Safety Tips

Personal Safety

With billions of human interactions, the incidence of violent crime related to pagesad is extremely low.

Millions of violent crimes occur in the U.S. each year: 7,000+ homicides, 500,000+ robberies, 4 million assaults. 

Vanishingly few of these are pagesad-related.

Nevertheless, please take the same common sense precautions online as you would offline.

When meeting someone for the first time, please remember to:

  • Insist on a public meeting place like a cafe, bank, or shopping center.
  • Do not meet in a secluded place, or invite strangers into your home.
  • Be especially careful buying/selling high value items.
  • Tell a friend or family member where you're going.
  • Take your cell phone along if you have one.
  • Consider having a friend accompany you.
  • Trust your instincts.

Taking these simple precautions helps make pagesad safer for everyone.

For more information about personal safety online, check out these resources:

 

 

We suggest you follow these safety tips before entering into any transaction:

 

Buyers

Dos:

  • Always do a through research of the product you intent to buy
  • Ask as many questions as you have about the product
  • Insist on inspecting the product on your own before buying
  • Meet the seller at a public place before buying the product
  • Cash is the best form of payment in a transaction through classifieds

Don'ts

  • Don't disclose your personal information to the seller in your initial conversation
  • Don't be afraid to cancel the deal if you find something fishy
  • Don't buy the product unless you have seen it physically
  • Avoid meeting the seller in a secluded area
  • Avoid sharing your credit card or bank account details

 

Sellers

Dos:

  • Always provide correct and detailed information
  • Answer the buyer's queries to generate his or her interest in your offer
  • Be sure about the buyer's identity and purpose before closing deal
  • Meet the buyer in person in a public place before closing the deal

Don'ts:

  • Avoid committing something which is not present in the product/service
  • Don't disclose personal information unless you are sure about buyer's intention
  • Don't be afraid to ask the buyer about his purpose of buying the product
  • Avoid meeting the buyer in a secluded area
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