Scammers On Wanted Ads

Zep

Moderator
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We have had a few attempts recently from scammers joining the forum and replying to wanted ads, this has been for cars, and now it looks like for parts too.

As with all transactions, we urge you to take care to make sure any offers of parts or cars are genuine and take the same precautions you would take on off forum purchases. If you have any concerns about members offering responses to wanted ads, please raise it with the mods (if we aren't already on it) and we will look into their details. If you click on the report button on any messages you get these then become visible to the mods.

While there are various tools in place to prevent scammers from joining, they do get through at times so buyer beware. If it is too good to be true, it usually is.
 

Gazcw

Member
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We have had a few attempts recently from scammers joining the forum and replying to wanted ads, this has been for cars, and now it looks like for parts too.

As with all transactions, we urge you to take care to make sure any offers of parts or cars are genuine and take the same precautions you would take on off forum purchases. If you have any concerns about members offering responses to wanted ads, please raise it with the mods (if we aren't already on it) and we will look into their details. If you click on the report button on any messages you get these then become visible to the mods.

While there are various tools in place to prevent scammers from joining, they do get through at times so buyer beware. If it is too good to be true, it usually is.
Had someone called Wattie (fake name I reckon) offering to change my hard earned into precious metal. Should I report him or send him my life savings?