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You have here most of the answers to your questions and tips to help you buy or sell quickly, offer a job, find a job or offer your services for free on our site.
Avoid Scams barcelonads com Barcelona
How to Avoid Fraud and Scams?
1. Never provide your personal or banking information.
Do not give out personal, credit card or online account details (e.g. social insurance number, bank account number) over the Internet/email. We advise only buying and selling with people you can meet. Fraudsters don't meet people, that's how they get caught!
DEAL LOCALLY WITH FOLKS YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON - follow this one simple rule and you will avoid 99% of the scam attempts on Bcnanuncios.
2. Never send or wire money to sellers or buyers.
This includes never mailing a cheque or using payment services like Western Union, Money Gram or any other wire service to pay for items found on Bcnanuncios Barcelona.
NEVER WIRE FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM or any other wire service - anyone who asks you to do so is a scammer.
3. Beware of the Overpayment Scams and bounced cheques.
Be suspicious if you are overpaid for products and a number of credit card numbers are used. The scammer is expecting you to/will transfer the refund; either paying for the freight before then discovering the cheque they sent out to you has bounced or before realising the money order/credit cards details they produced were phoney.
FAKE CASHIER CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS ARE COMMON, and BANKS WILL CASH THEM AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE when the fake is discovered weeks later.
4. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Especially when deal seems too good to be true, price is too low, rent is below market, etc. Be careful when buying expensive items like mobile phones, laptops, plasma tvs, airline tickets and even tickets for shows/gigs.
BCNANUNCIOS BARCELONA IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY TRANSACTION, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification"
5. Bcnanuncios Barcelona does not offer any sort of buyer protection or payment programs.
Bcnanuncios Barcelona does not act as an intermediary and does not make arrangements for any payments or transactions. If you are contacted by someone who claims to be from Bcnanuncios Barcelona and you are asked to transfer money for an item for sale, this will be an illegitimate request and any emails you receive of this type will also be fraudulent. DO NOT follow any of the instructions contained within the email or given over the phone. If you receive any emails promoting these services, please immediately report it to us.
AVOID DEALS INVOLVING SHIPPING OR ESCROW SERVICES and know that ONLY A SCAMMER WILL "GUARANTEE" YOUR TRANSACTION.