Our top tips for safely and successfully buying:
- Keep things local by meeting face to face to see items. Make sure you are completely happy with the items before handing over any money.
- For your personal safety, meet in a well lit public place and always take someone with you, or at least tell a friend where you’re going.
- Never carry large sums of money with you. If you are happy to proceed with the purchase, either go to the bank with the seller to make the payment or arrange to meet somewhere safe with the money.