Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

A NUM­BER of ve­hi­cles have been stolen fol­low­ing the own­ers ad­ver­tis­ing them for sale on internet sell­ing sites. Of­fend­ers con­tact sellers and ar­range to view ve­hi­cles. In some cases, the sellers have given their ad­dress to prospec­tive buy­ers and ar­ranged a date and time. The per­son has not ar­rived at the ar­ranged time and the seller has been un­able to con­tact them. The seller has then been sub­ject to bur­glary or theft where the ad­ver­tised ve­hi­cle has been stolen.

Never give your ad­dress to on­line buy­ers if their pro­file does not have con­tact de­tails.

If in doubt of a buyer's le­git­i­macy, con­tact the web­site ad­min and ask them to check.

Do not di­vulge any de­tails to peo­ple on­line of your work­ing hours or times when you will be out.

Be mind­ful of what items are in the back­ground of your pic­tures of the ve­hi­cle in­clud­ing other ve­hi­cles, se­cu­rity fea­tures and points of en­try or exit. - Se­nior Sergeant Stephen Thompson

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