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An ideal vacation should be drama-free. However, there are countless cases of fraud when it comes to going abroad. Today we're referring specifically to car rental companies with deceptive practices. read more

Checking a car using a VIN code is an important procedure for every person who wants to reduce the risk when buying a vehicle. Here is the significance of it. read more

Almost every driver hates dealing with car repairs, especially when not having any handy mechanics in their circle. If you're about to fix your vehicle, beware of these 6 tricks that could thin your wallet. read more

Car buyers spend up to 59% of their time online researching into different options, indicating the important role that the Internet has in purchasing a vehicle. Therefore, here are 4 car buying tips that you need to know. read more

Buying a used car should be a good deal if the vehicle is good and the price is right, but watch out for those looking to take advantage of you. Here are 4 scams that everyone should be aware of today. read more

Were you sold a lemon car? How can you tell? Is it too late, do you still have hopes? In this article you will get to learn the top signs you were sold a lemon and what to do about it. read more

When it comes to leasing most of the scams arise because of misinformation or confusion about the leasing process. Here are 8 car leasing scams everyone should be aware of: read more

Are you dealing with a car accident compensation claim, personal injury lawyers, attorneys or insurance in Fort Lauderdale? Watch the videos in this article to see fake accident injury compensation claims caught on camera. read more

There is a massive infusion of fake online ads these days promoting a 'Fight Traffic Tickets' campaign. Imagine this scenario: You've just got a traffic ticket, which doesn't make you too happy. However, as you're browsing the Internet you come acro read more

Are you about to rent a car or truck? Here is the Top 10 car rental scams out there. Whether you're using Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar Rent a Car, Budget, Alamo, Thrifty or - especially - smaller companies, educate yourself here. read more

Before renting your next car you should read this article. Imagine the following scenario: you're looking online for cheap car rental companies near you and find a great deal. As you arrive at the location, the agent has a surprise for you: read more

The Car Rental Insurance Fees Scam has two variations. Whether you're using Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar Rent a Car, Budget, or - especially - smaller companies, educate yourself here on how to have a legitimate deal. read more

If you're about to rent a vehicle and looking for unlimited mileage rental car deals, be very careful about the latest scam. Whether you're searching for a sedan or truck weekend deal, use caution. Here is how the scam works: read more

Do you get speeding tickets? Spend a lot of money on them? If you're looking for the best anti radar detector or any other 'secret' blocking license plate device, don't fall for the License Plate Spray Scam, going around these days. read more

The biggest scam today in the Auto industry is the sale of flood-damaged cars to unsuspecting drivers. "From Hurricane Harvey and Irma we are adding over 500,000 vehicles to the possible used car lots.", says Lauren Fix, TV personality. read more

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

Do you own a car? There is a new scam going around these days targeting all those with a valid driver's license. Read this article and educate yourself on how to avoid being a victim of identity theft: 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

Companies like Enterprise, Alamo or Hertz have car rental upgrade coupons, which are great ways to get sweeter rides for almost nothing, but beware of the Car Rental Upgrade Scam happening at other locations. 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

Beware of the Rental Car Late Return Scam. Imagine this: You did your job with a car that you rented for a few days and just brought it back. As you return the keys and wait for them to check the vehicle, this happens: 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

New scam! Say you are about to sell your car for. After a few visitors who are interested in the vehicle but don't buy it, you get a serious buyer. He comes to your house, checks it out, goes for a test drive, then this happens: 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

The Parking Lot Mechanic Scam keeps going around these days, regardless of the city you live in. In this article you will learn how the scam works, how to avoid it, and how to report it. Click here. 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

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