We have been made aware of an email being sent to our customers containing a fraudulent link that leads to a fake version of the Carzone.ie log-in page. The content of the email is as follows - Congratulations, You have a request from Thomas Livingston to buy your Carzone.ie Ad. Click Here to view your request.
Please be aware that we would not ask you to, or advise you to, log into your account via a link and no genuine interested buyer has any legitimate reason to send you a link of any kind or to ask you to contact them at a direct email address. If you have already logged into your account via the link you will need to change your Carzone.ie account password ASAP. In addition, if you use the same password to log into any other accounts - such as your email or PayPal accounts, for example - you should change those passwords also, ensuring that you do not use the same password for multiple accounts in future.
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If you're contacted by a company promising to buy your car or claiming to have buyers ready and waiting, beware.
These are usually scams - some even use the Carzone.ie name to appear legitimate.
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Once you've found a car you like, it's important you spend some time checking it over.
Make sure you know what to check and where you can get further information.