BOGUS EMAILS & BUYERS!
Increasing numbers of internet advertisers are receiving emails from bogus buyers, attempting to scam sellers. This tactic is a worldwide problem so we really appreciate our customer keeping us upto date and informed on any suspicious emails that they receive.
**EXAMPLE SCAM ALERT**
We've been informed of a email scam commonly coming from a "Martha Gough" firstname.lastname@example.org and "Mary Susan" with an outlook email address, asking a list of questions & offering to transfer a deposit and an over payment for shipping. Please ignore this email and if you have time report it to Action Fraud- https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ . For more details of the over payment scam please click HERE
These scams can vary, however emails are often written in broken English and in an over friendly style. Advice from Action Fraud is to cease corresponding and report it via their website https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/.
We’ve put together our top tips to help you avoid being caught out:
- Do not deal with buyers proposing to transfer more money than required
- Always ask for the buyers full name, telephone number, and address
- Steer clear of money transfer services / bank transfers, instead, opt for a safer alternative ie PayPal
- Keep a paper trail and always get a receipt
We are always here to help, so please give our team a call if you have any queries or concerns