• Never pay in advance to the seller that you do not know.
  • Even if the seller discloses their personal information or bank account number, this does not protect you from being cheated.
  • Where possible, request original receipt and a written receipt for the purchase.
  • Never send the goods before payment arrangements have been finalised.

Be extra careful when…

  • The offer sounds too good to be true.
  • The other party keeps pushing you to complete the deal.
  • Someone asks for your bank account or credit card number.
  • Paying large amounts to people you don’t know. Try to meet up at a shop or at a public place.
  • Buying branded items. It is always advisable to meet up with the buyer at a shop and check the authenticity of the item.