Scam buyers asking you to pay freight costs

Have you been asked to pay transport or freight cost for a car you're selling? We are aware of a scam where a buyer places an enquiry, posing as a genuine buyer, requests that the seller pay transport or freight costs.

Do NOT pay a buyer money that is supposedly for the 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.

Please contact us on 13 72 53 or email safety@carsales.com.au if you would like to speak to us or report any suspicious behaviour.

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:

Phone: 1300 302 502; or
Online report: follow 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 

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