There are a huge amount of scams that are going on in the classifieds in South Africa one of the biggest ones are car scams!
You know the age old story if it sounds to good to be true it probably is...
What are the signs of a car scam?
Car scams can be presented in many different ways and usually occur via the Internet, E-mail or SMS. The following are common signs of a scam:
The price of the car is well below the market value
Scammers will refuse to provide sufficient contact details. The phone number provided is either faulty, remains unanswered or goes directly to voice mail
Scammers will usually make an excuse for not being available via telephone
Scammers may demand the full price of the car, or a deposit, to be transferred immediately. Once they have received money they fail to release the vehicle and become difficult to contact
Scammers often claim to live overseas or have some kind of hidden agenda..
. The scammer will always ask for a deposit to secure it or you will lose out on this great deal.
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