Question: How do I protect myself on Gumtree?

Is there protection on Gumtree?

If youre selling, buying or just have a Gumtree account you dont do anything with, then like any online channel, you need to be wary and protect yourself from scams. Gumtree say keeping it in-house means you are protected by their filter system which blocks any spam or suspicious emails.

Is Gumtree receiving funds safe?

This is completely fraudulent, as Gumtree does not have any function to make payments. Many customers will not know that, and could easily be taken in by something that looks legitimate.

Is it safe to use PayPal on Gumtree?

Note: PayPal Buyer Protection does not apply to payments made through Gumtree. Before you pay, carefully inspect the item in person or confirm the service has been completed to your satisfaction.

Are Gumtree and eBay the same company?

In May 2005, Gumtree was acquired by eBays classifieds group for an undisclosed sum; however, eBay disclosed that it paid a collective $81.6 million for three classified sites: Gumtree, LoQUo and opusforum (with Gumtree being the largest).

If you are trying to make a payment, but dont have sufficient funds in your PayPal balance, the transaction can be covered quickly and easily by your selected primary funding source (bank account or card). Linking a bank account to a PayPal account is a convenient way to keep track of your spending.

Is there a downside to using Apple Pay?

It requires extra verification. With Apple Pay, however, someone who steals your device will have a hard time using it to make purchases. The app requires that you verify your identity using your passcode or the Touch ID or Face ID feature, and the latter two can be tough to fake.

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