SMS Phishing Scam

Scammers recently sent out an SMS pretending to be an enquiry alert from carsales. Remember, carsales will never send you an SMS asking you to view your enquiry.

 

If someone does click on the link in this email, they are taken to a ‘phishing’ website which is set up as a copy of the legitimate carsales login page. The URL is different to the usual login page.

Remember to always check and verify the URL before entering any personal details. 

How to avoid these scams

  1. Always check to see who is sending the message – if you can’t verify the sender then ignore the SMS.
  2. 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.
  3. If the SMS looks suspicious and includes an email address, do not email that address.
  4. Report it to us. If you receive a suspicious SMS, please let us know.
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