Seller Safety – Avoid Scams
Some basic rules for avoiding fraud:
1. Cashier Checks & Money Orders are highly risky. If you receive a check or money order, it may take weeks until it is found to be fraudulent. The funds for the amount of the check/money order will be removed from your account. If you ship your item and the check is found to be fake, you will end up without your product and without payment.
2. Dance and Music Exchange is simply a venue for buyers and sellers to buy and sell items. Dance and Music Exchange is not responsible for any fraudulent payments.
Examples of Scams
1. The buyer provides payment via check or money order for an amount that exceeds the value of your item. Then, the buyer asks you to “wire” the extra amount back to them. This is clearly fraud. The check or money order is fake.
Actual example of a scam email
Thanks for your mail,
Since the cost of your bike is $800 i just contacted my client about the cost of your bike and it present condition and he said there is no problem about that. So my client said he will be issuing you a Certified Check of $4000 while you wire 3000 to me through Western Union Money Trasfer and you deduct the cost of your bike $800 and keep the remaining $200 which my client said you should take for the terms of Transaction and Agreement between you and my client. So i will like you to send me your full contact information to where my client will be sending you the Certified Check like this:
cell/office/home phone number…………………..
I will look forward to the requested information as soon as possible so that the check can be sent out to you immediately And do get back to me with the Pics of the bike so tha! t my client will be Able to see What he is paying off. Get back to me immediately. Looking torwards your respond,