What are the safest payment methods I can use?

I have been offered payment by check, what should I do?

We do not recommend accepting this payment, alternatively you can go to the bank together with the buyer and verify its authenticity and coverage. We also recommend that you never send or accept photocopies of a check.

There is an article that interests me but they asked me for unsecured payment.

Choose secure and traceable payment methods such as Paypal or bank transfer. Payments with Western Union or Moneygram for example are not traceable, remember that once made it is not possible to block a transfer of funds, and in case of problems you cannot complain.

Can I use Paypal to receive or send a payment?

Yes, if you are selling and cannot meet the buyer in person, you can do so: 

log in to your Paypal account and click ‘Send and request’ at the top left.
By entering the ‘Create a PayPal.Me link’ section, you can create your own Paypal link and send it to the people from whom you wish to receive payment.

When the buyer has made the payment on your Paypal link, you will receive a confirmation email from the  @ payp al.it assistance address  with the details of the transaction.

If, on the other hand, you are purchasing an item, to make a payment via Paypal, log in to your account and click ‘Send and request’ in the upper left corner.

Access this section if you need more information on the Paypal protection program.

Paypal will send the recipient an email or an SMS to communicate that you have sent him money, with the details of the transaction.

If instead you have received a PayPal.Me link from the seller, you can copy it and paste it in your browser. Type the amount to be sent and choose how to pay. Send from your Paypal balance or bank account or choose your favorite card.

The seller’s PayPal.Me link can be set up to receive money from friends and family. We inform you that payments between friends and family are not covered by Paypal Purchase Protection.

In this case you will be able to flag the option that allows you to send the payment with the PayPal purchase and sales protection program.

If you don’t have a Paypal account, you can register quickly and for free by clicking here