How to Avoid Online Car Buying Fraud

by Dov Waxman

Internet one is of the indication of the fast growing technology. One can shop online for any product. Many companies are using this internet as their medium for buying the commodities. But unfortunately, some of the scammers are also using internet for getting money.

People think that buying a car through online is much more better than visiting a dealership company. Although buying online will be a good go, but there are many scams and frauds which are associated with the online buying. So, one should be careful in buying a car online.

These are the tips for avoiding the car buying scams:

  • Scammers want to deal the transactions very quickly. So, be careful with the sellers or the buyers who want to complete the transactions as soon as possible.
  • Also if the car which you want to buy has a nice attractive look, and the price is pretty low, then in those cases, don’t go for it, there is a possibility of scam.
  • For the shipment of the car, never send money via wire money or bank-to-bank transfer for a transaction.
  • Never go for the companies which do not have any dealerships in your localities. Always deal with the companies which have a branch or dealership in your locality.
  • Always be in contact with the person face to face and maintainthe phone contact. If the person hesitates to communicate via phone and asks to send only the emails. Then think that deal will finally result in scam.
  • Always after the online process is completed you should be able to meet the dealer. If the dealer hesitates to meet you never get into deal with those people.
  • Always before buying, you should get the complete information regarding the car which you want to buy or else contact the professional for deciding the car. Never go for the cars which you have never seen.
  • Don’t go to the sellers or the buyers who offer transaction through online market place , because the online market sites cannot give an assurity about the services of the online buyers or the sellers.
  • If the buyer wants to do a fraud, then in those cases, buyer will send a check which will obviously bounce, so never let the buyer give the shipment until the process of transferring the amount from check is done. Or else of the check is the counterfeit one then in those cases, the buyer will break up and the seller will be caught.

These are some simple steps by which one can avoid scams which may be caused because of buyers or sellers.


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