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Safe classifieds South Africa

Like most things on the internet, buying and selling online can be risky, there are people trying to scam you out of your money and your goods

Like most things on the internet, buying and selling online can be risky, there are people trying to scam you out of your money and your goods

AdSpot is a free South African classifieds website that tries to make buying and selling online as safe as possible. Here are some of the ways we try make online classifieds safer:

AdSpot Requires an Account

To create advert, reply to adverts, or to comment on adverts, you need to create an AdSpot account. This step helps cut down on the amount of spam enquiries that advertisers receive

User Profiles

Every registered user on AdSpot has a profile page. On this page user can optionally add their real name, and links to their social media profiles outside of AdSpot including; Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Be weary of users who haven’t completed their profiles. If you are considering meeting up to buy/sell and item, check out the user's social profiles and see if they look legitimate.

On Site Messaging

When you enquire about an advert, or someone enquires about your advert, all messaging takes place through AdSpots built in messaging platform. Built into the AdSpot messaging platform is a computer bot that analyses the content of the messages and will try to warn you if anything looks suspicious

Advert Comments

Every advert posted on AdSpot has a comments section where users, including the advertiser, can discuss the advert. Always check the comments before submitting an enquiry for an advert, there may be comments from other users who have spoken to the advertiser and notices something out of the ordinary

Moderation

Besides our built in scam detection, AdSpot has a team of moderators who review the adverts posted on the site. The moderators look for adverts that seem like scams, and either contact the advertiser to investigate or remove the advert altogether

Check out the safety tips for info on how to stay safe when buying and selling online

Happy advertising!
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