Car Buying Scams

When car buying started happening on any scale, car buying scams quickly emerged. Today, the modern motorist or aspiring motorist has to be diligent and cautious of the many scams endemic to trading in automobiles on the private and commercial level. 

Car buying scams take many, many forms. Some are committed by dealerships, as either yo-yo financing scams or bait-and-switch schemes where the car you want is no longer there, or covering cosmetic or mechanical damage.

 

Car Buying Scams: List Below

Private buying can be even more fraught with peril, with car-buying scams ranging from fraudulent advertising to false car scams that lure people into a robbery. 

Watch this space to learn about car scams as they emerge in the news. See below:

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4 New Car Buying Scams You Need To Avoid

Online Car Buying Scams Everyone Should Be Aware Of As online commerce is evolving from day to day, people are starting to buy cars online. Unfortunately, scammers are getting into the game as well, to take advantage of the customers. There have been several incidents where consumers are falling on scammers’ radar and losing thousands … 4 New Car Buying Scams You Need To Avoid Read More »

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Car History Report Scam

Car History Report Fake Request: How It Works A vehicle history report contains important information about a used vehicle’s past, indicating possible issues with the vehicle’s safety and value. The report typically shows title records, along with salvage and insurance total loss records and accident records, ownership changes, and vehicle details decoded from the VIN, … Car History Report Scam Read More »

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Purchasing A Car Online Scam

Buying a Car Online? Here Is The Latest Scam (with video below) 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. Purchasing a car could be a complex process, especially when there are crooks out there … Purchasing A Car Online Scam Read More »

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Top 3 Common Scams You Should Check Before Buying a Used Car

What Are The Most Common Tricks To Avoid Before Buying a Used Car? If you are planning to buy any used car in the future, many people will scam you. Based on your less-experienced or information about the industry, you can face a considerable loss. However, there are some significant scams that you must … Top 3 Common Scams You Should Check Before Buying a Used Car Read More »

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Car Title Washing

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 in an accident or caught up in a natural disaster and deemed a total loss by the insurance company or was perhaps going to cost more … Car Title Washing Read More »

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Car Sold Online

How The Car Sold Online Scam Works: (with video below) Be very careful these days about a scam that is targeting those who are trying to sell their vehicles online, on websites such as Gumtree, Kijiji, Craigslist, or Auto Trader. In this article, we’ll expose how the scam works and how to avoid it. Feel … Car Sold Online Read More »

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Defer Car Payment

Deferred Payment: Car Loan Scam – How It Works Beware of one scary trick that some questionable car dealers pull occasionally: the Defer Car Payment Scam. Let’s see. You come across an advertisement that says the car dealership down the street has a “No payments for 12 months” promo. Your income is a little … Defer Car Payment Read More »

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Top 7 Car Loan Scams

Tips For Financing a Car: Avoid These Scams Shopping for a new or used car can be a fun and exciting experience, but it should also be done with vigilance and careful attention to detail. Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you know exactly what you’re getting and how much you’ll be … Top 7 Car Loan Scams Read More »

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The Biggest Scam in the Auto Industry Today: Flood-Damaged Cars For Sale

The Stake: Over Half-Million Flood-Damaged Cars For Sale After Hurricanes  The most significant 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, automotive expert, analyst and TV personality. “Flood-damaged … The Biggest Scam in the Auto Industry Today: Flood-Damaged Cars For Sale Read More »

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Bad Credit Car Loans Scam

Poor Credit Car Finance Scam: How It Works 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 … Bad Credit Car Loans Scam Read More »

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Buy A Car Online Scam

How the scam works: 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. Let’s say you’re … Buy A Car Online Scam Read More »

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