Better Business Bureau® (BBB) of the Upstate South Carolina is warning online car shoppers in the Upstate area to avoid a fraudulent business called GreenvilleSC-Cars.com. The website purports to operate as a lender, where a consumer enters in their ability to pay and receives a list of possibilities. Unfortunately, the website is fraught with false information and BBB is warning consumers to avoid handing over personal and financial information. A car dealership is required to register with the DMV, the Department of Revenue, and in certain instances, South Carolina Consumer Affairs. Not only did BBB confirm that this business had not contacted these entities, the address advertised on their website does not exist.When BBB reached out to the business and spoke to the Operations Manager, Ron Wilson, he said that the business had begun to ship cars into Greenville in April of 2016. When asked about a business license, license with the DMV, or even an actual address for the company Wilson failed to provide the information and offered to have the owner Ann Mata contact the BBB to provide the answers.Shortly after speaking with the BBB the business phone number was disconnected, although the website is still active. BBB encourages any consumers who have already entered their information to immediately contact the Greenville office at 864-242-5052.When shopping online for a car the BBB offers the following tips:Start by checking out any dealership you plan to do business with through BBB at www.bbb.org and through the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs.Test drive the vehicle. Be thorough when test driving a new or used car and test all of the features.Get a history report and inspection. When looking to purchase a used car, copy down the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), which is located on the driver’s side dashboard near the window or on the driver’s side door. The VIN provides an AutoCheck Vehicle History Report and allows the buyer to check the title of the used car. Check with the Department of Justice’s National Motor Vehicle Title Information System and the National Insurance Crime Bureau to get more information on the specific vehicle.Do the research. Look online at websites such as KelleyBlueBook.com. If the price seems too good to be true, there’s probably something wrong. Be wary if the car’s price is significantly lower than what you’ve seen elsewhere. # # #Better Business Bureau® (BBB) of the Upstate is a private, nonprofit organization that serves the public interest by promoting ethical business practices. BBB’s mission is to be a leader in advancing marketplace trust in the 10 counties served which includes Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union. BBB accomplishes this mission by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust, encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities. For more information, call (864) 242-5052 or visit www.upstatesc.bbb.org.