Notice - Please Read!!
that Sledswap.com will never ask you for personal information through email.
If you have posted your name, email, telephone, etc on the internet (for any
reason) then that could be the reason why you receive an email. Sledswap.com
will never ask you to fill out personal information on it's website either,
other than to register or if you are responding to an ad.
WITH FOLKS YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON!
NEVER WIRE FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION,
MONEYGRAM or any other wire service - anyone who asks you to do so is a scammer.
FAKE CASHIER CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS
ARE COMMON, and BANKS WILL CASH THEM AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE when the
fake is discovered weeks later.
Sledswap and it's affiliates owners,
directors are NOT INVOLVED IN ANY TRANSACTION, and do not handle payments, guarantee
transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection"
or "seller certification"
NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(bank account number, social security number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.)
AVOID DEALS INVOLVING SHIPPING OR
ESCROW SERVICES and know that ONLY A SCAMMER WILL "GUARANTEE" YOUR
- Please note, Sledswap.com does
not offer "Payment Protection" services or "Verified Seller"
services of any type.
- Never accept a cashier’s
check that is over the price of the item on sale.
- Do not blindly send cashier's
checks without verifying that the user is legitimate. It is your responsibility
to verify that the seller will follow thru on their promise to by or sell.
- Do not assume that because the
bank has cashed the check for you, it is a legitimate check. Cashier checks
take 30 days or more to determine if they are legitimate.
- Be wary of solicitations that
offer to pay you more than asking price and offer to have the shipper pick
the item up or have you drop it off at a shipping center
- Be more suspicious if you are
requested to handle a transaction through a wire transfer.
- Be aware of individuals posing
as a representative of a client.
- Call the seller to see if the
phone number is correct and working.
- Be wary of return phone calls
from buyers or sellers where the caller id is blocked. They are hiding their
identity for a reason.
- Reconsider doing business with
individuals who are reluctant to answer your questions.
- Take precautions when dealing
with individuals/companies from outside your own country.
- Watch out for individuals who
only want to communicate via e-mail.
- Try to obtain a physical address
rather than merely a post office box and a phone number.
- Make sure you are purchasing merchandise
from a reputable source.
- Inquire about returns and warranties.
- When purchasing a vehicle outside
of your local area, consider utilizing an escrow or alternate payment service.
- Don't give out your credit card
number(s) online unless the site is a secure and trusted site. Sometimes a
tiny icon of a padlock appears to symbolize a higher level of security to
- Before using the site, check out
the security/encryption software it uses.
- Make sure the transaction is
secure when you electronically send your credit card numbers.
- Email the seller to see if they
have an active email address and be wary of sellers who use free email services,
such as yahoo.com.
- Check with the Better Business
Bureau from the seller's area.
- Check out other web sites regarding
- Be guarded when responding to
special offers (especially through unsolicited email)
- The safest way to purchase items
via the Internet is by credit card because you can often dispute the charges
if something is wrong.
- You should also keep a list of
all your credit cards and account information along with the card issuer's
contact information. If anything looks suspicious or you lose your credit
card(s) you should contact the card issuer immediately.
How to report
- Report the fraud right
away. Send to info@sledswap(dot)com
Do not change the subject
line in the email, doing so could prevent us from identifying trends and preventing
- File a complaint with the Internet
Crime Complaint Center to inform the authorities. Sledswap.com also investigates
all reports in an effort to protect our customers.
Visit the sites below to learn more
about internet fraud or to report fraud.
Internet Crime Complaint
Internet Crime Schemes:
Better Business Bureau
FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP
Consumer Fraud Reporting
Canadian PhoneBusters hotline: