Posting Guidelines & Fraud warning

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Posting Guidelines & Fraud warning

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Please give with a concise description of the item.
e.g. For Sale - Brooks leather saddle B17

If the post contains a redirect to an ebay sale then the subject line MUST start "EBAY:",
e.g. "EBAY: Brooks leather saddle B17"

When the sale is complete please edit the Subject of your original post to tell us !!
e.g. "SOLD - Brooks leather saddle B17"

You can always redit if you need to revive the sale.

If you make an effort with the SUBJECT others will silently thank you for saving their time/effort.

Cycling and bike-related items. This is a matter of judgement.
Complaints were received when a car was posted !
Commercial postings will be removed without notice.
No private accommodation/holidays here please.

Please do NOT post your item more than once
Multiple postings confuse & annoy.
Always use your original topic.
- You can bump it back to the top ( at couple of times if necessary ) . . best to have a new price or additional info
- You can edit your original post : subject line and contents, if necessary.

The only practical reason to repost as a new topic is if the original one was auto-deleted after 30 days of inactivity.

Caveat Emptor
Remember this board is open to the public as well as CTC members.
This is an online "small ads" facility only. CTC staff, the moderators & administrators of these boards cannot get involved in the resolution of misunderstandings or problems.
Please exercise due caution.
Spammers, Fraudsters, Dealers & Commercial users will have their posts removed and will be banned without warning.

Fraud and Confidence tricks
Most of the time your will be dealing with reasonable, honest people (whether CTC members or non-members who choose to advertise here ). However, always be careful.

Anonymous, Odd and foreign email addresses
If an email address or other contact detail is unusual, be on your guard.

Wire transfer, Western Union
If ANYONE mentions payment by "wire transfer", "Western Union" or other exotic means of payment . . . . do NOT DO IT unless you are totally in control of the transaction and know exactly ALL the types of frauds associated with these methods!

Your own bank details
Never give your own bank details to anyone in this "small ads" market context.

Dodgy provenance
If the topic/response contains stilted english or unusual phraseology, this should be a warning to you.

Personal Details
If someone asks for an unusual amount of personal details from you, be very careful what you reveal.

Once a topic has become inactive for 30 days it will be automatically deleted.

140708 - GK - Please do NOT post your item more than once : Caveat Emptor updated.
271108 - GK - Fraud warnings added to this post.
150309 - GK - Minor amendments to reflect division into separate boards : For Sale : Wanted . . . .
Last edited by Graham on 27 Nov 2008, 10:39am, edited 4 times in total.
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