You know the old saying ‘if it’s too good to be true then it’s not true’? Well here is a case in point. Criminal gangs are targeting UK car buyers by placing adverts for cheap used cars and then luring them in with the aim of a cash upfront payment before they disappear off the face of the earth.
Reports are saying that the fake dealers use social media to reach car buyers, advertising used cars for sale. Once they hook a potential buyer they do the hard sell and try obtain payment over the phone.
The fake ads often depend on the names and details of legitimate dealerships, so we’re warning our readers to be aware of this and to help stamp it out.
If you spot a car offered for far cheaper than it should be have a good snop around and if you’re suspicious call your local Police.