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Tips to avoid online trading drama

AAP logoAAP 21/12/2016

POLICE TIPS TO AVOID BEING STUNG WHEN TRADING ONLINE

* Record the serial number of high value items such as electronic devices, jewellery or digital equipment when purchasing them

* Request a proof of purchase or a copy of item's serial number

* If in doubt, check with police to ensure item is not stolen

* Make sure any vehicle sales comply with state guidelines and regulations

* Do not exchange property until buyer can provide a proof of purchase. A screen shot of an internet transaction or a receipt number is not proof of purchase

* Ensure all property and serial numbers are recorded to prevent loss of property

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