1. Deal with
people locally. If you can meet them in person you will avoid almost all
scam attempts on wtvyhometownclassifieds.com.
2. NEVER WIRE
FUNDS TO ANY INDIVIDUAL. Chances are if they ask you to wire money, they
are a scammer.
3. Fake checks
and money orders are very common. Banks will cash them, but when the check
or money order does not clear, YOU will be held accountable for the amount.
4. Never give
out your financial information to anyone.
scammers away by using the following numbers:
received several complaints recently of one very popular scam happening here
on wtvyhometownclassifieds.com. Here's how it goes:
-You receive an
email asking questions about your item and asking for pictures.
-You receive an offer from the sender to buy your item sight unseen.
-The sender offers to send you a check for more than the agreed amount and
arrange shipping for your item. Often they will send you a package complete
with tracking numbers.
-Once you are in receipt of the check, you are to cash it and wire the
remainder of the funds back to them.
-What they don't tell you is that the check WILL bounce and you WILL be held
responsible for the amount of the check. They will have gotten away with
the money you wired them!
-If you are sent a tracking number by the other party, REFUSE THE PACKAGE
WHEN IT ARRIVES. Send the package back with the courier.
If you follow
these simple steps you will more than likely be able to save yourself from
being the victim of a scam attempt.