Anti-Scam


Welcome to Onuahia’s Anti-Scam and Safety Tips

 

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions and tips on how to sell & buy items fast and safely.

Safety Tips

Tips to stay safe while buying on Onuahia

  • Meet the seller in a public place that you are familiar with
  • Don’t pay for anything before checking the quality of the product you are buying
  • Avoid sending money in advance or use any platform like Western Union, MoneyGram...
  • Beware of unrealistically low prices
  • Do not give personal information (bank details, credit/debit card number)

Tips to stay safe while selling on Onuahia

  • Always ask a phone number to the buyers who contact you by email and check that it is valid
  • Avoid anyone who wants to pay via money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram or any other unsafe wire transfer
  • Beware of buyers located abroad, Jumia Deals is a 100% local website
  • Do not send your item to a buyer before he has fully paid for it

Tips to spot a fraudster

Pay extra attention when:

  • The name of the seller or the store is a foreign name
  • The phone number does not seem to be local
  • The description contains Skype details, prices in foreign currency ($ or € for example)
  • The price is too precise. Scammers tend to convert a dollar price to local currency which gives very detailed prices

Each ad is validated manually by our Content team to ensure that you sell & buy safely on Onuahia. If you feel like an ad is a scam, please contact us via the "Report post" button. If you feel that a buyer could be a scammer, please contact us immediately via the email address [email protected] or via the "Contact us" form.

Protect yourself against Internet fraud!

The vast majority of listings are posted by honest people and trust. So you can do excellent business. Despite this, it is important to follow a few common sense rules following to prevent any attempt to scam.

Our advices

  • Doing business with people you can meet in person.
  • Never send money by Western Union, MoneyGram or other anonymous payment systems.
  • Never send money or products abroad.
  • Do not accept checks.
  • Ask about the person you're dealing with another confirming source name, address and telephone number.
  • Keep copies of all correspondence (emails, listings, letters, etc.) and details of the person.
  • If a deal seems too good to be true, there is every chance that this is the case. Refrain.

Recognize attempted scam

  • The majority of scams have one or more of these characteristics:
  • The person is abroad or traveling abroad.
  • The person refuses to meet you in person.
  • Payment is made through Western Union, Money Gram or check.
  • The messages are in broken language (English or French or ...).
  • The texts seem to be copied and pasted.
  • The deal seems to be too good to be true.