Country Smallholding

On­line scam warn­ing

- Business · Crime · Fraud · White-collar Crime · Ebay · Citizens Advice

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.

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