If you have sent a deposit, please contact Action Fraud immediately on 0300 123 2040 or through their website www.actionfraud.police.uk
Alternatively, you may receive something called a 'phishing' email, which looks like it has come from Auto Trader and asks you to confirm your login details via a link in an email. The link will take you to a fraudulent website page that looks like the Auto Trader website; but, if you enter your login information, a fraudster has access to your online accounts.
Auto Trader will never ask you for your login details or other personal information in an email; and, we will never ask you to verify your account information by clicking on a link.
Phishing emails can be difficult to spot, so if you receive a suspicious email claiming to be from Auto Trader asking for account information, please forward it to us at email@example.com or contact our Customer Security Team on 0330 303 9001
Never disclose your account details to anyone and always ensure your password is strong by using a combination of letters and digits, including upper case. You should also change your password regularly.