Advisory to Avoid SCAM

Beware of Scammers is a Free Classified Ads Website that helps to promote the sale of goods, properties and services for a free classified ads, but allow sellers and potential buyers to negotiate on a price outside of the website.

Scammers may pose as genuine sellers and post fake ads of anything. They (scammers) may advertise items at a lower price compare to the items advertised on the same site.

Scammers may also pose as buyers, sending you a cheque that more than the agreed price on an item, and then will ask you to send the difference back to them.


Scammers Warning signs

A item is advertised at an unbelievably lower price, or advertised to have amazing benefits/features that sound too good to be true.

They also insists on immediate payment, or payment by electronic funds transfer such as banking deposit or a wire service. They may insist that you pay up-front before you can avail a cheap deal.

They may also suggest on face to face transaction on their place of choice, and will insist if you suggest to a crowded places such as malls, banks, and etc.

They also won't provide complete information about privacy, terms and conditions of use, or contact details. The seller may be based overseas, or the seller does not allow payment through a secure payment service such as PayPal or a credit card transaction to hide their identity.

Protect yourself from Scammers

Check if the website or online auction site has a refund or returns policy, and that their policies sound fair. The better online shopping and auction sites have detailed complaint or dispute handling processes in case something goes wrong.

When doing the sell/buy transaction thru classified ads websites, find out exactly who you are dealing with and always protect yourself.

When buying from an online classifieds website, only pay when you have physically inspected or received the items. If you have any doubts even a little doubt about the item or the person selling it, don’t proceed the transaction.

Avoid any arrangement/transaction with a stranger that asks for up-front payment via money order, wire transfer, international funds transfer, pre-loaded card or electronic currency. Never send money or give your credit card information or online account details to anyone you don’t know or trust and never by email.



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