OfferUp Is Just Like Craigslist, Only Much Safer

Craigslist is great for buying and selling all kinds of things, but there's no way of verifying that the person you're meeting up with isn't a serial killer. For that reason, you might want to consider the more secure buying and selling platform, OfferUp.

OfferUp is a new kind of local marketplace that is simple, effective, and trustworthy. Through the app, you can browse through thousands of nearby listings. The app enables you to securely message users without giving away personal information.

Check out the profile of the person you're communicating with to learn more about them. It'll note if their Facebook and email have been verified. And before you meet up, take a look at their ratings to make sure other people vouch for them.

If you're selling something, you can easily post a listing by taking a snapshot of your item, then receive an instant alert when someone contacts you.

Here's how it works:

Download OfferUp for iOS and Android.