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Leading the Way: Geebo’s Consumer Protection Measures Surpass Expectations and Industry Standards

February 26, 2019

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 26, 2019--Since its inception Geebo has prided itself and pushed itself to provide a better, safer, and more streamlined online classified platform for its users. Consistently, and without hesitation, consumer safety has always been at the forefront. Geebo’s latest innovation continues this tradition.

Beginning in late 2018, Geebo’s staff began monitoring ad responses made through the Geebo platform. Doing so gave Geebo the ability to pinpoint where ad responses were generated – whether domestically and abroad. An overseas reply alerted Geebo that there was an increased chance that a scammer was the replying party. This oversight has increased the security and reliability that Geebo users have come to count on.

Unlike other sites which rely on user policing, Geebo’s trained staff monitors each ad for potentially fraudulent or illegal activity. This proactive approach is designed to give Geebo user’s enhanced safety and peace of mind as they post, review, and respond to online classifieds posted to Geebo.

“As Geebo has grown, so too has our desire to provide users with protection and security in the ever-changing online classified landscape. The increase in online scams, both international and stateside, necessitate forward-thinking actions to curb the potential impact and devastation on consumers. The reality of this concern spurred this recent development and expedited implementation. Safety for consumers and merchants remains our top priority,” said Geebo founder, Greg Collier.

About Geebo:

Geebo is an independent U.S. online classifieds marketplace based in McLean, VA. Founded in 2000 by entrepreneur Greg Collier as a site for promoting job listings and other services in the Sacramento, CA region, Geebo has grown into a national site that’s populated, in part, via partnerships with specialty advertising sites, as well as free listings posted by private individuals.

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CONTACT: Patrick Grady

Geebo, Inc.

888.439.3113

patrick@geebo.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA VIRGINIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT INTERNET NETWORKS SOFTWARE SECURITY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES COMMUNICATIONS ADVERTISING

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