Safety Information from Egoob.com
Everyday Egoob.com users are taking advantage of the free online classifieds. Like every good thing some people try to Fraud and Scam, itâ€™s our desire at Egoob.com to protect you from that. Everyday there are thousands of Ads posted on Egoob.com and so itâ€™s impossible to review every ad before itâ€™s posted. We have found that one of the best ways to protect our users is to ensure all transactions are local and in-person. Please remember that we count on you to report Ads that are not appropriate, a scam, or illegal. It is our goal at Egoob to provide a safe environment for sellers to post there ads and for buyers to search for them.
How to report scams and fraud:
1. If you see an ad on the Egoob site that you suspect is Spam, illegal, or otherwise violates Egoob 's policies, please click on the links found under "Please flag with care" in the top of the ad's page. There are three different categories â€œmiscategorizedâ€, â€œprohibitedâ€, and â€œspamâ€. Reporting ads brings the ad to our attention so that we will review and can take it down quickly if appropriate.
2. You can also use the â€œContact Usâ€ page to send an email to the Egoob staff regarding a certain ad.
3. If you reply to an ad and the person who posted the ad replies with a suspicious request, please forward us the email and stop all communications with that person.
4. If you are the victim of fraud, inform Egoob and your local police service.
Spoof emails and Web sites can be a major problems for unsuspecting Internet users. Claiming to be sent by a well-known company, spoof email directs users to Web sites asking for personal information such as a credit card number, Social Security number, or account password.
Buyer Over Payment
A buyer will send you a message and say they want to purchase your item. They will tell you that they are going to send you a check for an amount higher than what you are asking for the item. They will then ask you to send the remainder of the funds back to them. When you deposit the check it takes a few days for it to clear, at that point the check will not clear and you will be out the money you returned to the buyer.
419 Scams: Is a confidence trick in which the target is persuaded to advance sums of money in the hope of realizing a very much larger gain. IF ITâ€™S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS!!
Work from home offers
There are a lot of fraud work from home companies out there that are promoting using email. Beware of this they advertise that you will make hundreds of dollars an hour doing typing etc. Then after paying the money they tell you that you must recruit others.
For other types of fraud see OnGuard Online. OnGuard Online is the Federal Trade Commission
Tips for Securing Online Financial Transactions
- Protect your PINs and passwords; create PINs and passwords that do not use readily identifiable information like names, birthdates and phone numbers.
- When applying online for any financial account, ensure that you are dealing with a reputable, federally insured institution with secured Web pages.
- When at a financial institution website, check the site's URL to be sure it matches the company's URL, and look for misspelled words or other signs that it may be "spoofed." Notify the financial institution if the site looks suspicious.
- Learn about your financial institution's capabilities for secure online financial services. All online contact with the institution should be conducted through its secured Web pages.
- Notify your financial institution of any suspicious email or telephone inquiries, such as those seeking account information or online passwords.
- Never make online financial transactions via sites and/or institutions with which you're not familiar. Many thieves set up fake sites to steal money from unsuspecting victims.
- Notify your financial institution immediately of any changes in your account information.
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