Why should I pay and communicate through Flippa directly?
Flippa cannot provide any protections where a sale isn't paid for directly through Flippa.
Paying or communicating outside of Flippa makes it harder for us to protect your information and puts you at a greater risk of fraud and other security issues.
Paying and communicating through Flippa ensures that you are protected under our Terms of Service and payment protections. It also makes it easy to find and reference important details and attachments pertaining to a sale.
We know that from time to time you may need to have a discussion or negotiation outside of Flippa but always bring any written dialogue or conversation back to Flippa in your Deal Completion Area.
Report suspicious messages.
Never pay for something outside Flippa without our express direction. Use the provide payment mechanisms including Escrow.com, PayPal, Flippa Payments, or other Flippa prescribed payment solution.
If someone asks you to pay or accept payment for an asset listed on Flippa outside of our payment system - or you suspect someone of falsifying details - report this immediately to our Support team here. The case will be referred to our Marketplace Integrity team and investigated.
If you didn't pay or accept payment through Flippa, you may have paid for something fraudulent.
The Benefits of the Flippa Deal Completion Area:
When you have a winning bidder in your auction or have an offer accepted, you will be provided the Flippa Deal Completion Area. You will be able to discuss the payment, details necessary for asset transfer, and get post-sales advice and support.
That is also where you can see that a payment has been made and Flippa's protections via our partner Escrow.com or any other Flippa payment partners is available.