One of the best ways to tell a scam is to familiarise yourself with popular scams that occur at the moment. In addition to that, scammers very oftebn share common characteristics by which you can come to know it as a scam.
As a precaution, email contact has been disabled in this category because of scam attempts. If any ad does not contain a working phone number or the poster has forced their email address into the ad, the chances of it being legitimate are very low.
Most of the time, transactions outside of your local area involving money orders, cashier checks, wire transfers or shipping, pet travel (please verify pet transport companies with the said companies, scammers only use legitimate transport companies logos, details, etc, but different emails and phone numbers, contact the companie personally by doing a google search for the said transport agency and make sure you are really busy with the real people!) are scams or frauds.
Report all scam attempts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Although we try to filter our ads, scams sometimes do crept through. The onus lies on buyer and seller to not be caught in a scam by following certain safety tips that will safeguard them from potential scammers. DO NOT trust everything you read or see! This site is never involved in any transaction, and does not handle payments, shipping, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification"
BEWARE of puppy Scams! Presently there are scams on Bulldogs and other famous breeds. If you see an Ad with a price much lower than that of the normal market price, make double sure its the real thing. They ask for courier service fees (remember these puppies don't exist!) because they are located so distant from everybody! It is much safer to FIRST do your homework, you can google for puppy scams, even put in the names of these people and you may much profit from this! You can also browse sites like http://www.reportacrime.co.za/ or https://www.scamwarners.com where you can browse for specific fraud cases reported and puppy scams that exist! Use the email addresses, phone numbers, names, etc, to learn if there are any scams or fraudulent ads others have encountered.
This site is never involved in any transaction, and does not handle payments, shipping, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification"
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