SMS Gift Scam

SMS messages have been sent that appear to have been sent by carsales, stating that you have won a gift. carsales will never send you an SMS regarding a gift or prize. These SMS messages are NOT being sent by carsales. 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

  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 a suspicious SMS
  3. Report it to us. If you receive a suspicious SMS, please let us know.

Here is a recent example of an SMS Gift scam below. 


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