This blog is dedicated to internet used car buyers and sellers as an online resource to educate and prevent costly mistakes when buying and selling!
We have been observing and commenting about vehicle buyer and seller disputes, auction fraud, payment scams, and related since 2004.
If a used car is priced unrealistically low, chances are something’s seriously wrong with it. Or it’s a scammers fraudulent advertisement!
Older northern vehicles with Undisclosed frame rust. Flood damaged vehicles, Accident damaged vehicles with undisclosed salvage titles. Just to name a few.
The net is infested with fraudsters that will steal your money in the blink of an eye. It’s what they do, and they are pros at doing it.
Other than Fraudsters, there are many hordes of Dishonest Sellers that will set up a car to look great in photos, but will tell blatant lies about it’s condition!
Selling your car? Beware of buyers offering to pay with PayPal that could file a ChargeBack if their purchase was funded by a credit card!
Doc sez.. It is imperative to verify the legitimacy of a used car deal!
If you fall for a phishing scam, or buy a severely misrepresented auto your money will be gone in the blink of an eye. Don’t be taken advantage of!
Sorry to be blunt, but it’s like taking your money and throwing it in the trash!
Have the vehicle inspected! No matter how convincing someone sounds on the phone or via email, you should inspect the vehicle before sending payment or driving long distance to pay cash.
Most legitimate car sites subcontract with inspectors who can check a potential vehicle purchase out. Vehicle inspection services can be located by searching the net.