Disclaimer on Use of Our Classified Ads
Majority of people who use the AFRICA PRIME NEWS Classified Ads platform are trustworthy and well-meaning individuals. So, we do not foresee incidences of violent crime here.
However, we encourage you to take key safety precautions while dealing with people you meet online as the ones you meet physically.
As it may apply in a physical situation, when meeting someone for the first time, please remember to:
- Be careful when buying/selling from/to them high valued items.
- When it comes to physical meeting, do not agree to meet a buyer/seller in a secluded place, insist on meeting in a public place – where possible invite a friend or family member to accompany you.
- Do not invite people you don’t know into your home.
- Always inform a friend or family member where you’re going.
- Where possible, carry your mobile phone, or other means of communication with you.
To Avoid Scam
The best way to avoid scam is to deal locally with buyers/sellers and face-to-face, or have a representative in the location of the item seller.
- Do not make payment for an item where you, or your representative have not met or verified the seller.
- Beware of offers where shipping is involved, except you verify the sellers. We encourage dealing with local sellers whom you can meet in person.
- We encourage transactions between users only, not through wired money (e.g., Western Union), or money orders, except you know the seller.
- Do not give your financial info like bank details, etc.
- Do not rent/purchase item, or property you did not see and verified its existence
Where you Know or Trust the Seller and Want Items Delivered to you
- Our platform is only a classified ads site, where products and services owners display their items for sale.
- In case of products, only price tags of items are posted, excluding shipping and handling.
- AFRICA PRIME NEWS does not deliver listed products, but provide you with means of contacting product owners for onward transaction. The product owners are responsible for making deliveries of products to buyers themselves.
- We have provided you with location of product owners, so you can check and reach them directly.
AFRICA PRIME NEWS Classified Ads prohibits the sale of the following items.
- Weapons and ammunition of any kind, local or sophisticated.
- Items depicting or promoting exploitation or endangerment of minors; child pornography
- Hazardous items and materials of any kind.
- Non-sanitised clothing and shoes
- Prescription drugs, controlled substances, unpackaged or adulterated food or cosmetics and related items
- Alcohol and tobacco
- Pets, endangered species and any parts of such animals
- False, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent content
- Offensive, threatening, or malicious postings
- People’s digital, or physical identity and confidential information
- Stolen property, counterfeit, or pirated items;
- Licenses, government documents, Military, or police items
- Lottery or raffle tickets,
- Spam content, affiliate marketing; or multi-level marketing, etc
- Any good, service, or content that violates the law or legal rights of others
We encourage users to flag anyone using flouting these rules