We do all we can here at CanadaAds.ca to make sure that anyone buying or selling on our site are looked after. We've got all the techie measures in place to ensure that it's the safe and easy classified site to use in the Canada. However while we're doing all this there are still some basic rules you should follow when buying or selling on any website.
CanadaAds.ca is a free classified ads, buy and sell site designed to bring local communities, buyers and sellers together, therefore any ads which are from overseas or involve requests to ship overseas or pay money overseas should be treated with caution. Here at CanadaAds.ca Classifieds/Buy and Sell we do all we can to prevent fraud and deal swiftly with any issues brought to our attention. So, take a quick look through the points below. And, just remember if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
1.) Arrange to meet the seller in a public place to view the goods in question before handing over any money. We also recommend you take a friend along with you.
2.) Do not expose yourself to unnecessary risk by sharing personal information with strangers people like (Bank Account, PIN Number, etc.).
3.) If the seller says they're currently away but they're happy to ship the item to you do not continue.
4.) If the seller asks you for an advance payment do not do it.
5.) Don't carry large sums of cash - agree a price in person - then find the nearest safest place to get and provide the money.
6.) Always look for an items/ads near to your location.
1.) CanadaAds.ca will not get in touch with you directly (either through an email or telephone) to buy your items. If however, you receive an email claiming it's from us, please ignore as it is a scam and notify your local customer services team.
2.) Always wait for a buyer's payment to be made or to have cleared in your account before handing over your goods.
3.) Meet the buyer face-to-face in a public place, accompanied by someone. This will allow them to inspect your offer before the exchange takes place.
4.) If the buyer is eliciting fraudulent or illegal behaviour, trust your gut instincts and don't proceed.
Job Offer Safety
1.) Do some backgrounds checks on your potential employer and check if they are a registered company or agency
2.) Meet your prospective employers face to face
3.) Never provide your bank account details or personal ID such as passport or driver's licence when applying for a job online
4.) Avoid 'work from home' jobs which aren't from well known organisations