How do you ensure success in a trade?

Sorry if it’s a dumb question, but I feel there’s no satisfactory answer. I’m a Bisq newbie.

So, let’s say that I want to trade $100 in cash, without intermediaries. I send money to my security deposit, the other person also sends money to their security deposit. Alright, so they say they’ll send me $100 once I send them the bitcoin. I do, and they send me a file with garbage.

How does the system gives a solution to such disputes?

this most definitely is not a bisq trade.

  • 100usd can be a very little amount considering miner fees
  • you don’t send btc to the buyer, you lock btc + deposit in escrow, when you confirm money received by buyer bisq will release btc
  • buyer will have to send the money first thing after they take the trade

https://bisq.wiki/Security_deposit