You can avoid scams by following simple rules like:
- Try to work with people locally in your areas
- Do not wire funds via Western Union , MoneyGram or any other wire service - someone asking you to do so may be trying to scam you
- Beware of fake cashier checks & money orders
- Do not give out financial information like bank account, social security number, ebay/paypal information etc.
- Go through the profiles and ratings given by other HelpingTown users