Safety Tips by Mobofree


General safety advice

  • Keep things local. Meet the seller in person, check the item and make sure you are satisfied with it before you make a payment.
  • Exchange item and payment at the same time. Buyers – don't make any payments before receiving an item. Sellers – don't send an item before receiving payment.
  • Use common sense. Avoid anything that appears too good to be true, such as unrealistically low prices and promises of quick money.
  • Never give out financial information. This includes bank account details, eBay/PayPal info, and any other information that could be misused.

Scams and frauds to watch out for

  • Fake job offers. They usually sound too good to be true - no requirements for your experience + huge salary and other benefits = scam job proposal. Scammers usually ask to pay some "entry fee" to get this position and disappear with your money.
  • Fake car Auctions. Quite often scammers pretend they are Custom Service officers or representatives of other big organizations and suggest to buy cars for way below market price.
  • Fake Nollywood invitations. Someone suggests you to become Nollywood actor or actress? It's 99 % scam, be extra careful.
  • Fake payment services. MoboFree.com does not offer any form of payment scheme or protection. Please report any emails claiming to offer such services. Avoid using online payment services or escrow sites unless you are 100% sure that they are genuine.
  • Fake information requests. MoboFree.com never sends emails requesting your personal details. If you receive an email asking you to provide your personal details to us, do not open any links. Please report the email and delete it.
  • Fake fee requests. Avoid anyone who asks for extra fees to buy or sell an item or service. MoboFree.com never requests payments for its basic services, and doesn't allow items that are not located in your country, so import and brokerage fees should never be required.
  • Requests to use money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. These services are not meant for transactions between strangers and many scams are run through them. Avoid requests to use these services.