CLASSIFIEDS USERS: Beware of Scammers and Con Artists
NEVER part with any product or service without cash in hand. There are people out there who want your property without having to pay for it. They use bad checks, fake money orders, cashier's checks and tell you the money's on it's way. More times than not, these people want you to ship your car or truck or whatever else without ever having to make face to face contact. This is a Long Island web site. The people interested in your items are almost always from Long Island. There's no need to ship your item to California, Nigeria, Afghanistan or anywhere that's hundreds or even thousands of miles away...
SELLERS: DO NOT part with anything without cash in hand! If you get a phone call from anyone unwilling to hand you cash, it very-well could be a scam. If you even want to consider a check or money order, make sure you cash it and have the cash in hand before parting with your item. FAKE CASHIER CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS ARE COMMON, and BANKS WILL CASH THEM AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE when the fake is discovered weeks later.
BUYERS: DO NOT SEND PAYMENTS ANYWHERE FOR ITEMS WITHOUT KNOWING YOUR SELLER, ESPECIALLY OVER LONG DISTANCES - AGAIN, DEAL LOCALLY!
Most scams involve one or more of the following:
Who should I notify about fraud?
If you suspect that an item posted for sale on Long Island Exchange may be part of a scam, please contact us. Be sure to include the URL (or post ID number) in your message.
KEEPING YOU SAFE: We have taken aggressive steps to prevent users from other countries using our web site to post ads. Although we want to make our web site and services available to everyone around the world, we believe that users from outside of the United States have no legitimate reason to signup for an account or actually post to the web site and therefore through computer programming we have eliminated the standard signup process for users visiting our web site from anywhere other than the United States. These users CAN NO LONGER view the registration signup page. Please be aware that shaddy criminals and scam artists can find sophisticated ways around this programming by hiding their computers location with the use of anonymous proxy services, so it is important for you to be careful when dealing with unknown sellers.
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