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Used Car Purchase

How the scam works:

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

Unfortunately, thousands of people still buy cars everyday without knowing the real history of the vehicle.

How to avoid:

You should always ask the seller for proof of identity, their insurance policy, all the proper car documentation and the Vehicle Identification Number. Try to go pick up the car from the seller’s house. Have the car you want to buy checked either by your own mechanic or the motoring organization you belong to. Above all, don’t think that you can buy a good, clean car from somebody who is selling it in a motorway service area. Buy a car history report.

When it comes to purchase car history reports online use only reputable agencies.

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