Seller’s Guide to Safety

The overwhelming majority of ISOKONOW users are trustworthy and well intentioned. With billions of human interactions facilitated, the incidence of violent crime is extremely low. Nevertheless, please take the same common sense precautions online as you would offline. When meeting someone for the first time, please remember to:

  1. Insist on a public meeting place like a cafe.
  2. Do not meet in a secluded place, or invite strangers into your home.
  3. Be especially careful when buying/selling high value items.
  4. Tell a friend or family member where you're going.
  5. Take your cell phone along if you have one.
  6. Consider having a friend accompany you.
  7. Trust your instincts.

Taking these simple precautions helps make ISOKONOW safer for everyone. If you at anytime feel uncomfortable or unsafe for whatever reason, terminate the meeting and break off contact and inform local law enforcement if you feel the same is necessary.

Follow these basics for avoiding Scams. Deal locally, face to face and avoid scan attempts!

  1. Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person.
  2. Beware offers involving shipping - deal with locals you can meet in person.
  3. Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union) - anyone who asks you to is a scammer.
  4. Don't accept cashier/certified checks or money orders - banks cash fakes, then hold you responsible.
  5. Transactions are between users only; no third party provides a "guarantee".
  6. Never give out financial info (bank account, CNIC, Credit card account, etc).
  7. Do not rent or purchase sight-unseen—that amazing "deal" may not exist.
  8. Refuse background/credit checks until you have met landlord/employer in person.

Keep these Points in Mind when Buying or Selling:

  1. Try to take the full payment at the time of the delivery. Remember to use a safe location to meet.
  2. Watch out for fake currency and money orders. Be aware that banks will not honor fake currency/money order and will hold you responsible for it.
  3. Verify the buyer’s credentials if there is a request for a bulk order. Ask the buyer to provide photo ID and proof of address.
  4. Ensure that your product meets the features you list in your ad to avoid any misunderstanding with the buyer.
  5. Do not share your financial information except the one required for payment.
  6. Always meet the seller at a safe location and inspect the item before purchasing. Following this one rule will help you avoid most scams. This is also true for house rentals.
  7. Watch out for unrealistic offers. If it appears too good to be true, it probably is. Unrealistic offers are used to motivate purchasers to make hasty decisions.
  8. The best way to transact is to collect the item and pay at the same time. Never transfer funds or use a debit card to pay someone you do not know before collecting an item.
  9. Ask for clear information on condition of the item, price, and payment/ delivery method.
  10. Use only those payment methods that you trust and are familiar with. Never give out your financial information.
  11. It is recommended to purchase items directly from the seller.
  12. In case of electronic goods, cars, and bikes you should test the functioning of the item before purchase. Verify vehicle chassis number and proof of registration with local authorities (consider proper legal documentation). 3rd party services are available that can provide the history of a vehicle for theft, damage, and for identification purposes.
  13. Do your research on comparative prices for the product.
If at anytime you feel that the product or item being offered is stolen or illegal or against the Terms of Use of the Website, you should cease contact forthwith and inform IsokoNow of this fact immediately.