QUICK SAFETY TIPS
It’s important to stay alert and educated about how to stay safe when buying privately online.
The negotiation, sales, and payment is done separately and outside of BikeExchange. We are the platform that connects buyers and sellers.
Use a secure payment method: Choose a reputable payment platform such as PayPal. These platforms offer built-in fraud detection and protection, and also provide buyer and seller protection policies.
Verify the recipient's identity: Before making any payment, confirm that you are sending money to the correct person or business.
Use a strong password: Use a strong and unique password for your account and avoid sharing it with anyone.
Keep records: Keep records of all transactions, including the recipient's name, contact information, and the amount sent.
Be wary of unsolicited requests: Be cautious of unsolicited phone calls, emails or messages asking for money or personal information.
Use 2-factor authentication: Use 2-factor authentication whenever possible (your bank, PayPal, emails etc) as an extra layer of security.
Don't click on suspicious links: Avoid clicking on suspicious links, especially in emails or text messages.
Monitor your account regularly: Monitor your account regularly to detect any unauthorised transactions and report them immediately.
Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to encrypt your internet connection while making online transactions.