Protect yourself from
online scammers.

At NL we take great measures to keep our users as safe as possible from scams. Any attempts made against our users will be recorded and publically posted online. We share this information so our users can become informed about to better protect themselves. If you believe you have been in contact with a scammer feel free to contact us right away.

The Best way to protect yourself from scams online is to be well informed. If you would like more information contact us below.

Contact NL Classifieds


NL Classifieds will NEVER contact users and request USERNAMES or PASSWORDS.


Verify that emails are from addresses. Looking at the sender's email is one of the easiest ways to identify a scam.


If you receive an email message or text like the examples below, do not reply or click any links. Delete it immediately.



  • and phone number 709.800.6390
  • and phone number 709.700.3946
  • and phone number 709.800.6681
  • Robert using email and phone number 709.722.4168
  • Randy using email similar to and phone number 709.701.1849. He is saying he works for Hickeys Building Supplies so he can ship items on trucks all across the island.
  • Justin (local to Newfoundland) - Many phone numbers and names. He will tell you he is working away and needs a e-transfer to hold the item. Working offshore, Voisey's Bay, etc...
  • Harold Hiscock - 709.400.1631 - - aka Justin
  • Andrew and Marinna - 709.400.7393 -,,
  • Gerard smith - 709.910.0237 - 709.702.2137
  • - 506.712.2417
  • 709.400.1060
  • - 709.500.6235
  • 709.700.1322
  • 709.701.7530
  • 709.701.5647 and 709.910.0237
  • 709.701.5647
  • Ryan Kevin Buckle
  • 929.430.4219
  • 917.765.7072
  • 709.909.0268
  • 703.659.6348
  • 707.278.8603
  • 709.910.5225

Buyer Beware / E-Transfer Scam

With the increased popularity of e-transfers, there has been an increase in reports of scammers asking for a deposit or payment in advance. NL Classifieds strongly advises against sending money without viewing or securing the item for sale.

If a seller is trying to get you to send them money to hold an item this should be a RED FLAG.

I can trust them because they are local!!! Not TRUE!!! Many of the scammers appear to be local; living right here in Newfoundland and Labrador.

We recommend never sending money for an item until you have the item in hand. If you do choose to send money in advance then you assume all responsibility that you could lose it.

If you feel that you have been the victim of a scam you should report it to your local police department as soon as possible. Keep copies of all your emails, text messages, and phone numbers, as well as any other information that could help the police.

A list of local RCMP offices can be found here:

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary website:

REQUEST FOR USERNAMES / PASSWORDS AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION will never request information like usernames/passwords or personal information through these methods. If you have any doubts about any message you have received from NL Classifieds or if you feel you may have been affected, call us directly to confirm it is an authentic message via email: or Call: (709) 237-7300 and we will help you.

If you receive an email message or text like the examples below, do not reply or click any links. Delete it immediately.

HELPFUL TIP: One of the easiest things to check when receiving a message like this would be the sender's email address/Phone Number. As you can see in the example below these emails did not come from an official email address. See below for some known examples and screenshots of fake emails from scammers.


Below is an example of a text message from the scammer claiming that YOU the user are in fact a scammer.

The scammer will make an accusation that NL Classifieds has identified YOU as the scammer. This is done so they can follow up minutes later with a fake email from NL Classifieds claiming to suspend your account for scams unless you send your username and password. NL Classifieds WILL NEVER request any user information via email or text messages.


Dear User,

This email is to let you know that your advert on NLclassifieds are currently active but we are going to suspend your account for 48 hours because we have found the following issue when reviewing your adverts which is breaching our terms and conditions of use.

Please note that we need need to verify your name and full address before we can approve your account again. Please could you make sure that your name and address inlcuding house number are entered correctly on your profile.

You can verify your name and address by emailing us a scanned copy or photograph of your Driving License

To re-activate your account,please you need to respond back to this email with your

for verification or your account will be temporally suspended

Once you have activated your NLclassifieds account, you will be able to login and access your account.

NLclassifieds Support Team