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Did you just receive an email with a traffic fine for excessive speeding? Watch the video in this article to see how the scam works. read more


Whether is about windshield, airbags, or tow truck services, be careful about these seven auto insurance scams. Staged accidents and unethical insurance agents are also to be aware of. Read now. read more


Watch the video below to see in action the Gas Station Skimming scam caught on camera. A small device is attached to the credit card insert at the pump, reading your card's info once you put it in. read more


Bad credit car loans and fake lenders. This month, one of the biggest scams around is the Bad Credit Car Finance or Poor Credit Car Finance scam. Let's take a look at how it works, how to report it, and how to get a free quote with no risks. read more


Wondering how to save gas? Beware of the Gas Saver Liquid aka Fuel Saver scam. Read this article and protect yourself. read more


Beware of the Forced Credit Application trick that you may become the victim of at any car dealership. How does the scam work? Watch the video in this article. read more


Dealing with a car accident compensation claim, lawyers, attorneys, and insurance? Watch the videos here to see fake accident injury compensation claims caught on camera. read more


This is the mother of all leasing scams. When closing the agreement, you ask the dealer what would happen if you terminated the lease early and what would be the penalty for it. Then this happens: read more


Your car loan interest rate is the subject of the latest scam at many car dealerships today. Watch the video here and read the article to avoid this common scheme in the auto industry. read more


Trying to buy a car online could be a disaster if you don't pay attention. The best places to buy used cars online might turn out to be big disappointments. One of the most fraudulent moves around is the Buy A Car Online scam. Let's take a look. read more


What if you receive a speeding ticket showing your car, time, and location of the infraction, only it's a scam? Beware of this latest trick, asking for your money and computer control! read more


How the scam works:
A vehicle history report contains important information about a used vehicle’s past, indicating possible issues with the vehicle... read more


Beware of the Parking on Private Lot scam, also known as the Wheel Clamp or Wheel Boot trick. You are a victim of cash extortion or simply being taken for a different kind of ride. read more


You are trying to sell your car or bike. You post an ad online on websites such as Gumtree, Kijiji, Auto Trader or Craigslist. Within minutes, you receive a message like this: read more


Did you ever rent a car only to have an unpleasant experience when you return it? It may happen soon. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Imagine this scenario: you are about to sell your car for $10,000. After a few visitors who are interested in read more


Car loans for people with bad credit and fake lenders. The newest scam around is the Bad Credit Car Financing or Car Loans Bad Credit scam. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) You're on your way out of a store getting ready to put your purchases in the trunk when the guy parked... read more


Somebody waves at you, approaches, and says there is smoke coming out of your car. “It looks ugly. I don’t think it is safe to drive. Let me take a look at it, I think I know what's wrong”. How does the scam work? read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Never call a dealership asking if they have a certain car, model, color, along with any other preferred add-ons. read more


Beware of the fake parking tickets spreading like fire nowadays. There is a new scam going around which might come to you in the form of a traffic parking fine. There are two variations of this scam. read more


This auto insurance scam starts with a message stating Barack Obama has signed a bill into law qualifying US citizens to an auto insurance decrease. Watch video to see scam exposed. read more


How the scam works:
Car drivers, be forewarned: a scam is making the rounds that is very professional looking. Many have already been fooled by the read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Buying a used car can be stressful; there are just too many places to look. Newspapers, used car dealerships and... read more


Beware of the newest scam when purchasing a car online! Let’s say you’re considering getting a new/old vehicle and looking for the best car sale websites out there, as well as for tips on buying a used car. Read how the scam works here. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Did you ever wonder how to get a replacement car title or even asked yourself "How can I get a copy of my car... read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Buying a car is an investment that almost everyone makes at some point in their life. But extended warranty for cars... read more


You are excited to see a dealer advertising a $0 security deposit. There is no such thing, as the security deposit is always factored in the lease, under the provisions for disposition fees. This is just a trick to get your business. read more


You are filling your gas tank and a man approaches you, holding an empty fuel can. "Sorry to bother you. I just ran out of gas two blocks away". You wouldn't believe how much these guys make per hour. Watch video. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) tampering is a practice that has become more popular in the last few years... read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Imagine this: You are in a parking lot and you carefully back out. The path seems clear, but there is an unexpected... read more


Beware of the Auto Dealership Add-ons Scam when you buy a car. Watch out for unnecessary expenses for things like: 'underneath paint sealant', 'seats - fabric spraying with protective silicon', 'rust-proof spraying', and 'necessary new alarm'. read more


How the scam works:
You just won an online auction for a sweet little ride. The vehicle isn't cheap, so you're being extremely cautious about checkin read more


You come across an advertisement that says the car dealership down the street has a "No payments for 12 months" promo. Be very cerful of the little tricks pulled by the dealer in this case. read more


Beware of the Car Lease: Double First Payment Scam! Some less ethical dealership salesmen take advantage of the ambiguity of the leasing policy and get a double down payment from the purchaser of the vehicle. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) You've always wanted a high end car model car, whether that's a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Jaguar or Rolls-Royce... read more


Used luxury cars and fake sellers. One of the scariest scams around these days is the Luxury Models or Used Luxury Cars for Sale scam. There are two variations that are doing their rounds as you are reading this. read more


How the scam works:
A scam is circulating these days regarding cut-rate auto insurance policy solicitations coming via Blackberry Messenger (BBM). It read more


You are buying a new car and the dealer shows you an orange sticker next to the MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) sticker. He says that due to this car's popularity there is an extra charge, known as the Market Adjustment Fee. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Millions of people drive toll roads everyday to work, to school or to other activities. The failure to pay a t read more


You want to sell your car and post an ad online. Soon afterwards, a representative from a financing company calls you saying that they have a few prospective customers for your car. read more


How the scam works:
You are interested in buying a specific car and are in negotiations with the salesperson. After long discussions and a test drive read more


Donate a car to charity but avoid crooks. One of the biggest scams around is the Donate Car to Charity or Car Donation Tax Deduction scam. Let's take a look. read more


How the scam works:
You just got a traffic ticket, which you are not happy about and come across an ad stating: “Don’t let them get away wit read more


If you're trying to sell your motorbike these days, watch out for the Sell My Bike Online or Used Mountain Bikes For Sale scam. With video below. read more


How the scam works:
You have been in an accident and after you’ve dealt with the police, a tow-truck comes to pick up your damaged car. The driver read more


How the scam works:
Crooks drive around neighborhoods and look specifically for cars that are 20-30 years old and haven’t been used in a while (hav read more


You decide to trade-in your old car and go to the dealership. Somebody will ask for your car keys to take it for an evaluation ride while the salesperson shows you several other new cars for your trade-in consideration. read more


How the scam works:
You decide to trade-in your car and are negotiating the price of a new one. The discussions are taking place in the dealer’s of read more


How the scam works:
You decide to buy a new car although you still have payments left on your old one. Normally, in this situation the read more


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