Did you know that there are cybercriminals who impersonate Wallapop with the intention of illegitimately obtaining your private information? This type of online fraud is called phishing.
Be aware that scammers can perform phishing attacks on Wallapop users through:
- Wallapop chat messages.
- Text messages (WhatsApp or SMS)
At first glance they may look like official messages, but they are actually scammers sending these messages to try to steal your identity, users, logins and bank details.
The senders of such fraudulent messages or emails may impersonate:
- Wallapop representatives (e.g. our support team).
- Our shipping providers
- Our payment service providers (e.g. your bank)
- Buyers interested in one of your ads
At Wallapop we can't avoid that there are people in the world with bad intentions. We work daily so that this does not happen and we want to help you detect and avoid falling into their scams. Just follow these tips:
Keys to detect them
Be suspicious if you detect any of the following factors:
1. It asks you for your cell phone or e-mail as the first contact option
In Wallapop we work so that your transactions are 100% safe. For this we need you to always make them within our platform, we can not protect you in channels outside Wallapop!
2. It sends you a link by WhatsApp or e-mail simulating the purchase
Wallapop will NEVER communicate with you via text message or phone call (WhatsApp or SMS).
3. It sends you a link impersonating Wallapop's website
Find out how to detect these pages in: How can I tell if a website really belongs to Wallapop?
4. It asks you for your bank card details or that you make the purchase outside Wallapop
Wallapop shipping allows you to pay for your purchases and collect your sales securely without leaving Wallapop. To successfully complete a transaction, you do not need to use other channels. Wallapop will never ask for your login or credit card information outside the platform. Also remember that as a seller you will NEVER have to give or confirm your personal data to the buyer.
5. It is impersonated by Wallapop through chat or email.
Remember that Wallapop will never contact you via chat. The only ways we will contact you will be by email or Wallapop's notification center. For more information, check out: How can I know if an email is really from Wallapop?
6. It impersonates your bank.
Scammers may contact your phone number asking to confirm a transaction in your bank account application. Remember that Wallapop will never call you or contact you by phone. If you think they are impersonating your bank, we recommend that you block the card and contact your bank immediately.
7. Find out about other types of suspicious behavior
We have compiled information in this article to help you: How can I identify suspicious behavior? We also recommend you to report the suspicious link on this official website: https://phishing-initiative.eu/contrib/
8. In case you think you have been a victim of a scam
Follow the steps in this article: I think I have been scammed, what should I do?