SuperAds websites are intended to be used by local members, however,
SuperAds may not always be able to prevent malicious users from visiting
Every so often,
BostonSuperAds receives reports of ads that are posted with intent of scamming
or taking advantage of our users.
BostonSuperAds does not monitor or control users who may sell or buy on
the classifieds, nor we review or validate listings, items, or services offered
With this in mind,
BostonSuperAds users should be aware that:
Sellers and buyers are responsible for working out the
transaction of goods or services.
SuperAds does not offer any transaction or payment services
on any of our sites
Users that choose
to send money to buyers or sellers through third party transaction services are doing
this at their own risk
Sellers and buyers must resolve any disputes that may
arise from the Site’s classified transactions.
Avoid sending money to any
BostonSuperAds user (either through bank wire, online service, or in the mail) that you have not met in person.
This will prevent future headaches of reporting
BostonSuperAds , third party transaction services, local authorities, the
Federal Trade Commission etc.
Sellers and buyers are responsible for researching and
complying with any applicable laws, regulations or restrictions.
BostonSuperAds is not local to any particular area, users must be aware
of their own local bylaws regarding the buying or selling of any items or services
such a (but not limited to): real estate; pets and animals or livestock; miscellaneous
services. For further information on what cannot be listed on
BostonSuperAds under any circumstances, see "Prohibited Items and Services"
under the site
item or service is illegal to provide or not, please inquire with your local authorities.
Sellers and buyers are responsible for all applicable
taxes and for all costs incurred by participating in the Site.
BostonSuperAds does not offer any transaction or payment services on any
of our sites. We are also not responsible for additional charges that may be included
regarding any purchase you’ve made through the use of any
To ensure that you, your money, and your sensitive information is not being taken
advantage of, here are a few things to consider:
·Never send money to sellers, whether it be through an
online payment service (such as PayPal, Western Union, etc.), bank wire, or in the
mail. Only pay the seller for an item or service after discussing and dealing with
the transaction in person.
·When meeting a seller in person, meet in an open public
place (such as a local supermarket parking lot, community park, etc.) and avoid
going to, or inviting an ad poster to your personal residence, especially when you’re
· SuperAds does not offer any payment or transaction services, if you
receive any messages from
BostonSuperAds requesting payment or confirmation of payment, it is a scam,
· Do not provide any personal, banking or financial
information on the site, whether it its provided by you within your own classified
ad, or through communication with other
BostonSuperAds users. When this kind of information is being requested by
you from other others, it is called
phishing. Be aware that any information you post within an ad through this
website is visible by anyone.
·Do not contact sellers through any email
address provided in the Ad Title or Ad Description. Always use the ‘Email Seller’
feature. Scammers will deviate from using this to avoid having their communications
flagged with a registered email address.
·You should not have to provide your phone number to
an ad poster. There is an option provided for ad poster’s to include their own contact
phone number when placing ads on our sites. You should not have to provide the seller
with your phone number in order for them to contact you.
·Users are responsible for changing their own password
or registered email address, these tools are found under ‘My Account Info’ in the
‘My SuperAds’ area of the site. If you receive any messages from
BostonSuperAds requesting any kind of account information, we simply do
not do this, and it is a scam. Please contact us immediately. We will only provide account information
to the email address registered to the
Lastly, familiarize yourself with today’s common scamming schemes. There are a number
of resources online that can help you prevent becoming a victim of internet
Our recommended source is OnGuardOnline.gov,
a website that is supported by the Federal Trade Commission. This website shares a categorized
list of today’s
most common scams.
The most important thing that users need remember when using
BostonSuperAds, is to exercise common sense. If an item or listing seems
too good to be true (“Free dogs for adoption”, a brand new car for $3000.00,
etc.) than it more than likely is. If you have any shred of doubt about an ad or
user, know when to walk away.
In the event you encounter an ad that you think is suspicious, please either report
it to us using the ‘Report This Ad’ feature on the classified page (near Date Placed
and Item Location info) OR contact us directly to outline your concerns with the ad.
Be sure to include the AD and USER ID numbers found near the bottom of the classified
page. The AD and USER ID numbers are helpful for us to quickly locate and review