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Car Shipping Company Scam

How the scam works:

Imagine this scenario: You have bought (or consider buying) a car or a motorcycle from a different state but you can't go pick it up. You wonder how much does it cost to ship a car to your city, so you decide to look online for top rated car transport companies or even international car shipping quotes.

Click on the link below to read a Safe Shipping Guide from one of the best shipping companies out there then read on to see how the scam works.

Read Safe Shipping Guide

You finally find a great one, half the cost of most of the other offers. This will save you both time and money so you choose to go with it. You check their website and everything looks good. You pay for the service online and wait for the car. It will never arrive.

What just happened was that the website you used was a perfect fake replica of any legitimate company that facilitates the shipment, such as uShip. The scammers used their logo, fabricated emails with invoices, transaction numbers and even shipment information.

You just dealt with someone who claimed to work for the company but in reality the actual company has nothing to do with it.

How to avoid:

When you check out a car transport service quote look carefully at the website. See if the copy has grammatical or spelling errors, it could well be fake (genuine companies get this properly checked). If there is no phone number, they are not legitimate. If there is a phone number, give them a call.

Check them out on forums - don't ever pay any attention to references on their own website.

Verify the emails you've been exchanging with the "company". If they ask you to wire the money using companies like Money Mart, Western Union or Money Gram rather than paying in a traditional business way, this is almost certainly a scam. Cheap auto car shipping quotes do not necessarily guarantee the best services.

The same things apply for your motorcycle shipping options, if you consider purcahsing one. Look for bikes or car transport reviews and research the best interstate car transport options.

 

How to report:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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