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The Fair Trade Authority protects both Internet buyers and sellers, introducing a code of ethics for both parties, offering impartial mediation in eventual disputes and insuring both merchants and consumers against frauds perpetrated by Fair Trade Authority members.

Anti-fraud Protection and Sales Increase
If you are a merchant, join our program for free, become a fair trade certified merchant, show our seal on your website / auction and start benefiting from an up to 400% increase in sales as well as being protected and insured against unscrupulous scamming buyers and consumers. And your clients benefit from an up to $300 insurance against fraud and scam. Members of the FTA experience all the following and much more:
  • Up to a 400% jump in sales
  • Defamation and libels protection
  • No automated processes: you get real FTA representitives taking care of your cases 24/7
  • Support and mediation against unfair charge-back requests
  • Access to our black-listed consumers database: because we know that scammers are also on the other side
  • Consultation and support in appropriate actions to take against unfair business-reputation attacks
Joining the Fair Trade Authority is free. Read More

If you are a consumer making purchases from an online auctioneer or website being a Fair Trade Authority seller, you have nothing to worry about: you are buying from a merchant with a real, certified identity, practicing and believing in fair trade and your purchases are protected and insured against fraud for up to $300 per purchase. Buy From FTA verified merchants with confidence, because:
  • Their identity is authenticated by us
  • They agreed to the FTA Code of Ethics
  • They respect and protect consumer privacy
  • They agreed to resolve legitimate consumer complaints promptly
  • They agreed to comply with legitimate consumers refund requests
  • Your purchases from that merchant are protected for up to $300 against fraud
  • You will get FREE consultation in additional appropriate actions to take against fraud and scam perpetrated by the merchant
  • We will assist you with any eventual issue with the merchant 24/7 with REAL people taking care of your case
And all this will not cost you a cent! Read More

Free Anti-phishing Tool For OE
Spot phishing and email frauds with the premier free Fair Trade Authority Phishing Detector plug-in for Outlook Express and Outlook. With this Anti-phishing tool you can detect Phishings, Email Frauds and Spoofed emails immediately at your INBOX with one click.
Phishing Detector v.1.0 is able to recognize phishing emails pretending to come from eBay, PayPal, Amazon, eGold and hundreds of other financial institutions, in a stunning 99% of cases.
Download it now for free
Get Pre-Buying Protection
If you are going to purchase from a merchant auction or website not being a certified member of the Fair Trade Authority, you still can be protected: ask us before buying and within 24 hours we will tell you if it is safe buying from that merchant or auctioneer.
Order a single pre-buying protection unit for only $1.95 (USD) and within 24 hours we will get back to you with a detailed report about the merchant that you want to make business with and telling you if it is safe to buy or not. Read More
Scam Prevention Forums
Join the discussion on how to prevent Internet scams and frauds, on the Fair Trade Authority message board. Users and merchants all over the world exchange their knowledge and experiences, bad or good, about buying and selling on the Net, with a particular eye on how to recognize and avoid actual and incoming scams and frauds.
Go to the scam prevention forums
Google Coop And FTA For Better Online Protection
Fair Trade Authority is happy to be one of the first data providers for Google Co-op network. With FTA and Google Coop you can now get improved Google search results for your online protection against scams and frauds: know immediately from Google search results if a web business is a scam or not! For online protection, news about the latest scams, online safety warning reports, black-listed merchants, FTA certified merchants, you can get information right on Google search results page, without visiting at all: it is free and easy to subscribe. Learn more about Google Co-op Tool


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