Village of ChelfordChelford VillageChelford Village
Chelford Village
Sat 19th Aug 2017Chelford Village weather - Light rain showerLight rain shower 16°C
car sales

Another scam

Home » Newsroom » Another scam

Fraudsters are targeting classified advertisement websites like AutoTrader to advertise vehicles for sale. Buyers are then contacting these 'sellers' to find out more about the vehicles and are being told to pay for them via 'Apple Pay'.

In this case the fraudsters are not using the genuine Apple Pay service and potential victims pay money directly to bank accounts in control of the fraudsters. Individuals receive emails claiming to be from Apple Pay with a web link to a cloned website with false terms and conditions of the 'escrow' service. Any money remitted to the fraudsters is then unrecoverable and the vehicles are not delivered.

Protect yourself:
Meet the seller 'face to face' and view the vehicle before parting with any money.
Be cautious of web links in an email. They may not direct you to the genuine website.
Report scam advertisements to the classified advertisement websites.
If the vehicle is below market value, consider whether this is an opportunity too good to be true!

editor's pickAlso in the news

Parish Council
Chelford Webteam: 28/06/2017

Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011, to shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plan. Neighbourhood Development Plans become part of the Local...

Cheshire Police car
Chelford Webteam: 19/06/2017

On Sunday 16th July the doors of Cheshire Constabulary HQ will be thrown open for the public to see the good work that Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Police do around the clock. The Blue Light Open Day is a hugely popular event...

Chelford players
Chelford Webteam: 19/06/2017

After the success of "Ladies Day" Chelford Players will be going straight into casting for their next production "Lucky Balls" by Louise Roche, a comedy with live band and singers to take place on November 30th, December 1st...

© 2007 - 2017 Chelford Village Community Website