Suspicious SMS from a seller

If you are contacted by a seller who cannot meet or speak to you, and asks you to send them an email to communicate further, it is most likely to be a fraudulent scammer. 

Here is an example:

We always recommend you attempt to speak with the seller over the phone and plan an inspection. 

If you are unsure whether message is a scam, please phone our Customer Service Team on 13 72 53 (13 SALE) for advice or send an email to safety@carsales.com.au 

If you are engaged in any ongoing correspondence with a suspicious seller, we urge you to exercise caution; do not provide any personal or financial information or part with any money in advance of taking possession of the goods.

If you think you have seen a scam or have been scammed by a buyer or seller, you can contact the Australian Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission: 

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