Wanting to guarantee the security of its users, Publimaison keeps a very watchful eye out for fraud. We also count on the help of our users to assist us in identifying suspicious ads and e-mails and, in doing so, avoid compromising actions.
1. If you receive a request from someone for a money transfer through a funds transfer service or intermediary service (Western Union, PayPal, Bidpay, etc.), we strongly recommend that you end all contact with that person and send us the messages exchanged via the section Contact
2. If you receive a suspicious e-mail or if you notice an ad that is very clearly fabricated, don't take any chances. Report it to us in the section Contact
3. When you are alert to the possibility of fraudulent requests, they can be easily outplayed. Here are a few tips to help you recognize them:
-The buyer says that he or she is abroad and prefers communicating through social networks;
-The buyer insists that you respond quickly;
-The buyer communicates with poorly constructed sentences, etc.
4. Do not hesitate to ask questions of the person who contacts you. For example, you can ask where he or she lives, why the property is of interest, etc.
5. Give preference to local buyers and exercise caution with buyers who want to conduct transactions other than locally.
4. You are your own best ally. Be on your guard and never disclose your personal information (age, sex, income, etc.), your banking information, or your Publimaison account password.
5. If a buyer wants to purchase your property without any negotiating whatsoever, be extra cautious. Exercise the same caution with foreign buyers who want to buy your property without ever having visited it.
Our team strives to carefully verify all content that is reported. If you have any doubts, do not take any chances. If you suspect that you may be the target or victim of fraud, you should report it to the following institutions:
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Reporting Economic Crime On-Line (RECOL)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police