6 Ways to Avoid Scams When Selling Your Stuff Online

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Last Updated on January 25, 2021

We all have somewhere in our house boxes filled with stuff we just don’t use anymore. Or every time we’re cleaning it we realize that we have way too many things around the house that we bought and used 2 or 3 times before it simply became a decoration item. All I have to say is that that is the number 1 way to lose money. If you don’t use it or just don’t want it anymore, the best thing you can do is to sell it and get some money back. And since we’re living in a digital world, selling them online is the easiest way. But selling things online is not just perks! We need to be careful with scammers! These scammers are people specialized in all forms of stealing others without them even noticing it. If you’re new to selling your stuff online, you need to be prepared for these types of scammers. And although some of them are quite professionals doing this, I’ll give you 6 ways to avoid scams when selling your stuff online.

1. Make sure all eyes are on you.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where we tend to don’t trust anyone anymore. This is because we keep seeing on social media people getting robbed or attacked in the streets. Ok, we don’t need to meet the buyer in the police station, but you need to bear in mind that your priority when selling your stuff online is your safety during a personal transaction. And the best way to do this is to meet buyers in a public space. And if he refuses to do this, well, it’s probably a scam! This is the #1 rule in the book “How to avoid scams and being scammed.”! Sometimes these scammers don’t even want to buy your stuff, they just want to steal it from you. Steal what you’re trying to sell and steal whatever else you have with you at that moment. In most extreme cases, they will even hurt you physically! Are you sure you want to risk all this for those roller skates you don’t use anymore? Go public, or don’t go at all.

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