Beware of online car scam: Cops - Metro US

Beware of online car scam: Cops

Police are warning people of an online car selling and buying scam.

The suspect buys a car online with a fraudulent cheque, re-posts the vehicle for a lower price and sells the vehicle for cash. The original seller reports the car stolen, the vehicle is returned and the buyer loses the money paid.

Police ask that when buying a car online, confirm the identity of the person with photo identification and do not purchase the car unless the person selling it is the registered owner.

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