Warning: Beware Scammers

A number of scammers are responding to ads posted by Ziply users. Remember that if their offer sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

A typical scam involves a person agreeing to "buy" your merchandise with a cashier's check that is made out for more than the amount of the merchandise. They send you the fake check and then strongly demand that you send the excess money back before the bank has a chance to detect that the check is not real.

Workaround: It is recommended that you post a telephone number instead of an email address in your ad. Many of the scammers are from other countries and seem to be more comfortable approaching via email than telephone (perhaps because email is free; perhaps because english may not be their native language).