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How do I stay safe while using eBay Classifieds?

Solution While most individuals who use eBay Classifieds have success with buying, selling, renting or connecting with others, from time to time we do receive reports of people attempting to scam or defraud our users. We have found that one of the best ways to address this problem is to ensure that all transactions take place locally and in-person.

Please take the following precautions while using eBay Classifieds:

When buying or selling, you should meet in-person to see the product and exchange funds. eBay Classifieds is all about local transactions.

NEVER send or wire money to sellers or buyers. This includes mailing a check or using payment services like Bidpay, Western Union or Money Gram to pay for items found on eBay Classifieds. If a buyer sends an "overpayment" and asks that you send the difference back to them via a check/money order, this is a scam.

Do not give out personal or banking information (e.g. social insurance number, bank account number) over the Internet.

Inform eBay Classifieds of any attempted fraud or suspicious emails, Ads, or other activity by community members. In case of fraud, file a police report and contact us.

eBay Classifieds International Limited, eBay, PayPal or any other company does not offer any sort of buyer protection programs or secure payment systems for eBay Classifieds items. Any emails or web sites that refer to these programs are scams, even if they may have the eBay Classifieds logo. If you receive any emails promoting these services, please forward the message to our Help Center.

Use common sense. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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Date added: 2009-04-21 08:09:41
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