Site Rules 

When posting/inquiring, the terms of the gig are completely between the poster and inquirer. Please disclose all relevant information in regards to the post before accepting the offer. 

Site Rules

If you are a student, please sign up using your college email.

You must be at least 18 years old to use the platform.

No offensive content.

Post all details about your post so that there is no confusion. 

No spamming or advertising.

Admin decisions are final.

No spreading of any copyrighted material.

Please be appropriate and do not use foul language.

The admin reserves the right to block or delete your account if you are not using the platform appropriately. 

You are responsible for periodically checking for changes in the rules and are bound by them if you choose to continue to use backyardgig.com.

We are not responsible for the actions of both the poster or inquirer, meaning this site is not held accountable if something were to go wrong. The accountability is between the owner of the poster and/or the inquirer. This site simply connects the two parties and is not liable for their actions. 

To avoid scams, please make sure you get the person's basic information (name, email, phone, etc.).

  • Never give out your confidential personal information (social security #, bank account #, etc.).

  • You have the right to ask for a student's AND/OR poster's ID, references, or anything that will help you identify that this person is a reliable and trustworthy person to work with. 

To recognize scams, look for one or more of the following:

  • Email or text message from someone not in your local area.

  • Poor grammar or spelling in the post.

  • Asking to send the money via money order or cashier check.

To report a fraud or scam, please contact us on the 'contact' tab and fill out the form with a description of the post. Our team will evaluate the post and decide what measures to take next. ​

You can also report the fraud to the FTC compliant hotline at 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357). 

When meeting someone, please take some common-sense precautions which include, but are not limited to:

  • Ask to initially meet at a public place (depending on the type of work).

  • Talk to them over email or phone to discuss the project and what it entails.

  • Tell a friend or family member where you are going.

  • Take your cell phone with you wherever you are going.

  • Consider asking a friend to accompany you.

  • For more information about personal safety, feel free to check out these resources:

http://www.staysafeonline.org/
http://www.onguardonline.gov/
http://getsafeonline.org
http://wiredsafety.org

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