Security Center

We created this security center page to help guide you in the best way to use TradingCradles.com.

How do I flag suspicious or inappropriate ads?

Flagging an ad brings the ad to the attention of our team. They then investigate the ad and remove ads that violate the posting policies of TradingCradles.com.

To flag an ad, use the link that looks like a crossed out symbol on each ad, this can be located on the bottom right of all ads. You can also report an ad to us via email and explain your situation. Be sure to include as many details as possible and the ad information. Reporting ads using the crossed out symbol is the fastest way of alerting our parental team about bad ads.

Tips for using TradingCradles.com

People who use TradingCradles.com have success with buying, selling and connecting with others, from time to time parents may run across a person attempting to scam or defraud our users. We have found that one of the best ways to address this problem is to ensure that all transactions take place locally and in-person.

Here are some general precautions you can take to ensure success.

When buying or selling, you should meet in-person to see the product and exchange funds. TradingCradles.com is all about local transactions.

Never send or wire money to sellers or buyers. This includes mailing a check or using payment services like Bidpay, Western Union or Money Gram to pay for items. If a buyer sends an "overpayment" and asks that you send the difference back to them via a check/money order, this is a scam.

Do not give out personal or banking information (e.g. social security number, bank account number) over the Internet.

Inform TradingCradles.com of any attempted fraud or suspicious emails, ads, or other activity by community members. In case of fraud, file a police report.

TradingCradles.com does not offer any sort of buyer protection programs or secure payment systems for items. Any emails or web sites that refer to these programs are scams, even if they may have the TradingCradles.com logo. If you receive any emails promoting these services, please forward the message to our parental team.

Use common sense. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

What do I do if I have been scammed?

If you are the victim of fraud, please inform your local police department.