June 10, 2014 - CALGARY, ALBERTA - Last week a "Classic Car Fraudster" was caught trying to peddle a pretty, but damaged flood car to unsuspecting buyers. BBB says the effects of flooding in southern Alberta reach beyond the devastation of house and home and is warning consumers not to let it find its way into your driveway.
Sandra Crozier-McKee, president and CEO of BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay, says even though a year has passed, consumers still need to be wary of shady salespeople. "We are urging new and used car buyers to be cautious of unscrupulous businesses and individuals who may try to sell flood-damaged cars without revealing the vehicles' history," she says. "It's unfortunate, but it happens, and we'd like to make sure consumers in our area know what to look for when buying a car after the floods."
BBB recommends the following tips to help consumers determine if a car is flood-damaged:
For more consumer tips, visit bbb.org.
Marketing and Communication Coordinator, BBB
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