Have you been asked to pay transport or freight costs for a car you're selling by a potential buyer? We are currently aware of a scam where a scammer places an enquiry posing as a genuine buyer and requests that the seller pay for transport or freight costs.
We highly recommend that you DO NOT pay a buyer money that is supposedly for freight, especially if they have not yet paid you for the vehicle itself.
These are scammers and not genuine buyers. A genuine buyer, even if they are from interstate, would not ask a seller to pay for the freight costs before they have paid for the actual vehicle.
How do I report a potential scam?
Australian Government Websites
- Contact the Australian Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (ACCC) on 1300 302 502
- Report a scam through Scam Watch
- You can also report online fraud to the Australian Government via ReportCyber
- Sign up for the Stay Smart Online email alerts