Shop Safely

  • Never pay in advance to a seller that you do not know.
  • Even if the seller discloses his/her personal information or bank account number, this does not protect you from being cheated.
  • Always request for the original receipt of purchase from the seller, to verify that he/her is the rightful owner of the item; and to verify that the item is authentic.
  • Avoid sending goods or payment; instead, meet in person and do COD (Cash on Delivery).
  • Meet at a public place to deal.

Take extra caution when ...

  • The offer sounds too good to be true.
  • The other party keeps pushing you to complete the deal.
  • The other party claims to be overseas or working offshore.
  • You are asked for your bank account or credit card number.
  • You are asked to pay large amounts of money without meeting the seller.
  • Buying branded items. It is always advisable to meet up with the seller and check the authenticity of the item at a certified shop.