The Car Test Drive Scam

  • Don’t let your guard down just because you find someone attractive
  • On a test drive ALWAYS take along a friend (or ideally someone from the industry)
  • Always keep your cash secure on your person until a deal is done
  • Always get a receipt that is signed by both parties before leaving
  • If you want to ensure the cash when selling a car/large item is real take it to the bank and get them to check it when paying in

 

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