We at adhere.lk are committed to the safety of all of our members. Staying safe and the dos and don’ts of our online services are crucial to us and all of our members. We trust that everyone who becomes a part of our site understands that making a smart decision when exchanging or bartering with a stranger is a must in today’s new environment. We hope these below tips will be helpful during your experience bartering with adhere.lk.

Basic Quick Safety Tips:

Use only adhere.lk platform for messaging to communicate securely. Never go off-line to discuss your bargaining.

Never give out your personal information such as a personal email, phone number or address, neighborhood etc. to the person you are bartering with.

Ask for cash and accept cash only. Please take precaution with accepting money orders or cashier’s checks which some view the same as cash.

Meet in a public safe place. Do not let anyone in your car or home. Decide a mutual location to meet, preferably in a public opened area.

Be alert when you meet with the exchanger; take someone with you, if possible.

Wearing a mask and use of gloves should be considered when exchanging items. Remember our environment has changed since the Coronavirus pandemic.

Meeting people late at night can be risky, so it’s important that common sense and safety instincts are used at all times. It’s best to meet someone during the day.

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Make sure you and the barterer/buyer are clear on items you are trading and the value. Make an email agreement before you meet to exchange items. By doing this, you both will avoid waste of time and miscommunication. Communication is key. Ask questions and get a clear understanding of what you are bartering /buying.

Always follow Safety Tips as a Buyer or Seller

As a Buyer

  • Ensure a secure place to meet the seller.
  • Check the item carefully before make payments.
  • Be careful about unacceptable discounts and offers.
  • Compare prices and specification before buying on admart.lk it self or on a search engine.
  • Avoid reveling your privet and confidential details to any other person including financial information.

As a Seller

  • Ensure a secure place to meet the buyer.
  • Ensure you will be received full payment before giving the item.
  • Check the validity of currency notes prior to accept those.
  • Always take ID or any other contact validity from the buyer prior to make deal.
  • Avoid reveling your privet and confidential details to any other person including financial information.

If you think any person is susceptible or you were victimized, contact the police as soon as possible.

General safety tips

Be careful

Conduct a background check on the company before going for an interview and also verify its website. Do not submit any upfront fees for a job application or go for interviews in remote or unfamiliar places. There should be no sharing of personal details such as bank account number or copy of your ID.

Meet Sellers in person

Check the quality of the item(s) and make sure it meets your expectations before making payment

Prepayments are strictly prohibited on adhere.lk

Buyers – no prepayment should be made for either the delivery or the products. You can discuss the delivery cost, but payment should be made only AFTER the product is delivered successfully.
Sellers – don’t ask for any prepayments before delivery!

Use common sense

Avoid anything that appears too good to be true, such as unrealistically low prices and promises of quick money.

Never give out your financial information

Including bank account details, eBay/PayPal info and any other information that could be misused

Scams and frauds to watch out for

Fake payment services
adhere.lk does not offer any payment scheme in purchases. Please, report users claiming to offer such services.

Fake fee requests
Avoid anyone who asks for extra fees to buy or sell an item or service. Jiji never requests payments for its basic services and does not allow items that are not located in Nigeria, so import and brokerage fees should never be required.

Requests to use money transfer services
Services such as Western Union or MoneyGram are not meant for transactions between strangers and many scams are run through them. Avoid such requests.

Still have questions? Contact us at [email protected]