You can sidestep would-be scammers on this and other websites by following these common-sense rules:
DEAL LOCALLY WITH PEOPLE YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON - follow this one simple rule and you will avoid 99% of the scam attempts here.
NEVER WIRE FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM or any other wire service - anyone who asks you to do so is a scammer.
FAKE CASHIER CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS ARE COMMON, and BANKS WILL CASH THEM AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE when the fake is discovered weeks later.
THIS WEBSITE 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, eBay/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 e-mail inquiry you've received for an item posted on Chiropractic Classifieds may be part of a scam, please email the complete details to "mail at planetc1.com". Be sure to include the e-mail address of the sender in your message.
FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)
Recognizing scamsinquiry from someone far away, often in another country
Most scams involve one or more of the following:
inquiry from someone on behalf of a "client"
Western Union, Money Gram, cashier's check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or a "guarantee"
inability or refusal to meet face-to-face before consumating transaction