Prevent scam and fraud
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you about the terms and conditions for elclasificado.com, which include the following:
El Clasificado, Inc. (El Clasificado) provides users with various resources and online content (Service). Unless otherwise expressly noted, any additional service that is established to improve or enhance the Service shall be subject to the Terms of Service. You understand and agree that the Service is provided as is and El Clasificado / elclasificado.com assume no responsibility for the accuracy, content or claims that advertisers make.
To avoid being scammed, we suggest the following:
Do business with people in person. By following this simple rule you may prevent 99% of the scam attempts.
Never send money through Western Union, MoneyGram or any postal service - it is very likely that the person asking you to do so is a scammer.
Cashier’s checks and money orders are common and banks often cash them out to you, but if they are ound to be false the bank will hold you accountable and charge you with fraud.
ElClasificado.com does not participate in or is it an intermediary in transactions of products and services advertised. ElClasificado.com does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, or, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification".
Never provide your financial information (bank account number, social security number, eBay / PayPal info, etc..)
Avoid participating in shipping offers of money or escrow payments - only a scammer will guarantee the process.
Who should I notify about fraud or scam attempts?
If you are scammed by someone you met in person, contact the local police department.
Please note that you can also report fraud to the following agencies:
Better Business Bureau:
315 N. Chain, P. O. Box 970, Columbus, CA 92324
California Department of Consumer Affairs:
or write to Consumer Information Division 1625 North Market Blvd, Suite N 112 Sacramento, CA 95834
California Attorney General's Office:
Small Claims Court:
or call 1 (800) 952-5210
How to recognize scams
Most scams involve one or more of the following:
- The ad is from someone who lives far away or in another country.
- They request that payment be made by Western Union, Money Gram, cashier's check, money order.
- They refuse to meet face to face before finalizing the transaction.
- They request that you send them the payment first before they can send you the product.