How to tell if you’re buying from a scammer

Buying and selling on classified sites like Austree can be very rewarding but that doesn’t mean it’s risk free. It’s important, as a buyer, to be aware of who you are buying from. Here ...

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Classified Scams – Be Alert, Be Safe!

How this scam works For buyers Scammers will pose as genuine sellers and post fake ads on both classifieds websites and in print classifieds. The ad can be for anything, such as rental properties, pets, used cars, boats, bikes, caravans and horses. It may even include pictures and other details – often copied from a genuine seller’s ad. In order to lure a number of victims in a hurry, the scammer advertises the item at a low price, often much lower than comparable items advertised on the same site.

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