Do Not Trust That Car For Sale

What is a curber? Well, the curbing scam is actually a person who sells a car the old fashioned way. They advertise in a local newspaper, leave the car out in the open with a phone number attached, or they leave a flyer at a super market.  Now, this used to be the way to sell a car and you would be on your merry way. In the age of the car fax however, you really should vet your sources.

Let’s say you see a car by the side of the road with a number. You call it. You meet with the person, test the car out, and they give you a phenomenal price. Now, what you don’t know is that the car could be stolen OR actually be part of a lien. Now, the person you just gave the money to could be a criminal or someone who us just hard up for cash. You could end up with the car getting taken away from you or not being able to register it since it has no vin. Now, like with anything nowadays you have to verify who you are dealing with. You could be dealing with a criminal that needs to make some extra cash that would leave you with stolen goods or a car that is about to be towed away. This scam actually happens quite a lot especially if you are just driving around somewhere that is not your neighborhood.

You can avoid this scam by just going to a dealer. You get scammed buying a car anyway but at least you have a paper trail and more often than not the used car you get at a dealer or lot isn’t stolen. If you are gonna buy a car off the street make sure you know the person first otherwise you might be in for a rude awakening.

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