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Safety Tips

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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"

Safety Tips

Avoid scams by acting locally or paying cash.

Beware of poorly written English ads and replies. Most scams can originate overseas.

Always arrange for a safe place to meet and to finish a transaction.

Never pay with Western Union, Moneygram or other anonymous payment services that can't be traced.

Remember if an offer sounds to good to be true, it usually is!

Fraudulent people usually list an address that is different from the address on their item detail page. They will ask you where you are and give some different location far from you just to scam you into paying a reservation fee, etc.

Fraudsters will sell an expensive popular item at a suspiciously low price

Please Report ads that look or are suspicious @ listings@petssa.co.za