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Protect Yourself from Scams
Classified advertisers are occasionally contacted by purported buyers that turn out to be bogus/suspicious. We suggest the following.
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. Do a Google image search on photos or search the internet for others who may have had dealings with them. If a message or email comes from a friend and it seems unusual or out of character for them, contact your friend directly to check that it was really them that sent it.
Do not open suspicious texts, pop-up windows or click on links or attachments in emails – delete them: If unsure, verify the identity of the contact through an independent source such as a phone book or online search. Don’t use the contact details provided in the message sent to you.
Look for common warning signs that someone may be trying to scam you
o The buyer can’t meet in
o The buyer requested you send the item to his/her “shipping agent.”
o The buyer offered you more money than you were asking.
o The buyer asked you to send money through Western Union or MoneyGram to the “shipping agent.”
o The buyer only sends you text messages and won’t speak to you on the phone.