May 21, 2013
Question:How do I know if the seller is trying to scam me?
There is no real way to be sure, but there are two recommendations we like: First, get a reference that you can call or write to.
If the item has a lot of value, request to use an escrow service of your choice (don't let the seller choose the escrow comapny). Escrow.com is a good choice. For a few dollars, they will hold payment until you verify that you received the item. Most legitimate sellers would accept going through escrow.
Common scam items include portable computers and vehicles at prices that are much lower than market value.