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Avoiding Scams - Tips for Buyers & Sellers

Last updated: 16/07/2024, 14:12

Avoiding Scams - Tips for Buyers & Sellers

Staying vigilant against scams is crucial for both buyers and sellers online. Here’s a guide to help you avoid common pitfalls and ensure a safe and secure experience on jog it on.

Tips for Buyers

1. Research the Seller

Check Reviews and Ratings: Look at the seller’s feedback from previous buyers. High ratings and positive reviews are good indicators of a trustworthy seller.

Profile Information: Review the seller’s profile for complete and consistent information.

2. Verify the Product

Detailed Descriptions and Photos: Ensure the item description is thorough and the photos are clear. Beware of stock images that could be misleading.

Ask Questions: Don’t hesitate to ask the seller for additional details or photos of the product.

3. Use Secure Payment Methods

PayPal Protection: Always complete transactions through jog it on’s platform using PayPal. This provides an extra layer of security and buyer protection.

Avoid Direct Payments: Never agree to pay the seller directly through bank transfers, gift cards, or other unsecured methods.

4. Be Cautious with Deals That Seem Too Good to Be True

Suspiciously Low Prices: If the price is significantly lower than market value, it might be a scam.

Limited Time Offers: Be wary of pressure tactics like “act now” or “limited time offer.”

5. Check for Red Flags

Inconsistent Communication: If the seller is reluctant to provide information or is pushing for a quick sale, this could be a sign of a scam.

External Links: Avoid clicking on external links sent by the seller. Conduct all communication through jog it on’s messaging system.

Tips for Sellers

1. Vet Your Buyers

Profile and Feedback: Review the buyer’s profile and feedback from other sellers. A complete profile with positive feedback is a good sign.

Suspicious Requests: Be cautious of buyers asking for unusual shipping methods or requesting to transact outside jog it on.

2. Provide Accurate Listings

Detailed Descriptions: Include all relevant details about the item, including any flaws.

Clear Photos: Upload high-quality images from multiple angles to give a true representation of the item. Check out our guide on the perfect listing.

3. Use Secure Payment Methods

PayPal Invoicing: Always use jog it on’s invoicing system through PayPal to ensure payment security.

Avoid Direct Payments: Do not accept payments outside of the platform, as this can lead to fraudulent transactions.

4. Ship Securely

Tracking and Insurance: Always use tracked and insured shipping methods. Provide the buyer with the tracking information promptly.

Verified Addresses: Ship only to verified addresses as provided by jog it on’s system.

5. Protect Personal Information

Keep Communication on Platform: Conduct all communications with buyers through jog it on’s messaging system to keep a record.

Secure Your Data: Do not share personal information or sensitive data with buyers.

General Best Practices

Stay Updated: Regularly review jog it on’s Help Center and Policies for the latest security tips and platform updates.

Report Suspicious Activity: If you encounter suspicious behaviour, report it to jog it on support immediately for investigation.

Trust Your Instincts: If something feels off, it’s better to be cautious and avoid the transaction.

Our team are always on hand in case you need to ask a question or raise a concern.

By following these tips, both buyers and sellers can help create a safer, more reliable marketplace on jog it on.