Doc was the go-to-guy when dealers had cars to auction online. He has over 40 years in the used car business, and is now retired. He spent 10 of those years mastering online auto sales buying and selling, and exporting worldwide.
This old 1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spur was auctioned online and was shipped to Arizona back in 1999. Those were the good old days that seemingly are gone forever 🙁 .
Doc founded this consumer fraud awareness website back in 2004 when scammers were picking car buyers to the bone. Over the years this website has saved countless consumers from losing their money to phishing scams and bad seller misrepresentation.
Since those early days Docs website has been attacked by DdoS, MySQL injection, and Brute Force attacks. His SSL certificate has been revoked twice by false flagging.
When hacking failed to stop Doc from alerting consumers how to avoid car scams, a smear campaign was launched to embarrass him and trash his stellar feedback. Doc worked hard to build his trustworthy reputation, but the house literally screwed itself into the ground, killing the founders community values and trust!
From Docs car scam awareness video archive 😉
There are still car scams online, but they are more sophisticated. Vehicle purchase protection (vpp), fake escrow websites out to steal a buyers money. And a multitude of other scams even in print publications. App fraud like Let-Go etc. Gift card scams are running the gauntlet too. Don’t be stuck like Chuck falling for a too-good to be-true deal!
It’s imperative Vehicle Buyers verify the listing is real before sending payment. Verify private sellers have clear title and it’s in the sellers name to avoid being the victim of curbstoners. In other-words do your homework FIRST before buying!
Selling your car? Beware of buyers offering to pay with PayPal who could file a ChargeBack if their purchase was funded by a credit card!