Make Your LocalCounty Experience Safe & Successful
As with anyone you meet—online or offline—your sound judgment and instincts are necessary to protect yourself. There is no substitution for acting with caution when communicating with someone you do not know. Here are some tips for safely navigating any personal interaction, but especially one that begins online.
When choosing to sell or purchase a product from another user, remember to take necessary precautions when meeting with people you do not know.
1. Always Use Your Best Judgment
LocalCounty does not conduct criminal background checks or investigate the character or intentions of those that use the site. As with any personal interaction, keep in mind it is always possible for people to misrepresent themselves. Assessing a user of LocalCounty’s truthfulness and honesty is ultimately your responsibility. Don't ignore any facts that seem inconsistent or "off." Trust your instincts and remember that you have control over the situation. If you're talking to someone online or by phone and they say things that raise your suspicions, consider ending the conversation.
2. Personal Information
NEVER Share Financial Information or Certain Personal Information
NEVER give out your credit card number or bank information.
NEVER share your Social Security Number/Social Insurance Number, mother's maiden name, or other private information that can be used to access your financial information.
NEVER send money to someone you meet online, especially by wire transfer.
Immediately stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it.
3. Protect Yourself
When meeting with someone in person that you met online it is best to have another person with you.
We hope these safety tips will help you have a positive experience with Local County.