Last week saw the widespread reporting of a far-reaching security vulnerability nicknamed the 'Heartbleed bug'.
The heartbleed bug has given Fraudsters an opportunity to create new phishing scams and are sending fake ‘password reset’ emails.
Fraudsters are sending fake emails that look like they come from PayPal warning legal action.
Fraudsters sending fake emails pertaining to be the Carsales Network-advising buyers than an advertisement that has been withdrawn is now back and is genuine. This is not true. Do NOT proceed with the sale.
Security Measures - DO NOT enter any personal details. Carsales are NOT performing any maintenance of security measures.
Fraudsters are tricking sellers into thinking that their password has been reset and sending them to a phishing website to enter their login details. DO NOT click on the link and DO NOT enter any login details.
This email is being sent out by fraudsters to trick people into giving away their credit card details and account login details, through a phishing website, that looks like a Carsales login page. DO NOT enter any details. Carsales never sends emails with links or asks for account details to be updated.
Australia Survey: Carsales is not affiliated or partnered with this survey. Credit card details are being requested and consumers could potentially be up for further charges on their credit card.
Please be on the watch out for an email that may be sent to you, even if you have not listed or enquired on the Carsales Network recently.
The email is fraudulent and offers you a second chance offer to buy a vehicle that you still maybe interested but is not listed on the site.
Cool4Mob Trivia Game - this is NOT a carsales Network competition - please DO NOT enter.
Fraudsters requesting copies of personal identification and registration papers through an email enquiry.
As general advice the Carsales Network would like to provide this update to advise sellers and buyers that there are there are sinister phone app’s and websites that allow users to send text messages as someone else.
Fraudsters are sending out false emails to members, advising that their account will be suspended, and that they must click on a link. The link directs the member to a false website. Please DO NOT click on the link in the email, or register on the false website.
Fraudsters are sending out the following false email from PayPal. DO NOT click on the link and DO NOT sign in on the false PayPal website.
DO NOT enter your information onto a page that asks you to confirm your credit card details. Carsales will never ask you to confirm your credit card details or your date of birth.
Please make sure that you DO NOT transact with any buyer or seller that asks you to use the website that looks like a Google checkout service.
Please make sure that you DO NOT transact with any buyer or seller that asks you to use the website that looks like an Amazon Payment service.
Please be cautious if you receive an email asking you to login to renew your details. .
Be cautious when contacting a seller, where the voicemail message says:
“Unfortunately the seller cannot be contacted by telephone. Please send an email and they will contact you promptly”.