BE CAREFUL WHEN SELLING ONLINE
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