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For sale advertisements in newspapers and on websites have become a fertile hunting ground for scammers.
Scammers are advertising non-existent goods, hoping to use their so-called bargain to fleece you of your hard-earned money.
They are advertising anything from puppies to boats, cars and car parts to concert tickets, sometimes masquerading as Australians to lull you into a false sense of security.
Sometimes scammers hijack other people’s advertisements and online seller or feedback profiles to fool you into believing they are a legitimate and reputable seller. If you do get conned, notify the website operators immediately so they can remove the advertisement.
More information is available on WA ScamNet:
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