Safety and Fraud Awareness
At mynetwheels.com, we want to do everything we can to help you sell your wheels and tires quickly and easily. A big part of that objective is preventing fraud and looking out for your safety as you move through the process. To that end, we've compiled some general guidelines that can help you prepare and safeguard your interests when advertising and selling your wheels and tires.
Get information about the prospective buyer, including full name, street address, phone number, driver's license number. When you initially communicate with the potential buyer, mention that you'll need these documents before meeting with them. It's best to meet in a public place, like the parking lot of a shopping center. And keep your cell phone with you. If at all possible, bring a friend or family member along. And make sure someone knows where you're going.
In an overpayment scam, the potential buyer typically tells you that someone else owes him an amount that is higher than your selling price and he wants that person to pay you instead. He then asks you to give him the products, plus the difference in price. (Sometimes the prospective buyer will offer you additional money as compensation.) Regardless of how legitimate they seem, these situations are almost always scams to get you to part with your products (wheels and tires) and additional money.
A prospective buyer who wants to work out a payment plan for your products is likely up to no good. At mynetwheels.com we strongly advise against agreeing to a payment plan, regardless of the terms. In these scenarios, the buyer typically gets you to agree to a payment plan, frequently with substantial interest, only to leave you with an initial payment (which may or may not be fraudulent) and disappear with your products. If you are not sure of a transaction and need proffesional advise, Go to our home page and locate a reputable Local Shop or a Wholesaler that will be able to help you with all of your concerns.
Where to Report Fraud
If you suspect fraud relating to your interaction on mynetwheels.com, please report it to us immediately on our Contact page under (Feedback).
Our Fraud Watch department regularly reviews suspicious e-mails and other activities for fraud, and works with consumers who believe they may have been victims of a scam. In addition, if you are a victim of fraud, you should file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3. IC3 focuses solely on cyber crimes and is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National White Collar Crime Center and the Bureau of Justice assistance. Finally, contact your local law enforcement. If there was any interaction with a scammer posing as a prospective buyer within their jurisdiction, they should take a report, plus it will help their fraud department identify trends for scams in your area.
Facts about mynetwheels.com
We don't own, buy or sell wheels and tires listed on our site. mynetwheels.com is an online wheels and tires listing service that connects buyers with sellers. We are not a wheel and tire dealer. Any listing information about a particular product comes directly from the seller, not us. If you receive an email that implies mynetwheels.com is selling or buying a product, please report it to us. It's a scam. We don't offer warehousing services. Any e-mail that requests a deposit or payment for shipment of wheels and tires in mynetwheels.com warehouse is a scam. mynetwheels.com doesn't own a warehouse. Simply put, we don't get involved in transactions between buyers and sellers (see more below). There are many reputable Local Shops that can make long-distance transactions easy. Go to our home page and you will be able to locate the nearest Local Shop.
Other Signs of Fraud
E-mails that claim the security of a transaction is guaranteed by mynetwheels.com. Imply we've verified information about a particular buyer, seller or listing. Describe a "preferred" or "pre-approved" buyer or seller program. mynetwheels.com doesn't guarantee or endorse transactions, and we don't have preferred or pre-approved buyers or sellers. We'll never encourage you to buy any particular product listed on mynetwheels.com or to sell your products to any particular buyer. If you receive a suspicious e-mail such as the ones described above, report it to us.
We don't ask you for personal or financial information via e-mail. Online fraud often begins with a spoof e-mail requesting financial information. These spoof, or scam, e-mails often impersonate a reputable company such as mynetwheels.com by illegally displaying a company's name, logo or trademark.
The intent is to deceive customers into revealing information such as:
Username & Password
Social Security Number
Bank Account Number
Bank Routing Number
Credit Card Number