Top tips to try and minimise any issues with potential scams:
• Deal locally with buyers and sellers you can meet in-person (this is the easiest rule to ensure you avoid any possible scam)
• Never wire any funds via Western Union, PayPal or any wire service
• Be wary about replying to a text message (if they ask you to reply via email rather than text back, it is most likely a scam. Usually the text will also come from a blank number)
• Fake cheques are possible (always confirm with your bank that the funds have cleared)
• Allclassifieds is never involved in any part of any transaction (any email seeking funds to be paid through allclassifieds is a fake)
• Never give out your financial information (bank account, TFN, PayPal info, and so on)
• Avoid any deals with people claiming to need large shipping or insurance costs
Information on allclassifieds.com.au advertisements may contain errors. Beware of buying items you can't pick up in person at the time of payment. Items may not arrive if you send or transfer payment prior to taking delivery. Buyers are responsible for checking all published item details prior to purchase. allclassifieds.com.au only accepts advertisements for items located in Australia. Advertisers of items not located in Australia have misrepresented the location of items.
allclassifieds.com.au is an excellent way to sell, but exercise caution dealing with potential buyers, particularly if they're overseas. It is risky to send an item without ensuring you've received a cash payment, or funds your bank has verified can't be cancelled. Someone may claim to have placed funds in your bank account or transferred them to you, but unless you check with your bank that funds are deposited and cleared you can't know you've been paid. Cheques (including bank cheques) and money transfers may be fake, thieved or forged. Never accept foreign cheques, and inspect security features of currency offered you.
If you suspect a scam please e-mail through any details to our Customer Service Team: email@example.com
The ACCC have provided us with a link to the SCAMwatch website, where you can report a scam to the ACCC.
On the SCAMwatch site, you can select the link 'Report a scam to the ACCC (electronic form opens in new window)'. A new window will open with an online form, and you can remain anonymous if you wish.
Hi do you still have the car for sale? if so get back to me here (firstname.lastname@example.org) pls e-mail me if you get my message thanks Gavin
Scam email sent by a fake 'seller' surrounding the sale of a car:
Hi Jason, The price is $8,100. I have attached you some photos. The car is like new, no accidents full service history, clean interior and exterior, no scratches, no damages, no mechanical or engine problems, always garaged. I am selling the car so cheap because I am in United Kingdom with my job and I am going through a divorce. I am a VerifiedTrader so the transaction will be done through eBay. If you're ready for this purchase, I need to know your full name and address, as soon as I have them I will start the official procedure, and eBay will notify you about this. eBay will send you an Invoice with all the info you will need to complete the transaction. Also a 10 days refund policy will be included so if you will not like the car you will receive your money back. Thanks, David
Scam emails sent to sellers offering to buy goods:
Thanks for the prompt response.. I am ready to buying it now for my DAD and i am at sea at the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. I really want the goods to be a surprise for DAD so i wont let him know anything about the goods until it gets delivered to him, i am sure he will be more than happy with the Product. I insisted on paypal because i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking, but i can pay from my paypal account, as i have my bank a/c attached to it, i will need you to give me your paypal email address and the price so i can make the payments asap for the goods and pls if you don't have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to www.paypal.com.au and get it set up, after you have set it up i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with paypal so as to put the money through. have a pick up agent that will come and pick the goods up after i have made the payments... Thanks
Thanks for your response, I will pay $3000 AU for the item.I fully understand the condition of what i am buying..and i want it for my Purchasing Manager in New Zealand...So i'll be paying you with my PayPal account..Just get back to me with your PayPal email account so i can make the payment to your account immediately ...in case you do not have an PayPal account just get one via www.paypal.com.au and get back to me with your email register for the account as soon as you confirm the registration so i can put the money asap...Thanks and wait for your response...God Bless you.... Note: I Will need your help about the shipping Fund Which its going to be included with your Fund..Kindly get back to me as soon as you ready to help..Thanks. Rose.
I am buying it for as surprise birthday gift for my son because i wont be able to participate on his birthday because i am at sea at the moment as i am a marine chef and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it, So i will be paying you via Western Union because i don't have access to my bank account on-line, but i can instruct my sectary to go and send the money via Western Union, So, i will need you to give me your receiver's name so i can instruct my sectary to make the payments asap, I have a pick up agent that will come and pick it up after the payments. I will want you to get back to me with your name and address to use in making the payment via Western union.