Trade safe

Do not do anything that would not do in everyday life!
The majority of buyers and sellers in Spain Marketplace have good intentions and are reliable. Unfortunately, just like in the real world, there is also a small group of people who abuse the trust of others. With reading our tips and advices you reduce the chance of a possible disappointment. We strive for a safe Real Estate marketplace for our buyers and sellers. To support this, we have created this Trade safe help page for our advertisers, to be able to act in a safe environment as good as possible.
Don´t pay or accept deposits via Western Union, Moneygram or other anonymous payment services.
- Don't buy or sell outside of your country. Don't accept cashier cheques from outside your country.
- Be extra alert to buyers and sellers from abroad and who use this (anonymous) payment methods.
24 X 7 monitoring of Ads and IP Tracking.
The ads on Spain Marketplace are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We take various measures such as IP tracking and email address verification from the advertiser. Through the IP address it is possible to find the address from where the advertisement is placed. When we assume that you are breaking the rules, this will be reported to the competent authorities and an IP  and email address blockade is the result. These measures help the users of Spain Marketplace to do business with each other in a safe, successful and enjoyable way.
Spain Marketplace Real Estate attaches great importance to protecting the trust of users in a safe environment.
Spain Marketplace Real Estate is facilitating as an advertising platform. Agreements are made between you, and the seller.
Buyers and sellers find each other through the website, but the agreements are made between you and the seller. Spain Marketplace has no role in the realization of the sale/purchase and the mutual agreements. You decide for yourself how and with who you will make the sale/purchase.
Duplicate Content is a No Go for Spain Marketplace Real Estate.
Duplicate content fuels negative user experience and can affect the credibility of a brand. Duplicated Ads are removed afterwards. A blockade of the IP / E-mail address can be the result, if this is repeated. 

Unexpected money offer from overseas or the UK.
Nigerian scams involve someone overseas offering you a share in a large sum of money or a payment on the condition you help them to transfer money out of their country. While these scams originated in Nigeria, they now come from all over the world.

Take care of messages with this text (example);
I am interested to buy get back to me with details Mrs Sarah - [email protected] (Don´t answer this type of e-mails!)

Be careful when you are approached with e mail addresses as indicated in the example. (Examples).

[email protected] 
[email protected] 
[email protected]   
[email protected]
[email protected]

Protect yourself.
If you are in doubt about who is looking for contact with you, do an internet search using the names, contact details or exact wording of the letter/e-mail to check for any references to a scam – many scams can be identified this way. Remember there are no get-rich-quick schemes: if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
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Be careful with sharing your bank details.
Do not just transfer money to a seller. Do not enter a bank account number on which a seller can deposit money without first having verified this buyer sufficiently.
10 recommendations for safe trading on Spain Marketplace Real Estate.
The advice below can help your transactions not only to be successful but also to be safe.
1. Know who you are doing business with. Research (google) the user, check the data and e-mail address.
2. Let your common sense speak: if something seems too good to be true, then that is usually the case.
3. Find out with ActionFraud whether any reports about the seller are known to the police.
4. Do you do business with a seller for the first time? then we recommend approaching with caution
5. Request the contact details of the seller and contact him or her by telephone.
6. Ask as much as possible for a fixed telephone number of the seller to verify an address.
7. Ask the seller if there are any uncertainties.
8. Do not proceed with the transaction if you do not receive any unclear information.
9. Win as much information as possible about the object and about the seller.
10. Know who you are doing business with. Have you done business with a certain seller more often?
It is not allowed to place ads that are offensive to persons or companies and / or bring them into disrepute. Placing an advertisement stating people with regard to rent debts, alleged scam etc. is not permitted on Spain Marketplace.

Spain Marketplace reserves the right at all times to modify or remove advertisements, block your account if they do not comply with the general terms and conditions and/or rules of conduct.
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