We've set up our platform to protect both buyers and sellers. That is why there is a verification and screening process for every user on our platform. When someone wants to buy or sell on GearUp, Stripe runs an ID verification, a KYC (Know Your Customer) check, an AML (Anti-Money Laundering) check, and more. This drastically reduces the risk of fraud on our platform.
In addition, we've built our platform so that no one can purchase an item on GearUp without actually paying for the item first. Unlike eBay which allows buyers to purchase an item without paying first, you only get notified of a sale of an item once the funds are secured within the GearUp platform.