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ByOwner.com eCommerce Portal Fights Crime With New Social Graphing Tool to Build Safer Classified Ads Community to Buy, Rent and Sell Homes and 91 Other Categories of Products/Services

The Nationwide Classified Ads Site Has Implemented Social Graphing Technology From Social Media Networks Such as Facebook.com and Created a Four-Step User Verification Process

BOCA RATON, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 12/09/13 -- To combat the growing crime wave associated with placing online classified advertisements, ByOwner.com (www.ByOwner.com) has deployed a new four-step verification process that utilizes a sophisticated social graphing tool that offers buyers/sellers a more transparent process to research and complete safer classified advertising sales transactions.

"As we've been building our classified advertisement posting portal, we set Google alerts to monitor news stories posted about Backpage.com, Craiglist.com and others," said Greg Sullivan, ByOwner.com's CEO. "The number of crime related stories we discovered was astounding from people who were robbed at gun point, raped or murdered because of a classified ad they listed or responded too."

"If these customers had used ByOwner.com's social graphing technology to review the each other's profiles before their meeting, they could have avoided questionable individuals," Sullivan continued. "Our new social graph verification system makes it easier to track and eliminate people who are posting ads for fake DNA tests, positive pregnancy tests or participating in human trafficking, prostitution, scams and other types of fraudulent or illegal activities."

ByOwner.com uses the social graph from Facebook's API to showcase relationships between users. The social graph is a digital map of both party's friends and how they relate to one another. It integrates information from each user's profiles giving buyers a sense of confidence with whom they are purchasing from, and sellers will have transparency of who is their buyer.

When buyers and sellers have overlapping networks, ByOwner.com automatically displays people that appear in both people's networks. Users can then verify a person's identity or at a minimum get a sense of the person they are dealing with by reviewing their friends, photos, and other interests that are highlighted on their Facebook pages.

As the Christmas and holiday seasons approach, ByOwner.com offers a safe place to post classified ads to buy, sell and shop for great deals on affordable iPhones, iPads, Xboxs, Play Station 4s, cars/trucks for sale, homes for sale, rooms for rent, vacation rentals and post free job listings.

About ByOwner.com
ByOwner.com is a classified advertisement posting community based in Florida that offers homes for sale, vacation rentals, apartments for rent, autos, jobs, and more than 91 different categories of products and services. Customers can place their advertisement for free or place premium advertisements on the ecommerce portal to attract buyers worldwide and is 100% free to use. Third-party classified advertising sites are welcome to upload their inventory for free to increase their customer's exposure. Visit www.byowner.com for more information.

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