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How to buy from advertisers and tips to spot scams and fraud

1Help spotting fraud & scams
Scams can be hard to detect but the one thing you should always consider is that if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. The most popular scams are us...
2Safe ways to pay
The best way to pay for something online is via PayPal. The reason this is so safe is because PayPal is an independent third party who transfers funds from the ...
3Items that carry a higher risk of fraud
Scammers love anything they think they can make a quick buck on, but higher value items carry a higher risk of fraud than cheaper items as there's more for them...
4I replied to an ad and got a message saying I was barred
USFreeads utilizes sophisticated anti-spam and anti-fraud systems to protect our advertisers from spam, scams and profanity sent in response to their ads. We d...
5I replied to an ad and havent heard back from the advertiser
All advertisers have different schedules and different days and times they're online and can reply. Most advertisers spend alot of time online and respond to...
6Is sending a payment via Western Union safe?
We don't recommend sending payments via Western Union, MoneyGram etc as a lot of scammers like using these electronic payment methods for fraudulent purposes. ...
7Is sending a payment via an escrow service safe?
As long as you use a reputable escrow service, it's perfectly safe. You do need to be careful and ensure that the escrow service you're using is reputable as s...
8I've found an ad that I think is a scam - what should I do?
If you've found an item being advertised and you think it's a scam, please take a moment to report it to us by clicking the "Report Classified" link near the to...


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