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Tips for safe online sales


• Insist on public meeting places.

• Do not invite strangers to your home.

• Take great care for personal safety when selling high value items.

• Tell a friend or family where you’re going to meet someone to complete such a transaction.

• Always have your cellular phone.

• Take a friend with you and trust your instincts.

 

Tips for avoiding Scams and Fraud

 
• Deal locally so you can meet in person.

• Never wire or transfer funds.

• Know that fake checks and money orders are common.

• Craigslist provides “No Buyer Protection”.

• Never give out Financial Info.

• Avoid deals involving shipping or escrow fees.

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