SeriousWheels.com does not offer any kind of payment protection for any
transactions that might take place between yourself and a buyer or
seller found through its classifieds.
You're on your own. However,
implementing the following suggestions should minimize the likelihood of
- Never accept a check of any kind
that is over the amount of the item offered for sale. This is
a common scam to get you to "refund" the difference.
- Probably the absolute safest way to
make a transaction is through a reputable escrow service. We suggest
Never use an escrow service that you can not verify as being
reputable, particularly if it is suggested by the other party in the
transaction. Please be aware that most escrow services on the
internet are fraudulent. We very strongly recommend using a service like escrow.com in any circumstance that is questionable.
- Be cautious of individuals who only
wish to communicate via email.
- Be particularly cautious of any deal
that seems too good to be true.
- Take particular precautions when
purchasing an item outside your own country. Be aware that
legal recourse can be much more difficult in these circumstances.
If you receive payment
by check, do not assume that the check has cleared just because the
funds become available. Speak with your bank regarding the
status of the check.
Beware of spoof sites.
These are sites that mimic the appearance of a legitimate site in
order to obtain information, typically credit card information.
There is no part of the SeriousWheels.com site that requests this
type of information.
Obtain information on
the other party. Use a search engine to provide some level of
background on who you are dealing with.