The ACMA is warning Gumtree users to be wary of scammers sending fake WhatsApp or SMS messages.
Scammers are messaging Gumtree sellers with a request to click on a link to ‘receive funds’ for the listed item and organise ‘Gumtree shipment’.
These links lead to a fake Australia Post website which is designed to steal your personal and financial information.
Gumtree does NOT offer delivery and is not affiliated with any delivery service. If you receive one of these messages don’t click on the link or enter your payment details.