Protect yourself against Internet fraud!

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

Our advice

  • Doing business with people you can meet in person.
  • Never send money by Western Union, Money Gram or other anonymous payment systems.
  • Do not accept cheques.
  • Ask about the person you're dealing with to confirm 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 cheque.
  • The messages are in broken language (English or French or ...).
  • The texts seem to be copied and pasted.
  • The deal seems too good to be true.