One of the most common examples of fraud and deception is a flood-damaged vehicle listed for sale as a clean used car by the most unscrupulous of individuals. Whether that’s lying on a title, forging signatures, or forgoing documentation altogether, scammers will always find new ways to scam.
Check if the car originated from a flood-prone or coastal region, look for significant gaps in the information, keep an eye out for significant repairs, and scrutinize inconsistencies. If you can’t be certain about everything that has happened to the vehicle, you might want to move on to the next car.
Things looking too good, too perfectly clean, can be a bad thing. Underneath the carpet is where everything collects, so you might find rust, but you also might find dirt and debris that shouldn’t be inside of a vehicle.
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