Don’t be a victim. Never pay for delivery of a Freecycle item.
The incidence of scams is on the increase, on Freecycle and elsewhere. Here’s how you can identify a likely scam:
- The offering member claims to have recently moved or posted to the wrong Town group and they need money to send the item to you.
- The post contains a photo of an email address.
- The subject of the post uses unusual punctuation or odd symbols, such as ~.ṀusicaĮ Įnstruments~
- The offer seems too good to be true, especially if the member has recently joined Freecycle or posted the item to multiple towns that aren’t near each other.
Any time you find a suspicious post, or are asked to pay for an item or delivery of an item, please use the “Report” button on the post detail page, or send a message to your town moderators. Please don’t become a victim of another delivery scam!
Thanks for helping keep scammers out of Freecycle!