Safety Tips

Here are several safety guidelines to help make sure that your usage of DealGara is safe.
While community members who use DealGara have success with buying, selling, renting or connecting with others. It is important we help keep our community members safe from people attempting to scam or defraud them. We have found that one of the best ways to address this problem is to ensure that all transactions take place locally and in-person.

We request you to take the following precautions:
When buying or selling, you should meet in-person to see the product. Learn as much as you can about who
you are meeting or trading with before you complete the transaction DealGara is all about local transactions. 

Never send or wire money to sellers or buyers. This includes never mailing a cheque or using wire payment
services to pay for items found on DealGara. 

Be wary of Users with no reliable contact information, who respond slowly or not at all 

DealGara does not offer any sort of buyer protection. Any emails or websites that talk about such systems are
scams, even if they have the DealGara logo. If you receive any emails promoting these services, please
forward the message to us. 

Never provide your personal or banking information (e.g. credit card number) to others over the Internet.
Never  give out your DealGara password, even if asked to do so in an email supposedly sent by DealGara. 

Protect personal information, e.g. do not share your home address unless you know the other person and want
them to visit you.

Know the site Terms of Use and Prohibited Item Policy

Make yourself aware of common scams and fraud. Do not believe the promise of large sums of money for your
help in any task. 

Inform DealGara of any attempted fraud or suspicious emails, Ads, or other activity by community members.
In case of fraud, report it to the local authorities and inform us

Use common sense. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is not.


Brand name spoofing/phishing:
You get an email that claims to be from DealGara, Western Union, or another company and offers buyer protection or an online payment system. These emails will typically request that you send money via this site or provide personal information. DealGara and most other companies will never send out such emails. If you send money via these sites you are likely sending money to the fraudsters.

A buyer or seller will send you a cheque and then ask for money to be returned to them. Often the cheque will bounce and you will have lost all money you sent to the other party.

Payment for brokerage/importing:
A seller claims that there are brokerage fees, import duties, or other such fees required to get an item into Nepal. Do not pay such fees, as you will most often never get the product and will have lost any money you paid. Again to remind you : DealGara is designed for local, in-person trading .

Fake escrow sites:
A buyer or seller suggests using an escrow service to complete the transaction. Often these escrow web sites are run by fraudsters (even though they may look "official") and they will take your money and never send you the product.

Work from home:
Many work from home offers are "pyramid schemes" which require you to recruit other members in order to get paid. For example, an Ad may say that you can make $100 or few thousand rupees an hour by stuffing envelopes. But to make that money, you need to sell the system to others.

419 Scams:
You get an email saying that your help is needed to help take money out of a country and that you will be paid a commission for your help. Finally, they will ask you for money to help them take the large amount of money out of the country and once you pay you will never hear from them again.