Freegive Help Centre

Welcome to our help centre where you can
find tips and tutorials on using freegive

How Can We Help You Today?

On this page you will find all the help, advice and guidance on how to use the range of services available for you. Please note that some of our services are hosted on our website and some are hosted on the yahoo website. In order to use some of our services you must register or login.

Freegive yahoo Recycling Group Hosted On Yahoo Website

We connects people who are giving and getting stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about recycle, reuse, reduce and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Free to join. Find out how it works, how to post an item, how to get unwanted item for free, recycling group frequently asked questions and more. Read More.

To become a member, you need to register. Find out how to join Freegive Yahoo recycling group without Yahoo email address.

How To Search Freegive Yahoo Recycling Group. To find your nearest group, please follow the simple steps below. For example, if you are living in London and interested in joining Lambeth group, search for London or Lambeth.

Try it out:
- Type your country name or city name into the search box.
- Click the search button.

Please note that Freegive Yahoo recycling group is active in 124 countries across the world. Go to recycling group directory page.

Freegive Community Recycling Hosted On Our Website

Free give community recycling match people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them. Free to join. How it works, offered items, wanted items, taken items and more. Find Out More.

To become a member, you need to register.

How to search Freegive Community Recycling Group. Actually searching Freegive community recycling site is pretty easy. Just type what you’re interested in finding into the left side of the search box, click drop down list arrow on the right side of the search box and select your ads category and then click the search button.

For example, if you are looking for a free chair in London, search for chair in London or London chair.

Try it out:
- Type "London chair" into the left side of the search box.
- Click drop down list arrow on the right side of the search box and select "Offered Free Items".
- Click the search button.

Note: The community recycling group is active in many countries across the world. Visit the home page.

Freegive UK Free Food Group Hosted On Yahoo Website

Today people across the UK will struggle to feed themselves and their families. Redundancy, illness, benefit delay and debt are just some of the reasons why people go hungry.

Where communities unite to make sure no good food is wasted. Our vision is to see a Freegive free food group in every UK town, creating a nation where no-one has to go hungry - can you help make that a reality?

Please take action to end food poverty in the UK today. Find free food group near you.

To become a member, you need to register. Find out how to join Freegive Yahoo group without Yahoo email address.

Learn more about UK free food group.

Freegive Classified Ads Site Hosted On Our Website

We allow users from Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States to post their advert on Freegive Classified Ads Site. Only registered users can post and reply to ads.

Note: If you are not from any of the country listed above, please do not register with us or use the site. If you do not follow these rules, your account will be deleted immediately without notice.

How to post an ad: Posting an advert on Freegive is super easy! The first thing you will need to do is Register on the site. Once you have an account, or if you already have an account with us, Log In and you will be able to post adverts with us.

You can add up to 2 images to your advert.

We also suggest you take a look at our General Posting Rules, to avoid issues later.

Actually searching Freegive classified ad site is pretty easy. Just type what you’re interested in finding into the left side of the search box, click drop down list arrow on the right side of the search box and select your ads category and then click the search button.

For example, if you are looking for a dog walkers in London, search for London dog walkers or London pet sitters.

Try it out:
- Type "London dog walkers" into the left side of the search box above.
- Click drop down list arrow on the right side of the search box and select "pet sitters - dog walkers".
- Click the search button.

Visit the classified ads home page.

Language

- Write in English in all of your adverts.
- Do not use adult/bad language in your adverts.

Freegive Sponsored And Free Ads Directory Hosted On Our Website

We allow users from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States to post their advert on Freegive Sponsored And Free Ads Directory.

Note: If you are not from any of the country listed above, please do not submit your advert. We do not accept ads submitted outside the countries listed above. If you do not follow these rules, your advert will be deleted immediately without notice.

In the interests of everyone else, people who regularly break our posting rules may find their future use of the site restricted.

- Go to sponsored and free ads directory page
- No registration required
- All ads go through an approval process to make sure they're safe and appropriate for users.

Posting an advert on Freegive Sponsored And Free Ads Directory is super easy! You do not need to Register on the site to Post an Ad. Find out how to post an ad.

About The Ad Approval Process

All ads go through an approval process to make sure they're safe and appropriate for users. We review all aspects of your paused ads. Most ads are reviewed within one day. If we find any issues, we will not list your ad.

Your Ad Title

Ideally, this should be brief and precise. Make sure you do not put a url link, email address and telephone number in your ad title. The more precise the title it, the better chance you have of your advert showing in the search.

Your Ad Description

Make sure you do not put a url link, email address and telephone number in the description, which is not allowed. Do not put adult language or swear words in your advert, as we will have to remove it.

Choosing Your Ad Category

Post in the category that most closely matches your ad. People tend to find what they are looking for by browsing within categories, so posting your ad in the right category will increase the chances of your ad being seen.

Choosing Your Ad Location

(Warning: Do not lie about your advert location. If you fail to do so, your advert will be deleted immediately.)
We urge our users to post locally. The chances of having a successful and safe sale are highest this way.

Safety advice

At Freegive, we want all of our users to have a safe and enjoyable experience on our website.

But if we had to summarise our advice into just two principles, they'd be:

1. Always meet in person when doing any business through Freegive - it helps to avoid scammers who rely on online anonymity
2. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

We hope you find what you need here, but if you ever have any questions for us, then please get in touch.

Buying And Selling safely

Follow these simple steps for a safe and successful selling experience:

Keep things local by meeting face to face with the buyer to exchange items and money at the same time.

Never send items upfront in advance of receiving payment. If you are using a secure payment method, always check that the credit amount is showing as cleared funds on your balance.

Meet up to see the item in person. Make sure you are completely happy with the item before handing over any money. Although we do not recommend paying for an item you haven't seen, if you are planning to do this, please use a secure payment method.

Never carry large sums of money with you. If you’re looking to buy something expensive, we recommend that you meet with the seller to view the item first. If you are happy to proceed with the purchase, either go to the bank with the seller or arrange to meet somewhere safe to pay.

For your personal safety, meet in a ‘lighted’ public place and always take someone with you, or at least tell a friend where you’re going and keep your phone with you.

Be aware of top scam warning signs, and if in doubt about a buyer either contact us or simply find another buyer.

Listen to your intuition. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

When replying to an advert online, make sure you are extra vigilant.

NOTE: For more information on posting an advert and other specifics about posting an advert, view this guide.

Meeting Up

When meeting up on Freegive it is important to be safe so we’ve listed a few tips below.

- If someone is coming to your home please make sure you have a partner, friend or family member with you.
- If you are meeting up, please make sure it is in a well-lit, public place and take someone with you.
- If you are meeting the buyer alone, keep your phone with you and let someone know where you’re going.
- Don't carry large sums of cash - instead agree a price in person and then find the nearest safest place to get and provide the money.
- Always ask questions when discussing the item/service. This is perfectly normal and ensures that everyone is treated fairly.
- Don't worry about saying no and trying again with a new buyer/seller; if it sounds/looks too good to be true, it normally is.

I've Received A Suspicious Response To My Ad

What should I do?

If you are not sure whether the reply you have received is from a good user or not, take a look at our top warning signs for scams. If you are in any doubt do not proceed any further, our top tip is if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Top Warning Signs For Scams

Most people you meet online are lovely, genuine people. Everyday thousands of people use Freegive Safety Tips to successfully connect through Freegive. Of course, there will always be the few bad eggs out there, just like in the ‘real’ world.

The number one thing to remember: Freegive is all about being local. Always meet with whoever you’re dealing with face to face, which is an easy way to avoid any potential scams.

Here are some key signs to help you spot the few unscrupulous people online:- Requests to use money transfer services like Western Union or MoneyGram. These services are not meant for transactions between strangers. In our experience they’re favoured by fraudsters. One popular trick is to ask you to prove that you have funds by sending money to a friend or relative via these services and show them the receipt. All they need is the tracking number from your receipt and they’ll be able to collect your money. Any requests by strangers to use these services in any way should sound off alarm bells and shouldn’t be followed. Always meet face to face to exchange cash and items.

419 scams. You get an email saying that your help is needed to take money out of a country and that you’ll be paid a commission for your help. Eventually the fraudsters will ask you for money to help them take the large amount of money out of the country. Once you pay, you’ll never hear from them again.

Requests to send your item to another country. When selling your item on Freegive, be suspicious if you receive a response asking you to send your item to them abroad, especially if they offer you more than your asking price.

You’ve been sent a payment for more than the asking price for your item. A buyer, prospective tenant or even an employer will claim to have sent you a bank transfer, Paypal payment or cheque for more than the value of the items / rent / job. They’ll then ask for the surplus money to be returned to them or a third party. However, the Paypal payment email or bank transfer email would be fake and would have never credited your account or the cheque will end up bouncing and the payment will be deducted from your bank account.

Pet shipping scams. A seller will claim to have a pet and will offer to ship them from an overseas location, or even get you to book seats on a plane. These are usually sought after dog breeds such as English Bulldogs, Yorkshire Terriers and Chihuahuas. These ads are usually accompanied by staged pictures. The pets don't exist and the fraudsters are simply trying to get you to pay money upfront. Remember, be wary of overseas sellers. Learn more about how to avoid scams and fraud.

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