Be Safe and Avoid Scams

Personal safety and avoiding scams are a priority here on Mary Jane's List. Although most people are good, there are a few that are not. Always take common sense precautions when dealing with anyone. Here are a few suggestions:

Be Safe

- Only deal with people you can meet locally in person
- Always insist to meet in a public place
- Always take someone with you, never meet strangers by yourself if possible
- Tell someone where and who you are going to meet

Avoid Scams

- Again, only deal with people you can meet locally in person
Never wire funds by western union, moneygram, or similar services
- Avoid deals involving shipping, deal locally
- Never give out your financial information like bank account numbers, social security number
- Avoid cashier checks or money orders, they are often fake

Taking simple precautions will keep everyone safe