Just remember; if it sounds strange, odd or does not make sense then the probability that you're dealing with a scammer is high.
Protect Your Password: Never disclose your username and password to anyone. Under no circumstances provide your login details to anyone in response to email or phone requests, no matter how genuine these emails or phone calls may appear to be. Truckworld.com.au will never request that you divulge your username and password.
Buyer / Seller Scams:
Sellers beware of oversees buyers willing to offer more than your asking price. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is and offers like these may be scams.
Buyers: Beware of trucks and/or products listed well below an ordinary asking price. Offers like these may also be scams, particularly if the contact number is disconnected.
A Few Tips
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Did you hear about the buyer from an oil rig? 100% Scam
A buyer approaches you and tells you he wants to buy your truck that you had posted online but avoids meeting you in person or calling to discuss details.
They will give you a number of reasons for urgency of the sale and why they can not inspect or test drive the vehicle. These include: purchasing the vehicle as a surprise gift, a family member was in a car accident and needs a car urgently, they are currently working interstate or overseas and will be returning soon, or they are working off-shore.
The scammer then asks all the normal questions, negotiates a lower price and, when the deal is done, asks the seller to open a PayPal account to receive the funds. The buyer will then give a reason to why they cannot pay the shipping company and askes the seller to organise this payment on their behalf and they will wire the funds along with the cost of the item through Paypal. An email then gets sent to the seller apparently from PayPal advising that funds were received for both item and shipping cost but would be withheld until you release the funds to the shipping company. Theses emails are fake. The money you transfer to the shipping company is to a fake account and you will not see that fund nor the Paypal funds.
If you are selling vehicles or machinery online, you should be suspicious of any potential buyers who are from overseas/interstate or offering to buy your item/s without an inspection. Two or three emails between you and the buyer does not mean you know who they are.
If you feel something does not seem right or if it is too good to be true - act on it.
Tips on avoiding Scams from Private Sellers
Tips on avoiding Scams from "Buyers"
Notify Truckworld.com.au if you suspect a scam or suspicious ad, to email us.
To report scams to the relevant authorities or for more information, visit:
Find out who you are dealing with, get a name and contact phone number.
Call the number back to check if it is legitimate.
Before you agree to a test drive its a good idea to check a few things.
Consider your options before the seller arrives to inspect the truck.
Protect Your Password
Never disclose your username and password to anyone. Under no circumstances provide your login details to anyone in response to email or phone requests, no matter how genuine these emails or phone calls may appear to be. Truckworld.com.au and its members will never request that you divulge your username and password.
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Never log in to your Truckworld.com.au account via a link in an email, even if the email looks like it's from Truckworld.com.au.
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If you think your account details or ads have been accessed by an unauthorised person contact Truckworld.com.au customer support on 07 3056 0831, Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm oranytime directly.