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VIN Tampering

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 as shady sellers try to hide negative information about certain cars.  It is common that several sellers go to parking lots, find the same car model and color, copy the VIN number and use that information to obtain a better history report for the damaged car they’re selling.

Watch the video below to see in action the VIN tampering scam exposed.

VIN Tampering Scam Exposed Video

How to avoid:

The verification of Vehicle Identification Number is a critical thing to do. Always try to get a professional inspection of the car you are about to buy. It will uncover VIN tampering. Learn where to find VIN number on your car by watching the video above.

How to report:

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

Report Scammers To The Federal Trade Commission Here


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