Safety Tips

Safety Tips

The following tips are the best way to stay safe when buying and selling on classifieds sites.    

General: Unless the link leads directly to hobbyclues.in - don’t trust it. Protect your personal details and initiate communication using our contact form. Use your best judgment: if it seems too good to be true, it most likely is. The more questions you ask the advertiser, the more you know.

Communication: Hobbyclues employees will never approach you and ask for your credit card or bank details. Be wary of users who have a poor grasp of English; most scams originate overseas. Protect your personal details and initiate communication using our contact form. Avoid communicating via email; use the Hobbyclues messaging centre. Be extremely wary of sellers who do not want to use the messaging centre, or meet in person. Report any ads and messages you find suspicious.   

Payment If you opt for direct shipping, please do so via registered mail. The best way to pay is Cash On Delivery. Do not pay using Western Union or other similar untraceable payment options. When meeting up with a seller, avoid carrying more cash than necessary.  

Ads on the site Report ads and messages that you think are suspicious Be wary of users who have a poor grasp of English; most scams originate overseas. Use your judgment: if it seems too good to be true, it most likely is.

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