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- And always keep in mind the old adage that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- Try to pay and accept payment via a credit card or PayPal, as these give you some dispute recourse.
- Never wire funds via Western Union or MoneyGram. Not even the FBI can trace a wire transfer as you can pick it up anywhere in the state.
- Know who you are dealing with - independently confirm your buyer's name, street address, and telephone number.
- Never accept a check for more than your selling price.
- Never agree to wire back funds to a buyer - a legitimate buyer will not pressure you to do so, and you have limited recourse if there is a problem with a wire transfer.
- Resist pressure to "act now." If the buyer's offer is good now, it should be good when the check clears.
- If you accept payment by check, ask for a check drawn on a local bank or a bank with a local branch. You can visit that bank branch to determine if the check is legitimate.
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Tips on How to Identify a Scam or Fraud at ConsumerRraudReporting.org.
How to avoid a check overpayment scam: at ftc.gov
How Not to Get Hooked by a ‘Phishing’ Scam
Fraud at CarBuyingTips.com/
Fraud Prevention Strategies at Georgia Tech (powerPoint)
last updated 10 Aug 2007