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How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:14:50 PM »
Hi All,

Hope this is the right place for this question. I'm new here. How do I go about successfully trading with another member on this forum without either of us getting scammed? Any tips, tricks? Certain payment processes for more security? Are there middlemen here?

Thanks!

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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 01:21:03 PM »
PM me your ss# and I'll take care of it

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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 01:33:23 PM »
no reason to PM , just post over here
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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 01:37:57 PM »
Hi All,

Hope this is the right place for this question. I'm new here. How do I go about successfully trading with another member on this forum without either of us getting scammed? Any tips, tricks? Certain payment processes for more security? Are there middlemen here?

Thanks!
No way to do it. There are inherent risks.
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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 01:44:08 PM »
No way to do it. There are inherent risks.

Though there are some warning signs, like if someone's name and gender in their forum profile seem incongruent.  ;)
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2018, 01:55:55 PM »
Ask for references.
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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2018, 02:02:37 PM »
Someone with a DDF reputation to uphold, will be more reluctant to fleece you on this forums.

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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 02:28:51 PM »
Ask for references.
Someone with a DDF reputation to uphold, will be more reluctant to fleece you on this forums.
True and true but you still need to be careful.
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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018, 02:29:33 PM »
Though there are some warning signs, like if someone's name and gender in their forum profile seem incongruent.  ;)
To me it shows me someone that is comfortable with themselves and others.  :)
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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2018, 02:35:58 PM »
Currently there is no protection. But the idea of Middle men is one worth exploring. Maybe even a way for DDF to make a cut if they weren't so against it.

Or a list of trusted users who have been verified by transacting with each other.

Sounds like blockchain tech might have a solution to this grey industry. 

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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2018, 04:51:04 PM »
Currently there is no protection. But the idea of Middle men is one worth exploring. Maybe even a way for DDF to make a cut if they weren't so against it.

Or a list of trusted users who have been verified by transacting with each other.

Sounds like blockchain tech might have a solution to this grey industry.
I doubt Dan or JJ have any interest in getting down and dirty

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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2018, 05:30:48 PM »
True and true but you still need to be careful.
100% agree
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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2018, 11:22:07 PM »
Or a list of trusted users who have been verified by transacting with each other.
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=49576.0

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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2018, 01:06:36 PM »
Transact with written proof of goods to be delivered and use the PayPal "Goods and Services" option with the fee. IMO it's worth the 3% PayPal fee to know that they'll protect if something goes wrong. Plus if you charge it to a CC anyway, the net of that PayPal fee is much less.

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Re: How to Trade Without Getting Scammed?
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2018, 01:47:17 PM »
Most transactions I did here, were paid through QP.