A great way to find the items you are looking for at a very good price is purchasing items through an internet classified site, but there are risks you take when you do. So, you need to use reputable services and strongly follow any advice the site gives about buying safely!
So, how to respond to an ad
If the ad looks too good to be true, most probably it is. However, there is a fine line between getting stuck or scammed with stolen goods and a great deal. Check reviews and avoid anyone with a questionable sales history, if the site allows you to see seller reviews.
You should provide a free disposable phone number if you want the convenience of allowing the seller to call you. You can get one simply by searching on disposable phone number and selecting from one of numerous companies that provide this service. Do not put your personal phone number in your response to an ad – because you do not want people to be able to harass you later.
Create a disposable email account that doesn’t show any personal information – such as your location, name or age if the service doesn’t have their own email service. As we already said – you don’t want people to have your primary account information to harass you through.
Communicating with a potential seller
You should communicate only through your disposable phone number or anonymous email account.
Stop contact if anything feels – off.
Ask the seller to give you her or his phone number, when you are comfortable that the seller seems legitimate. You should try the phone number to find out if it’s valid. Talk on the phone for a bit and ask about the item for sale if the person responds, and decide if the person still feels legitimate.
You need to make it clear that you are going to pay in cash only, for the item. Remember if there is any other payment method request it is most likely the fake one. You don’t want to pay with a check that will provide the seller with your address, name, bank, phone number, bank account and bank routing number. You don’t want to hand over your debit or credit card information.
You need to look at transportable items in public and safe places
You should agree to meet through daylight hours in a public place. Also, bring a friend to go together with you. Refuse any suggestion that the seller can meet you at your house, or in an unfamiliar place, or even that you come to their house.
Until you have checked out the item you are buying – do not hand over the cash. Do not use anything other than cash for the transaction and do not give partial payment up front. Walk away from the deal if the method of payment changes from your agreement.
Your chances of positive buying experiences are very high with these safety precautions in place.
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