Tag: Car Scam Avoidance Tips

Why Do People Buy Cars Out-Of-State Without An Inspection?

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used car purchased out-of-state no inspection

Buying a used car out-of-state without having it inspected is a foolish buying decision. This is especially true for automobiles with salvage or rebuilt titles. Another unhappy car buyer is crying the blues over this 2016 Chevy Malibu that was in a flood. There’s a reason this car was bought at HALF of book value! […]

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Don’t Be A Gift Card Scam Victim This Holiday Season

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Gift Card Nissan Maxima Scam

Scammers are hustling the naive this Christmas using unreasonably low priced used cars as sucker bait. As Doc has reported many times, another person lost their money trying to buy a used car with eBay gift cards. This lady swallowed the hook on a 2010 Nissan Maxima on LetGo app. Her money is long gone! […]

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Vehicle History Report Scam Targeting Consumers Selling Used Cars

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Vehicle History Report Scam

The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning this month about vehicle history report scams tricking consumers into giving up their personal information. It’s a form of Phishing in an attempt to steal your personal information / identity. 😥 Beware con artists are everywhere! You get a call or text from someone who claims to be […]

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FBI IC3 Car Scam Warning 2018 – Don’t Be A Victim

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FBI IC3 Car Scam Warning 2018

Fraudulent Online Motor Vehicle Sales. The Federal Bureau Of Investigation IC3 is warning used car buyers to beware of internet fraud. Scammers are still, after all these years, praying on consumers looking for a bargain automobile. As an update to I-111414-PSA, released November 14, 2014, the FBI is issuing additional information and warnings regarding the […]

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Example Car Scam From Our Archives – 1929 Ford Model A

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1929 Ford Model A Example Car Scam Auction

This 1929 Ford Model A Roadster is an example car scam auction from our classic archives. The listing was captured on 03/18/2007 back when scammers were literally picking eBay Motors buyers pockets clean. Fraudsters today are not as brazen as this example. It was common to plaster buy it now for only $9,500 everywhere on […]

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Georgia Couple Murdered In Craigslist Car Scam

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GA Missing Couple Bud June Runion

Elrey “Bud” Runion and his wife June were headed to McRae GA on Thursday to meet someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed on Craigslist seeking a 1966 Mustang. Relatives became concerned when the couple did not return for a family function and did not answer their cell phone. Cobb County detectives believe […]

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Woman Loses $28K To Craigslist Car SELLING Scam

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Doc's Internet Car Buying Tips

The Daily Journal Online reports on this Craigslist car selling scam that cost a woman her car. A Park Hills resident thought she found a buyer for her Dodge Challenger. Instead she became a victim of a scam. “According to Park Hills police, the local woman posted an ad on Craigslist asking $28,000 for a […]

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Porsche Carrera & BMW eBay Phishing Car Scams

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2008 Porsche 911 eBay Suspected Scam 151072675122

This 2008 Porsche Carrera is priced at less than half of book value and smells like a phishing scam all over. Googling it’s VIN up shows the real owners for sale listing at roughly double what the eBay Motors listing price is. The other is a 2012 BMW X5 5.0 AWD with 34,000 clicks. The […]

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Solution To Stop Scammers Listing Cars On eBay

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Don't Swallow The Sucker Bait!

Today we have 2 suspected eBay Motors car scams and a definite maybe. The 1st is this 2009 Jeep Wrangler X listed by dertj4444 for $5500 (181153967817). The next is this 2008 Chevy Tahoe LT that is listed by another new seller dhles2sw for only $11,350 (130923943932). In our personal opinion – the only way to […]

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2008 Ford F-250 eBay Fraudulent Car Scam Listing

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2008 Ford F-250 eBay Scam 190827531792 1FTSW21R28EC24949

Here is today’s eBay Motors Scam Listing. It’s a really nice 2008 Ford F-250 Pickup that’s exceptionally nice, and is scam priced at only $12,700! If you fall for this scam and email this scammer he will steal your money so fast you will be crying like a baby! Before buying any vehicle online, you […]

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Export Kuwait Used Car Buyer Loses $23K In Bank Wire Transfer Scam

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Export Car Buyer Defrauded Dodge Challenger eBay

This export car buyer from Kuwait was scammed out of $23,600 after legitimately buying this late model Dodge Challenger on eBay. Seller contacted buyer who wire transferred the funds to sellers bank account. Seller later claimed his girlfriend stole the money. Vehicle purchase protection program (VPP) refused to pay the buyers claim, saying the buyer […]

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Beware Of Low Priced Used Car Deposit Scams

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Beware Of A Bargain Priced Automobile

Regardless if a car is for sale on the internet in another state or locally. If the advertised price seems too good to be true, you have to ask yourself why? Fraudsters come in all forms of people and use many different techniques to to steal your money. One such technique as depicted in this […]

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