Protect yourself against Internet fraud!
The vast majority of ads are posted by honest and trustworthy people. Then you can make excellent deals. Despite this, it is important to follow some common sense rules to avoid any attempted fraud.
Doing business with people you may know personally.
Never send money via Western Union, MoneyGram or other anonymous payment systems.
Never send money or products abroad.
Do not accept checks.
Ask about the person you are dealing with with another name, address and confirmation phone number.
Keep copies of all correspondence (emails, advertisements, letters, etc.) and person details.
If a deal sounds too good to be true, there's every chance that this is the case. Chorus.
Recognize attempted fraud
Most scams have one or more of these characteristics:
The person is abroad or travels abroad.
The person refuses to meet you in person.
Payment is made via Western Union, Money Gram or check.
Messages are in broken language (English or French or...).
The texts appear to be copied and pasted.
The deal sounds too good to be true.