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Fraud Protection

 

Motortraderz.com WILL NOT ask you for your personal login details, any passwords or your financial information either by text or by email.

Motortraderz.com DO NOT accept payment for vehicle sales, deposits or for any other sale item. We do not organise shipping or transport of vehicles sold between the seller and the buyer.

If you are contacted by Motortraderz.com via text, email or phone with details pertaining to any of the above then it is NOT Motortraderz.com and is a FRAUDULENT communication.

 

Fraudulent Communications

 

One of the most common types of email fraud is called “phishing”. Phishing is the practice of sending phony email messages. These messages are disguised as legitimate and will often include a company logo to make it look real.


A typical phishing email will include a false claim about a customer’s account and either a link or button that takes them to a “spoof” website that mimics a reputable company’s actual website, in hopes that they will disclose personal information such as a credit card number or account information.


Some phishing emails may also have attachments which may contain potential email viruses. Most phishing happens via the internet with emails and attachments, but offline phishing does occur and it involves the sending of direct faxes and/or postal mailings to consumers and/or businesses as well.

 

What To Do If You Receive a Phishing Email, Text, Fax or Postal Mailing

 

Motortraderz.com will never ask you to perform security-related changes to your account and will not send emails collecting user names, passwords, email addresses or any other personal information. If you receive an email claiming to be from Motortraderz.com, that asks for account information, it should be considered fraudulent and an attempt to obtain personal information that may be used to commit fraud.

If you receive this type of email, do not click on any links, open any attachments, call any phone numbers listed or follow any instructions in the email. Instead, please contact us directly to ensure that the matter can be investigated fully.
If you receive a phishing fax or postal mailing, please scan the examples and forward via email to info@motortraderz.com. Alternatively contact us by phone for further investigation.

 

Characteristics of a Phishing Email

 

1. Asks for Personal Information: Many phishing emails request personal information such as credit card or account information, passwords, etc. Legitimate emails will never ask you to perform security-related changes to your account or send emails to collect user names, passwords, email addresses or other personal information through email or over the phone.

2. Official-Looking Sender’s Email Address: The “From” line may include an email address that appears legitimate.

3. Generic Email Greeting: Many phishing emails begin with something generic like “Dear User” or “Dear Customer”.

4. False Claims: Many phishing emails make false claims about the status of your account and ask you to update or validate your account by clicking on an embedded link in the email. Some may also include a false sense of urgency and state that your account may be in jeopardy if it is not updated immediately.

5. Fake Links: Many phishing emails include links that look valid but that send you to a spoof site. Never click on these links as the URL (Web page address) shown may appear to be legitimate (www.motortraderz.com) but may actually display a different URL when you hover over the link with your mouse.

6. Attachments: Never click on attachments as they may cause you to download spyware or a virus.

7. Typos and Poor Grammar: Many phishing emails contain typos and poor grammar in the content.

 

Ultimately, if you come across any communication that you are unsure of or you have any genuine concerns, then we would welcome your call.

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