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How To Avoid Scams

How To Avoid Scams Using ACCESSARKLA.COM Classifieds

Avoiding Scams - following these rules will help you avoid most scam attempts.

- Conduct all transactions in person (face-to-face).

- Make only local transactions. Do not accept offers involving shipping.

- Pay only in cash. Do not wire funds.

- Accept only cash. Do not accept cashier checks or money orders.

- Make only direct transactions with website users. Do not use “third party” services.

- Do not give financial info (bank accounts, SSN, driver’s license, PayPal, etc).

- Do not rent or purchase sight unseen.

- Refuse all requests for background or credit checks until you have met

- Landlord/employer in person and requests for such information is absolutely necessary.

Recognizing Scams - most scam attempts involve one or more of the following:

- An email or text from someone that is not local to your area.

- The inability or refusal to meet face-to-face to complete the transaction.

- A message with poor grammar and/or spelling.

- A vague initial inquiry asking about "the item."

- A transaction request using any of the following services: Western Union, cashier’s check, money order, PayPal, Zelle, shipping, escrow service, or a "guarantee."

Who Should I Notify of Fraud or Scams?

- If you suspect a post to be fraudulent or a scam, use the “Contact Us” link to notify the website administrator.

- If you are defrauded or scammed by someone in person, contact your local Police Department.

- Arkansas Consumer Protection website:

- Arkansas Consumer Protection hotline: 800-482-8982

- Federal Trade Commission website:

- Federal Trade Commission hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)