Beware of fraudulent online car sales, FBI warns

Beware of fraudulent online car sales, FBI warns


. LIVES A5:00, FBI WANTS YOU TO WATCH OUT FOR FRAUDULENT ONLINE CAR SALES. BUYERS HAVE LOST $54 MILLION AND NO CAR TO SHOW FOR IT N. SOME CASES THERE’S A CAR THAT’S SALVAGED. WE’RE GOING TO BRING IN DIANNE LEE TO EXPLAIN MORE. GORDON AND AMY, AN UPSTATE COUPLE FOUND WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS A GREAT DEAL. THEIR LAWYER SAID IT WAS A BAIT AND SWITCH THAT HE’S SEEN ONE TOO MANY TIMES. IT’S BEEN A LONG ROAD FOR CORY AND JUSTIN WILLIS. IT HAD THE SAME TIRE. ONE WITH LITTLE DRIVING. THIS NISSAN ALTIMA BROKE DOWN 20 MINUTES AFTER THEY BOUGHT IT FOR THEIR DAUGHTER. THE CAR WAS LISTED ON PERSONAL SELLING APP LET GO. THAT’S THE FIRST THING I ASKED HIM. IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT I COULDN’T PUT MY 18-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IN IT. HE SAID THE CAR IS A STICK SHIFT. IT WAS GOING TO BE $1,500 CAR INSTEAD OF $1,000. WHICH GOES AGAINST THE DEALER ACT. THE BAIT AND SWITCH. THE BAIT IS AN OFFER THAT SOUNDS GOOD. $1,000 USED VEHICLE THAT LOOKS GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE. SWITCH IS WHEN YOU FIND OUT YOU’RE GOING TO A CAR DEALERSHIP AND GOINGS TO LIST MORE THAN WHAT’S LISTED ON THE APP. THEN THE SAFETY CONCERN. IT WAS A THE GOOD SOUNDING CAR. WHEN THE CAR WAS TOWED TO A MECHANIC, WILLIS’ LEARNED THE RUST UNDERNEATH MADE IT DANGEROUS TO DRIVE. STAN SAYS HE WAS SELLING THE CAR FOR THE FAMILY OF A FRIEND WHO HAD DIED AND ADMITS — THAT CAR SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN POSTED ON MY APP. NEITHER HAD PULLED A CAR HISTORY REPORT WHICH SHOWED IT HAD BEEN SALVAGED, REBUILT, RECONSTRUCTED. TODAY HE PUT REPORTS IN ALL CARS ON THE LOT AND GAVE THE WILLIS’ BACK THEIR MONEY. EVERYBODY LOOK AT IT. DON’T BUY IT. DON’T BUY IT. WOW. EAGEN SAYS HE’S NOT GOING TO SELL THIS CAR F. YOU GO TO BUY A CAR, GET IT CHECKED OUT BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC BEFORE YOU PAY MONEY. THE LAWYER CALL THIS IS A BAITED AND SWITCH. HOW COMMON IS THAT WITH A DEALER ON ONE OF THESE APPS? THESE ARE MEANT TO BE FOR PERSONAL USE FROM INDIVIDUALS. DEALERS SHOULDN’T BE POSTING ON THESE APPS. IT DOES HAPPEN. THE OTHER PROBLEM IS YOU’LL SEE ANOTHER CAR THAT LOOKS TERRIFIC. THE SELLER WILL SAY I’M GOING TO SELL THROUGH EBAY. THEY’LL SEND YOU A WEBSITE. WATCH OUT FOR THIS. THEY MIGHT TRY TO SELL THROUGH A WEBSITE THEY’VE CREATED. MAY NOT BE IN THE U.S. NO CAR