Safety Tips

While most people experience successful, hassle free transactions on Pawn Brokers Australia we recommend all users are aware of our top Buying and Selling tips to help get the best experience.

One of the best ways is to ensure that all transactions take place locally and in-person.

Buying & Selling – top tips for staying safe:

  1. When buying or selling, you should meet in-person to see the item and exchange money. If possible take someone with you, or have someone with you at home if a buyer is coming to your home or workplace. If you’re answering a home service ad, ask the poster to produce identity and proof of qualification before inviting them into your home.
  2. Never send your item before receiving the money. This includes never mailing a cheque or using payment services like Bidpay, Western Union or Money Gram to pay for items found on Pawn Brokers Australia.
  3. Never send or wire money to sellers or buyers. This includes never mailing a cheque or using payment services like Bidpay, Western Union or Money Gram to pay for items found on Pawn Brokers Australia. It is our belief that these forms of funds transfer are favored by fraudsters.
  4. Always inspect the item before agreeing to a sale and transferring funds. Items should be inspected carefully to ensure it is as described in the ad and any issues are known before the sale.
  5. Pawn Brokers Australia doesn’t offer any sort of buyer protection / payment programs. Any emails you receive that talk about such systems should be ignored., even if they may have the Pawn Brokers Australia logo. If you receive any emails promoting these services, please  report it to us.
  6. Pawn Brokers Australia doesn’t offer any sort of Live Chat Support. If you receive any emails containing a Live Chat link, please report it to us
  7. If it looks too good to be true it probably is!