Avoiding Scams

How you can avoid being the victim of a potential scam:

  1. Deal locally with individuals you can meet in person; if possible.
  2. Never wire funds via Western Union, MoneyGram or another wire service.
  3. Fake cashiers checks and money orders are common - banks will hold you responsible for any counterfeit cashiers checks or money orders; even if discovered weeks or months later.
  4. We are not involved in any transaction and do not handle payments, provide escrow or buyer protection.
  5. Never give out personal financial information to buyers or sellers.

Who you should notify about fraud or scam attempts:

  • Internet Fraud Complaint Center
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Local Law Enforcement Officials