Sales scams

Sales scams normally occur through adverts that seem too good to be true. In these situations, the seller offers an item at a very low price but requests a down payment, or tells you that delivery will cost more than anticipated. Once the down payment has been made, the seller can no longer be contacted and the money is lost. It is therefore important to remember the following advice:

  • Be wary of adverts that seem too good to be true.
  • If you think an advert is fake, cease all contact immediately.
  • Do not make a down payment under any circumstances, especially if you have to go through a money transfer service such as Western Union.
  • Do not send the seller copies of personal documents such as your passport, identity card, driving licence or vehicle registration certificate.
  • Report fraudulent offers to the Police.
  • Report the offer to the platform administrator so the advert can be removed. 

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