Scam Awareness

Here are some tips to help you avoid scams and fraud on dulist.net or anywhere else on the Internet:

Loan Scams.

Advance-fee loan or credit card scams are often targeted at people with bad credit.  The scam may start as a legitimate appearing website offering online lending services or an ad in the newspaper:  “Bad credit no problem — loans available by applying online or calling 1-###-###-####.”  The consumer is soon told, “You are qualified, but you must send a fee to process your application/pay a security deposit/pay for insurance.”  The victim pays the money, and no loan or credit card is issued.  If you’re asked to pay a fee for the promise of a loan or credit card, especially to a “lender” who isn’t interested in your credit history, you can count on the fact that you’re dealing with a scam artist.

Price is unusually low (fraction of blue book value).

If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Shipping the item to you is suggested by seller.

Do not buy items sight-unseen, regardless of low price. The items does not exist, and any money you send will be lost. Offers to ship an item are virtually 100% fraudulent.

Payment by Western Union or a money wire is requested.

Never use Western Union or wire transfer to pay for goods – only a scammer will ask for this, and any funds sent will be lost.

Stories about divorcees or departing servicemen needing to sell quickly at a low price are generally fraudulent.

If you see any of these tell-tale signs, please report them by clicking “Report problem” in the ad and avoid it!

Please understand that dulist.net is a freely available service to help buyers and sellers (and etc.) find one another. dulist.net is not involved in any transactions and can not police the actions of our many users.