HOW TO AVOID SCAMS AND KEEP YOUR MONEY
• Rule 1: Too low a price – a reason to be suspicious. Scammers often use this technique to get as many calls from concerned customers.
On the phone the seller says with goods all right and the price is right, but calls a lot and if you do buy, I put the Deposit on the card.
• Rule 2: Be vigilant! Very good offer with a Deposit — most likely a hoax. The seller can disappear as soon as I get the money.
Another scenario: you call the seller and find out amazing details about the product (do not sell what is stated in the ad) or cost (it is, of course, above).
• Rule 3: In each ad there is a special "Report" button. Use it if you think that the seller is deceiving you and in the listing describes a different product. We will verify your report and take action if necessary.
For example, the ad looks most likely, the seller is not asking in advance, questions answers readily anything suspicious. You agree to meet.
• Rule 4: If the thing is expensive, it is better not to set up a meeting in a subway station or public transport stop. Choose a quiet place that is well know.
At the meeting, the scams often begin to rush the buyer, make the exchange of goods for money, and quickly leave, because somewhere in a hurry. The goods, the buyer is often of poor quality.
• Rule 5: Carefully inspect and check the thing before you give money. If the seller is in a hurry to release it to the world. Most likely, what he sells, you don't need.
This is probably the main points that the buyer needs to pay special attention. What are the risks from sellers? Now tell.
You decide to sell something. Made quality pictures of goods indicated in the description of his features, set a fair price. And after a few hours call the buyer arranges everything. He is even willing to transfer part of the amount that you held the item for him.
• Rule 6: If the buyer is willing and ready to give you money – be wary! Ask a couple of questions, offer to hold the item for free. Buyer insists on a transfer? Read on.
Your partner asks you to call the card number and the name of the owner. And expiration date, please. And three digits on the back. And now I'm in the Bank at the window, the cashier asks to call the code from the SMS.
• Rule 7: To transfer money, it is sufficient to know the card number and the name of its owner. Expiration date and CVC code can not communicate. Code by SMS it's confidential, nobody except you should know it.
Another case: you have placed the ad, but nobody calls. Day two, week. And suddenly comes to SMS: the unknown sender also offers exchange and provides a link to the photo. I wonder, what is it?
• Rule 8: never follow links or open files unless you know who sent them. If you do not follow this rule, it's very easy to catch the virus or to connect a paid subscription to something. Attackers can also steal your Bank card data or login and password account on Avito. The consequences can be very unpleasant.
So when you buy something:
• Do not waste your time with too cheap offers. The low price can be the bait.
• Do not send a Deposit if you are not sure of the reliability of the seller.
• Ask questions. If the ad fraud – complain.
• Don't agree to meet in a suspicious place. Especially, if you buy an expensive thing.
• Take your time. Carefully check the item before buying.
When selling something:
• Be especially careful if the buyer is willing and ready to send you payment.
• No one can say a card's validity, CVC code and the code from the SMS.
• Do not click on links in messages from strangers. It could be a virus.
Mi vdacs scho VI we ye.
Sincerely, Ruslan Herasymenko, "Blagov real estate".
Address: Ukraine, Kyivska region, m. Bila Church, shopping area 10.