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.

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

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Varify that emails are from @nlclassifieds.com addresses. Looking at the senders email is one of the easiest ways to identify a scam.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SCAM

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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 lately appear to be local; right here is 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 then beware that you could lose it.


If you feel that you have been scammed then report it to your local police department as soon as possible. Keep copies of all your emails, text messages, phone number if you spoke to them and any other thing that could help the police.


A list of RCPM offices can be found here: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/detach/en/find/NL Royal Newfoundland Constabulary website: https://www.rnc.gov.nl.ca/


SHARED INFO:

If you have any emails or text conversations with a scammer and would like to share please contact us and we will try to add it to this page.


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