There are few simple steps you can follow to protect yourself online through every stage of the buying process.
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Contacting the seller
- Prepare some questions about the item to ask the seller to help verify that they are genuine and that the item is as described
- Do not provide the seller with your personal identification details like a copy of your licence or banking information.
- Read our help center article on what to do if a seller seems suspicious
Paying the seller
- If you do choose to put a deposit down, make sure you get a receipt stamped with the date and time and the sellers licence details.
- Use a method of payment that provides you with proof of purchase like a receipt or email confirmation directly from the provider
- Ask for a signed receipt with the date and time to confirm payment
- Never send cash in the mail
- Check our security updates regularly for important information.
Check out the video below on our top 10 online safety tips!