By Jenelle Loughner
Senior at Elizabeth Forward High School
Recently online vehicle sales that claim of too-good-to-be true prices were too good to be true. Car buyers are now being targeted by scams. Scammers create a site with a real name and using the real information of a car dealer to trick the consumers into believing they are a reputable dealer.
These scams also use well known logos to gain the consumer’s trust. Several logos were used on the fraudulent sites. After sending as much as $5,000, the consumers never received the vehicle.
Do not attempt to purchase a car online if any of the following appear:
· The price for the vehicle is too good to be true.
· The dealer will not communicate by phone, only by e-mail.
· The dealer requests that payment be made by money wire.