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Payment & Transaction Tips

Choose the safest way for you to pay

Paying through the OfferUp app, now available in some regions, lets you use your debit or credit card without carrying cash or sharing your personal information with the seller.

Avoid app-based payments like Venmo, Google Wallet, and PayPal. Also avoid wire transfers such as Western Union or MoneyGram, or non-cash payments such as gift cards or personal/certified checks. These payment methods are usually sources of fraud. If a seller insists on payment with one of these methods, please report them to OfferUp. Learn how: How do I report an item or person?

Get your item from the seller directly

The best way is to meet in person. If the buyer or seller wants to work through a different method, including using other shipping or moving companies, or other people the seller introduces, please report them through the app.