Ubii Safety Tips
When hiring a Service Professional or accepting work from a Customer please keep in mind that you are engaging in a public transaction within your community and should exercise your best judgment in doing so. Trust your gut in making this decision just as you would if you were using the yellow pages.*
Here are some suggestions regarding safety:
- Maximize communication before meeting in person. The more communication between the service provider and customers prior to meeting in person, the better your decision will be regarding any potential risks associated with a personal meeting.
- Review carefully the Service Provider’s full Ubii profile.Check pricing, experience, reviews, licensing information and, if available, pictures and videos of the service provider’s past work before choosing to request service.
- Fully disclose your problem and discuss solutions when connected. Ubii puts you in touch directly, making communication easy. Discuss past experience with similar jobs, if your project requires a permit, etc.
Fully Review the Service Professionals’ Ubii Profile Before Choosing
- Experience.Look in the profile for details on the number of years they’ve been in business, reviews, ratings, pictures with examples from other projects, background check confirmation, insurance, licenses and any information provided in the profile. All service providers are encouraged to provide full information on their profile, as a tool to be able to present a complete background that helps customers make an informed decision, prior to choosing a particular service provider.
- Verify credentials.Discuss any questions regarding any disclosure and information in the service provider’s profile and discuss fully any details of the job that are relevant in making a decision whether to meet in person or not to perform the job, including form of payment accepted.
- Discuss any licensing/insurance questions or concerns. Think about any applicable professional licenses that may be required in your community for the job and ask the service provider for a valid license. Discuss whether the service provider has insurance or bonding and whether you require it for the job that needs to be performed and whether licenses or insurance that are in place cover subcontractors. In some states, you may be able to verify the validity of certain licenses online. Keep any records of any information that you obtain.
- Contract.Make sure you enter into a written contract between the service provider and customer that addresses all relevant points of your transaction and keep copies of any payments made.
Selecting a Service Professional and Agreeing to Perform the Service
- Judgment. Use common sense in making your decision and use your best judgment. Be ready to challenge the information you see on the profile page and ask questions. Service Professionals should ask as many questions as possible to determine if they want to pursue the job.
- Declining to proceed.If your communications do not satisfy either the service professional or customer to move forward, do not continue and move on. Time is valuable for both service providers and customers and it is best to assure that the job requests match the right service provider to each service call, maximizing the use of time and money for both parties.
* Despite what is being shown in the service provider’s profile or despite how legitimate a customer’s request appears, no one can be assured, by anyone, including Ubii LLC, that your counterparty’s intentions are legitimate and free of risk. By using this website, you are assuming the risks inherent in making a hiring decision or accepting a job from a customer.