Don’t give fraudsters a chance!
In order to protect our advertisers against online fraud, Imlix would like to draw their attention to potential dangers in the advice given below. By taking the correct precautions, you can protect yourself effectively against online fraudsters.
Improperly used contact forms
What should you do if you receive an improperly used contact form? Do not react to it and report it to Imlix Customer Service. An improperly used contact form does not always look the same and is not always from the same sender (supposed interested party).
However, there are various features which help you recognise such a form.
In most cases, an inappropriate e-mail stands out because
- no plausible name is specified
- the address is missing
- the e-mail address is missing or the e-mail address of the sender specified as the interested party does not appear to be trustworthy (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org)
- the «Sender's message» appears to have nothing to do with the property being offered, the standard text remains unchanged or no message whatsoever is included
If you receive an inappropriate contact form, then you should not react to it and not reply to the sender. We can safely assume that such e-mails have been sent by fraudsters. This is the way that e-mail addresses are collected to be used at a later date for spam attacks.
Theft of user data – Beware of «phishing e-mails»
Be careful when you are asked for your user name and password in an e-mail. It is highly likely to be a «phishing e-mail». Do not reply to it.
Foreign exchange fraud – or rip deal
If someone who appears to be interested in your property advertisement suggests doing a foreign exchange deal with you ‘on the side’, be careful! It may be a foreign exchange scam.
For more information, see Wikipedia.
If you have any further questions or want to report misuse, our Customer Service will be happy to help you.
The Imlix.com team
Feb 14, 2012
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