The ACMA & SCAMwatch have made it easier to report spam SMS – simply forward the message to the dedicated Spam SMS line – 0429 999 888. Your mobile phone provider’s standard billing rates will apply to the forwarded message.
Genuine buyers do not use SMS as a first contact with a machinery seller. If a buyer claims to be overseas, on holiday or on an oil rig, etc and requires paypal details, email address or any other personal information chances are it’s a scam.
Scammers have clearly added texting to their toolbox – don’t let them fool you into providing personal details or money via follow-up SMS, phone calls or emails.