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Safety Tips

Buying & Selling Top Tips For Staying Safe:

The purpose of the GameSquirrel “For Sale Classifieds” is to encourage face-to-face, local, trading. When you find an item you’d like to buy, ask to meet in-person to see the item and exchange money. For personal ease and safety, always ensure you take someone with you and meet in a public place. If you’re answering a home service ad ask the poster to produce identification and proof of qualification before inviting them into your home.

Never send your item before receiving the money.

Do not send the item until confirming that the payment was legitimate, and has cleared, with your bank. Never hand over goods to uber/taxi drivers after receiving an EFT notification from a buyer.Wait until the payment reflects on your bank account before handing over/sending an item.

Always meet in a public place.
Never meet a person in a area that is isolated, Arrange to meet in places where there is lots of people including or CCTV such as at shopping malls, petrol stations or police stations. If the buyer or seller arrives in a car, try and remember the vehicle registration number.

Never send or wire money to sellers or buyers.

This includes never mailing a cheque or using payment services like Bidpay, eWallet, Western Union or Money Gram to pay for items found on GameSquirrel. It is our belief that these forms of funds transfer are favored by fraudsters.

Please also take special care when buying or selling expensive items like Gaming Consoles

Never provide your personal or banking information
(e.g. credit card number or ID number) to buyers or sellers over the Internet.

Make yourself aware of common scams and fraud.

Do not believe the promise of large sums of money for your help in any task. Please contact us about any attempted fraud or suspicious emails, ads, or other activity by community members. In case of fraud or illegal activity, we also recommend that you report it to the Police.

Use common sense.

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.