Deal locally, face-to-face —follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.
Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person.
Beware offers involving shipping -
deal with locals you can meet in person.
Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union) -
anyone who asks you to is a scammer.
Don't accept cashier/certified checks or money orders -
banks cash fakes, then hold you responsible.
Transactions are between users only,
no third party provides a "guarantee".
Never give out financial info
(bank account, social security, paypal account, etc).
Do not rent or purchase sight -
unseen—that amazing "deal" may not exist.
Refuse background/credit checks
until you have met in person.
Who should I notify about fraud or scam attempts?
- United States
If you are defrauded by someone you met in person, contact your local police department.
If you suspect that a MCG Marketplace post may be connected to a scam, please send us the details.