Am I protected against fraud?

The purchase contract is set between the buyer and the seller. Circles and the Marketplace is only an intermediary and does not sell products or services. To protect buyers against fraud, Circles recommends - especially for items and purchases of 100 Circles tokens (CRC) or above - to transfer the amount right on the spot during pick-up. In individual cases, it may be also useful to obtain proof of ownership or proof of authenticity (e.g. software) or intactness (e.g. photos of used items).