Consumer Alert: Beware of scam target...

Consumer Alert: Beware of scam targeting online car sales

There are 5 comments on the WKYT story from Nov 16, 2012, titled Consumer Alert: Beware of scam targeting online car sales. In it, WKYT reports that:

If you're in the market for a new car and browsing online, proceed with caution.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WKYT.

Hello

Romania

#1 Nov 17, 2012
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paypal scam
Mark

Gouverneur, NY

#2 Nov 17, 2012
Nice ! Great job!
Myriam

Laval, Canada

#3 Jan 2, 2013
nice to know!!!
rip-off victim

Portland, OR

#4 Jan 17, 2014
I was just ripped off showing a car in person last week!

It is beginning to unravel now that the alleged perpetrators had a vendetta. I am sharing what happened to me last week only to alert others to be on guard for this particular kind of title ripoff technique.

Smooth talking people under aliases and wearing sunglasses say they want to buy and ask to see the title. You hand it to them and they pretend to be checking the vehicle vin but with their back turned title "disappears" and buyer does not return it. Seller demands title back and buyer plays dumb, says they left it in the vehicle, makes up outrageous excuses, hops in vehicle and makes a quick exit never to be seen or heard from again. Sound unbelievable? Well that is exactly what just happened to me when I was showing a rare classic vw westaflia bus worth $8000 recently!

I have compiled some information on the incident to warn others and you can see it by clicking on the information website link below. Be safe everyone:

http://crimeincidentlog.webs.com/
hmmm

Monroe, GA

#5 Jan 18, 2014
Can you not just get a duplicate title? If the vehicle is in your name like it's supposed to be that shouldn't be a problem. If you're a legit car dealer you should know that you could be violating privacy laws if you show a retail customer a title with the previous owners personal info on it. If a customer of mine demands to see a title I make a copy of the front only that has the previous owners name marked thru with a black sharpie.
rip-off victim wrote:
I was just ripped off showing a car in person last week!
It is beginning to unravel now that the alleged perpetrators had a vendetta. I am sharing what happened to me last week only to alert others to be on guard for this particular kind of title ripoff technique.
Smooth talking people under aliases and wearing sunglasses say they want to buy and ask to see the title. You hand it to them and they pretend to be checking the vehicle vin but with their back turned title "disappears" and buyer does not return it. Seller demands title back and buyer plays dumb, says they left it in the vehicle, makes up outrageous excuses, hops in vehicle and makes a quick exit never to be seen or heard from again. Sound unbelievable? Well that is exactly what just happened to me when I was showing a rare classic vw westaflia bus worth $8000 recently!
I have compiled some information on the incident to warn others and you can see it by clicking on the information website link below. Be safe everyone:
http://crimeincidentlog.webs.com/

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