Protect yourself against Internet fraud!




The vast majority of ads are posted by honest people and trust. So you can do excellent business. Despite this, it is important to follow a few common-sense rules following to prevent any attempt to scam.




Our advice

  • Doing business with people you can meet in person.


  • Never send money by Western Union, MoneyGram, or other anonymous payment systems.


  • Never send money or products abroad.


  • Do not accept checks.


  • Ask about the person you're dealing with another confirming the source name, address, and telephone number.


  • Keep copies of all correspondence (emails, ads, letters, etc.) and details of the person.


  • If a deal seems too good to be true, there is every chance that this is the case. Refrain.



Recognize attempted scam

  • The majority of scams have one or more of these characteristics:


  • The person is abroad or traveling abroad.


  • The person refuses to meet you in person.


  • Payment is made through Western Union, Money Gram, or check.


  • The messages are in broken language (English or French or ...). However, this may not always be the case


  • The texts seem to be copied and pasted.


  • The deal seems to be too good to be true.
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