Regardless if you are using our website or any other ad posting site to buy or sell, there are still some things to consider to avoid scams. Here are few tips. \n\n\n\nDeal locally, face to face in a public placeDo not provide payment to anyone over the phoneDo not wire funds or do bank transfersDo not give out personal or financial information such as your social security number, bank account, etc.Use a secure payment form such as cash or Paypal.Rentals: see the item in person firstJobs: go to the location to apply or their official company website to apply\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHow to recognize a scam\n\n\n\nMost scams attempts involve one or more of the following:\n\n\n\nVague initial inquiry asking about "the item." Poor grammar\/spelling in contact inquiry.Requesting to meet face-to-face to complete the transaction in a non-public place.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMeeting in public places\n\n\n\nPersonal safety is always number one. \n\n\n\nAlways meet the buyer or seller in a public place. Never go alone. Bring a friend to witness the transaction. Keep an eye out for your safety.Don't meet in a secluded place.Never invite strangers to your home.Always take your cell phone along with you\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWho should I notify about fraud or scam attempts?\n\n\n\nUnited States\n\n\n\nInternet Fraud Complaint CenterFTC complaint form and hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)Consumer Sentinel\/Military (for armed service members and families)SIIA Software and Content Piracy reportingOhio Attorney General Consumer ComplaintsNew York Attorney General, Avoid Online Investment Fraud\n\n\n\nCanada\n\n\n\nCanadian Anti-Fraud Centre or 888-495-8501 (toll-free)\n\n\n\nIf you are defrauded by someone you met in person, contact your local police department.\n\n\n\nIf you suspect that a post may be connected to a scam, please let us know.