Safety tips and precautions
for secure classified ads
Please read carefully
FindMuchMore is committed
to ensuring your protection. Our objective is to provide
you with secure, high quality, classified ad service.
To that end, it publishes only ads that meet its rigorous
Despite our best efforts,
including cooperating with police authorities, if need be,
we cannot guarantee that the site is entirely free of
fraudulent ads, or that buyers and sellers have the best
As explained in its Terms
of use, FindMuchMore does not become involved
in advertiser/buyer transactions or payments, nor is it
in any way responsible for fraud or others.
advises Sellers and Buyers to exercise caution and beware
of Web scams, among others:
- Always arrange to meet
in person, in a designated location (other than your
home) to conclude any transactions.
- Never send money to strangers,
particularly outside the country. Beware of requests for
payment or the transfer of funds via services such as
Western Union, MoneyGram or others. If you cannot conclude
the sale in person, hire an escrow service to act as a
trusted third-party intermediary. Beware of fraudulent
secure sites suggested by the other party.
- Verify third-party identities
and make sure these individuals actually own the advertised
items before making a deposit.
- Do not make deposits or pay
brokerage/import/customs fees for the shipment of goods,
animals or others. The goods may never be sent or may
not clear customs, and you will lose your money.
- Beware of cheques that exceed
the agreed-upon amount, particularly if you are asked
to reimburse or pay the difference to a third party. These
cheques are frequently NSF.
- Beware of ads from West Africa
(Benin, Nigeria, Togo, etc.) where fraud artists are particularly
- Beware of ads that make claims
that sound too good to be true.
- Lastly, keep updated about
the latest Web scams or frauds. For additional information,
check out the following sites:
Frequently reported frauds:
- False ads: Individuals selling
goods that either do not exist or exist but belong to
others and are being sold without their knowledge..
- False identity: Ads
published under a false name and address. These people
often live in other countries and you will not be able
to collect amounts you paid. Conclude transactions in
person, verify the seller’s identity and never send
money to strangers.
- Reselling stolen goods:
Beware of high ticket items being sold at bargain basement
prices and insist on obtaining a proof of purchase or
ownership. Do not become an unwitting receiver of stolen
- Identity or phishing:
Never reveal personal information, social insurance numbers,
date of birth, passwords, PIN, credit card or bank card
numbers to anyone.
FindMuchMore does not provide intra-member payment or
payment protection services. Please contact
us immediately if your identity is stolen and
you receive a message bearing our name or logo requesting
personal information or money. This is fraud.
- Pyramid schemes: Beware
of ads for home-based work, multi-level marketing schemes
or other commission-based offers of employment, particularly
if you are:
- offered a commission
for recruiting new members, distributors or agents
and the commissions stem from recruiting efforts rather
than the sale of products or services.
- required to purchase expensive
inventories or to make pre- or regular payments.
- promised excessive, effortless
or miracle profits
- invited to hear people speak
about their incredible business success. These people
are often shills paid by promoters to make these claims.
- pressured to sign a contract,
and not given sufficient time to study it or assess
Not all Network Marketing systems
are fraudulent. Some are first rate. Please exercise caution.
us of any false ad or attempted fraud by sellers
or buyers to allow us to take swift action.
precautionary note, remember that the Web also boasts real
bargains, interesting business opportunities and secure
classified ads placed by honest people!
Exercise caution, remain informed, be suspicious of miracle
claims, follow basic rules of safety, and always conduct
your business in person, locally, whenever possible.
Thank you for
taking the time to read these tips and helping us make sure
FindMuchMore remains the safest possible free
classified ad web site !