SMS scams involve text messages requesting your personal information or asking you to click on links or email an address. Scammers will often disguise themselves as potential buyers, sellers or a company such as 'WEBSMS'. Please note carsales will not forward enquiries in this manner. It’s important to remember that carsales will never ask you for your login details, like your password, email address, or credit card number via SMS.
How to avoid these scams
- Always check to see who is sending the message – if you can’t verify the sender then ignore the SMS.
- Avoid clicking on any links in an SMS that ask you to log in to your account, instead go direct to the website and follow the links to log in.
- If the SMS looks suspicious and includes an email address, do not email that address.
- Report it to us. If you receive a suspicious SMS, please let us know.
Here is a recent example of an SMS scam below.