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Safety Tips / Scams
  • If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Always take care to ensure the item is a genuine offer before engaging in a financial transaction.

  • Do not apply for jobs overseas without first ensuring that the advert is genuine

  • We do not recommend purchasing or renting any item sight unseen. Ask to see the item first.

  • If you are asked to WIRE PAYMENT FUNDS, do not. Instead, ask the seller to provide a local bank in which you can deposit.

  • Do not engage with anyone that requires you or them to ship an item overseas.

  • Always tell people where you are going and when, especially if you are intending to transact alone with a buyer or seller.

  • Always complete transactions in person if at all possible.

  • Never give out your personal financial information to anyone unnecessarily, and certainly only if they are based in the Cayman Islands.

  • Carefully review photographs. If the item does not look as though it's in the Cayman Islands, do not contact the seller.

  • Always refuse an online/email background/credit check that is requested of you.

  • To avoid being scammed, deal locally, always face-to-face with the Seller.

  • Avoid continuing communication with persons using very poor grammar/spelling.

  • Never send money overseas. If you are asked to, please contact the Police or Ecay BEFORE you send the funds for advice.

  • Never wire funds. Do not deal with anyone requesting you to do so.

  • Is the owner overseas? Be VERY careful, it MAY be a scam.

  • Partial payments? Do NOT continue, it's likely a scam.

  • Seeking a Nanny overseas? Stop. Only local based ads for home helpers should be contacted.

  • Concerned about a seller? Ask them for a local contact #.

  • NEVER give personal, financial or private information to anyone seeking it online. Ask to meet them in Cayman first.

  • DO NOT email your passport or Drivers Licence to anyone. Ask to meet them in Cayman if these documents are necessary