DO NOT trade unless you have organised REAL-WORLD contacts!

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I'm amazed by the number of people who only have PM's as a way of contacting someone, send them their money, then when the person is unresponsive they contact site admins and ask what to do.

Your failure to protect yourself online is NOT THE ADMINS PROBLEM. We don't have the resources to arbitrate trading disputes and there's no way we can tell if either side is telling the truth.

It is up to YOU to arrange real-world contact details (real name, phone number, postal address, at the very least a non-free email address) BEFORE sending someone on the internet your money. Use your brain! If the person doesn't want to give you that info, don't trade with them!

If you believe you are a victim of online fraud, the Australian High Tech Crime Centre has a page which outlines what you should do. Report it to your local police. HR will happily hand over any and all info we have about the person in question, but we are FORBIDDEN BY LAW to give out private info about our members, except to the Police or a Court. So no, we CAN'T give you the person's email address - you should have gotten it yourself first before trading. Get the cops to contactus via email and we'll give the info to them.

Good Luck and Use Common Sense.
 
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