Unfortunately there are scammers out there on the internet.

If you choose to make a transaction through correspondence, it is important that you are cautious and protect yourself at all times.

General Tips

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
  • If anything seems odd, then do not continue.
  • If the seller indicates that they are overseas or are not where they originally stated, then do not continue.
  • Do not send any money if you are selling.
  • Do not trust third party receipts. Check all receipts with the relevant companies.
  • Do not trust third party websites. Thoroughly check the site and business address and speak to a representative from the company.
  • Unless you have the cash in your hand or have seen the money in your bank account you have not been paid.
  • Be wary of sellers contacting you via text and asking you to email them.
  • Control the transaction. You select the payment and transportation methods.

If you have any doubt, contact us.

Safer Buying

We recommend that you make your purchase in person. This is the safest method of buying. It is difficult to determine the legitimacy of a seller when you are dealing via correspondence. If you are not comfortable with the prospect of potentially losing your money, then you maybe better off purchasing a product that you can buy in person.

Safer Selling

We strongly recommend you never complete a sale unless the money has been transferred into your bank account or even better, when the cash is in your hands. Do not get caught by scammers telling you they have paid via PayPal, TNT, Western Union or other payment systems, even if they show you receipts from such 3rd party payment systems. Scammers may ask you to send money to a third party to help with the transportation of your product. If you are selling a product, do not send money.

Help Us Protect Our Site Users

If you believe you have a scammer on your hands, contact Houseofhome.com.au and we will do our best to stop them from using our website and services

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