AUCTION SCAMS If you're looking for information on phishing scams, account hijackings and more, check out our TradeMe scams pages.
TradeMe related links
TradeMe - A great auction site that will be even better when they learn how to lock out scammers
SafeTrader - The TradeMe-owned escrow site - we recommend that you use this service for higher value auctions
Foggyone's eBook - ScamBuster Peter Andersen has written an Auction Fraud ebook (in PDF format) which details the anatomy of a scam and contains lots of handy tips and tricks for online traders. We recommend you download your free copy. To save the eBook to your computer, right click on this link and select "Save Target As" or "Save File As".
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Foggyone's fraud kit - contains all the forms you'll need to file a Police complaint and a handy checklist.
NZ Postcode Finder - nice and easy FYI - a website that allows New Zealanders to publicly lodge Official Information Act (OIA) and Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) requests online. NZ Duty Estimator - NZ Customs online calculator - estimate the duty payable on a variety imported goods Veda MyCreditFile - Check your own credit free of charge - ten day delivery Carjam - vehicle facts, money owing, etc Coys company info - similar to the Companies Office but faster and better designed