Although the Internet is great, fun, and resourceful, all
Internet users must remember there are billions of people using the Internet
throughout the world everyday and online criminals do exist. Out of the tremendous number of Take It In
Trade™ members that use the site, the great majority of those members are
honest and reliable people. However,
some caution should be exercised when using Take
It In Trade™. So, for the
protection of its members, and as a friendly reminder, Take It In Trade™ wanted
to point out a few tips that will help ensure your safety online.
Things to remember:
should be wary of giving out your personal information, like telephone
numbers or addresses.
meeting up with someone, bring your cell phone if you have one.
- If you
answer a personal ad and arrange a meeting, do so in a public place.
- If you
plan to respond to a “for sale” ad or “for trade” ad, bring another person
along with you to pick up or view the items for sale or trade.
- If no
one can go with you, make sure to tell someone where and when you are
- If a
job ad asks for a resume, do not include personal information, like
telephone numbers or addresses, until you verify the company’s existence
and that the person receiving the resume actually works for that
if something makes you feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts!
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