Online vehicle scams are on the rise

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Online vehicle scams are on the rise is the lead article in Classic Car Buyer this week. They say an increasingly common scam is when an advert is put online for a non-existant "virtual vehicle" cloned from a legitimate source and hence shows up as clear on an HPI Check. It will usually be priced below market average to attract buyers, but always not as much as to be obvious. The seller then sets about getting the victim to part with cash by way of a deposit or even the full price to secure a "bargain". They add they "have seen countless occurences where these scams have extended to the classic car market".

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