Use and browsing of ANU Billboard Classifieds is at your own risk.
The Australian National University (ANU) is not involved in the actual transaction between buyer and seller and makes no representations or warranties
concerning the quality or legality of the items sold or purchased through this site.
ANU takes no responsibility for the outcome of any sale made on this site and is not liable to you for any loss or damage incurred by you arising from
your use of the site whether direct or indirect or any other loss or damage that may arise.
Scammers may target people who advertise goods on the ANU Billboard. Billboard items can be accessed by the general public (details such as your university ID are hidden unless you place them in the contact details fields).
For example, an ANU staff member advertised a car and received two emails offering to purchase it. The emails were from different buyers but had similar wording. The offers turned out to be scams.
Be suspicious if:
- the senders' names do not seem to match the country of origin, for example "Romeo Brown" in Malaysia
- the prospective buyer offers to send more money than the advertised price
- your advertised goods are low-value and the prospective buyer gives an overseas address
- the prospective buyer asks you to forward money to a third party, for example a shipping agency, or return an overpayment to the buyer
Check the credentials of the prospective buyer before agreeing to the sale.
Contacts for reporting scams in Australia are available from Scamwatch.
There are also useful pages at Scam Victims United and Saabnet.