Gumtree Australia Support Knowledgebase - Safety - Rental/Real estate – Trading Tips
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Rental/Real estate – Trading Tips

  • Always meet face to face - take someone with you to view the property
  • Whether you’re the person that advertised or replying to an ad always ask for ID 
  • Never send or wire money (especially Western Union, Moneygram or services like Bidpay) to someone you don’t know or trust
  • Always inspect the property before agreeing to a sale
  • Use common sense. If something sounds too good to be true - it probably is

Please note: People willing to rent a property without seeing it/ or the prospective tenant first, even if they claim that it is because they are currently overseas, are unlikely to be legitimate.

Gumtree is a local classifieds website and ads aren’t reviewed before they go live on the site. Gumtree doesn't offer any sort of buyer protection / payment programs. Any emails you receive that talk about such systems are scams, even if they may have the Gumtree logo. If you receive any emails promoting these services, please report it to us