None of the payment types are really particularly safe. Any deal made online is going to have risk for one side of the equation or the other, usually the buyer. But that's what the Age Verification and Trader Rating systems are for. If you only buy from Age Verified members and only those with high trader ratings then it's very unlikely you'd get burned. Anyone with a total trader rating in the negative, or even with anywhere close to an even ratio of negatives to positives will basically become a pariah here. You get anything resembling a rep for shady dealings and you're basically done in this sport in Canada. And since you have to meet in person with an Age Verifier and show photo id, there's no way to create another account. We're a tight knit group that's very good at self-policing ourselves.