How to stay safe

Here are few quick tips to consider in order to ensure the safety when dealing with other site users.

General rule: Deal locally, face-to-face —if follow this one rule you will avoid 99% of scam attempts.

  • Do not provide payment to anyone without either meeting them in person or seeing the product you are buying first hand.
  • Beware offers involving shipping – deal with locals you can meet in person.
  • Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union) – anyone who asks you to do so especially before you receive the product is most likely a scammer.
  • Don’t accept cashier/certified checks or money orders – banks cash fakes, then hold you responsible.
  • Transactions are between users only, no third party provides a “guarantee”.
  • Never give out financial info (bank account, social security, paypal account, etc).
  • Do not rent or purchase sight-unseen—that amazing “deal” may not exist.
  • Refuse background/credit checks until you have met landlord/employer in person.
  • “UzaUziwa voicemails” – Any message asking you to access or check ” UzaUziwa voicemails” or “UzaUziwa voice messages” is fraudulent – no such service exists.