Important Public Advisory
It has come to our attention that more and more unscrupulous people are taking advantage of online transactions to prey on prospective buyers and sellers.
We have received alarming reports from victimized members saying that they have been used by unscrupulous individuals by making deposits/money transfers to their bank account for items supposedly being purchased by individuals claiming to be a friend of a former Moderator of TipidCP. The sellers (victims) would later find out that there was something irregular about the money transfers since the source of the funds is unknown and that the person they were dealing with online presented themselves under false pretenses. It is also highly probable that person used illegal sources of funds most likely through hacked international bank accounts to be able to transfer funds into the seller's bank account.
Once again, TPC has a private message/negotiation board that is specifically designed to cater to members who wish to sell or buy items. Use it. At the very least, a buyer/seller will have written evidence of a transaction should it go awry. If necessary, you may ask for proper identification before proceeding with the transaction especially if you have doubts regarding the person who is trying to purchase items from you through bank transfer/deposit or any form of electronic payment facility. In this age, you can never be sure what type of individual we are actually dealing with online so please be very careful especially if you’re into the online buy and sell business.
Lastly, please do note that transactions through SMS/Facebook/Viber cannot be monitored by TCP and therefore go beyond TCP's responsibility. TCP will also NOT be responsible for any disputes/claims by buyers and sellers in the event that an issue similar to the above-mentioned case arises.
-- edited by ccl2003 on Sep 27 2016, 10:20 AM