You can avoid scams by following simple rules like:

  1. Try to work with people locally in your areas
  2. Do not wire funds via Western Union, MoneyGram or any other wire service – someone asking you to do so may be trying to scam you.
  3. Beware of fake cashier checks & money orders
  4. Do not give out financial information like bank account, social security number, ebay/paypal information etc.
  5. Go through the profiles and ratings given by other platform users