None of us like being conned or scammed, particularly when spending a lot of money. We’ve listed below the top 3 ways in which you can be scammed when buying a car online…
It happens a lot. Your dream car is for sale online at a reasonable price and you cannot believe your luck. Alarms bells should be ringing at this point. If it’s too good to be true, that’s because normally it is. Your car has been stolen and someone has tried to make a quick sale for a quick buck.
Just like stolen cars, some companies might try and rip you off by selling you a rental car! The indicator is if the seller wants cash or cheque. Check every detail carefully.
It would be really hard to go see a guy that is currently abroad, so sometimes people find it easier to just take the chances and purchase the car anyway. Well, don’t! The chances are it’s a dodgy deal and you’re going to be ripped off in the long run.
We recommend buying from a reliable car sales company or somewhere you’ve had recommended by friends of family. The problem with online purchases is that they never quite seem as advertised. So see the car in the flesh! Make sure you are purchasing exactly what has been advertised. A car is a huge investment and one that should not be taken lightly.