Melville, City of
Beware of Scammers
Other Freecycle groups are repeorting experiecnes of scammers:
Freecycle Perth recently posted this
"We have been made aware of a member of this group scamming other members.
This person has now been banned from the group and their message removed.
However, please be aware that at no point, ever, should you have to pay for anything that is offered here. It's all in the name ... FREEcycle. There is never any trading on here - everything is FREE!
Unfortunately scammers do get through occasionally, and if you even think someone is doing the dodgy then please, let us know (with a copy of all correspondence). The address to contact the moderators can always be found on the group home page.
We have 8900 current members. This is just one bad seed in the whole pack, and is not the norm for this group. But as always, be careful out there!"
While we've had no recent reports in this group I do remind you to be vigilant and look for the warning signs - requests for postage (especially with seemingly high value items), claims the person has had to urgently change location, etc
Scammers refine their approaches and groom their victims - if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Take care and let us know of any inappropriate activity.
Kim Admin Freecycle MelvilleWA
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