Do you have something you want to sell, but are a little leery of selling through online classifieds due to scamming?  Paper Shop is the advertising venue for you.  Paper Shop is an established, classified advertising venue that strives to provide a safe, easy way to sell your items.  We know there are people who will prey on the uninformed, so here’s a few examples of how you can prevent being an unwitting victim:

Deal locally, face to face. Follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts:

  • Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union) – anyone who asks you to is a scammer.
  • Beware fake cashier’s checks & money orders – banks will hold you responsible.
  • Transactions are between users only, no third party provides a “guarantee”.
  • Never give out financial info (bank account, social security, eBay/Paypal, etc).
  • Do not rent or purchase sight-unseen—that amazing “deal” may not exist.
  • Refuse background/credit checks until you have met landlord/employer in person.

Most scams involve one or more of the following:

  • Inquiry from someone far away, often in another country.
  • Western Union, Money Gram, cashier’s check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or a “guarantee.”
  • Inability or refusal to meet face-to-face before transaction.

These are just a few samples of what to watch for.  Visit our FAQ section at the following link for more detailed information: