Inspect the vehicle, preferably in person:
Be wary of sellers who refuse to meet in person, face to face.
Use caution if the seller only wants to communicate via email or text message.
Be extremely wary if the seller refuses to or claims they cannot talk on the phone.
If possible, have a mechanic join you and inspect the vehicle before providing payment.
Exercise caution if the seller states the vehicle must be shipped or is currently not in their physical possession.
Avoid listings that are too good to be true:
Ads for popular sports cars and SUVs priced at half of what they’re worth are almost always lures used by scam artists.
If you are suspicious of any listings on Carsindoha.com, please do not hesitate to contact the Fraud Prevention Department. We can be reached at email@example.com or +974 55203158.
The safest way to purchase a vehicle is in person and in a public place. However, if you must wire funds, please make sure you verify the receiving account by contacting the bank directly prior to doing so.
We never recommend doing business with an overseas seller. Sending money in any form overseas will likely result in losing all of it. Western Union and MoneyGram are popular for internet scams because the funds are generally untraceable and available instantly worldwide.
Please be aware that fraudsters may set up fake escrow services in an attempt to deceive consumers. Prior to using any escrow service, we recommend researching the service thoroughly online and through the state licensing authority that has licensed the company.
Note that a current online fraud trend involves a fraudulent seller requesting payment via gift cards from popular stores or websites. If you encounter a seller who proposes payment through this method, please cut off all communication with the seller and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about a vehicle’s history:
It can be indicative of fraud if the seller is unable or unwilling to provide the vehicle identification number or a copy of the title.
Dealing locally is best:
The safest and recommended way to deal is in person, face to face.
Use caution if the buyer only wants to communicate via email or text message.
Avoid buyers who are currently out of the country or claim to reside overseas.
Be extremely wary if the buyer refuses to or claims he or she cannot talk on the phone.
Avoid complicated payment schemes:
As the seller, you are in control. Always state your preferred method of payment and be suspicious of a payment process that involves too many steps.
Exercise caution with payment processes that involve prepaid debit or gift cards.
Note that a current online fraud trend involves the fraudster sending you a cashier’s check for more than the purchase amount of your vehicle and asking you to send the difference back to them via wire, gift card or some other means. These cashier’s checks are almost always counterfeit and your bank will hold you liable for all losses incurred.
Do not transfer title of your vehicle to the buyer until the buyer’s check has cleared or you have otherwise received full payment for your vehicle.
Never accept a check for more than your asking price.
You should always verify the authenticity of any cashier’s or certified check with the issuing bank.
Do not rely on the phone number printed on the check; look up the issuing bank’s phone number yourself if you plan to call. The bank can verify the routing number, account number and name on the account. The issuing bank will even verify if there are funds available to cover the designated amount.
Keep in mind that Carsindoha.com does not own, buy or sell the vehicles listed on our site. We also do not get involved in transactions between buyers and sellers. Any correspondence you have regarding a particular vehicle occurs directly between you and the seller.
We will never ask you to provide personal or financial information via email. If you receive an unsolicited email that claims to be from Carsindoha.com, reach out to us to verify it prior to taking any other action. This includes requests for information such as:
Username or password
Bank account information
Credit card information
Again, if you should ever have any questions about something that seems suspicious, please never hesitate to reach out to the Fraud Prevention Department at email@example.com or +974 55203158 or +974 77788132. We are here to help!