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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


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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


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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


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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


How the scam works:
The scammer lists a car that is not his on a well-known vehicle listings website. He uses stolen pictures and offers a fantastic read more


You are ready to buy a car and schedule a visit to the dealership. You don't buy a new car every week, so you decide it's a good idea to bring along a friend who has auto experience. Then this happens: read more


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This scam could take several forms. Without knowing, you might be buying a car that’s stolen, not paid for yet, or fixed after read more


If you work at a rental facility and have limousines on your lot, you might get a phone call or an email from someone requesting a limo for a wedding that takes place soon. read more


Beware of the Car Mechanic Oil Change scam, exposed with video here. Whenever you take your car to the shop for an oil change or a problem that needs to be fixed, chances are you are called during the service. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) While you are showing off your new car to your friends, the dealer calls you with some "good news", saying tha read more


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We all know about the presence of an airbag in our vehicle and most importantly the importance of it. Unfortunately, a counterfeit airbag places your life and your passengers in peril in case you are in an accident. How do you recognize a fake? read more


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If you are a driver and need to renew your license, beware of the Online Driver's License Renewal scam, exposed with a video here. read more


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(with video below) You're about to buy a vehicle and are in need of a loan.  Doing your research for decent auto loans read more


How the scam works:
(with explanatory video below) Who doesn’t hate to get a speeding ticket? It can cost you a lot of money every time. If there w read more


Reselling Your Car Scam. It is always cheaper to buy a car from an individual than it is to purchase one from a dealership or even a used car lot, but this new vehicle scam shows that both parties need to pay very close attention to the details. read more


How the scam works:
The engine is the heartbeat of every car and it is also one of the most expensive parts to get replaced and repaired in your car. read more


How the scam works:
As you park to get gas, a station attendant offers to fill it up for you. As they have a full service, he will offer at no cost t read more


If you were wondering how to put a mechanic lien on a car, be very careful. This scam is been going around and is going to an end. Read, watch the video, and educate yourself now. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) If you didn't buy your car brand new, you should read this article. A salvaged car is a vehicle that has been read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) You find the car of your dreams online and put a bid in for it. Unfortunately, it is a great deal and somebody read more


Beware of the Forced Warranty Scams pulled at a car dealership. Your future car is picked out and it's just a matter of financing. The dealer is working on the paperwork. Then this happens. read more


How the scam works:
If you are a Canadian truck driver working often in the US, one day you might get approached by a "consultant" who tells you they read more


How the scam works:
You need gas and stop at a full service station. You tell them how much you want, waiting in the car. A couple of minutes la read more


Are you considering purchasing a new car? When you buy a new car you have to go through a credit score check at the dealership, unless you pay cash. Because many people don't know their credit score they rely on the dealer to tell them what it is. read more


How the scam works:
Crooks know that when it comes to cars, buyers look for deals locally first as the vehicles are easier to verify.
With that in m read more


"Holdback" is a bonus of 2-3% of the MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) that factories pay dealerships every time a car is bought straight from the factory. However, beware of this trick dealers pull when you are buying a vehicle. read more


This scam occurs when the dealer delays paying off your car because of their floor plan. A floor plan is a credit line for dealerships to buy vehicles. It allows them to go to auctions and buy their inventory without paying for it up front. read more


Beware of the Car Shipping Company Scam aka Best Auto Transport Companies Scheme going around this month. Besides looking at how much it costs to transport a car to a different city, you should be careful of who you hire. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) You might be a victim of this scam if you live in London, UK. The Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ) is an area wher read more


Donate a boat to charity but avoid crooks. This year, one of the biggest scams around is the Boat Donations Programs or Donate Sailboat scam. Let's dive in. read more


Beware of the "Dealership Preparation Fee" scam that can happen to you when you purchase a new vehicle. read more


How the scam works:
You are attracted by a car that's for sale at a great price, even lower than the MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price). You read more


Whenever a car is leased, there are several tricks that put more of your money needlessly into the dealer's pocket. A common tactic is for dealers to offer a fantastic lower rate, which in reality is much higher. How? read more


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.Suddenly, the agent's cell phone rings and it is clear that the caller is interested in exactly the same car. read more


How the scam works:
This occurs when a vehicle is listed online with a written description giving one price, e.g. $12,000, while the photo attached h read more


How the scam works:
Scenario 1. You rent a nice vehicle and the agent you're renting from asks you to pay a mandatory insurance fee. You might be oka read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) You come across an ad promoting super-low rates for a rental car service you have barely heard of. It looks go read more


How the scam works:
Scenario 1. Depending on the state you are living in, some tollbooths have been removed and now charges mount on the car itself t read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Some people rent cars when they are going on a long trip and don't want to overuse their own vehicle read more


This is another common trick at the car dealership. The salesperson tells you he won't get paid his commission if you don't purchase the package that comes with the car (the add-ons). read more


Questionable car dealers add an extended warranty into a leasing deal. The thing is, the extended warranty is already factored into the monthly payments! Alternatively, scammers get their victims to buy warranties that are... read more


A car dealer might say he is doing you a favor. Instead of having you pay the one-time fees while closing a deal, he will authorize for you to pay them over the life of the lease. Where is the scam? Here: read more


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