Paying through the app is much safer than other forms of payment – you know that your money will go directly to the cause, never the seller.
Because of this, there's no reason for sellers to set up fraudulent listings, so you don't have to worry about your cash reaching the wrong hands. Buying through the app makes is completely safe – you know exactly where your money is going.
We monitor Campaigns and Items to make sure that the Sellers and Champions are doing everything according to our Terms of Service – we just want Buengo to be an app for everyone to do a bit of good in the world.
On top of providing a safe way of payment, we also keep the money held until the Campaign is over, so if there are any problems when buying an item, we have time to fix the issue.
At the end of the Campaign, all the money raised minus a 5% service fee will be transferred to the Cause. This fee helps us provide users and causes with continual support and work on developing the platform. We want Buengo to help people do as much good as possible and we can only do that if we manage to grow.
That said, if a donation is made directly to a Campaign, the only deductions are the standard transaction charges.