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Safer Trading Tips

The following tips are the best way to stay safe when buying and selling on classifieds sites.

General

The more questions you ask the advertiser, the more you know.

General

Use your best judgment: if it seems too good to be true, it most likely is.

General

Unless the link leads directly to CayTrades.com don’t trust it.

General

Protect your personal details and initiate communication using our contact form.

Communication

Report any ads and messages you find suspicious.

Communication

Be extremely wary of sellers who do not want to use the messaging center, or meet in person.

Communication

Avoid communicating via email; use the Locanto messaging center.

Communication

Users with usernames containing ‘Locanto’ or a variation thereof are not official Locanto employees. The only way to reach an official Locanto employee is through our contact form.

Communication

Protect your personal details and initiate communication using our contact form.

Communication

Be wary of users who have a poor grasp of English; most scams originate overseas.

Communication

Locanto employees will never approach you and ask for your credit card or bank details.


Payment

When meeting up with a seller, avoid carrying more cash than necessary.

Payment

Do not pay using Western Union or other similar untraceable payment options.

Payment

The best way to pay is Cash On Delivery.

Payment

Be careful before paying in advance using gift cards, bank transfers or sign-ups asking for credit cards.

Payment

If you opt for direct shipping, please do so via registered mail.

Ads on the site

Use your judgment: if it seems too good to be true, it most likely is.

Ads on the site

Be wary of users who have a poor grasp of English; most scams originate overseas.

Ads on the site

Report ads and messages that you think are suspicious.

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