Avoiding scams and fraud

You can identify scammers by following these common-sense rules:

  • DEAL LOCALLY WITH FOLKS YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON AND VERIFY THEIR IDENTITY.

  • NEVER WIRE FUNDS TO PEOPLE YOU HAVE NOT MET to do so is a scammer.

  • FAKE CASHIER CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS ARE COMMON, BANKS WILL CASH THEM AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE WHEN THE FAKE IS DISCOVERED WEEKS LATER, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION IN SOME CASES!

  • PaylessAd Inc. IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY TRANSACTION, AND DOES NOT HANDLE PAYMENTS, GUARANTEE TRANSACTIONS, PROVIDE ESCROW SERVICES, OR OFFER "BUYER PROTECTION" OR "SELLER CERTIFICATION"

  • NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION (BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, CREDIT CARD / PayPal Info. etc.)

  • AVOID DEALS INVOLVING SHIPPING OR ESCROW SERVICES and know that ONLY A SCAMMER WILL "GUARANTEE" YOUR TRANSACTION.


Who should I notify about fraud or scam attempts?

If you suspect that an ad on PaylessAd.com may be part of a scam, please email the details to "abuse@PaylessAd.com". Be sure to include the URL in your message.