PSA - New scam going around

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Oct 22, 2009
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PSA - New scam going around

I am selling a car and posted an ad to Craigslist and Auto Trader. Shortly after posting I started getting texts from out of province numbers asking about the car.

The people said they had recently moved to BC and wanted to come and see the car. But before they did they wanted to see a Car history report. They then asked me to get the report from some site (different in each case). I was suspicious and said that I was happy to provide an ICBC report and might even consider getting a Carfax report but they insisted they wanted the report from those sites.

The sites most likely were created by them to either steal victim's credit card information and/or infect them with Phishing Malware. Be suspicious of anyone asking you to click on a website you have not heard of and 'do not' provide any personal or credit card info!
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Deal Addict
Nov 16, 2008
3052 posts
100% this in Ontario as well. I recently sold my '08 Wrangler and had a few spam texts from area code 310 or something asking for not a Carfax, but some made up crap that they claim is better, etc. These dudes did not quit, had the same M.O. I have to take a day off of work and get a ride to see the car, but ready to buy etc. They wanted me to get the report and let them know when it was done, lol. Unfortunately I see many sellers falling for this crap


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