Avoiding Scams: Deal locally, face-to-face follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts. A user not having a verified badge could be a possible scammer Be very cautious even meeting with person, who do not have CF verified badge Do not make any payment to anyone you have not met in person. Beware offers involving shipping Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union, paypal, cash app) Never accept cashier/certified checks or money orders - banks cash fakes, then hold you responsible. Never give out financial info (bank account, social security, paypal account, etc). Do not rent or purchase sight-unseenthat amazing "deal" may not exist. Refuse background/credit checks until you have met landlord/employer in person. Please do not share your email address in the ad content box.
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." Poor grammar/spelling. 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. Please take a look of our terms of conditions.