We’ve all heard about and read about craigslist scams. Even though the site has been around since 1996, honest buyers and sellers still get tricked by fraudsters who get savvier and sneakier every day.
One of the most effective ways to avoid getting scammed on craigslist is to use a more secure payment solution. Phony money orders, wire transfers and cashier’s checks are common on craigslist and other classified sites. To better protect themselves, some buyers and sellers may turn to sites like PayPal, but even PayPal isn’t as safe as you may think:
- PayPal can freeze accounts and hold payments for as long as 45 days during a dispute
- PayPal has no way of tracking shipments and deliveries to safeguard buyers and sellers
- PayPal’s customer support can be cumbersome and difficult
PayOnDelivery is a PayPal alternative that helps eliminate the threat of craigslist scams by overseeing every part of the transaction to protect both buyers and sellers. Unlike PayPal, PayOnDelivery can guarantee payment to sellers and protect buyers from dishonest shipping practices
Buyers don’t pay until they receive the item they purchased. PayOnDelivery places a temporary hold on the funds (in the buyer’s bank account/credit card), but transfers nothing to the seller until the item is delivered to the buyer.
If item is not delivered, hold is released and buyer has instant access to their money
PayOnDelivery manages the shipping process to ensure items are sent in a timely manner and that buyers are not overcharged for shipping.
If a buyer doesn't like the item they purchased, PayOnDelivery gives them the option to return it within 24 hours. We even provide the return shipping label.
PayOnDelivery oversees the entire transaction between buyer and seller. We step in when problems arise and are here to answer any questions..
Sellers are guaranteed payment as soon as they accept a buyer’s bid. PayOnDelivery places a temporary hold on the funds in the buyer’s account and transfers them to the seller when the item has been delivered.
PayOnDelivery manages the shipping process and tracks deliveries so that buyers can’t claim they never received their purchase.
Buyers are given 24 hours after they receive a delivery to either accept it or return it to the seller.
PayOnDelivery oversees the entire transaction between buyer and seller. We step in when problems arise and are here to answer any questions.