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Subject: Action Fraud Alert - SELLING YOUR VEHICLE

Subject: Action Fraud Alert - SELLING YOUR VEHICLE

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https://www.actionfraudalert.co.uk/
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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

 “REMEMBER, YOU ARE THE SELLER”

If you are selling your car via a classified advertisement or auction site, be aware of the following fraud scam:
 
Fraudsters may contact you through your advert, normally by text message and provide you with a link to a fraudulent website.

  • The website may look professional and similar to the "original" website that you advertised on.
  • It will explain that there is a ‘potential purchaser’ for your car.
  • It will ask you to pay a small “arrangement” fee to ensure the purchase takes place by using an e-money method; which could be via UKASH or PAYSAFE vouchers, for example.
  • It will instruct you to purchase the vouchers and may even provide you with a link to a list of the shops in your area that sell them.
  • You are then asked to input the unique codes from the e-money product that you have just purchased.
  • Once inputted your money is gone!

 
Protect
 
However urgently you wish to sell your car, do not be misled because of a need to sell it!

  • Do not pay an advanced fee for the sale of your vehicle.
  • Meet face to face for an agreed sale and only accept cash.

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