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One Way Traffic Ltd. trading as CarsGuide

Latest fraud advice

WARNING: You should only ever repond to text messages when you can see the phone number that the text message was sent from. If you've received a text message from "phil" or "greg" or even "Carsguide", IGNORE them as they are always scams. Check out these examples.

Text Message Fraud: encourages you to take precautionary measures when responding to possible buyers and any text message requests for personal details such as email. We encourage you to not respond via email to interested parties as this is a common fraud practice. Please Note: will not contact you via SMS at any stage other than during step one of creating your car advertisement. This text will only ever include a verify code to enter during step one of uploading your car details. will never request you to do this more than once.

3rd Party Websites: recently there has been fradulent URL's being sent via email or text claiming to be part of Any processes to do with buying or selling your vehicle will only need to take place on or - otherwise they are not ours. DO NOT give any personal information to these 3rd party websites.

Carsguide Solutions or Secure Carsguide or CarsGuide Support: is NOT associated with and does not recommend that buyers/sellers utilise ANY 3rd party websites that are not directly linked from

Money to post advertisements - has become aware that scammers have started offering people money to post multiple Ads on the site. If you have responded to a job offer like this recently please contact us, using the below form. Any abuse of the website will be reported to the police.