BONQO Sweeps Into Lone Star State as Alternative to Craigslist

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Texas gets a safer, family-friendly alternative to Craigslist classified listings with's new expansion.


Our staff do their utmost every single business day of the week to detect and eliminate possible scams before they are published.

The state of Texas will soon be finding the answer to a safer and savvier online classifieds website in the form of, a new website dedicated to ensuring a hassle-free and user friendly marketplace experience. The site's northwest introduction will now provide Texas with a free and pre-screened medium for online peer-to-peer transactions. In light of' s regional expansions and fast-growing user base, it becomes apparent the new marketplace will be a strong and safe contender in an otherwise unregulated digital world.

The Santa Barbara-based website was established by Ella Internet Technologies in late 2010 and, following the family-friendly site's internet introduction, has experienced considerable success in the Southern California area. The site's goal to remain a safer alternative to marketplace powerhouses such as Craigslist has since remained a top priority for staff.

According to their spokesperson, Taylor Scott, “Our mission is to make online classifieds safe and clean for all users. To achieve this goal, we've found a way to manually screen each and every ad to verify the legitimacy as well as their consistency and completeness, so those who browse our listings aren't likely to be met with possible fraudulent, offensive, adult-oriented or distasteful material,” Mr. Scott explained. Unlike classifieds such as Craigslist,'s unique human element ensures the quality of its content for its users.

“Computer filters are not a good substitute for human eyes and intuition,” Mr. Scott added. ”Our staff do their utmost every single business day of the week to detect and eliminate possible scams before they are published.” He believes since their beginning, their approach to be a safer online classified has led the way to more responsible and family-friendly web postings.

Among the strategic features has implemented since the site's public beta launch include the elimination of a “Personals” or “Adult Services” categories, further cementing their reputation as a secure and “family-friendly” source to reckon with in today's unpredictable online world. Texas will now have the luxury to find anything from real estate to puppies on the site, and with the assurance the ads have all been manually pre-screened.

The company announced their Texas launch on July 14, 2011.

For further inquiries regarding, please contact Taylor Scott at taylor.scott(at)BONQO(dot)com or 805.879.1586.


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