ads are posted by honest people and trust. So you can do excellent business. Despite this, it is important to follow a few common sense rules following to prevent any attempt to scam.

Our advices

  • Doing 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 another confirming source name, address and telephone number.
  • Keep copies of all correspondence (emails, ads, 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.

General

  • The more questions you ask the advertiser, the more you know.
  • Use your best judgment: if it seems too good to be true, it most likely is.
  • Protect your personal details and initiate communication using our contact form.

Communication

  • Protect your personal details and initiate communication using our contact form.
  • Be wary of users who have a poor grasp of English; most scams originate overseas.
  • Report any ads and messages you find suspicious.
  • Be extremely wary of sellers who do not want to use the messaging center, or meet in person.

Payment

  • When meeting up with a seller, avoid carrying more cash than necessary.
  • The best way to pay is Cash On Delivery.
  • If you opt for direct shipping, please do so via registered mail.
  • Do not pay using the Western Union or other similar untraceable payment options.

Ads on the site

  • Use your judgment: if it seems too good to be true, it most likely is.
  • Be wary of users who have a poor grasp of English; most scams originate overseas.
  • Report ads and messages that you think are suspicious