At CheapCARS.ng, we take scams and fraudulent activities very seriously. We have put in place measures to ensure that our platform remains safe for all users.
However, we advise all our users to be vigilant and take necessary precautions to avoid falling victim to scams.
Here are some tips to help you avoid scams:
- Be cautious of offers that seem too good to be true. If the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- Avoid sellers who insist on payment before you have had the opportunity to inspect the vehicle.
- Verify the identity of the seller before making any payment. You can ask for identification documents such as a driver's license, national identity card, or passport.
- Use secure payment methods. We advise buyers to use payment methods that offer buyer protection, such as escrow services or payment through our platform.
- Beware of requests for personal information or passwords. Scammers may ask for personal information or passwords to gain access to your account. Do not share this information with anyone.
- Report any suspicious activity. If you suspect that a seller or buyer is engaged in fraudulent activity, please report it to us immediately.
Protect yourself against Internet fraud!
The vast majority of ads are posted by honest people and trust. So you can do excellent business. Despite this, it is important to follow a few common sense rules following to prevent any attempt to scam.
- Doing business with people you can meet in person.
- Never send money by Western Union, MoneyGram or other anonymous payment systems.
- Never send money or products abroad.
- Do not accept checks.
- Ask about the person you're dealing with another confirming source name, address and telephone number.
- Keep copies of all correspondence (emails, ads, letters, etc.) and details of the person.
- If a deal seems too good to be true, there is every chance that this is the case. Refrain.
Recognize attempted scam
- The majority of scams have one or more of these characteristics:
- The person is abroad or traveling abroad.
- The person refuses to meet you in person.
- Payment is made through Western Union, Money Gram or check.
- The messages are in broken language (English or French or ...).
- The texts seem to be copied and pasted.
- The deal seems to be too good to be true.
At CheapCARS.ng, we have a zero-tolerance policy for scams and fraudulent activities. We will take swift action against anyone found to be engaging in such activities on our platform.
If you have any concerns or questions about scams or fraudulent activities on our platform, please do not hesitate to contact us.