Phone Call While Negotiating

How the scam works:

You are in a dealership and negotiate the price of a car with a salesperson. You really love the car and try to get off as much as possible.


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Suddenly, the agent's cell phone rings and it is clear that the caller is interested in exactly the same car. The agent talks loud and lets you understand the caller is offering more than you are.

The salesperson promises the caller he'll phone him back in a few minutes because “right now I have a client for the same car”.

He hangs up the phone and asks if you want to match or outbid the caller's offer. “This is a great car and it won't be here long”, the agent says. Don't fall for this scam, as the caller is a co-worker who is watching you through a glass screen helping him make the sale.

Watch the video below to see more scams pulled by dealers and things to check for when buying a car:

 

Buying A Car From A Dealership Scams Video

 

How to avoid:

Call the bluff and start walking out. They'll come straight after you.

 

How to report:

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

Report To The FTC Here

 

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