Online scam warning
Smallholders and farmers are being warned about a scam where fraudsters use online auction sites to ‘sell’ vehicles and equipment which then never materialise. Police advise never to pay money into an ’eBay holding account’, a well-known trick.
Rural crime network FarmWatcher said one quad bike was ‘for sale’ under various names across the country.
For advice, contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.