Aviators Market is the fastest growing online marketplace in aviation. Our users include both private parties and dealers, who list and advertise aircraft, engines, avionics, parts, services, and real estate.
The increasingly digital landscape can lend itself to scammers and frauds. We’re continually investing in measures to secure the marketplace. But we also encourage our buyers to be aware of best practices and guidelines for safe online transactions.
Know How to Spot and Stop Fraud
Aviators Market Will Never:
- Ask you for your password.
- Own, buy or sell items listed on our website.
- Participate in transactions between buyers and sellers in any way.
- Offer "Buyer Protection", "Escrow Services" or any type of "Certification".
- Give instructions on how or where to send in payments.
- Offer shipping or warehousing services.
- Provide warranties or inspections.
- Ask for personal or financial information via email.
Fraud Awareness Best Practices
- If an offer looks too good to be true, it probably is!
- Verify the buyer or seller’s identity through a quick public records search.
- Meet in person in a safe location whenever possible.
- When dealing with an international transaction, be wary of someone posing as an “agent” of the buyer or seller.
- Remember that a photo of an item does not verify the existence of the item. See the item in person whenever possible and safe.
- If using an escrow service, verify that it’s a reliable service. Don’t click to an escrow service website from a link in an email. Instead, type in the URL directly. Don’t use an escrow service recommended by the seller.
- Fraud deals may involve shipping, wire transfers, overpayment or cashiers checks. Unusual requests involving the transaction may be a signal of a potential scam.
- Buyers and sellers: do not wire money for any transaction without first verifying the identity of the other parties involved in the transaction.
- Do not wire money for any transaction that initially began with an overpayment or to pay a shipper or pick-up agent.
- If presented with an "invoice" from PayPal or other payment service, verify its authenticity.
- Use your best judgment in all transactions.
- Report suspected fraudulent activity to email@example.com
If you suspect fraud, file a report at www.ic3.gov and let us know.
IC3 is the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA). The organization supplies victims of cyber crime with a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism.
Upon receiving your case, IC3 alerts authorities by referring reports to the proper law enforcement or regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international levels.
If you receive a suspicious email, report it to Aviators Market immediately. You can simply forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t change the subject line or send it as an attachment; just forward it directly to us. We’ll contact you if we need additional information.