The Nuts and Bolts:
The Internet is popular: While that may be the biggest understatement made this
century, it’s also the most important factor to remember when buying and selling online.
Most people logging onto the World Wide Web are honest, hard-working, decent
individuals, simply using the Net to find news, information, entertainment, jobs, and
classifieds. However, there are and always will be those determined to exploit and abuse
the Internet – and you.
- Do all transactions in person, at locally neutral and public places unless absolutely impossible. Physically see both the seller and the item you are buying.
- Do not wire money, especially overseas! Scams using Moneygram or Western Union are becoming increasingly more common. Just do not do it – as a buyer or a seller
- Hunches are always a legitimate reason to stop a transaction. Don’t like the Vibe? Walk away.
- Use common sense!