Reversed Km's on Used car
His name is "Jay", (definitive fake name), located in the Milliken area of Toronto. Says he's a dealer and sells a car per week.
He cleans the crap out of the car, and makes them look beautiful, and then posts them on Kijiji at really good prices. We asked him for the ownership, wouldn't show it until we agreed to buy the car. And we cannot register the car, he was insistent that he would do it for you
I went to see the car, and actually agreed to buy the car (It was in ridiculously mint condition). Supposedly had 160,000 km's on it. But when checked with Carfax/Carproof, showed 300,000 km's on it.
From what I understand, the scam is that, someone would trade in the car, and he wouldn't register it in his name. He would clean it and then sell it to a third party. So if the third party ever wants to go after him, he could say "I never sold you the car". And the person who traded it in would become liable? (not sure on this one)
What can we do here? how do you protect yourself?
This is his another ad here: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/cit ... nFlag=true