Scammers are contacting people through various websites, and requesting a 4-digit carsales SMS code from them.
Sometimes, they act as employers looking for workers, and to send them a code to find out more information.
If you have not requested any seller details, you should never provide a code to anyone, especially if you don't know them.
If a code from carsales is passed onto a scammer, you have given them access to use your details to obtain sellers phone numbers.
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:
- by phone on 1300 302 502; or
- by an online report by following the links on www.scamwatch.gov.au
- you can also report online fraud to Australian Government via the website http://www.acorn.gov.au/
- we also recommend that you sign up for the Stay Smart Online email alerts https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert_service/subscribe