Why are we telling you this? We just want to remind our members that dealing off-site is grounds for instant termination. Part of what keeps our community safe is the oversight of each transaction. This business model is plagued with fraudsters, and being lured off site for a transaction should throw instant red flags. We don’t want people getting scammed then blaming our service on other websites that “I was scammed by some guy on SWAPD.” This will not only with hurt our reputation, but will also lower our credibility, and with less credibility, you will notice fewer listings. Even though we wouldn’t be at fault because we have no control of things outside of our website, no one will listen. The word SCAM will be instantly associated with our website, as most people won’t read the users story, they will just read the headlines. This is why we strictly enforce the following rules:
- No dealing off site.
- No sharing emails.
- No sharing phone numbers.
- No sharing skype/kik/any messenger what-so-ever.
- No communication off site, ever. Unless approved by SWAPD staff.
We have filters in place on our website that constantly scan for these infractions. Circumventing them by being clever (using AT instead of @, for example) won’t help either. Even though it may not look like it, our platform is quite advanced, so we don’t have a problem pinpointing offenders.
A big thank you to all complying members.