Anti-Scam


Anti-Scam

Protect yourself against Internet fraud!

The vast majority of ads are posted by honest people. Despite this, it is important to follow a few common sense rules when dealing with people you do not know.

Our advice

  • Only do business with people you can meet in person.
  • Never send money by Western Union, MoneyGram or other anonymous payment systems.
  • Never send money or products abroad.
  • Do not accept checks.
  • Ask about the person you're dealing with another confirming source.
  • 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 an attempt to 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 check.
  • The messages are in broken language (English or French or ...).
  • The texts seem to be copied and pasted.
  • The deal seems to be too good to be true.