Selling online these days is super easy. You simply take a photo, post it, and get your money. But what are the safest ways of doing so without getting scammed or taken advantage of?
According to a recent study, many people selling their old laptops, computers, and mobile devices are not properly erasing everything before they sell it, thus leading to potential identity or financial theft.
Our 4 safety tips to ensuring you are selling your old stuff online will help with the next time you decide to sell something over the Internet.
Safety tip #1:
Never go alone to a meet-up. Try and take someone with you if possible!
Safety tip #2:
Always meet in a public location (such as a Starbucks).
Safety tip #3:
If you are selling an old computer, laptop, phone, or tablet, make sure to do the proper erasing of old information, otherwise that information could be recovered.
Safety tip #4
Finally, always make sure you are not dealing with a scam. If they even mention the word Gift Cards that should be a red flag to you.