Avoiding Scams

Deal locally, face-to-face —follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.

  • Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person.

  • Beware offers involving shipping - deal with locals you can meet in person is more safer.

  • Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union or Money gram )- anyone who asks you to might be a scammer.

  • Don't accept cashier/certified checks or money orders- banks cash fakes, then hold you responsible.

  • Transactions are between users only, no third party provides a "guarantee".

  • Never give out financial info(bank account, credit card, social security, etc).

  • Do not rent or purchase sight-unseen—that amazing "deal" may not exist.

  • Refuse background/credit checksuntil you have met landlord/employer in person.

Recognizing scams

Most scams attempts involve one or more of the following:

  • Email or text from someone that is not local to your area.

  • Vague initial inquiry, e.g. asking about "the item."

  • Western Union, Money Gram, cashier check, money order, paypal, shipping, escrow service, or a "guarantee."

  • Inability or refusal to meet face-to-face to complete the transaction.

If you suspect that a Salonebuy  post may be connected to a scam, please send us the details.