How to Avoid Scams

We, PawnTicketList.com, are not liable for any and all fraudulent acts committed on or through our services and its affiliates. We will not be held responsible for your negligence in detecting and or avoiding fraudulent acts. Please read thoroughly and understand that these are guidelines to help you and are not the only ways to protect yourself. If you are cautious and responsible, these guidelines will help you complete your transaction in a timely and comfortable manor.

You can bypass would-be scam artist by recalling the following common-sense rules:

  • DEAL LOCALLY WITH PEOPLE YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON : follow this one rule and avoid the majority of scam attempts on PAWNTICKETLIST.
  • ALWAYS MEET IN FRONT OF AND AT THE PAWN SHOP IF THE TICKET IS WORTH MORE THEN $500.00 OR IF YOU ARE CARRYING A LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH IN PUBLIC.
  • PAWNTICKETLIST IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY TRANSACTION, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification"
  • NEVER WIRE FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM or any other wire service - anyone who asks you to do so is a potential scam artist.
  • FAKE CASHIER CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS ARE COMMON, and BANKS WILL CASH THEM AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE when the fake is discovered weeks later.
  • NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION (bank account number, social security number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.)
  • AVOID DEALS INVOLVING SHIPPING OR ESCROW SERVICES and know that ONLY A SCAMMER WILL "GUARANTEE" YOUR TRANSACTION.
  • DON'T HESITATE TO ASK QUESTIONS : The more comfortable you feel, the more comfortable the person you are meeting will feel.

How to recognize scams
Most scams involve one or more of the following:

  • inability or refusal to meet face-to-face before consummating transactions; This is a rule of thumb, you must meet in person in order to receive you ticket.
  • inquiry from someone far away, often in another country; if you don't know the location/country then you don't need to know them
  • Western Union, Money Gram, cashier's check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or a "guarantee"
  • if the person you are dealing with can not look into your eyes, they must have something else on their mind
  • if someone is constantly looking behind their back and acting shifty, use your best judgement
  • trust your instincts and bring someone with you if you desire

 

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