The Internet is like the Wild, Wild West, and there are many internet scams being tried. Internet scams are targeting sellers of high dollar items in the aviation industry. The best defense comes from the seller being aware of these individuals and their techniques.
We encourage both buyers and sellers to perform their "due diligence," and please check out information from the following links:FBI - Internet Crimes - Frequently Asked Questions
In this era of open communication, scams have unfortunately become rampant. Most recently, we have discovered a scam where a potential buyer of an aircraft will send a counterfeit company check or bank cashier's check to the seller. Please check with your bank and confirm all funds received are fully available to you before you complete any transaction. In this latest case, the scammer is also requesting a partial refund of the check prior to the customer learning the funds are not fully available.
Below are some tips to remember:
PLEASE NOTE: Trade-A-Plane and Trade-A-Plane.com are paid advertising media only. We do not participate in any part of the buy/sell transactions that occur as a result of our publications. As such, we do NOT offer Buyer Protection Programs or Guarantee/Warranty Services.
Trade-A-Plane is located in Tennessee with a local area code of (931). Should you receive a call from someone posing as a Trade-A-Plane representative asking for personal information such as your credit card number, etc., please verify their name and phone number. If you are unable to confirm the caller is with Trade-A-Plane, please call us immediately toll free at 1-800-337-5263 to report the incident.
Trade-A-Plane is dedicated to providing our users with a safe and secure Internet experience.