The internet has been used for scams and fraud. Breedersales is committed to reducing your risk and is eager to encourage responsible buying and selling online. Please read and follow these tips carefully to ensure your experience with Breedersales is as safe as possible.
Breedersales may communicate with you by email throughout the buying and selling process. Customers should be aware that fraudulent individuals could misrepresent themselves as representatives of our company. Members should take the following precautions:
- Never respond to emails asking for personal information such as your login or password.
- Always make sure that emails from Breedersales have our company’s website URL @breedersales.com.
Protect yourself when selling:
Protect yourself against fake advertisements:
A common scam is Phishing - attempting to criminally acquire sensitive information, such as usernames or passwords. In such a ploy, you will receive a fake email claiming to be from Breedersales instructing you to click on a link to "confirm your Breedersales username and password." Our company will never send you such an email requesting you to confirm your personal or login/password details.
Another example could be an apparently legitimate email enquiry from a "buyer" in relation to an animal for sale. The email will ask you to click a link to view and confirm the identity of your animal. On clicking the link you are sent to a fake web page that looks like a Breedersales page. This page then prompts you to login using your Breedersales login and password details. The site may then try to defraud you.
Note that phishing can also happen on the phone. If you have any doubts as to the legitimacy of an email or phone call, always contact the sender organisation directly.
If you think you have seen a scam or have been scammed by a buyer or seller you should contact the Australian Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission:
They can direct you to the best government agency depending on where you live and the type of scam.
You should also report the matter to Breedersales by contacting us on +61 38844 4883 or by email. You should always use this phone number or email rather than any phone number or email that appeared in any suspected scam email you have received.
You should also contact the police if you have had your money or property stolen or been threatened or assaulted by a buyer or seller. To keep up to date with the latest scams and what you can do to protect yourself visit www.scamwatch.gov.au.